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rockycrab
09-16-2010, 08:59 AM
Hey there, I would like to post pics of Portland Metro area properties that I maintain. Also a few of other peoples work. Lets see where this goes. I will post pics of good and bad as season progress's. Any are welcome to post replies and if your local or were local fun to guess at locations. Thanks for looking.

rockycrab
09-16-2010, 09:06 AM
199500 pots and seasonal color

rockycrab
09-16-2010, 09:15 AM
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A little work order from friendly painters

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And after new soil and sod.

Thank you Painter dudes with highlifts.

bobcat48
09-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Looks pretty good.

rockycrab
09-16-2010, 09:44 PM
Thanks! Now I will try to find some ugly. LOL

bobcat48
09-16-2010, 09:47 PM
No problem.yeah lol

Kennedy Landscaping
09-17-2010, 12:43 AM
Looks good, as far as location, the first one is at Clack Mack Grille. The second is Van Place Park, and the last one is at the Aspen Dental office lol.

rockycrab
09-17-2010, 07:17 AM
Looks good, as far as location, the first one is at Clack Mack Grille. The second is Van Place Park, and the last one is at the Aspen Dental office lol.

Freaky, right on man. Funny, I 'm blown away. Kansas huh?

A-1 LAWN
09-17-2010, 07:33 AM
send the painters a thank you card!! looks good!!

rockycrab
09-17-2010, 08:51 AM
Some bad rotors...

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And some bad driving, notice light pole is sideways. LOL, They told me was a hit and run. What? Must have been a tank.

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rockycrab
09-17-2010, 08:58 AM
This one REALLY pissed off some home owners inside of this new association we just picked up this year... LOL

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About a 35 second repair at the end of the drip valve. Plus about 35 minutes of debate and email reading and politics. This is a pretty hokey system, but they are not going to spring an upgrade.

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Kennedy Landscaping
09-17-2010, 12:20 PM
Yep I'm in Kansas. I could tell by your picture names though lol
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rockycrab
09-20-2010, 11:39 AM
Couple pics of ornamental grass's.. Hate it when they start to fall apart. Guess it is time to go after them with shears. We cut them back 50% now. Then in Feb or early March we take a chainsaw and cut them to about 6" above the crown of the root mass.

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rockycrab
09-20-2010, 11:40 AM
Starting to see some fall color in the parking lot tree's in the backrounds.

South Florida Lawns
09-20-2010, 10:13 PM
Great stuff rocky. I'm interested to hear more about your company, you guys do a lot of commercial work? Its nice to see the few guys on here that take care of the big accounts not just a bunch of houses.

bobcat48
09-20-2010, 10:24 PM
Real nice.

rockycrab
09-21-2010, 12:09 AM
The mix is about 75% commercial retail and business parks. 23% Multi-family which can be brutal. LOL as in the pic above with the small geyser. And a few straggling resi's. Mostly for large property owners. Thanks for looking. I will post a few pics again in the morning.

South Florida Lawns
09-21-2010, 12:14 AM
The mix is about 75% commercial retail and business parks. 23% Multi-family which can be brutal. LOL as in the pic above with the small geyser. And a few straggling resi's. Mostly for large property owners. Thanks for looking. I will post a few pics again in the morning.

Awesome! I'm trying to get there with the business, its a slow transition though.

rockycrab
09-21-2010, 12:17 AM
Gotta make sure your licensed properly in all phases. Insurance is up, then go knock on doors of the local Property Management Companies.

South Florida Lawns
09-21-2010, 12:41 AM
Oh we are, we maintain over 200 residential accounts, most are in neighborhoods where we get the whole account for the 60+ homes that require full maintenance. We got a few nice commercial accounts too, but looking to expand more in that area.

rockycrab
09-21-2010, 08:59 AM
Here is a property we installed 3 years ago. The whole place is is a study in mixed use. It has condo's, rental apartments, commercial retail space.
The landscape has spray zones and drip irrigation zones. The area pictured is something we are trying to learn to maintain properly. It is a bio swale, big push in this area to require all new builds and building renovations to install a building/parking lot storm water runoff retention area. Then in this swale we planted a mix of native plant/weeds along with some perennial flowers. Try to manage the mess. LOL. So even though the hardscape is angular, you got to try and off set that through keeping the aggressive growing plants pruned, thinned or otherwise not chopped to stay in their boundries but appear natural all the time. Course tenants and others want sheared and boxed. Even the owners and PM's have opposing views as how things should be exactly.


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rockycrab
09-21-2010, 10:56 AM
I'm kind of focused on the Seasonal color right now. Evaluating the displays to see what worked and what did not for next years summer season.
Winter color gets put in in October here, mostly Pansies.
I'm am looking for anybodies input on Pansies, winter color beds in Northern States. Especially looking hard at pots, winter displays that would use other plants for their leaf color or structure as the main focus. So feel free, if you have some pics of successful winter displays to post them in here.

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rockycrab
09-21-2010, 07:22 PM
This site sits right on the Columbia river. That is the I5 bridge heading North to Vancouver Washington

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One of my more formal hedge properties. Wish I could get on the rooftop to get an aerial shot.

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This turf has the octagon shape concrete pavers underneath for support of fire rigs if they should need to access. We installed the pavers and filled with soil then seeded. Works well but, hard to keep irrigated and even harder on an aerator when forgets its there.

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This entire property was built as condo's in 2006. Lots of sales initially then, bang, no one really showed up. It's pretty much a ghost town.

rockycrab
09-23-2010, 08:06 PM
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bholmer
09-23-2010, 08:44 PM
My friends moved to Portland 10 years ago, they swear they will never live any wear else. I want to move out there someday. Great Pics

bobcat48
09-23-2010, 08:53 PM
Nice..that looks nice.

rockycrab
09-23-2010, 09:46 PM
My friends moved to Portland 10 years ago, they swear they will never live any wear else. I want to move out there someday. Great Pics

Thanks guy, If you come out, and want to work in landscape look me up.:)

rockycrab
09-23-2010, 09:46 PM
Nice..that looks nice.

Thanks Bobcat!!:)