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Is it spring yet?

January 24, 2012 by 314media in Uncategorized

     Hi and hello from everyone at Sundown Landscape!! Thank you so much for checking out our blog. This blog is kept to display all of the jobs that we have recently completed or are currently working on, and to give people an idea of the type of work we do. Sundown is a full service landscape company, serving the greater St. Louis area for over 32 years. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing our customers with a professional and sensible solution for any landscape project. We strive to make each project a positive experience for our clients, and always treat each home as if it were our own.

     This past summer we had an especially large and challenging project at a newly constructed home in Chesterfield. Our first challenge was our most important, controlling the water flow. This particular back yard sloped into a massive ravine  that took on nearly all the runoff from the entire neighborhood.

As you can see, with all the water flowing in between the two trees in the top right corner of this picture. We needed to control the inevitable erosion that would work its way up the yard.

We decided that a natural stone watershed, built almost like a waterfall would permanently maintain the integrity of  this hillside.

Time to get digging!

After prepping the area, we began building our shelves, and worked our way up.

The area below that would handle all the runoff was dug out and filled with rubble to slow the water.

The whole backyard was graded so that all the water would run to this point. Here is what it looks like all said and done.

The next project here was building a boulder wall that retained the back patio of this home.

As always we first needed to dig out the area.

Next we began our bottom rows, and put our landscape cloth and rock behind the stones to ensure proper drainage.

Big Joe putting the last stone into place!

One boulder wall, installed and complete!!!

After the watershed and boulder wall were complete, the rest of this backyard really started coming together.



This project was one of those total transformations that we really love to do. Its great to have an empty canvas to work with, it also helps when the people your doing the work for make the whole crew lunch not once but twice!

Thanks Pat and Jane!!!