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Foegley Plaza – Green Facts

Posted on October 25th, 2019 by John Foegley

In addition to being a beautiful outdoor performance and entertainment space, Foegley Plaza is a permeable brick structure which catches precipitation and surface runoff, storing it in an underground reservoir while slowly allowing it to infiltrate into the soil below.  It is probably the greenest structure on the civic theater grounds and makes the Civic […]


Posted on October 17th, 2019 by John Foegley

Over the next several weeks we will be posting a series of videos which document the construction of Foegley Plaza At the South Bend Civic Theater. It seems fitting that we played a major role in Sponsoring, developing and constructing this facility during our 60th year in business. The Plaza represents a continuation of Foegley […]


Posted on October 2nd, 2019 by John Foegley

The spring we completed a patio and landscape for Trinity Evangelical Free Church in South Bend Indiana. If your organization is in need of a similar space or gathering place, please give us a call or drop us an email by clicking here. Trinity produced a very nice video showing the patio and explaining its […]

Celebrating 60 Years!

Posted on September 19th, 2019 by John Foegley

We wish to thank our clients and team members, past and present, for 60 years success. We hope you enjoy reading this article from the INDIANA LANDSCAPE AND NURSERY ASSOCIATION July/August issue.

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 […]