Now that the design is complete and all the materials are ordered, it’s time to break ground. We will start by preparing for the outdoor kitchen since it will be one of the primary aspects we focus on. I prefer to approach larger projects like this one in phase when possible. Trying to have 2 or 3 crews working on several areas at the same location is cumbersome and not as productive. I will pull all my crews together when we are on a tight schedule, but generally it’s easier to focus on one part at a time.
For this particular project, I will bring in the small bulldozer for the initial ground breaking. This dozer does minimal damage to the yard and by being smaller; it’s more efficient for this lawn. We use the small bulldozer to manipulate the earth close to the desired layout; we already have a decorative retaining wall and flower bed designed into this project, so the small dozer will get 95% of the site development done for us.
Once the dozer work is completed, we use the Bobcat for the remaining fine touches to the site. The Bobcat is very small and agile, we can maneuver it quickly and easily in exact areas, it is our favorite piece of equipment and does an excellent job. We will leave the Bobcat on-site for the remainder of the project; it’s too useful not to be here.
The ground breaking is the fastest portion of the project, with the right equipment and good weather, the job is done in 2 days, even with the short daylight hours. Check back every month as I keep this big project updated. FYI: To protect the identity of our client, stock images are used on our blog.
Taylor Lawn Care, Inc.