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If you have read my last year project DIY Landscaping Project (Part 5), you know that the project wasn’t completely finished. There was an area I intentionally left empty on the right hand side of the front yard.
It’s a bit early to do gardening at the end of April, but it was such a nice day so Deb and I went to Humber for a walk. While we were walking, a “Manager Special” caught our attention. It was a “Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Tree” on sale from $129.99 to $79.99!! I have been looking for similar tree to fill that area, this was just perfect. I talked to the tree expert there they guaranteed me that it’s totally fine to start planting despite it’s still a bit cold – Yes, it’s Canada.
The digging part requires no skills at all. However, there are 2 extremely points to remember on “How Deep” and “How Wide” to plant a tree. For depth, it should be no deeper than the soil in which they were originally grown. As for width of the hole should be 1.5 – 3 times the diameter of the root ball or container (depends on the shape of the ball or container, ball probably needs bigger diameter). This ensure the root system of the tree can be established properly.
We went to our favourite place Beaver Valley Stone, we only spent an hour and ordered the following. Yes, we were fast because we didn’t have a solid plan (only draft with no exact measurement, that’s my style as always) and we probably ordered more than we needed – but I do believe that if you are a good artist, you should be able to change your art work according to the situation.
Everything got delivered in 3 days at our door. Awesome! Total we spent is around $1100 CAD with tax.
- 2 pieces (1480 lbs) Chocolate Armour Stones
- 1 piece (840 lbs) Mica Quartz Stones
- 3 pieces (660 lbs) Granite Balder Stones
- 3 pieces (480 lbs) Iron Stones
- 2 tons of 1-3″ Pebbles River Stones
- 3/4 tons Alabama Gold
- 2 sections of Unilock NorthShore Interlocking stones 2″x10″
As you can see, Deb’s hand was in the photo. She was telling the Beaver Valley guy “That one, that one…” HAHA….
(All Photos were taken using iPhone)
To read all parts of this DIY landscaping project: