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Jana Lisota wrote:Aug 22, 2014
  • Paresh Panwala
    sir,who is Zoysia ?
  • rbcola
    Zoysia is a type of grass - seem to remember it is drought hardy, slow growing.
aznort wrote:May 18, 2015
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    McDugald-Steele

    These lawn steps are all made with a concrete foundation with the masonry elements mortared in place. It is also typical to place french drainage at the rear of each step to encourage drainage from each level.

  • aznort

    Thank you so much!


rbcola wrote:Sep 23, 2014
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    McDugald-Steele
    This is very difficult to estimate generically, but if done properly with concrete footings and stone or antique brick, the linear foot cost can typically range upwards of $35 foot.
  • rbcola
    I appreciate your willingness to "guesstimate" for me. Also, a correction on my part: I'm in Zone 6 not 8 (but it doesn't impact your answer). Appreciate your opinion.
doranda3 wrote:Mar 4, 2014
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    McDugald-Steele
    With different light exposures you will always be challenged to grow similar matching plants. Azaleas may get "burned" by the hot sun in the unfiltered situation but they sound appropriate on the part sun side. G.G. Gerbing is a white azalea that likes our climate.
  • doranda3
    Suggestions as to what to do with late afternoon side or plant would work behind boxwoods in front landscaping. Thank you for your time and suggestions.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

frankorgan
Frank Organ added this to Plant Your Steps for a Great Garden LookOct 6, 2014

On the other hand, these grassed steps perhaps need no planting embellishment at all. The detail of the brick risers perfectly matches the manicured grass treads.

jennypeterson
J. Peterson Garden Design added this to How to Plant a New Lawn From SodOct 29, 2013

Additional sod tips:• Always inquire about delivery charges when ordering your sod.• After laying or rolling your sod, you can opt to roll it with a sod roller — a water-filled drum that you roll over the sod so the roots make good contact with the soil. Your sod can still get established without it, but it may take a little longer.• For the first two to three weeks, until your new sod has had a chance to establish a good root structure, avoid walking on it.• For a week or two after that, avoid very heavy activity, such as heavy foot traffic, concentrated activities and dog traffic.• Be sure to gather more specific information and recommendations about sod care in your area and for the particular type of grass sod you'll be laying, as well as more precise timelines on laying your sod.Looking for less grass? Ideas to save water and effort

What Houzzers are commenting on:

kevin_correa7
Kevin Correa added this to Kevin's ideasJun 18, 2019

Or this w maybe pea stone or pavers and again only 3 feet wide

revivelandscapedesign
Revive Landscape Design added this to Colony Terrace InspirationApr 19, 2019

organic transition between spaces

mcbroe511
NE Broe added this to Landscape FavoritesApr 3, 2019

grassy steps are cool but I wouldn't want to strictly have to mow them every week!

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