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sheshovel
01-12-2006, 08:53 PM
Ok here's a very small space.Don't blame the tree or the rock around it on me,the hmowners did that...yuk!I did the rest

Green-Pro
01-12-2006, 09:27 PM
yep, could definitely lose the rock perimeter, but as long as the customer was pleased.

AGLA
01-12-2006, 10:32 PM
I like the way you set your rocks. They don't look thrown in or sitting on top. It is not as easy to set them so that they look rested, yet not tipped over. You obviously took care in placing them.

sheshovel
01-12-2006, 11:51 PM
yes I did,read a good book on rock placement..there is alot more to it than you would think.It is called
Natural Stonescapes ,The art and craft of Stone Placement,by Richard L. Dube,ALPD and Fredrick C. Campbell..really good book.The lg one is about
2&1/2' deep

sheshovel
01-12-2006, 11:54 PM
yep, could definitely lose the rock perimeter, but as long as the customer was pleased.
Customer wanted me to do the whole space in that rock...luckly I convinced them it was too expensive.They also wanted that Mariposite rubble along the topside because there is a drain there and the lady liked that rock so had me put it all along

sheshovel
01-12-2006, 11:55 PM
It's not great but a quick $7000.00 job for me 4 days work,labor only that amnt..not bad in my book
And I did NOT build that perimeter wall either

Green-Pro
01-13-2006, 01:15 AM
It's not great but a quick $7000.00 job for me 4 days work,labor only that amnt..not bad in my book
And I did NOT build that perimeter wall either

Sounds like an excellent way to spend time in January to me :)

tiedeman
01-13-2006, 01:31 AM
I would agree. Sounds like some good money.

But I do agree, what a small space

Jdmtnbikr
01-13-2006, 03:21 PM
7 grand??? And you didnt even put that wall up, it was already there?

Talk about easy money! Good work :)

MarcSmith
01-13-2006, 03:56 PM
that little are would have made for a nice water feature even....I agree.. good use on the large rocks...

MarcusLndscp
01-13-2006, 04:38 PM
Ditto on the boulders, they look great. We look all over the state for suppliers of boulders like that....mossy w/ lichen on them. Usually end up getting them from old farm walls from people who are looking for some extra cash. I hope you don't mind my asking but what does the breakdown of your costs on that job look like? Unless I'm missing something $7k seems to be alot for that. No offense, just curious.

RedWingsDet
01-13-2006, 06:14 PM
Im sure that would look great in a larger scale house on a larger lot. But all that with the wall and small area, doesnt look so good. It takes all the attention away from the house and makes the house look even smaller...

Anyway, as long as your happy with it and the customer was and paid you $7,000 (which seems like wayyy to much, around that'd be more like 3-4k, if that much even) then its all good!

sheshovel
01-13-2006, 06:35 PM
Did one side too.$500.00 for the boulders deliverd
300.00 for the coacoa lava-75.00 for land fab-100.00 for drip and about 75 for the plants
their cost.I pd 420 for the boulders,75 for the fab 265 for the coa coa and I get 20%off on the plant material,that is money i get over and above my labor
It is alot but hey the market will bear it and they will pay it gave them a full est 1st and did not bat an eye
get it while the getting is good I say
This is good ole California don't forget!

sheshovel
01-13-2006, 06:43 PM
!st thing I suggested was a water feature in there..unfortinately there is a huge Oak tree right across the road tha drops bazzillion leaves every year and they did not want to deal with that in the water feature..but that is what I 1st suggested when I saw it

sheshovel
01-13-2006, 06:45 PM
Im sure that would look great in a larger scale house on a larger lot. But all that with the wall and small area, doesnt look so good. It takes all the attention away from the house and makes the house look even smaller...

Anyway, as long as your happy with it and the customer was and paid you $7,000 (which seems like wayyy to much, around that'd be more like 3-4k, if that much even) then its all good!

you are correct..thats the point take the eyes off the house and into the garden space.

drsogr
01-13-2006, 06:53 PM
Geesh 7 grand....I am moving to cali! Thats crazy.

Lawnworks
01-14-2006, 12:47 AM
$7000... no wonder you are always telling other scapers that they do work too cheap!! $7000 in a mobile home park on one little bed... that absolutely blows my mind.

cleancutccl
01-14-2006, 01:07 AM
The other question is how did that take you 4 days? With the little tree taken out it looks like the bottom of a fish tank, kind of a water feature.

sheshovel
01-14-2006, 01:14 PM
Well I guess I will have to explain that to you.It was not clean as the bfr pic shows,I had to clean it up and remove debri.Also,I had to do one side of the place as well 1-day..then I planted the material side and front and install the drip-2nd day..then dig the holes for the lg boulders and wait for the delivery to show up and I had to get them set in and buried,then grade all to drain to one corner,and incorperate the custs rock collection-and lay and cut and pin the landfab-3rd day...then I put down 4yds of the rock and cleaned-up 4th day...is that fast enough for ya?

Lawnworks
01-14-2006, 04:11 PM
Well you really did not mention some of those things. It must be just you doing the work, right?

sheshovel
01-14-2006, 04:30 PM
YEP all by my lonesome self

cleancutccl
01-15-2006, 10:10 PM
By the way you carry yourself over the net I know I couldn't work for you. But then again some people just like to put on a show then are completely different in person.