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Old 05-04-2014, 01:13 PM
PLLandscape PLLandscape is offline
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The thing i dont like as much is you just can't add organic matter to stone beds without major work whereas mulch breaks down or you can easily add compost. I still want my plants getting all they can. Stones make sense to me as accents or trouble areas such as around pool filter assemblies or air conditioning units. Or around areas where tracking mulch everywhere can be undesireable such as around pool.

Again I know it's not your choice and the above are just my opinions.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:35 PM
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I actually like a nice mix....

Yes, it is more difficult to get leaves and trimming out of stone beds but is that really a reason to not install it?

Stone beds look great mixed with mulch but I believe a border is essential to deter contamination....

Stone is also good for water control....

All that being said.... 80% of my installs end up being mulch... hahaha..

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Old 05-04-2014, 06:40 PM
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The thing i dont like as much is you just can't add organic matter to stone beds without major work whereas mulch breaks down or you can easily add compost. I still want my plants getting all they can. Stones make sense to me as accents or trouble areas such as around pool filter assemblies or air conditioning units. Or around areas where tracking mulch everywhere can be undesireable such as around pool.

Again I know it's not your choice and the above are just my opinions.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:41 PM
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I actually like a nice mix....

Yes, it is more difficult to get leaves and trimming out of stone beds but is that really a reason to not install it?

Stone beds look great mixed with mulch but I believe a border is essential to deter contamination....

Stone is also good for water control....

All that being said.... 80% of my installs end up being mulch... hahaha..

94... Who's snazzy white scooter is that??????!!!!!

Love it!
Hey the scooter is for sale, take a day trip down here and will put it on your trailor. It belongs to my friend but will sell cheap. Just an idea good gas milage?
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:53 PM
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Today we did this little landscape renovation, was a pretty fun little job for 2 of us. Here was a before shot of the front bed as well as a couple afters. We took old plants out, edged, added topsoil mix, new flowering plants, a couple small stone accents, and little stone wall, and mulched.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:03 PM
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Here was a little dress up off there back patio. Here's a before as well as some after pics. We added some flagstone steps and mulch and in front of the little walls we made a topsoil mix garden so the customer can plant there flowers etc.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:08 PM
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A couple more small beds changed up alittle. Here's a before and after's, added a blue hydrangea, corl bells, and a few other small lilly's etc.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:18 PM
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Do you do any advertising or just word of mouth
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:48 PM
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Word of mouth.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:23 PM
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Word of mouth is the best advertising u can get! that mean your work and pricing is good
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