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Old 08-27-2007, 09:48 PM
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Here's a recent redo for you. Good customers of mine that I know. They bought the house this winter and you can see how nice and 'mulchy' the backyard is....not very user friendly.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:54 PM
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Some tear down going on and the Bobcat earning its keep! Wheeled machine would not have worked. I don't know why pictures never do a slope justice but the driveway is a good 3' grade difference and in just pure mud. Look at that, sod to the site! Not having to wheel it around through the mud etc
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:01 PM
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We were laying sod right behind the irrigation sub......went smoothly and saves time from having to hand water or move sprinklers and crap around.

So you can see the bulk of what was done. The Liriope, Nandina 'Heavenly Bamboo', and Hosta were all transplants. The yellow is the fall foliage of some flaming ORANGE twig Dogwoods and Mountain Laurel in front of them. There are two Redbuds stuck in there along with Winter Jasmin along the top of the boulders. Nandina is massed beside the steps and also 4 tons of stone under the deck. This is a very simple landscape, functional, year round interest and a nice back yard. Desire was for a lot of usable space and more plantings will take place in the future following the same 'native' look we have going on.

The canopy of the trees is about 80' up and I am encouraging them to do landscape lighting. Uplighting + Moonlighting would look awsome!

I'll get better pictures later, these were in a rush at dark after meeting/selling the neighbor
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:10 PM
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:12 PM
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Nice having room to move.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:15 PM
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Blue and the Bobcat both will sleep good tonight.....you can see the road that developed from hauling dirt to another area on the property about 1/4 mile.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:23 PM
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You get some sweeet jobs. Defiently some nice cribs in your work area.

Sometimes i wish i did small jobs. I just ran through quickbooks, i am only doing 8 jobs this yea. 8 jobs!!! Only 8 people that can give me referals.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:29 PM
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If 8 fills the schedule and turn good net.......thats being selective and good.

Now, as I know you're probably working on, secure the same for next year and have a second crew (2-3 guys) doing other, smaller say up to $20,000ish, jobs for quick cash. The truck and equipment for them should be paid for in a couple months. Outfit them with a skid steer (go track since you've got wheels) and some other goodies and you shouldn't have a problem breaking even the first year. Fast forward to the second year.......looks green doesn't it?

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Old 08-27-2007, 10:42 PM
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If 8 fills the schedule and turn good net.......thats being selective and good.

Now, as I know you're probably working on, secure the same for next year and have a second crew (2-3 guys) doing other, smaller say up to $20,000ish, jobs for quick cash. The truck and equipment for them should be paid for in a couple months. Outfit them with a skid steer (go track since you've got wheels) and some other goodies and you shouldn't have a problem breaking even the first year. Fast forward to the second year.......looks green doesn't it?

I am planning to stick with the larger jobs. I think i finally figured out cost effective advertising methods to reel these leads in. I just need to the adds more guys and some equipment to rap these things up quicker. These big jobs are just smaller jobs put together. I am planning to go to a 5-6 man crew with 2 formen. Almost every job i have done this year could handle the large number of guys.


Frankly, i do not have much interest in smaller stuff. I like to always challenge myself and try to accomplish stuff that seems so far out from anything i ever done before.

What i am doing though, is setting these big install customers up for smaller add on later. I just finshed a 40k install, were we will go back next year and throw in 12k more in plants.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:30 PM
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Thanks TWU.....how's Baltimore? How about bringing me some Oreo cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, oh yeah!
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