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bamacutter
03-20-2007, 12:11 AM
Before

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r131/leecotton84/Prune%20and%20Straw/Picture010.jpg

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After

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r131/leecotton84/Prune%20and%20Straw/Picture014.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r131/leecotton84/Prune%20and%20Straw/Picture015.jpg

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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r131/leecotton84/Prune%20and%20Straw/Picture017.jpg

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justanotherlawnguy
03-20-2007, 01:53 AM
pine straw looks nice. I try and push it around here, but nobody ever wants it.

DaughtryLC
03-20-2007, 02:40 AM
Nice edge with the pine straw!

LawnSharks
03-22-2007, 06:56 AM
Site cleaned up nicely! Great job.

mcwlandscaping
03-22-2007, 09:24 AM
I really don't understand why someone would want that as mulch but, it looks a lot cleaner than it did before!

syzer
03-22-2007, 11:34 AM
Is that a crape myrtlye? That poor thing!

RedMax Man
03-22-2007, 04:18 PM
I really don't understand why someone would want that as mulch but, it looks a lot cleaner than it did before!

Whenever i see pine straw mulch jobs i think the same thing, it just doesn't fit my taste. I guess its because we don't really use it up here. That job came out nice though.

Petr51488
03-22-2007, 05:23 PM
I really don't understand why someone would want that as mulch but, it looks a lot cleaner than it did before!

Yea, i was thinking the same thing..

treedoc1
03-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Is that a crape myrtlye? That poor thing!

We call that a Crape Murder:hammerhead:

Lawnworks
03-22-2007, 09:35 PM
I really don't understand why someone would want that as mulch but, it looks a lot cleaner than it did before!

Its a southern thing... I like pine straw... flows really well w/ the natural landscape down here. I would much rather pick up two bales of straw than load and unload 4 wheel barrow loads of mulch.

SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES
03-23-2007, 04:24 PM
Straw looks good Mr. Crape Murder!!! Dig it up and put it out of it's misery....j/k. looks better

poolboy
03-23-2007, 05:35 PM
I hate people like you that prune why too much.....make sure you read the A&M link.


http://www.ktrh.com/pages/gardenline-crapekilling.html#

Lawnworks
03-23-2007, 07:36 PM
I hate people like you that prune why too much.....make sure you read the A&M link.


http://www.ktrh.com/pages/gardenline-crapekilling.html#

Harsh words!! If a customer tells you to knub the crepe myrtles what do you do? Turn down the work if you can't convince them to prune correctly?

Also, if somebody has an existing larger variety of crepe myrtle that is too big for the space provided... what do you tell the customer... we can't prune that back...it has to ripped out and replaced? If replacement is not an option in the customers mind... would you prune it?

Focal Point Landscapes
03-24-2007, 11:15 PM
Were never going to convert the northerners to pine straw , just like were never going to convert most of our customers away from it - just installed 1000 bales on a landscape project. On the crepe myrtle thing , every client that I have educated has been ok with proper pruning techniques , but if the specimen is too tall for its location or if they still want it butchered , I'm with Lawnworks . Bamacutter , you did an excellent job with that home , although it does hurt to see the crepes pruned that way - I certainly don't hate you for trimming them that way , though.