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Starting From Scratch - Residential Landscape Design + Build

August 30, 2017

Project Description:

Homeowner moved into a brand new house and needed a complete landscape design plus installation around the entire property. The first step of the project was to install 24 tons of limestone block retaining walls on the sides of the house. Then an underground irrigation system was installed to cover both the sod lawn and planting beds. Over 150 trees, shrubs, and  perennials were planted in these beds with hardwood mulch spread across the surface. Lastly, two trucks-loads of large roll sod were delivered and installed over the course of two days to cover 3,000 square feet of new lawn.  They now have a beautiful yard to go along with this gorgeous new home.  Let the entertaining begin!!


Lawn Installation

Residential Landscape


Limestone Retaining Wall

Residential Landscaping

Sod Installation


Landscape Design


Sod Lawn

Customer Needs:

  • Landscaping for entire yard
  • New sod lawn
  • Retaining walls

Peterson solutions:

  • Limestone retaining walls along the sloped side of the house to prevent erosion
  • Install vinyl edging around planting beds and fill with premium hardwood mulch
  • Install trees, plants, shrubs, and perennials
  • Residential irrigation system
  • Sod installation

Core Materials:

  • 24-ton limestone cubes
  • 400 linear feet of vinyl edging
  • 30 cubic yards of premium hardwood mulch
  • Over 150 Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials
  • Underground Irrigation system
  • 90 large rolls of sod to cover 3,000 square feet of lawn area

Project Duration:

  • Days 1-3 – Installed limestone retaining walls
  • Days 4-6 – Installed vinyl edging, plants, trees, and mulch
  • Day 7 – Installed irrigation   system
  • Days 8-10 – Grading, dirt and installed sod