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mhussey
04-01-2007, 01:23 PM
Tell me what you guys think about this renovation job I just completed. I have never done anything of this magnatude before so take it easy on me. I just got done shooting straw on this lawn.

Customer was supplying pine needles, however I ran out of what he bought. I will get follow up pics of the new bed plus when new grass starts to grow.

The guy said that he has had numerous people replant grass and can't get grass to stay. Hopefully I can! Tell me what you think.

Before. http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture780.jpg

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Afterhttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture789.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture788.jpg


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mkwl
04-01-2007, 03:46 PM
Are those the "done" pictures? If so, I'd say you need to go back and finnish the job- looks like it still needs a LOT of work done!:confused:

Duekster
04-01-2007, 03:50 PM
Are those the "done" pictures? If so, I'd say you need to go back and finnish the job- looks like it still needs a LOT of work done!:confused:


Oh Ouch! ..

mkwl
04-01-2007, 04:03 PM
Oh Ouch! ..

I'm not saying it to sound like an a$$***e, I'm just stating a fact. I mean, it looks like the pine straw isn't even done yet.

Would you not agree Dukester?

mhussey
04-01-2007, 05:30 PM
I'm not saying it to sound like an a$$***e, I'm just stating a fact. I mean, it looks like the pine straw isn't even done yet.

Would you not agree Dukester?

I agree with your comment, however you didn't read the text that stated this "Customer was supplying pine needles, however I ran out of what he bought. I will get follow up pics of the new bed plus when new grass starts to grow."

Thanks for the comment though

Duekster
04-01-2007, 05:42 PM
Did ya lime the soil. I know over in Linconton NC we had to lime a lot.

mhussey
04-01-2007, 06:44 PM
I put out 520lbs. of lime on that part of the lawn. You really need lots of lime on yards here in the piedmont region. This yard was mostly red clay.

DoetschOutdoor
04-01-2007, 08:45 PM
Not ripping you but are those the done pics? It doesnt look like any of the straw is spread?

mcwlandscaping
04-01-2007, 10:49 PM
Not ripping you but are those the done pics? It doesnt look like any of the straw is spread?
Read the friggin' post..................

I can't wait to see the finished results, looks like it's going to be nice from what i see so far!

mhussey
04-01-2007, 11:33 PM
Read the friggin' post..................

I can't wait to see the finished results, looks like it's going to be nice from what i see so far!


Thanks mcw! I guess I should have waited to the pics of the completed job instead of saying I will repost pics as it goes. Guess everyone looks at the pics and doesn't read the text along with it. Oh well, I was excited to post them because I didn't get any pics of the real before. That bed in front of the house is all new. They only had a dinky what they wanted to call a bed in front of the house beside the porch.

Hey mcw nice lab! I will have to post a pic of my Chocolate Levi.

mhussey
04-01-2007, 11:37 PM
Hey MCW here is the pics of my dog Levi! http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/DSC00149.jpg

Here is one of my Lab Levi and my German Shepard Kaicee.http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture001.jpg


Levi again.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture003_00.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture008.jpg

mcwlandscaping
04-01-2007, 11:44 PM
Hey MCW here is the pics of my dog Levi! http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/DSC00149.jpg

Here is one of my Lab Levi and my German Shepard Kaicee.http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture001.jpg


Levi again.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture003_00.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/mhussey1/Picture008.jpg
BIG thanks for the pics.........VERY nice looking dogs you have there!, how old are they? I love german shepards as well as labs!!!

DLCS
04-02-2007, 12:37 AM
Thanks mcw! I guess I should have waited to the pics of the completed job instead of saying I will repost pics as it goes. Guess everyone looks at the pics and doesn't read the text along with it. .


You find that alot on this site. Usually its the same ones who don't read the whole post and just fire rude remarks. Looks good, lets see the rest when the grass comes in.

mhussey
04-02-2007, 08:20 AM
My lab will be 4 years old in May. The German Shepard will be 6 years old in April.

As I was growing up we always had German Shepard's, however I have always wanted a Chocolate Lab. Well I have noticed that a Chocolate Lab is very hard headed as opposed to my other German Shepard's. I don't know if this holds true to your Lab's or not. Overall he is a gem. He is a show stopper at the lake or at the pond, but if he makes his mind up that he is going to do something he will do it! Anyways thanks for the support MCW and DLCS!

Thanks,

Matt

Duekster
04-02-2007, 08:25 AM
My lab will be 4 years old in May. The German Shepard will be 6 years old in April.

As I was growing up we always had German Shepard's, however I have always wanted a Chocolate Lab. Well I have noticed that a Chocolate Lab is very hard headed as opposed to my other German Shepard's. I don't know if this holds true to your Lab's or not. Overall he is a gem. He is a show stopper at the lake or at the pond, but if he makes his mind up that he is going to do something he will do it! Anyways thanks for the support MCW and DLCS!

Thanks,

Matt


I have found that Females make the best dogs IMHO for just pets. I had a male shep and loved him very much but he was a lot more head strong.

mhussey
04-03-2007, 10:16 PM
Ok for you guys who couldn't read the first time. All the pine needles are spread now. Hopefully the customer will listen to me and water his lawn so we can have some grass! Please give me some feedback.

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kemmer
04-04-2007, 02:09 PM
you need plants, and not those dinky things. it looks like its just a pine straw bed.

TLS
04-04-2007, 02:17 PM
I'm sure you did a good job and all.... But I never understood the pine straw thing. Is it popular down south?

Apply pine straw up here in the million dollar house developments, and you'd really have the neighbors talking.

mulchmaster
04-04-2007, 02:33 PM
I agree TLS, if we used pine straw up here I am sure we would have everyone talking. I helped a buddy of mine early last spring put pine straw down in tenn. and was not impressed. It is nice to carry bales as opposed to wheeling it, it would take some getting use to.

Looks nice though.

mhussey
04-04-2007, 03:25 PM
you need plants, and not those dinky things. it looks like its just a pine straw bed.


Yes you are right, the bed does need more plants! However, the customer didn't like my theme I designed for the be, so I told them to go buy what they wanted and place them where in the location, and I will plant them. Not much I could have done for that. I wanted to use my design. It would have set their house out over the neighbors. Oh well, I got paid and I was pretty proud overall.

mhussey
04-04-2007, 03:33 PM
I'm sure you did a good job and all.... But I never understood the pine straw thing. Is it popular down south?

Apply pine straw up here in the million dollar house developments, and you'd really have the neighbors talking.


Yea I guess it is a southern thing. The more I read on here the more that this comes true. It is very common down here to use pine needles. I would say that one of the most prestigious neighborhood in Thomasville which is called Steeplegate where some Nascar drivers live have pine needles as mulch.

My personal opinion I like pine needles over any mulch. Its half the work involved. You just figure your sq. footage go get them on the trailer, and spread them. No tractor, wheel barrel,pitch fork, or rake. I like other mulches, but I don't have a lot of the resources to spread it with i.e. tractor.

kemmer
04-04-2007, 06:46 PM
Yes you are right, the bed does need more plants! However, the customer didn't like my theme I designed for the be, so I told them to go buy what they wanted and place them where in the location, and I will plant them. Not much I could have done for that. I wanted to use my design. It would have set their house out over the neighbors. Oh well, I got paid and I was pretty proud overall.

when that happens you have to work with the customer to see what they want and keep redesigning

mhussey
04-04-2007, 10:13 PM
That is a pretty good idea snowyleaf! However, the customer wanted the install done ASAP. We stood there in the middle of the yard for a couple of hours going back and forth about the landscape. The husband was wanting me to just do what I wanted, but the wife didn't like some of my ideas. So thats when I finally suggested to just go buy what you would like and place the plants where you want and I will plant them. I agree the plants needs to be larger and more of them, but after the job was done they were tickled pink. Me on the other end I'm thinking god this had so much potential and I am left with this. At least it is a way big improvement than before, where they only had a dinky little bed just in front of the house. I wish I had got a pic of the way it was when I went to quote the job. Oh well this was my first big job like this so I learned a lot and am still learning. Thanks guy's for all you support and help.

Matt