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Lynden-Jeff
07-25-2006, 11:36 PM
Hi,

Just completed my first job. Redoing some garden beds, Tilling in some triple mix while breaking up the hard packed garden and then topping it off with cedar mulch. It took 3 guys 4-5 hours. Im pretty happy with the result. This was my first non maintenace job but the other 2 guys have several years experience. Enjoy!

Before front
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/before1.jpg

Halfway
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/halfway1.jpg

Finished front
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/after1.jpg

Finished front 2
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/after2.jpg

Side garden we tilled and mulched
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/aftersidegarden.jpg

Rear garden before
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/beforeback.jpg

Finished rear garden
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/afterback.jpg

Other rear garden
http://www.lyndenlawncare.com/portfolio/backfnished.jpg


Cheers
Jeff

grandview (2006)
07-25-2006, 11:41 PM
Looks good.Next time try putting an edge around the bed.

Lynden-Jeff
07-25-2006, 11:46 PM
Hey,

We reedge the side bed after that pic because it looked like hell. I had a stick edger but it screwed up after cutting the sod so we where stuck with the hand edger. Even though it isnt optimum they look alright. What are the prefer edgers to use? I guess walk behinds?

Cheers
Jeff

Palmer'sLS
07-25-2006, 11:52 PM
its called "kick-edging"...at least its what i do...with a spade

Lynden-Jeff
07-25-2006, 11:53 PM
its called "kick-edging"...at least its what i do...with a spade


You mean jam a flat spade in and kick it forward to create a slanted V type grove?

Cheers
Jeff

Palmer'sLS
07-25-2006, 11:55 PM
exactly..:clapping:

grandview (2006)
07-25-2006, 11:55 PM
You got it . By George!

Lynden-Jeff
07-26-2006, 12:00 AM
Ah well live and learn lol. I also learned to order MORE mulch then expected. I calculated it a little close.

Thanks for the feedback!

Cheers
Jeff

grandview (2006)
07-26-2006, 12:01 AM
If you can buy the mulch in bulk.

Palmer'sLS
07-26-2006, 12:02 AM
xoopiter...what was you "formula"...just curious..

Palmer'sLS
07-26-2006, 12:03 AM
If you can buy the mulch in bulk.


GOOD POINT....although my father runs his own dump-truck business...so i can get mulch delivered any time any place lol...its nice

Lynden-Jeff
07-26-2006, 12:11 AM
xoopiter...what was you "formula"...just curious..

No real formula just a guestimant that was pretty close lol. We could of use another 1/4-1/2 yard, We did a garden before that took exactly a yard and compared that to the 3 sections we had to mulch here. It came out to roughly 1.5 yards so we got 2 and it took a little more then we thought. Im sure theres a better way to do it but figured I would order more then we needed. I was a little wrong but live and learn!

If you can buy the mulch in bulk.

We had 2 yards triple mix and 2 yards cedar mulch delivered. No way id use bags for that much plus it was cheap. $26/yard for triple mix and $40/yard for mulch. Those are CAD prices aswell.

Cheers
Jeff

Palmer'sLS
07-26-2006, 12:25 AM
btw...the job does look nice man...although like previously stated..edging would only increase the quality...but the job does look very nice

Lynden-Jeff
07-26-2006, 12:32 AM
btw...the job does look nice man...although like previously stated..edging would only increase the quality...but the job does look very nice

Thanks man appreciate the feedback. Ill know to define the edge a little more next time.

Cheers
Jeff

J&R Landscaping
07-26-2006, 01:04 AM
The work looks good, the only thing I can say is about the employees. Don't take this the wrong way, but you have to tell them there are working and they are not in the hood anymore.
Perasonally, I wouldnt want potential customers to see people dressed like that and get them thinking about my company. I think it would hurt my company image very badly! JMO

NEPSJay
07-26-2006, 01:10 AM
its called "kick-edging"...at least its what i do...with a spade

edging with a spade is primitive, very time consuming and produces too much waste. Rent a bed edger from a rental house.

Lynden-Jeff
07-26-2006, 01:20 AM
The work looks good, the only thing I can say is about the employees. Don't take this the wrong way, but you have to tell them there are working and they are not in the hood anymore.
Perasonally, I wouldnt want potential customers to see people dressed like that and get them thinking about my company. I think it would hurt my company image very badly! JMO

I don't see how they could have dressed differently unless I had uniforms for them? 2 wife beaters and jeans and gym shorts. Its a little different if its maintenance but around here no one is dressed up to landscape especially when its 35*+ out. The only thing I frown upon is offensive writing on the shirts, smoking on the job site and no shirts at all.

Cheers
Jeff

lawnmaniac883
07-26-2006, 09:51 PM
I don't see how they could have dressed differently unless I had uniforms for them? 2 wife beaters and jeans and gym shorts. Its a little different if its maintenance but around here no one is dressed up to landscape especially when its 35*+ out. The only thing I frown upon is offensive writing on the shirts, smoking on the job site and no shirts at all.

Cheers
Jeff


When all else fails, grey shirts and blue jeans. I agree with J&R on that point. Wife beaters arent exactly working clothes.

The work looks good and if you get another job with more linear feet of bed edging then rent a brown bed edger or something similar from your local rental shop. It is a walkbehind edger with wide blade that cuts a V type groove.

Bolton
07-26-2006, 10:37 PM
Where are you from Xoopiter? It's written ''Mélange tout usage'' on your earth pouches.

Lynden-Jeff
07-26-2006, 11:01 PM
Where are you from Xoopiter? It's written ''Mélange tout usage'' on your earth pouches.


Hey,

Golden horseshoe. This job was done in oakville. Everything here has french on it too.

Cheers and thanks for the comments everyone.

Jeff

tthomass
07-27-2006, 12:41 AM
Before I had my shirts made I went a couple weeks without..........what I did was went to W-Mart and just got the plane 'ol t-shirts at like $2.50 each (solid blue)..............everybody had the same color shirt at least vs hoodies and beer shirts etc........so that is what I would recommend