View Full Version : Landscape install we just finished

05-21-2006, 08:52 PM
Luckily the job was right down the street from where I live becasue I forgot my camera and we were just getting set to install the new plants after we ripped out the exisitng shrubs so I have a before picture of the stuff we ripped out and the bed. I always have resizing problems so here is a link to my web shots. Enjoy the pictures and please comment on the job.



05-22-2006, 12:22 PM
Wow is my work that bad, this is the second time I posted my work and got no responses....thanks alot

05-22-2006, 02:59 PM
Nice work, gives the house a nice look. Keep it up!!

zim bob the landscaper
05-22-2006, 03:21 PM
hey man looks good like the mulch.

05-22-2006, 03:45 PM
install looks ill! do you cut the grass regularly looks like it can be cleaned up a bit and thro down some fert.. otherwise gret job!

05-22-2006, 05:28 PM
No we do not cut the lawn at this house, we just did the landscape install, the customer maintains his own grass, thanks for the comments.


05-22-2006, 06:37 PM
Looks good keep up the good work.

05-22-2006, 09:06 PM
Looks OK....think you could do better though.

05-22-2006, 10:44 PM
looks pretty nice, keep up the good work. would you mind telling how much you charged for that job?

05-22-2006, 11:16 PM
Try grouping the material instead. For instance:

Instead of the pattern of: (best guess of plants from pics) arborvitae, pieris, azalea, spruce, azalea, pieris, arborvitae.

Try something like: aborvitae, 3 pieris toward back, 4 azaleas triangulated around pieris, spruce and loose the other aborvitae and anchor the corner with a nice acer/maple. Then use some of the 'fillers' like the hosta, euyonumus etc. This will help give a more natural look and the house will not look so 'boxy'.

Also try to give the bed some more defenition by not using a straight line, throw some curves at it.

Definitely loose the 2 annuals on stands.

05-23-2006, 05:52 PM
I charged them $850 for the install, Their budget was no more then $1000 so I think it came out nice. I try to stay away from grouping, I think that looks too commercial, most commercial properties do grouping. Thanks for the comments.