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Arrow. Land + Structures. Marco Romani, RLA. Landscape Architect
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icbugs wrote:
Are these stones set on concrete or sand? - I need a small area wlk outside the door of my sunroom. I need recommendations. Thank you
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icbugs
Dear Marco, I appreciate your time and trouble you have put in to answering my question. I live in Greenville, S.C. so we don't have very cold winters. I will ask the installer about the sand, though. They have not finished this project so it would not be too late to change their method. I am concerned about the rocking of the stones and I don't think it rude to mention this to them. I also realize they are not finished yet. and this project is still in the work process so perhaps they will correct the rocking of the stones. I just want to be sure the finished job is to my liking and I also don't want anyone tripping on this pathway. Again, thank you so much for your input.
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nellie59

too much mass in the stone you covered with...it crowds the beauty of the wonderful green plantings!


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pearliegirl wrote:
Tree lined gate - What are the tall pillar-like trees along the black gate called?
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mrearwigsr
how far away from the fence are the arborvitaes planted and what spacing between?
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Ellen Saegaert
If these were emerald green arborvitae, how far away from the fence should they be planted? How long before 6-7 ' trees would grow to make a full screen (planted 3' apart) in CT in full sun and clay soil?
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Penny Hurst wrote:
what type of pine trees? - The pine trees.thanks
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jcorrow
Not sure, but I think they are tree leaves.
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Arrow. Land + Structures
They are evergreen leaves. Fronds-like fans of evergreen needles.
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Susan Padgett wrote:
Is that a sump pump under the grate?
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Rosebrook Pools, Inc.
Hi Susan. Romani Landscaping did the beautiful hardscape on this job, so they will be able to answer your question.
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Arrow. Land + Structures
Hi Susan - Thank you for your question. That drain is a deep concrete catch basin with an iron grate lid on top. There is no pump inside....the yard is gently pitched to that corner and once the rain water level inside reaches a certain height, it exits through pipes that are connected to that basin. Hope this answers your question! :-)
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porker82 wrote:
What type of grass is on the ground? - the grass is really lush, is it bermuda, st augustine, etc?...
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Arrow. Land + Structures
Hello porker82 - the grass is called Kentucky bluegrass. the reason it looks so nice and lush is because our maintenance team maintains it with a high level of care on a weekly basis.
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rachel101fan wrote:
what type of grass is that?
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Arrow. Land + Structures
Hello Rachel101fan, the grasses on the right side of the pic are Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'. The common name is Purple Silver Grass or Flame Grass.
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Falon Land Studio LLC added this to How to Move Water Through Your Landscape
When Drainage Should Go UndergroundSubdrainage is preferred when there is not enough ground to work with for shaping and grading a swale that can handle all of the stormwater runoff. Tight urban courtyards are an example of when a homeowner might opt for buried drainpipes to carry away roof runoff from a large home. Subdrainage is hidden, occurring in underground systems of concrete catch basins and PVC pipes. Subdrains have become less popular as swales have grown in popularity. Swales can be used in conjunction with drain inlets or buried drains when there is not a sufficient infiltration area. Drain inlets are also often used as backup drainage for rain gardens. The rain garden is designed to handle runoff from the majority of storms, but in the event of a major 100-year storm, the overflow water will have a place to go via a drain inlet that connects to the city system.The far corner of the yard in this photo has a drain inlet that connects to a larger pipe drainage system. Drain inlets can be used in small urban gardens that do not have space for swales or do not have adequate soil depth for infiltration. Sometimes there just is not enough space on the ground to handle the runoff. The slope of the site is also ultimately related to the size of the yard, because a swale requires more space to meander along with check dams and terracing on a steep site.

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dromeo55 added this to JD & Sam's Casa
Could be a nice path between spaces or a nice walkable perimeter along the lawn border to minimize edging.

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