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Supertiger
02-27-2009, 01:59 AM
Just wanted to share some pictures of a recently completed planting bed at the city park. This bed was intended to be almost maintenance free I hope. Used Red gravel for mulch to stop any erosion from there being no gutters.

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BrandonV
02-28-2009, 09:08 AM
good job as long as those are dwf. mops cypress and not the bigger cousin. I typically don't like red mulch in any situation but this works. good job. and nice job with the wall too.

White Gardens
02-28-2009, 11:00 AM
I like the red-rock.

You did a great job on the color selection, and I love how the curves on your wall looks perfect too.

Some of your taller shrubs in the back might be a little close to the shelter, but it shouldn't be that big a deal.

Supertiger
02-28-2009, 05:27 PM
Thanks guys, as far as the Mops go I'm not sure, The name of the plant said golden mop false Cyprus so i hope it is a dwarf but if its not ill try to keep it trimmed, i just couldn't resist the color contrast with the red rock. i want them to get some size since those Alta Magnolias will stay small for a long time. The red gravel get better looking after its been washed by the rain in the photos i just spread it out and its covered in dust.

BrandonV
02-28-2009, 09:02 PM
you should be good they're the smaller one, just remember not to trim them too much, cypress don't care for it.

White Gardens
03-01-2009, 10:39 AM
The red gravel get better looking after its been washed by the rain in the photos i just spread it out and its covered in dust.

A lot of the time, I'm impatient to wait for the rocks to naturally wash off, so I'll take the hose to it when I'm done.

I'm also considering cleaning my landscape rock before install too. Just to make sure there is no dust in it. I've heard some tales of plants dieing due the the PH change from rock dust, but I've yet to see it myself.

Supertiger
03-01-2009, 09:17 PM
which way do you think the rock dust would change the PH of the soil? up or down. i used a lot of crushed limestone for the footings of the walls and i think that is used in fields to raise the PH to more alkaline. but i don't know how red gravel would affect it .

White Gardens
03-01-2009, 10:30 PM
which way do you think the rock dust would change the PH of the soil? up or down. i used a lot of crushed limestone for the footings of the walls and i think that is used in fields to raise the PH to more alkaline. but i don't know how red gravel would affect it .

Yes it would make it more alkaline, but the only situation I've truly seen is with white rock, or gravel with lime in it, so I don't know if red-landscaping rock would have the same affect.

I'd like to know what kind of specific rock that is (not the trade name), we have a supplier around here who carries something similar to what you used.

Lawnut101
03-03-2009, 01:34 PM
Hey, that looks really nice. Will they let you put up a sign for advertisement there?

HazellLawnCare
03-03-2009, 05:33 PM
I think it looks good. Isn't that Jason Scrugg's stomping grounds in that area? We race against him. Some good guys from that area.

Supertiger
03-03-2009, 08:17 PM
Hey, that looks really nice. Will they let you put up a sign for advertisement there?

thanks for the comment, I almost hate to tell on myself but im just a city employee that does all the landscapeing and lawn maintenance for this small city so i cant really advertise for business. I don't make much money doing this kind of work but i love landscaping so much that i would rather be do it than to have to do any of the other public works jobs. I was self employed doing lawn and landscape for a long time but the economy scared me into a city job.

Lawnut101
03-04-2009, 03:25 AM
thanks for the comment, I almost hate to tell on myself but im just a city employee that does all the landscapeing and lawn maintenance for this small city so i cant really advertise for business. I don't make much money doing this kind of work but i love landscaping so much that i would rather be do it than to have to do any of the other public works jobs. I was self employed doing lawn and landscape for a long time but the economy scared me into a city job.

Well it's no shame when you have talent like that. I'd say you did a much better job than a lot of companies around here would've done if the job got subbed out to them. I'm hoping to do some jobs like that this year.