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Grass Terraces

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lizstick wrote:
what type of trees are those?
   Comment   August 25, 2012
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jenniferruth
They might be river birch, Betula nigra. The bark peels off in layers and looks very cool.
April 10, 2013 at 2:48pm     
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dleise wrote:
forms - How did they form the curved concrete?
   Comment   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?
February 14, 2013 at 6:04pm   
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keithangriffin
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)
October 22, 2013 at 7:16am   
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crisr2 wrote:
grasses - What is the name of the grasses on the lower unit
   Comment   April 17, 2012
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Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture
Blue Fescue
July 3, 2012 at 2:51pm     
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ahalldesign
yes, what is it?
August 23, 2012 at 6:36pm     
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amylinn wrote:
What is the name of the grasses?
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salumne
as i know it's Festuca
July 15, 2012 at 9:23am   
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mish7191
It looks like Blue Oat Grass
July 27, 2013 at 2:53pm   
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annu75 wrote:
How expensive is building the concrete wall? - I'm looking to build something similar in my backyard and was wondering how much it costs to build these concrete walls? Mine don't have to be curved. Would that make a difference?
   Comment   September 24, 2013
bshap7 wrote:
Top tier is Blue Fescue. What type of grass is lower tier (dark green)? Thanks.
   Comment   May 12, 2013

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