Landscaping: Week 8

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Apr 10-14, 2000

Monday morning started with the delivery of the elm tree that is going to replace the pine that was removed. The first load of the bluestone came, too.

pallets of stone

pallets of stone

pallets of stone
elm: the pine replacement

elm: the pine replacement

elm: the pine replacement
stone driveway turnaround

stone driveway turnaround

stone driveway turnaround
stone set by poolhouse

stone set by poolhouse

stone set by poolhouse
seat wall prep

seat wall prep

seat wall prep
screen fence by shed

screen fence by shed

screen fence by shed
lawn borders at side of house

lawn borders at side of house

lawn borders at side of house

Lots of people here the start of the week. One group is preparing the seat walls, another fitting stone, another working on getting the sprinklers in the proper spots and laying the lawn borders. Busy. The stone is first fit in place (see picture of driveway turnaround, above) and then they come back and cement (?) it in place.
One section by the rear of the pool house is done… looks great.

The replacement for the pine tree also looks good. It has a different shape from the birch tree out front and the leaves are a different shade of green. The contrast between the two is quite nice.

living room

living room

living room
dining room

dining room

dining room
fireplace

fireplace

fireplace
driveway

driveway

driveway
garage/entranceway

garage/entranceway

garage/entranceway
front door

front door

front door

Tomorrow they’re going to lift the dining room floor to see what’s underneath so the furniture has to move. There’s also a view of the fireplace before it gets its slate veneer. On the outside the stone around the driveway garden area has been set. The stone for the driveway/entranceway is still being fit.

slate samples

slate samples

slate samples
slate samples: another view

slate samples: another view

slate samples: another view
from front door

from front door

from front door
driveway

driveway

driveway

Under the dining room floor was a slab of concrete… the floor was floating on the slab. That makes it very easy to add the slate. A few squares were placed to get a feel to how it will look – grand! On the outside the stone has been fit to most of the entranceway and is beginning to branch out over the pool deck. The stone in front of the driveway has been set.

pool deck taking shape

pool deck taking shape

pool deck taking shape
Entrence way in stone

Entrence way in stone

Entrence way in stone
driveway

driveway

driveway
front gate

front gate

front gate
nosy kitty

nosy kitty

nosy kitty

It’s noisy, dusty, and hard work. At least it looks that way as they fit the stone, cut where needed, then cement it in place. Of the first load, they’ve used all but a pallet or so. The next load is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. But I’m off to Death Valley for the SMBC spring ride. Wonder what things will look like when I get back next week.

 

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