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Informal Garden - A Side Yard Garden Path in Glenview, Illinois traditional landscape
 

Informal Garden - A Side Yard Garden Path in Glenview, Illinois

The Glenview, Illinois landscape design, features blue stone and crushed blue stone path, water feature, garden plants, and wall.
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510lake wrote:
How are the pavers kept in place?
   Comment   August 6, 2013
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Ana F
These look like Pennsylvania blue stone. They can be set either in concrete or a special dust soil, which seems to be the case here. Best of luck!
August 6, 2013 at 7:00pm     
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Ana F is correct that one technique would be to set the bluestone in a mortar bed. However, on this project, we installed steel edging along the outer perimeter for containment. Also, the weight of the 2" thick bluestone squares keep them in place along with the bluestone chip gravel and planting soil. -Schmechtig Landscapes
August 7, 2013 at 5:31am     
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Beverly Sitton wrote:
How much is steel edging and how do you use it?
   Comment   May 11, 2013
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It is used as a form of containing any loose material for walks or patios. In this case the bluestone chip gravel path is contained by 4" high x 16' long steel edging. The pieces interlock together and are set into the ground with steel stakes that come with the edging. Depending on the thickness of the steel used, the installed price can range from approximately $7 per foot to $11.50 per foot.
May 13, 2013 at 5:28am   
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dmayphd wrote:
I like the lattice privacy wall - what is it called if I try to have one built across my deck
   Comment   March 17, 2013
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We refer to this type of screening as "Vertical and horizontal framed lattice fencing."
March 18, 2013 at 10:39am   
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mchasson wrote:
front "walkway" - i absolutely LOVE this design..... I have a small white cape and would love something like this for my front walkway... would this design work for front of house? thank you.
     Comment   November 4, 2012
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Yes the design would work but may not be practical with the gravel sections. You may want to make the "walk" portion a solid material versus gravel if you need to shovel snow in the winter. Also, gravel can also be dragged into the house with certain shoes.
November 5, 2012 at 9:06am   
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Buechel Stone Corp
Agreed., although I have have seen/heard of people adding a polymer or stabilizer to gravel that makes it stiff and also will "move" if your in a frost area. The only thing about it is the gravel has to have some "fines" (small pieces all the way to dust) to bind everything together. One company i know that makes this is http://www.stabilizersolutions.com/.
November 5, 2012 at 10:26am   
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juniemay wrote:
Can you tell me the size of the slabs and are they natural stone? Did you use edging to divide sections?
   Comment   September 4, 2012
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Yes, the squares are 24"x24" and we did install steel edging along the outside of the space to contain the gravel and bluestone squares.
September 5, 2012 at 10:16am   
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Images - Hi, I am starting a gardening blog and would like to use some of your beautiful images - such as this one. May I have permission to use your images with a credit to you? My blog is www.jardins-sans-secret.com Kind regards,
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Hi, Thanks for asking us. Using our pictures on Pintrest would be fine as long as Schmechtig Landscapes, Mundelein, IL is given proper credit for the photos. Best regards,
November 26, 2012 at 7:37am   
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gail wrote:
Love the fountain can you tell me who makes it?
   Comment   February 9, 2013

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Gotta love this tic-tac-toe design for a side garden that's completely engaging for anyone who happens upon it. This idea can adapt to most any dimension or cultural condition, because you first design the grid, then add the plants. Starting with off-the-shelf concrete or cut-stone pavers from a home improvement center (super affordable), lay out the path. Then alternate crushed rock for easy drainage and ground covers that can tolerate a little bit of foot traffic. Your side garden will finally have a stylish attitude — and you can probably accomplish this in a weekend.
I find this space delightful. The grid instills order to this vignette but avoids the overly static feeling of bilateral symmetry, as there are four grids to the right of the path and only one to the left. The fountain — the dominant mass in this space — sits two grids away from the path but is centered between the seat wall and the loosely clipped boxwood hedge. The checkerboard arrangement of paving and plants is playful and enlivening, while serving as a repeating theme that binds the garden together. In the distance, the massive shrub at the gate is well balanced by an uninterrupted plane of lawn. Also, notice how your perception of this space is dictated by the arrangement of the elements, not the color of the flowers or character of the plants.

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