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08:24PM | 06/29/14
Bvlawn
Hi Bob, looking to take down an old Trex deck, place it with a combination of stone and another type of composite wood, and want to make a lovely prayer garden for my loving son Jason who entered God's heaven July 19, 2011, and I also want to install a hot tub and fix a BBQ area.

My question is this, who am I looking for to do this work, a landscaper, a deck builder, one who does both? I had a landscaper builder here and I could buy a new house with the price he gave me. Now I am not sure who I should be looking for to do this work. I live in Huntington New York, can you make any suggestions.

I have a big back yard and I back over 1100 acres of horse trails, so I want something that looks natural and blends in with the area, however, I do not want to take out a second mortgage to pay it off.

Hope you get this message and will be able to get back to me. I have so much work that has to be done around my home. I am recently divorced and my x left me with a mess, can you help.
Thanks, Joan

Duane, Moderator

10:03PM | 07/02/14
Member Since: 11/14/13
87 lifetime posts
Joan,
Thanks for your question,
With a combination of the stone work and composite material with a prayer garden I would recommend to look for a landscape company that offers outdoor living designs.
Something like the design you are looking for will require a lot of planning and detail, if you sub out each trade it will be a lot of management and maybe cost you more as well.

I hope this help.

Duane, Moderator Bobvila.com

BV004640

02:09PM | 07/23/14
If you want to save some money then you could do the garden part yourself. If you don't have the right tools then it is possible to rent them for a period of time. My mom rented garden tools when she was getting her vegetable garden started out back. I hope you get the results you want!
Shelly Slader | http://www.wilsonbrothersrental.com/wilson-bros-equipment.html
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