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Project No.: 2015-31
Situation: Revamp/Maintenance
Residence: Seasonal
Location: Twin Bridges, MT

Key Objectives:

  • Revamp plant beds
  • Replant for better growing success
  • Mitigate weeds
  • Maintain entire property
  • New path into home to appear natural with a smooth surface

Project Scope:

When our clients called Wagner and Company to assess the many problems on this property, they were overwhelmed and could not find anyone to maintain this property. Previously they had hired a person for the entire summer to do nothing but pull weeds and they could not keep up with the extreme amount of maintenance. Upon an extensive evaluation a recommendation was made to reduce maintenance and watering. The extensive plant beds consisted of a fine bark mulch with a weed barrier underneath it. With a large amount of labor, all of the weed barrier was removed. After the first year of original construction the weeds had attached to the barrier, disallowing the weed roots to be removed.

Drip irrigation was re-organized and directed to each plant for the appropriate amount of water. Many of the shrubs had been planted in places that forced the plants to struggle. Mostly due to sunlight and soil conditions. Wagner and Company transplanted many plants to new areas to place them in an environment that allows the plants to thrive.

The lawn also posed many problems. Poor drainage, improper grading, lack of soil amendment, and poor irrigation design was what they were up against. At the owner’s request, Wagner and Company started retro- fitting the system with appropriate nozzles. Ninety percent of the watering system was improved to a noticeable difference and satisfactory results. Over the next year, the lawn will be top dressed with a high grade compost to further reduce watering and improve soil retention.

The front walk also had construction issues. Its uneven surface rendered the surface unusable by most guests. The old stone walk was removed and a new surface of pavers resembling stone took place of the old walk. It is now the primary walkway to the home.

Wagner and Company’s commitment to the new clients included a plan to maintain the property one day a week to achieve a beautiful, manicured yard.

 

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