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jameson
05-20-2006, 12:56 AM
...thought that I would share some pics of gardens we maintain...

jameson
05-20-2006, 12:59 AM
more pics... lawn was re-seeded 1.5 weeks ago...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:00 AM
another one...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:02 AM
yep...some more...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:03 AM
another view...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:06 AM
bored yet...another view...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:09 AM
This garden was originally part of a much larger estate. It was designed by the Olmsted Bros. firm circa 1920. All told its around $24000.00 a year to maintain.

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:18 AM
One of my favorite homes...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:21 AM
this is the shade garden...dubbed 'Monet's garden'...really relaxing...enjoy!

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:22 AM
the Pagoda...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:34 AM
a little pressure washing...dont worry, the customers were NOT home so for those that may be offended that one of my guys is shirtless, no need to stress out...

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:36 AM
fine job p-washing, nothing a little 2750 PSI wont clean up...

mcwlandscaping
05-20-2006, 01:37 AM
very nice properties, deffinatly something different from the norm on here, really nice pics!

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:38 AM
and lastly...laying out some rhodys and azaleas for planting on Monday...the Birch in the background were planted last week, the Malus the year before. There is a tennis court that needs screening!

jameson
05-20-2006, 01:47 AM
this run had the 5 X 8 landscape trailer, Q36SD, Honda 21", TruCut reel 25", pressure washer, blowers, line trimmers etc...its amazing how much you can cram into one of these...

windowboxer
05-21-2006, 03:07 PM
Jameson, beautiful, beautiful pics, but I'm just curious- how long does it take to maintain a place like that?

exmark01
05-21-2006, 04:50 PM
wow! you have the best looking house i have ever seen. how maney acres is that? great pictures

jameson
05-21-2006, 04:56 PM
Jameson, beautiful, beautiful pics, but I'm just curious- how long does it take to maintain a place like that?

Not as much time as you think. I assume that you are referring to the house w/the formal gardens, reflecting pool etc.. Any given week the crew is there between 3-4 (3 man crew) man hrs; mowing (usually w/36"), trimming and edging + the entire property is on a rotation for bed work (weeding, light pruning etc.). The pruning of the boxwoods around the upper lawn are done twice per year, billed out seperately, the boxwoods around the lower lawn are done every other year (BIG job).

Its the 150+ roses on the property that is the pain in the azz + that is MY job :cry: !

Believe it or not, on the other side of the boxwood hedge and yews (see pic) are approx. 90 Tea Roses.

Landscapes-r-us
05-21-2006, 05:07 PM
Do you just hook up the pressure washer to the customers water?

jameson
05-21-2006, 05:13 PM
Do you just hook up the pressure washer to the customers water?

Eh...yep. How do you go about it?

zim bob the landscaper
05-21-2006, 10:32 PM
hey nice pics. i think i see rob zombie again lol. nice stripes to.

G.M.Landscaping
05-21-2006, 10:36 PM
Looks like alot of work and good pay.
How are you cutting that lawn after only 1-1/2 weeks after planting thou?

ECS
05-22-2006, 10:24 AM
Great looking properties and work. Thanks for taking the time to show them.

blakeg314
05-23-2006, 10:12 PM
wow that house must SUCK for everything, especially when you go to trim the bushes

Potomac Lawns Inc.
05-23-2006, 10:22 PM
looks very good keep up the good work

SCAG POWER
05-27-2006, 10:22 AM
So if you maitain it, by chance did youy bild it ? It does look nice.:sleeping:

Allen's LS
05-27-2006, 12:27 PM
Very Nice Jameson, Just curious where are those properties located? :drinkup:

jameson
05-27-2006, 12:41 PM
So if you maitain it, by chance did youy bild it ? It does look nice.:sleeping:


The "bones" of the garden were done back in the 1930's. All the hardscaping; Tea House, reflecting pond, Columns, brickwork are all original features.

We re-planted the perennial garden a few years back and made some changes to other parts of the garden, but for the most part it is still in original condition.

jameson
05-27-2006, 12:46 PM
Very Nice Jameson, Just curious where are those properties located? :drinkup:

Hi Allen

All 3 yards in this series of pictures are located in Shoreline. What happened to the sunny weather we were enjoying a few weeks back? Yeah, I know LIQUID SUNSHINE!

Allen's LS
05-27-2006, 07:21 PM
Wow those are in Shoreline. I was figuring Clyde Hill or Medina. Yeah! It was nice a couple of weeks ago. I have been getting too much Liquid Sunshine this week. :laugh: