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#1 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 02:08 PM

After nearly 2 months, this project is closed. ( I do need 2 more yards of sod down but until I return from Texas it will wait)

What started out to be a 13ft long 10"x 10" retaining wall and Fescue seed grass is now an irrigated, St.Augustine-turff-layden spot with a 74ft long concrete "wall" and 2 sidewalks in front of my front porch.

My property is Rock & Root-planting a Tulip bulb is MINING and I dug out to bury the water lines with a Pick and a crowbar !!!

This is the last time I tackle something like this alone-In this heat--Hope you like it
Bill of Materials:
Approx 50 -80# bags Quickrete
150 ft -#6 re bar
19 yards St.Augustine-Raliegh Sod
2-4 large containers Adult Beverage Cans
1 medium Container Adult Beverage ( Scotish in Origin)
I 100 count bottle Bayer Aspirin
Ass't Rain Bird pieces-Lowes
144 Jumbo bricks
6 bags crushed marble and 14 40lb bags cow duttyP7300017.JPG P8080035.JPG P8080036.JPG P8080037.JPG P8080038.JPG P8080039.JPG

Edited by Toolpartzman, August 09, 2012 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 02:13 PM

St. Augustine is a Southern Turf grass that will look like this:P8090041.JPG
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 02:24 PM

Wow it sprouts dollar bills. I want some.
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 02:26 PM

St. Augustine is a Southern Turf grass that will look like this:P8090041.JPG

I'm coming down when that grass is ready for harvest. I could use a few 'Georges'!
Heck of a 'Bill of Materials'. Are you sure of the count on everything? It looks like a very welcoming area. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 02:36 PM

I'm sure I missed something. I don't want to add up the cost-that's for sure. As for Harvest Kenny-first mowing isn't for at least 3 weeks-Lord willing

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 02:39 PM

Wow it sprouts dollar bills. I want some.

That's all that's left after this project and its going for another bottle of aspirin. :bounce:

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Nice work on the landscaping. Funny how these little landscaping projects seem to grow isn't it. They seem to expand to consume all available funds!
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Nice job Lee and I'm proud to know in 3-4 weeks you will be mowing them Georges down. LOL
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Nice work on the landscaping. Funny how these little landscaping projects seem to grow isn't it. They seem to expand to consume all available funds!

I reached into my pocket for something for photo reference for the mature grass and that was all I had left !! :smilewink:
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Posted August 10, 2012 - 07:08 PM

That is nice work. I love landscaping projects.

You should never declare the landscaping to be done though, because then the wife starts to look at the tractor and the dump truck in the same way she looks at the 9/16 wrench you left on the coffee table. Instead you should use the phrase, "Now we can move on to the next phase, which will require...."

You are perfectly correct in not adding up the costs though. For that you want to learn the following, "I dunno, I paid cash, so they gave me some extra. Also I gave the guy a couple beer that one trip, so that load of topsoil was on the house. And that other guy gave me that firewood for those old wheels in the garage because I was buying rocks from him anyway. Then there's all that work we did for your mother. You know, in the end I think I might have even made a profit."

I've been married for a really long time now. I understand how these things work.
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 06:39 AM

Thanks Reverend for the reminder, but I've been single about 15 years and remember those "Honey-Dos " well.
As for lining up stuff, I'm probably worse than 2 wives. :bigrofl: All that work was my design and plan and if it looked like hell, I have only myself to blame.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Lee, That looks really nice, I hope you gather up all those George's you can, you'll need them for next months water bill. J/K Very nice job !! :thumbs:
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 03:26 AM

Lee, That looks really nice, I hope you gather up all those George's you can, you'll need them for next months water bill. J/K Very nice job !! :thumbs:

No kidding Brian--I have it covered though--I'll only shower once a week and start using my neighbors toilet :bounce:
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 06:30 AM

Nice. That's sure a tough project to tackle in the heat you've had.
Did you get to use GTs for any part of this?


Rev, sounds like you got it figured out. You outta write a Man-manual. :orangecool:
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 01:23 PM

Lee,that looks great.You did a nice job. :thumbs:
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