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Grass Terraces

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August 25, 2012
lizstick wrote:
what type of trees are those?
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They might be river birch, Betula nigra. The bark peels off in layers and looks very cool.
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June 16, 2012
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Outside The Box Landscape
I just want to say that I love what you are doing. The layout is inspired and I love the concrete. Are you at liberty to tell me the particular concrete mix you are using for the walls.. I know its reinforced, but what type of cement, sand do you use and in what proportion and what is your base?. I am learning to use concrete, but its taking time. Do you know a good book?
    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 6:04PM
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I have some projects in my rear yard, including retaining walls like these (although straight, not curved) and a sunken courtyard. I would *really* like to know how to specify a smooth concrete wall like this for both. Any advice on how to clearly specify that effect - including what type of concrete and how it should be formed, smoothed, or treated - is greatly appreciated. Thank you. (Brooklyn , NY)
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April 17, 2012
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Blue Fescue
2 Likes    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 2:51PM
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yes, what is it?
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January 15, 2012
amylinn wrote:
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as i know it's Festuca
    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 9:23AM
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It looks like Blue Oat Grass
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May 12, 2013
bshap7 wrote:
Top tier is Blue Fescue. What type of grass is lower tier (dark green)? Thanks.

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Plant natives: Outdoor landscaping doesn't have to be labor intensive. For a no-fuss landscape, use native grasses and xeriscaping for less water usage. Save time and water with a drip system connected to your home's runoff drainage system.

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