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cleankutlawnmaintenance
07-25-2011, 03:18 PM
Here is a job we recently did for a realtor buddy of mine. He ended up getting a hit on the house the day after we completed the job. Hope you guys enjoy!

cleankutlawnmaintenance
07-25-2011, 03:21 PM
Before and After continued

cleankutlawnmaintenance
07-25-2011, 03:22 PM
Continued again

KrayzKajun
07-25-2011, 03:26 PM
Nice work
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cleankutlawnmaintenance
07-25-2011, 03:28 PM
Continued again....

cleankutlawnmaintenance
07-25-2011, 03:31 PM
Last one!!! Thanks!!:waving:

weeze
07-25-2011, 03:56 PM
very nice work :)

Firefighter337
07-25-2011, 04:02 PM
Looks like Knob Hill. Good Work.

ed2hess
07-25-2011, 05:42 PM
What is this hay looking stuff that looks like it would burn like gas if someone threw a cigarette into it. Not much a fan of that but good job on bushes.

YardGal
07-25-2011, 05:44 PM
Looks good!

Pressedun
07-25-2011, 07:08 PM
It all looks good! I understand the use of pine straw, I'm just not a fan of it!

bobcat48
07-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Nice work.

Oakleaf landscape
07-26-2011, 07:09 PM
I'v never seen pine needles bailed like that. Ours just have two strings that go around them. They come in a rectangle.

cutbetterthanyou
07-26-2011, 07:17 PM
What is this hay looking stuff that looks like it would burn like gas if someone threw a cigarette into it. Not much a fan of that but good job on bushes.

I'm not a fan of the straw etheir glad people don't request it around here. How do you trim the grass around it without being all up in it? With mulch you (if done right) have a nice bed edge to seperate the two. Good work on the rest.

lukemelo216
07-26-2011, 11:47 PM
agreed. All in all the work looks nice. I just dont like the look of the pine straw. Kind of just makws everything look a little sloppy.

KPZ Enterprises
07-27-2011, 05:35 PM
awww the dreaded pine straw, hate the stuff, but lookn good for everything else.

Firefighter337
07-29-2011, 06:40 PM
I'm not a fan of the straw etheir glad people don't request it around here. How do you trim the grass around it without being all up in it? With mulch you (if done right) have a nice bed edge to seperate the two. Good work on the rest.

Same goes with pine straw. Still has a nice bed edge to separate the 2. Trim it like everything else. Easier to work with than mulch. Mulch washes away to quickly. Pine straw water runs right through it.

I like both.

orlawncaresvc
07-29-2011, 11:24 PM
If we did a clean up on that house first thing we probably do is clean up and get rid of all that ugly pine straw or hay.

buckmaster77
07-29-2011, 11:40 PM
Cut a bed edge like you do with mulch and tuck the edges in... Same end result as mulch yet the mess will mulch up with a mower unlike mulch thrown in the yard with a string trimmer or edger

Casey'sLM
07-30-2011, 12:00 AM
Nice man, that's some good lookin' straw.

WorldsStrongestLandscaper
07-30-2011, 01:00 AM
Up here people pay us to clean white pine needles up twice per yr!!! It's so different what customers want in diff parts o the us!!

BrandonV
07-31-2011, 09:39 AM
Landscapers down here love pine needles because its an easy way for them to make it look like they made raised beds, when they really didnt. Some love the look, i too lime the look but you have to out them out twice a year for the color to last and they do burn so no go for commercial areas and some cities are starting to catch on as well... Iread that raleigh, nc has written them into the code for apartments.

cleankutlawnmaintenance
07-31-2011, 09:10 PM
Thank you all for the opinions, good and bad.

Pine straw to me, personally, is easier to fool with than mulch. I also have a few yards that I mulch as well. As far as the general maintenance goes, pine straw is much easier. As some have said, mulch can get very messy when trimming, etc. It is also easier to spray weeds and re-cover them with straw that has already been layed than mulch. Too each his own, I am just a fan of pinestraw. I tend to make a little more money on straw as well. But as far as general maintennce, IMO, straw is easier. And im a fan of it being as easy as possible in the 102+ humid days we have been having. Got to love these dog days in Georgia.

ochosdaddy
08-01-2011, 12:23 AM
I'm glad pinestraw isn't sold in Oz. I don't understand that stuff. I spose some people think it looks neat, but to me, I don't see anything but a severe fire hazard. It's even argued to have an effect on soil pH.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
08-01-2011, 01:12 AM
If we did a clean up on that house first thing we probably do is clean up and get rid of all that ugly pine straw or hay.

Im the same looks like a fire hazard to me

Will P.C.
08-01-2011, 02:37 AM
Pine straw is what is used in most GA homes like the one mentioned. I use it at my house. Pine straw looks really good when it is first applied. The problem is most people only reapply it every 2 years. It needs to be done2X a year. I like to 'freshen up' my straw by adding a few bales spread thinly every other month.

Sadly, landscaping is often the last thing on the to do list when selling a home. People get so caught up on the inside and blow through their budget.

The first thing a potential h/o sees is the outside of the house. If it doesn't jive, it will be another strike.

VirginiaLawnCare
08-01-2011, 06:45 PM
Looks good and you did a good job but damn I hate pine straw!!! I am glad no one uses it around here...

944own
10-04-2011, 11:28 PM
I have one house I cut that has pine straw. I did not install it and I think it looks ok. One positive thing I can say about it for some reason when you get grass clippings in it they just seem to disappear and I have no problem getting a good edge around the bed and I never throw anything around like when you hit mulch with your trimmer.

hoopzers3
10-05-2011, 10:11 PM
Those are some puffy beds. When i look at the soft puffy straw beds it makes me want to go lay in it. Did u have that problem when you where making the beds?:sleeping: