Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUN 2014

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landscape crew handled the masonry, concrete, cement, drains, irriga- tion, tiling, lighting and planting. Other equipment pressed into ser- vice besides the Bobcats included the company's Ditch Witch, which was used for trenching, lifting, grading and rototilling, and a rented crane, which was used to plant large trees such as the olive trees. In addition to what was already mentioned, subs took care of the countertops, the involved woodwork, the plumbing, the electric, the steel and the Gunite. The efforts of all were of course greatly appreciated by the home- owners, and did not escape notice by others as Richard Cohen Land- scape was awarded the Stuart J. Sperber Memorial Sweepstakes Tro- phy for Best of Show in the state of California from the California Landscape Contractors Association. "To know that our project was considered the best out of all the beautiful entries in California is quite an honor," expressed Cohen. He sums up its success with, "Mark Scott's design captured elements that the owners wanted, He suggested elements that they never thought about but that they really bought into. And once we executed the job, the finished product speaks for itself." Above: The pavilion was built on the deck extension. Open on only this side, the opposite side features a sizable picture window that offers views up the Southern California coast. Inside are radiant heaters from Infratec. The fire table is from O.W. Lee.. Right: This patio is at the front of the house. Its circular construction leads guests to the front door, which is not parallel to the street. The irregular shaped pavers are large pavers that were split up into pieces. Goodwin International provided the urn on pedestal fountain, which was installed and plumbed by the landscape company. Luke Plumbing and Electric ran the water lines to it. The fountain's inner basin and the retaining wall are veneered with the same stone used in the house's facade. The outer basin is planted with horsetail. Below, Right: To lead guests from the front of the residence to the rear, a series of five arbors were built on the side of the house by United Builders. There are various vining plants on the arbors, including Solanum jasminoities and Distictus riversii. A formal rose garden, avocado and citrus trees line the way. The lanterns are from Del Mar Lighting. The irrigation equipment is from Rainbird. June 2014 39 DBM LC 036-039.indd 39 5/23/14 10:18 AM

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