Friday, July 01, 2005

how do you scape a land?

garden
i love reading youthblog by ian. awhile back ian detailed the building of his shed and i was surprised at how much i enjoyed reading about and following the progress of his shed. my fascination with the building of a simple shed is probably a rather sad statement on my life (and my extreme jealousy over him having a shed and me not having one is probably a very sad statement on my CHRISTianity).

through the whole thing i was inspired to likewise mark the progress of my own non-youth ministry related home improvement. pam and i recently finished the remodeling of our master bathroom and have now decided to move on to landscaping our front yard. this will be our project for the next three weeks. i could actually finish it in one week except for the fact that i will be leaving in the middle of the whole project on a mission trip with our youth ministry and will therefore be interrupted for a little over a week. anyway, we are starting on the project this weekend and will finish it whenever i get back. hopefully it will throw all of you into shock and awe regarding my masive green thumb.

the first step of this whole process is to determine what landscaping software is best to use for designing the whole project. the image above came from better homes and gardens' free website landscape designing tool. obviously you get what you pay for. i'm probably going to purchase better homes and gardens' landscape and deck designer because it seems to have the best reviews of any of the landscape designing software. if any of you guys & girls have any other suggestions on software i would be more than open to your suggestions.

i would also gladly take any suggestions you have on sources of top soil in the baton rouge area. i priced it today and found out it will take between $210 and $300 to purchase the top soil we need for the project. what is wrong with this world when DIRT costs this much? there has to be a better way to raise my flower beds.

1 Comments:

  • I don't have any dirt solutions, but if you need any extra perennials, I have some. Loads of ginger lillies, day lillies, yellow iris (tall), native Louisiana iris (I dug them up out of a swamp near here-they eventually destroyed it by logging), canna lillies, hostas-from my grandpa's greenhouse, confederate jasmine, and some small flowers (one yellow--looks like spinach leaves) and one light violet. Just let me know if your plans call for any of these.This sounds like FUN!!

    By Blogger Sharon, at Saturday, July 02, 2005 4:29:00 AM  

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