Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Landscaping Continues on and on.

Once you start landscaping, it is difficult to find a stopping place. So, we're poor.

When we moved in, we a modern wall/fence combo designed and installed by Mark Word, and that was our big investment in major home improvements for a while.

After a break, we're back in the landscaping saddle and writing so many checks we're getting wrist aches. And headaches.

But it is looking great. The low retaining wall and dirt work was done by Jose from J.C. Masonry here in Austin. He had done a few friends' work, they recommended him, and he was great. He followed up every morning until I was happy and the job was done. He doesn't have a website or I'd link you there.

We installed the pavers ourselves. It was a major job and frankly, I intend to live out my days without doing that again. But we love the way it looks a bit garden-y and modern at the same time.

The rock tree well is temporary. A reader recommended Jonathan from Austin Outdoor Studio for metal work, and he's installing an iron landscape strip and a nice iron tree well on Thursday. (Thanks, Ryan!)

Jonathan will be building us a square iron pond as well, which will be installed in a couple of weeks.

More updates to come...


Blogger Devon said...

I'm very, very late reading this...but I love your pavers. Where did you get them?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

Oops -- just saw that you already answered this question on another post.

3:30 PM  

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