View Full Version : Pictures of latest job

05-05-2004, 10:25 AM






Not quite done, but almost. They have yet to pour the sidewalk. As for the red mulch and topiaries, it's what they wanted. Turned out less cheesy than I thought it would. lol


05-05-2004, 02:00 PM
Looks good, did you lay that sod?

05-05-2004, 03:08 PM
ditto, looks good, although the curves are a little too sharp for my taste. and why put the sign up by the house where you can't read it from the road?

05-05-2004, 03:43 PM
No, we didn't do the sod. I couldn't touch the price of a company that the builder knows. $85.00 per pallet, installed.

The sign can easliy be read from the road, the picture doesn't show it. Also, there are two other signs located in the yard, closer to the road, one on each corner.

05-05-2004, 04:52 PM
Very nice Nest. Hopefully I can get more jobs like that this year instead of the little $500 jobs I keep landing.

05-05-2004, 06:49 PM
Looks good. Some constructive criticism. Plants are planted WAY to close to the house.

05-05-2004, 08:50 PM
Holy sandy soil Batman!!! I bet that lawn has no puddles after a downpour!

05-05-2004, 09:40 PM
Too close to the house? There isn't one plant that is not outside of the drip edge. I appreciate your comment, but I think the gardens with plants 3 feet or more away from the house look terrible.

As you can see, the builder was too cheap, even on this $400,000 home, to install gutters. So, after the first rain, we had some re-arranging to do, as it washed one fifth of our dirt into the street. But no plants were damaged from it, because they were not under the drip edge.

05-05-2004, 11:20 PM

Cutters Lawn Care
05-05-2004, 11:26 PM
$85 per pallet installed. Is this person crazy or what?

DFW Area Landscaper
05-05-2004, 11:28 PM
It's amazing what new fresh mulch does for a property.

Landscape looks outstanding. Very cool.

DFW Area Landcaper

05-06-2004, 12:31 AM

Hmmmmmm LALAWNS? That all you have to say? Don't make me come egg your house.

05-06-2004, 11:17 PM
hell i wouldnt touch it for less than $4.00 a yard. those guys doing a pallet for $85 make it hard when they lowball like that. lanscaping looks good .

05-06-2004, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by ElephantNest

Hmmmmmm LALAWNS? That all you have to say? Don't make me come egg your house.

Go get em Nest. :gunsfirin :gunsfirin :gunsfirin

05-09-2004, 07:41 PM
a pallet for me is 750 sq ft that would be a $350 install


05-10-2004, 10:09 AM
for me a pallet is $90 but then i would charge 250 to install it.

landscaping looks good nice job :)

05-10-2004, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by Cutters Lawn Care
$85 per pallet installed. Is this person crazy or what?

Probably the actual sod farm laying it. My sod farm will lay for 1.25/yard. They lay for all the builders in the area. The sod farm doesn't have to buy the sod. He told me that they estimate that they have $.60 of expenses in a piece of sod. They sell it to the public for a $1.00 and to contractors for about $.85-.90, cheaper if it gets up over 2000 yards. But here is the thing.. They DO NOT do any dirt work, no tree work, nothing but lay the sod. If the contractor had the dirt work done then the plumber drives in the yard before the sod gets there the sod company just lays over the area. They aren;t that way with homeowners as much but they still can't do tree trimming etc. they also have a crew that can lay approx. 2 pallets in an hour each, 7 man laying crew, do the math, thats a lotta sod. They also pay the layers by the pallet, not by the hour. Anyways, my point is that they don't have to buy the sod, and they don't do as good of a job as a landscaper would.

05-10-2004, 11:51 PM
i was going to pay $663 for 2 and a half pallets of sod, thats just for the sod not installation included.

05-11-2004, 12:08 AM
[B]i was going to pay $663 for 2 and a half pallets of sod, thats just for the sod not installation included. ]

My Gawd, you need a new supplier.


05-11-2004, 11:18 PM
hey grass your geting taken to the cleaners. i dont pay over 1.20 a yard for sod. you might want to check around some. is someone installing it for you for that price?