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Block Retaining Wall Rebuild – Completion

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by John Foegley

Block Retaining wall completion As our block retaining wall increased in height we utilized a block lift and our new excavator to reduce the effort our crew needed to move the 80 lb blocks.  We estimate over 100 tons of block, soil and gravel were moved during this project. This installation progressed very smoothly from […]

Retaining Wall Reconstruction- Day 2

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by John Foegley

Retaining wall that’s built to last! Day 2. You can’t just tear down an old timber retaining wall and install a block one without doing a lot of excavation. A wall of this size in clay soil  must to be reinforced and have good drainage.  The next step in our wall project was to excavate […]

Irrigation during a dry spell

Posted on August 10th, 2016 by John Foegley

Irrigation – Don’t over water It’s been hot and dry for several weeks so  cranking up the run times on your irrigation system might be the first thing you want to do.  However, it’s important to understand that  trees, shrubs and groundcovers typically don’t require as much irrigation as turf.  If you increase run times […]

Reconstructing Retaining Walls – Day 1

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by John Foegley

Retaining walls built from pressure treated timbers 30+ years ago are beginning to fail. Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s pressure treated timbers were believed to be a great material for building retaining walls.  Unfortunately, wood decays, sometimes ants destroy it and gravity always takes it’s toll. It’s just mother natures way.  These 8′ tall […]

Light up your Home!

Posted on November 17th, 2015 by John Foegley

Landscape Lighting can do more than just make your home more beautiful at night.  It can also improve the security around your home and make it safer to walk around outside after dark. Darkness is a burglars best friend, so they’ll often decide to target a home simply because it looks dark and unoccupied when […]

Retaining Walls – client feedback

Posted on September 17th, 2015 by John Foegley

It is always refreshing to hear good feedback about our crews!  We’re really proud of this unsolicited feedback and want to share it! Recently we had Foegley Landscape remove two timber retaining walls and rebuild them with Estate wall blocks.  We are pleased with the results;  the new walls look great! The Foegley architect did […]

Permeable Driveway in Action!

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by John Foegley

This is a short followup video showing our permeable brick driveway in action.  There is no runoff from the driveway as seen in the video!  We’ve had a garden hose running full stream on it and it takes all the water down – no runoff.  All that water goes into the ground instead of the […]

Backyard Patio

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by John Foegley

If you find it difficult to visualize what a new patio, outdoor kitchen or retaining wall will look like, Foegley Landscape can help.  We are now utilizing Uvision 3D Landscape Creator so we can present layouts, concepts and much more!   With Uvision, we can show textures and colors for brick pavers and walls.   […]

Hardscape Cleaning

Posted on August 28th, 2015 by John Foegley

If your brick pavement hasn’t been maintained for several years, the vibrant colors it had when it was first installed are probably just hidden beneath a layer of dirt and grime.  While mother nature will cause some of the color to fade as the years pass, it is possible to restore a lot of that […]

Permeable Driveway Day 4

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by John Foegley

The last steps for our Permeable brick driveway increase the stability of the brick surface.  After the pavers are laid, perimeter edging is installed.  During installation we used crushed concrete at the edges where edging would be needed so the drive has a firm foundation that the edging could be staked into.  After edging installation […]