Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2012

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Above: Workers installed more than 270 square feet of Pine Hall permeable pavers for the home's front patio area. Middle: Workers used a New Holland Skidsteer to lay out boulders for the dry creek bed. Bottom: The contractor used a Toro Dingo excavator to remove more than 20 yards of earth. They excavated down to 15 inches for the permeable 3/8 and 3/4-inch washed gravel base. 15 inches for the permeable patio base material. Using a Toro Dingo trac- tor, they removed more than 20 yards of earth. They laid in four and 6-inch drainage PVC and then built the new retaining wall. For the permeable patio part of the project, they used a combination of 3/8 and 3/4-inch washed gravel base under the patio. Finally, they installed the 270 square foot Herringbone-pattern permeable patio. The Creekbed After trenching the 175-foot creek bed using a Toro tractor, workers in- stalled landscape fabric to keep weeds from growing, and then covered the area with granite boulders, ranging in size from four to 18 inches. The creek bed feeds into a retaining pond. Softscape To meet the The Village's permeable surfacing requirements, the contrac- tor removed 100 square feet of the front driveway, and replaced it with land- scaping. They augmented the area with shredded-bark mulch and mushroom compost and then planted cayuga viburnum, compact American viburnum, amur maple and iroquois beauty chokeberry. August 2012 29

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