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Old 05-04-2013, 03:23 PM
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Help with Landscape ideas

So the lady wants to put new mulch down and put a boarder around it. She doesn't want brick but wants something to hold back the mulch from draining off. Also she wants to plant some bushes/shrubs to hide the meter. The bushes need to be low maint. and heat tolerant. Lastly the one i cant figure out is what is this type of weed and how to stop it from spreading all over the bed. Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:38 PM
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nobody has any tips on how to keep this type of weed away.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:44 AM
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nobody has any tips on how to keep this type of weed away.
Looks like something from the genus Convolvulus (a.k.a. bindweed) ..... it is not purslane.

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any more edging ideas she doesnt want brick also how much to charge for mulch?
You don't need edging along the hardscape. Do what has already been suggested by tapering the soil so you can get 3-4" of mulch placed. If you are talking about the area along the lawn, any of the many border options will work, concrete or steel would be my choice. That said, regardless of what type of border you do use, you should do the same thing as you would near hardscape by tapering the soil so your edging is not significantly above the surface of the soil.

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:54 PM
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Bury the down spout extension. Dig a beveled trench next to the walk approximately 4" deep and 4" wide. When installing new mulch you can step down and sort of lock the mulch in place. Some will still wash out in a downpour but not much. Can use landscape timbers, plastic or steel edging( just make sure it is high quality. Some boxwoods around that box may look good and they are relatively low maintenance. Another option is dwarf lorapetlums but they are very high maintenance in terms of trimming
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:55 PM
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You really need to run that downspout under the sidewalk and have it come up in the law. Learning to do these will help a lot in this business. Also don't worry about any block or border materials, do as was stated before and dig a beveled trench, cheap and easy.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:39 AM
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agree with the downspout ideas, but instead of boxwoods, id recommend yaupon Hollies instead of the boxwoods. here in west texas, the heat will get to the boxwoods before it affects the yaupons. They are not like regular holly either, they don't have the sharp points on the leaves. They are fairly low maintenance, they just need shaping a few times a year, and some watering.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:54 AM
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Ok thanks for the ideas. Anyone know what type of weed that is in the first picture.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:03 AM
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Use a trellis instead of bushes... is the weed an annual or perennial???
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:22 AM
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It comes up every year
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:29 AM
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it seems a little early for it to come up every year from SEED so it probably comes up every year from the ROOTS... it reminds me of "purslane" but seems weak and light colored...
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