I kinda like the before shot.
The after shot is much better! Great job!
what did you use for the border?
Of course the "Before" shot looks like crap - it was taken after he dug up half the plants and took out the edging.Having lived with edging blocks that protrude up from the level of the lawn, he's going to have a great time trimming the edges of the lawn against where the mower can't trim.
Meredith, I had a curbing company come in and do it. The rest was my doing
Here is a before shot, before I started to rip things out.http://www.plastolux.com/blog/front2.jpg
Tyler, I love you for that link.
Good job! Looks much better. May I ask where in Washington this is?
I'm sure with a big lawn like that he actually has an edger, bepsf, I'm sure he had to use it with the old bricks as well. At first I wasn't sure if I liked it but it is very different and I'm liking it!
I also wanted to mention that I bet his neighbors are probably craping themselves over this modern installation
Do you think they are really craping themselves? Doubt it, and they are probably not crapping themselves either. I think it looks great.
Scoutmandoo, we are in the south eastern side of the state. Tri-Cities.labchick, Yes we were a little worried about what our neighbors were going to say. Most of our neighborhood is pretty traditional as far as the landscaping goes. On a positive note we have already received complements on the project.I think the previous link is broken. Try this one.http://www.plastolux.com/2007/12
I thought the scenery looked familiar!! My folks live close to you. Mom and I like to drive through the neighborhood on the plateau and ogle the cool custom houses there.
I love modern lines but somehow I'm not feeling this? I bet it looks better in person. Anyway, what's important is that YOU love it.
good concept; however, constraining a organic garden to a geometric pattern defeats the purpose of showcasing mother natures attributes - that is why Japanese gardens do not have geometric patterns outlining their movements.
good start!now, get rid of the rest of that water intensive lawn.
chris_94131,I do love my lawn. I have a pretty big yard, that is only the right side front. The lawn in the picture is the only grass I have in my whole yard. I think I will hang on to it.
I like how the original landscaping softened the lines formed by the concrete surrounding the yard on all sides.BUT I don't think it accentuated the "modern-ness" of the house. Which, I assume, was the designer's intention?I'd like to see after shots taken from the street. I think that this installation would be better appreciated if viewed in context. With the house behind it.
Not my taste at all. I like the before shot better.
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