DIY Landscaping the Home-Ready For Rock!

DIY Landscaping the Home-Ready For Rock!

Here is an update on the DIY landscaping of our beautiful Country Home. Stay tuned to see the dump truck picking up its first load of stone from a landscaping/quarry, and then the final steps as we progress in finishing this project! Don’t forget to check out our new channel and sign up to follow us there:
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Chris L. says:

im no expert either, but i think you might play hell trying to get that gravel to stay where it bends around the house and goes down toward the basement. i think the rain might wash it down.

Trees Climbing Gear says:

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Trees Climbing Gear says:

You will be sooo glad you moved plants away. I’ve watched neighbors plant, cut down and replant next to house. Just to cut down, pull out & replant.

Howard Parsons says:

Looks great Mrs. Kapper there just one thing your tree is planted to high the top of the ball should be even with the ground level . If you prune all the branches that stick above the ball shape of the tree once a year you can keep that ball shape all the time just make sure when you prune them that you go down to the branch and prune any little suckers in the middle of the tree . I have a customer with the same tree but hers is 15' tall she wanted us to cut it down because it didn't grow the flowers so we talk her into letting us prune it , now this year she was so happy at how many flowers she had this year . keep up the good work your dream home is looking awesome .

Rick Anderson says:

Great advice Kapper!

Wakeywhodat says:

I was lucky enough to have a sidewalk edger so I routed out my lines for the bed edging that way.

Wakeywhodat says:

Looks awesome Mrs. Kap! I used the same edging material and once the sun cycled a few times on it the lines got very wavy. I got about 20 of the cheapo metal spikes from Lowes to temporarily wedge either on the front or back side to straighten out the zig-zag waves.
Once it rains a few times soil will backfill and hold things more uniform – I hope! Haha

BigJim57 says:

Kapper–i'm not no professional much of anything-ok. but………wouldn't u want to lay a bed of sand down first to lay them nice flat rocks on to.? i would be afraid laying them on top of pebble rocks-that they would be too easy to crack? just my 2 cts ok. everything looks nice-oh.

Walt Kiefer says:

The single thing I'm afraid of is when My wife say's `Honey, what do thing about this' what she's saying is `here's what I want you to do' that translates to money, time and sweat; MINE! Landscaping look great. FYI. when I want to cut in a border or edging I use my `OLD' Sawsall with a heavy blade.. works great to cut through the sod and hardpack..

Gary Crumrine says:

Ah what's a weeks worth of labor compared to all the time you have been able to play in the dirt Joe?  Happy Wife, happy life right?  Not to mention she did let you bring home a new handgun and build a new shooting range, and you even roped Mike into working on the fence posts.  Now if you had to hand dig all that, and shape the hill by hand.. then yeah I agree with you.  But because you used the Kioti and the Bobcat as well as both of your SxS's and even Mrs K stepped up and drove teh Kioti with the water tank… I think you are good for a week of labor there my friend.

bwilkinson6901 says:

Much better spacing. You and the plants will be glad you did it in a couple seasons.

throngcleaver says:

Hahaha! The sweat dripping off your face says it all.

Great job, Mrs. K! It's been great to watch the build, and the finishing touches are just as nice to see. Keep cracking that whip! 🙂

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