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Baseballer1100
09-02-2008, 12:16 PM
Got this job done right before i went to school. they wanted everything ripped out and re landscaped. As you can tell they don't keep up with their landscape therefore i went with low maintenance plants. From the pictures it doesnt look like that much overgrowth but there were a bunch of 1 inch saplings that needed to be taken out and it sucked! this project went alot longer then i wanted it to.
A couple before:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1055.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1059.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1058.jpg
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http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1056.jpg
Here are the after pics:
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1154.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1152.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1151.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1150.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1149.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1154.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1153.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/IMG_1148.jpg

Baseballer1100
09-02-2008, 12:21 PM
I just noticed the title.and i dont know what i was thinking.

ALC-GregH
09-02-2008, 12:31 PM
I would have left more turf in between the 2 mulch beds. Other then that, it looks good.

greenmonster304
09-02-2008, 02:00 PM
they really pack those houses in close. looks good.

syzer
09-02-2008, 05:38 PM
That looks like 3 leylands, do you know how large they get?

Baseballer1100
09-02-2008, 08:12 PM
I would have left more turf in between the 2 mulch beds. Other then that, it looks good.

I tried but it didnt look right.

they really pack those houses in close. looks good.
yeah they are alot closer than the picture makes it out to be.

That looks like 3 leylands, do you know how large they get?

They are actually hetzis.

Danielslawnservice
09-02-2008, 10:16 PM
how many hours did it take?

TXNSLighting
09-02-2008, 11:21 PM
Looks alot better.

deere615
09-02-2008, 11:28 PM
Looks really nice, That looks a lot like one of my customers yards but hers has a ton more weeds. She deffinetly needs something done!

Classified
09-03-2008, 09:12 AM
Looks good. Looks like a great choice of plants for them.

The only thing I would go back and redo is the edging. Needs to be a lot more defined but overall, it looks fantastic!

Baseballer1100
09-03-2008, 02:24 PM
how many hours did it take?

Ended up taking around 14 hours give or take. Went solo on this one and still am thinking it was a bad idea.

Looks alot better.
Thanks appreciate it.

Looks really nice, That looks a lot like one of my customers yards but hers has a ton more weeds. She deffinetly needs something done!

haha i know how you feel.

Looks good. Looks like a great choice of plants for them.

The only thing I would go back and redo is the edging. Needs to be a lot more defined but overall, it looks fantastic!

Thanks yeah the edging was difficult because they had a bunch of the steeping stones that make it look really awkward. Im thinking if they want me to put down new mulch next spring i will re edge it. That way grass can grow in those weird places.

Runner
09-03-2008, 03:01 PM
looks good. In the first completed picture, I certainly would have brought the bed out past the eves trough drain and have the splash pad in the bed. Having that strip of grass in there has created a maintenance hassle. The narrow strip between the two beds wouldn't be there, either. Nothing can be done with that. It is too narrow even for a hand mower - not healthy to string trim a strip like that constantly. I would have just connected the two beds, put a stepstone or two in there to walk through, and considered it a shut off point. Overall, it looks good, though.

Baseballer1100
09-03-2008, 08:08 PM
looks good. In the first completed picture, I certainly would have brought the bed out past the eves trough drain and have the splash pad in the bed. Having that strip of grass in there has created a maintenance hassle. The narrow strip between the two beds wouldn't be there, either. Nothing can be done with that. It is too narrow even for a hand mower - not healthy to string trim a strip like that constantly. I would have just connected the two beds, put a stepstone or two in there to walk through, and considered it a shut off point. Overall, it looks good, though.

yeah Thats a good point now looking at it i wish i would have. Thats a very good idea with the stepping stone as well maybe when i go back ill take a look and see if i cant change it up.

DaveinSWFL
09-04-2008, 09:34 PM
Baseballer1100. Great job! Also, glad to see you can handle a little constructive critisim without blowing a gasket. Unlike a few on this site. Good luck to you and keep up the nice work.:clapping:

Baseballer1100
09-05-2008, 02:34 PM
Baseballer1100. Great job! Also, glad to see you can handle a little constructive critisim without blowing a gasket. Unlike a few on this site. Good luck to you and keep up the nice work.:clapping:

Yeah that's one of the main reasons i post on here. To get some more insight and make my work better. Thanks man i really appreciate it.