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Old 05-15-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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We're in the process of building a pool and our landscaping is being pushed into phase two. So we're getting bids on two phase I projects.
  1. Laying of decorative rock along the outside of of the pool decking. I have about 2,000 square feet. Also moving some boulders around or
  2. Installing irrigation, planting a combination of palms and plants (13) around the pool and spreading out decorative rock.
So here's my question for your experienced DIY landscapers. I was thinking I can get Decorative Rock for about $25 a ton, I have room on my property for them to drop it, what if for option 1 I was to rent a bob cat and move the rock myself and then have my 25 yo stepson and 13 yo son spread it out with rakes or shovels. The decking will be in place so all we really have to do is spread it around. This should be a pretty easy project, right?


I did something similar 20 years ago when ordered 1/2 dump truck full of topsoil, I was standing on my sidewalk with my wheelbarrow when the dump truck pulled-up and dumped it in front of my house. When I saw how much dirt it was I knew this wouldn't work so I went and rented a tractor and moved the dirt myself to flower beds.


So I'm thinking this should be quite doable, right? Any suggestions?


Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:41 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Absolutely! With two young bloods providing the muscle it should be quite doable.
Just hide the video games til all is said and done. ;-)
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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Absolutely! With two young bloods providing the muscle it should be quite doable.
Just hide the video games til all is said and done. ;-)
Ah, I see you know my son. If I could only get an interface from his video game to run a bob cat I'd be set. Kid would knock it out of the park LOL.

Yea that's what I'm thinking, shouldn't be that difficult of a project.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:12 PM
 
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Easy as eating pie job. I did 12,000 sq ft by myself with only a wheelbarrow. Did I mention I was 68 years old when I did it. Best exercise I ever had.
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