View Full Version : 1st big job of the season

05-20-2003, 10:32 PM
I figured I would sahre some pics of my largest job this season. The project entails complete re-mulching(20 yds), re-edging all of the beds, pulling all weeds from beds, planting several 20gal arbarivates to replace dead ones from plow damage, plus a full season mowing contract. We are about halfway through the job now.

Any comments or feedback is appreciated.


05-20-2003, 10:33 PM
pic #2

05-20-2003, 10:36 PM
pic #3

05-20-2003, 10:37 PM
pic #4

05-20-2003, 10:40 PM

05-20-2003, 10:41 PM
Plus you get a bounus shot of my spare truck. Since my main truck is in the shop get the tranny rebuilt.

05-21-2003, 06:39 PM
I didnt really se 20 yrds of mulch but that doesnt mean its not there.

Anyways looks nice

05-21-2003, 07:51 PM
Hey, looks good... and here's something for you to get a little extra work out of them with.

05-21-2003, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Georgiehopper
Hey, looks good... and here's something for you to get a little extra work out of them with. What program did you use for that?

05-21-2003, 08:05 PM
I use Earthscapes. That photo took about 10 minutes to do. Takes a little while to learn, but its worth it. I have used D.I.G. Software, and several other commercial programs...this one is the best for me.

05-21-2003, 11:01 PM

Looks good, I will have to how it to the owner. He is a bit unsure of doing any major work this year do to the fact that he got stung for a $800 spring clean up from a rather disreputable landscaper. So I am trying to build up a good relationship with him before I start popping big ticket projects on him.

Now here is a question for you how much do you charge to do a plan like that for a customer? Because if it reasonable I could definitely use something like that in my business. Either doing it myself or paying someone else to do it for me.

05-21-2003, 11:10 PM
If I just do a photo imaging and not a plan drawing, then I charge $25.00 to $75.00 per side of house...depending on the size of the house. That particular house of your client's would have been $50.00. I then credit that cost back to the customer if they have me do the installation.

If I do a plan drawing for them as well, the cost increases significantly.

We also put copyrights on our pictures and drawings.

05-23-2003, 08:29 PM

I too like Earthscapes by visual Impact. Sold every job I took a pic of. We also charge $50.00 minimum to leave photo (just in case they're picking your brain for someone else or themselves) - then just "credit to account" as deposit when they sign for the job.

05-26-2003, 11:51 PM

Looks good!

Doing a job very similar right now but damn tulips are everywhere!

05-28-2003, 11:13 PM
There is no way that job used twenty yrds unless u just dumped a big pile in the back

05-29-2003, 01:00 PM
Let me give you the measurements of all 13 beds that are on the property I will also give you a site drawing and then you tell me how much mulch I needed. Basic requirements was 3" of mulch over all the beds.

It is amazing that I used all but 1/4 of a yard. So either I made a terrible mistake in my calculation or I got shorted on the load of mulch(I highly douct this)

I will let you decide.


06-02-2003, 03:57 PM
20 seems a bit steep from what the pictures show. However if you piled it on 3" thick who knows. Personally, it looks a bit thick, especially around the trees. So what are the measurements?