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Guidelines for cost estimates

Hi I'm a student working on a residential design assignment.  The final part of the assignment involves costing out the materials and insta…

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Books on Landscape design Detailing.

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Wood Fence Gate

Does anyone has a Wood Fence Gate detail they can share? Thanks, Cendra

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Natural Swimming Pools

Anyone have any experience designing natural swimming pools (NSPs) in the eastern United States? I am in the midst of designing one for a n…

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Via Verde Rooftop Planters

Working on a project where raised community garden plots (about 4’ x 10’, varying heights) make up a large component of the outdoor amenity…

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Tree stump seating for Tot play area

Does anyone have a source for manufactured Tree Stump Seats?  I seem to recall a comany who made a concrete version.  These will be used ar…

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lightweight fill for sod lawn

Hello, lounge! I am working on the backyard of a residence that can only be accessed by a flight of stairs and a walk around the house. Th…

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Reduced weed growth with different paving constructions

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Started by Rob Halpern

1 Nov 27, 2013
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Sources for atypical colors of decomposed granite (DG) in the SF Bay area? e.g. purples

Looking for sources for atypical colors of decomposed granite (DG) in the SF Bay area? e.g. purples, as well as any comment or experience w…

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Stone fire pit

I'm building a fire pit using natural stone on an existing stone patio. Any ideas on what to use to protect the original patio in the botto…

Started by Bill Edwards

7 Oct 15, 2013
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Paving around an old Ficus - Help needed Please

Hi all,  Here is the situation : My client would like to build a hard surface road around that magnificent old Ficus religiosa (Sacred Fig…

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15 Oct 3, 2013
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Irrigation Submeter Specification?

Anyone have a good spec. for an irrigation Sub-meter? Here is what the local ordinance (California) is requiring: A separate submeter shall…

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