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bayfish
07-07-2004, 08:46 PM
This hospital that we maintain planted 100 trees that were donated to them in memory of loved ones. Notice the plaques at the base of the trees. The nursery that planted them brought in soil to form the mounds around the trees that had wire grass(quackgrass) seed in it and they became infested. There is clover in the grass in this part of the facility, but until now there was no wiregrass. I had to spray them all and re-mulch them to get them to look presentable. Currently, a lot of the dogwoods are dying because they were planted in direct sun and sandy soil and there is no irrigation.

bayfish
07-07-2004, 08:48 PM
another before pic

bayfish
07-07-2004, 08:51 PM
This is after spraying the wiregrass and putting down 8 yrds of mulch

TLS
07-07-2004, 09:21 PM
Did you spade edge each ring, or just do a "Homeowner Special"?

Whats with all the dead tire tracks?

CJ GreenScapes
07-07-2004, 09:35 PM
Much better... good job!

DLCS
07-07-2004, 09:39 PM
Looks like alot of fun to mow now. lol

TLS
07-07-2004, 09:44 PM
I also see that you mulched a DEAD tree?

bayfish
07-08-2004, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by TLS
I also see that you mulched a DEAD tree?

OOPS!

The tire marks were made by skid steer that was used in making the plank walkway.
No edging, they did'nt want to pay for that.

bayfish
07-08-2004, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by DLCS
Looks like alot of fun to mow now. lol

It's a nightmare to mow. they are not in any rows or consistant configuration. Makes me dizzy sometimes and I have to change direction because of so many circles. The Qwikchute pays for itself here.

Avery
07-08-2004, 10:22 PM
What a PITA that must be. Planning on upping the bid next year?

Turfdude
07-08-2004, 10:54 PM
From what I can see, before they had saucers to retain any water they'd get, now they have mini vulcanoes. I hope you didn't put the mulch too thick against the bvase of the trunks or you're opening a large can of worms!

EastProLawn
07-08-2004, 11:33 PM
Looks alot better than before. Nice job.....

bayfish
07-09-2004, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by Avery
What a PITA that must be. Planning on upping the bid next year?

After the trees were planted, I went back to them and negotiated a $400.00 per month increase for the growing season which will carry through end of October.
This accounts for the extra time for mowing and the inevitable weed control. Mulch is extra.

bayfish
07-09-2004, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Turfdude
From what I can see, before they had saucers to retain any water they'd get, now they have mini vulcanoes. I hope you didn't put the mulch too thick against the bvase of the trunks or you're opening a large can of worms!

No. The mulch is only 2 inches depth. The trees were planted high and soil mounded around them.