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Outdoor Dining Terrace

Got rid of all the grass, installed some drought tolerant plants, added a water feature and created a raised dining terrace with privacy screens in an otherwise exposed back yard.
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July 7, 2013
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Helen, for this installation, we opted to go with a limited base consisting of 4" of sand over native topsoil, and we infilled around the stones with topsoil so that grass could be seeded (not shown in this picture taken immediately after project completion). The limited base may result in some shifting over time, though the site is located on a sandy, well drained soil, which means that the stones will be less prone to frost heave and shifting. I would not do this on a clay soil, as you are likely to get more movement. Hope this helps. Jean-Marc
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Thank you so much for the info, Jean-Marc. I really like the way that this looks and may give it a try. Thank you, again.
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May 8, 2013
whiplash87 wrote:
What mulch did you use around the plants and the brick wall?
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Sorry for the delayed response, its a partly composted cedar bark strip mulch
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April 6, 2013
collingswood wrote:
what type of fencing is used in the yard?
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There was the original 1x6 pressure treated fence, which we left in place. We then installed the smaller cedar fence around the dining deck. It is built of 1x6 cedar, ripped in half to create narrower slats. Hope this helps.
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February 9, 2013
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The photo is decieving... the mulch between the slabs was temporary, until the lawn seed germinated... once the grass is in, weeds won't have much of a chance.
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February 5, 2013
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Actually, the mulch around the pavers was intended stictly as a temporary measure until we could get some grass established around the pavers. So, I suppose this could be dog-friendly once the turf is established. I wouldn't do pebbles, as these would be kicked up onto the stones, and would become an on-going maintenance issue.
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February 5, 2013
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Well, it could get a bit messy if the dog likes to dig and scramble around. The slabs will support the dog's weight no problem, its really more around how much maintenance you are prepared to do to keep everything looking clean and tidy... not sure I can be more helpful than this...
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Mulch (except cocoa mulch) and small bark chips are dog friendly and won’t heat up too much, though you’ll have to replace them periodically.
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