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VO Landscape Design
06-13-2008, 03:32 PM
Here are some current pics of a job I am working on. I drew up a plan for the whole yard. She started out at a budget of $3000 grew to $5000. Divided it up into different units, ie. front yard, backyard, side yard etc.While working on the back yard clearing out the weeds she had nothing but complements. Next day she was around for the planting and decided to go with the front yard also, previously said wait till August, because it was looking so nice. My head swelled a little bit:clapping::clapping:nice to be appreciated. Pictures aren't perfect, weird siding and the yard (lawn) needs work.
VO
Neighbor came over during and said might need my services for his yard as he is in the process of selling, money upfront.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
06-13-2008, 04:08 PM
No way thats a $5G job. Are you ecpecting compliments? Sorry but that doesn't do it for me at all.

Supper Grassy
06-13-2008, 04:18 PM
That looks alot better than it did

Travis E
06-13-2008, 04:34 PM
Looks like you should of edged the beds so it doesn't look like the mulch is right ontop of the grass. It does look better than before though.

zemzabob
06-13-2008, 04:54 PM
5k seems high to me for that.

dKoester
06-13-2008, 05:30 PM
I'm sorry............. that's horrible work. Nuff said.

MysticLandscape
06-13-2008, 06:13 PM
seen 12 yr olds do better. If you got 5k for that then ill be in my truck with the trailer in route to wherever you live in 10 min...

fastcat
06-13-2008, 06:46 PM
i wouldnt have paid 500 for that work. hope your customer dosent get on this site

mikewhit1010
06-13-2008, 06:56 PM
with all do respect WTF. I think it looks better but why is there not an edge. If you put an edge it would look a million times better.

J&R Landscaping
06-13-2008, 07:21 PM
with all do respect WTF. I think it looks better but why is there not an edge. If you put an edge it would look a million times better.

X2 Ditto! No way can that be even $500 in work...

btnj47
06-13-2008, 08:52 PM
:confused: I just finished a job today redoing 2 big beds 6 yrds mulch trimming hedges and installing a few plants and im only at about 2 k . and mine looks 10 times nicer

PerfectEarth
06-13-2008, 09:29 PM
:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy: :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:


You can't be serious. $5,000.00 AMERICAN dollars??????!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!

I really don't know what to say- on the price or the quality of work. Sorry.

zemzabob
06-13-2008, 09:34 PM
I think it is safe to say that this is a joke I hope.

A-Land
06-14-2008, 12:40 AM
Has the dollar fallen this low?????

VO Landscape Design
06-14-2008, 01:01 AM
I guess I should explain. This was not $5000 worth (budget was $5000) an this was only a small part, $1275. There is the front and 2 sides to do yet which would come close to $3400 with the trees she wants in the front. I wanted to edge but she saw the mulch to yard in a neighbors and liked it that way, thinks it looks more natural, tried to talk her out of it. I am learning as I go so more insight would be appreciated.
VO

02DURAMAX
06-14-2008, 02:40 AM
Sorry but it looks Bad!!!!!

fool32696
06-14-2008, 03:18 AM
Don't give up your day job VO...

LindblomRJ
06-14-2008, 03:21 AM
Can't say that I am impressed.

Carolina Cuts
06-14-2008, 08:52 AM
I love it!

oakhillslandscaping
06-14-2008, 09:27 AM
you should invest in a bed edger

the angler
06-14-2008, 09:31 AM
keep it up you are making the rest of us look really good ......if i cant do a job to a high professional level i wont do it ...it only makes you look bad .....are you working for your mom who would pay that kind of money to pull a few weeds and throw some red mulch on the ground .....i dont get it

RedMax Man
06-14-2008, 11:04 AM
This makes me embarrassed to even be a landscaper.

greatinmulchbeds
06-14-2008, 12:09 PM
that looks terrible, i dont say much on this site but i gotta say something about that work. People like you give landscapers a bad name.

zak406
06-14-2008, 01:38 PM
It looks terrible dont get me wrong. But and its a big But if thats the way the customer wanted it thats the way she got it. I suppose if shes happy thats all that matters. Myself i wouldnt have done it that way but its not me.

A-Land
06-14-2008, 01:48 PM
If a customer asked me to do this I would have outlined the correct way to do it.... or said no. I would be embarrassed to leave that job

TimsLawnCareVA
06-14-2008, 02:23 PM
Looks bad. Do some homework and learn a little more about landscaping before attempting again.

punt66
06-14-2008, 10:58 PM
WOW. Not to be rude, but your in the wrong business. Maybe you should be in sales if that was a 5k job.

93Chevy
06-14-2008, 11:06 PM
Yikes. VO, it looks better than it did. Edging would make the job look 1000x better. Don't let the customer tell you how to do your work. My first mulch job was for my dad, and it looked terrible because he told me what to do. That was a little different of a situation, as I wasn't able to tell my dad that I knew what I was doing. If you wanna look at my job, just go under my profile, and it's the first thread I started called "mulch job."

Don't let these guys bring you down either. Just do your thing.

bill9009
06-14-2008, 11:48 PM
you need an edge, here's the job we left today




http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/bill9009/BeforeAfter5.jpg

fastcat
06-15-2008, 12:10 AM
now thats a nice mulch/clean up job. and i bet that still wasnt $5000 but worth more than that whole other job.

RedMax Man
06-15-2008, 12:19 AM
You gotta define your lines and separate turf from mulch. Even different depths helps to keep it that way over time.

bill9009
06-15-2008, 12:23 AM
now thats a nice mulch/clean up job. and i bet that still wasnt $5000 but worth more than that whole other job.

We are at about 4k right now with this job but there is alot more to it then just that front bed.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/bill9009/BeforeAfter2.jpg

ccondie
06-15-2008, 01:51 AM
cant believe some one would pay that much for that kind of work. i will say it looks better but come on it still needs ALOT of help to make it a 5G job.

93Chevy
06-15-2008, 03:20 PM
I guess I should explain. This was not $5000 worth (budget was $5000) an this was only a small part, $1275.

Am I the only one who saw this? It's not my job to argue for him, but come on. He said it wasn't a $5000 job. Take time to read before you bash.:hammerhead:

LindblomRJ
06-15-2008, 05:14 PM
Am I the only one who saw this? It's not my job to argue for him, but come on. He said it wasn't a $5000 job. Take time to read before you bash.:hammerhead:

You are right. But it looks like a half hearted job at best.

A-Land
06-15-2008, 05:39 PM
I did take time to read. I said I would not have done the job for any amount if it came out like that.

ViceNut
06-16-2008, 01:02 AM
I'll give and take to a certain extent with customers and their thoughts, but if they are complete BS, they can forget me doing the job. Some shrub choices here and there, but if I'm not going to be proud of it when I leave, they can get somebody else to do it. And this, would be passed on to the "somebody else." Honestly, could you tell the next customer you meet with: "Go check out this landscape we just got done doing, check out the bedlines and all, and let me know what you think." That customer would be going this number: :laugh: and then :waving:

logical
06-16-2008, 01:18 AM
That will be real pretty after the first time somebody tries to mow around it.

93Chevy
06-16-2008, 10:26 PM
You are right. But it looks like a half hearted job at best.

Correct, but that wasn't my original point.:usflag:

MileHigh
06-16-2008, 10:34 PM
ouch...this is a harsh one

cooltype
06-17-2008, 12:20 PM
ok, so the customer didnt want an edge she wanted it to look natural, you should have atleast used a bed edger or dug it out by hand.

Also, if the budget was $5,000 why not make it a $5,000 dollar job??????

yes it looks better than before, but the homeowner could have done that in a day. you dont hire people to do things to make them look better, you hire it done because you want it to look professional. $5,000 was plenty large enough of a budget to get a professional job done. Not to say i havent made my own mistakes but you need to put more planning into your work

RedMax Man
06-17-2008, 05:13 PM
I wish all my customers had a $5000 BUDGET!!!! The things i could do with their property and the profit i would make would be awesome.

Baseballer1100
06-17-2008, 05:35 PM
I wish all my customers had a $5000 BUDGET!!!! The things i could do with their property and the profit i would make would be awesome.

I agree 100%.