Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-27-2004, 01:18 PM
BSDeality's Avatar
BSDeality BSDeality is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Posts: 2,851
the only problems we had during the install were the non-stop rocks. we hit rocks everywhere, which is to be expected in the northeast.

We also found a sprinkler line the wrong way. we just cut it back from the pond about 2' and left it plugged. time to call mister irrigation in.

I really liked the way the day progressed, we were a little short on time at the end of the day because of the rocks and sprinkler, but the pond was "done" when we left. not bad for a 8-9 hour day. I can't wait to do one on my own.

commments/questions?
__________________
Matt
Efficiency = Profit
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-27-2004, 01:44 PM
GreenMonster's Avatar
GreenMonster GreenMonster is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NH
Posts: 2,705
Was this a class of some sort? I'd be interested in attending something like that. Alternative would be to put the money into my own and learn that way.

Even with the chain gang there, that's still a lot of hand digging...
__________________
Mark
Green Monster Landscapes

"Blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl.... oh oh oh the sweetest thing"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-27-2004, 02:06 PM
BSDeality's Avatar
BSDeality BSDeality is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Posts: 2,851
it was a seminar. there were only 3 or 4 landscapers there. everyone else was a homeowner who wanted to learn how to do it themselves.

The digging wasn't as bad as it looks like. the problem with using a machine is that you'll spend just as much time fixing the damage the macine does as with just doing it by hand. each shelf has to be cut out to 90-95* and nice and level all the way around. I suppose a dingo or similar might be alright to use, but a mini-ex would do more damage than good i think.
__________________
Matt
Efficiency = Profit
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-27-2004, 02:15 PM
GreenMonster's Avatar
GreenMonster GreenMonster is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NH
Posts: 2,705
I think the only problem with a mini-ex is getting it to the site without damaging turf. That's ok though, getting off the subject.

Can you forward anymore info on this seminar, or where I may be able to get similar info a little further north (NH). Thanks.
__________________
Mark
Green Monster Landscapes

"Blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl.... oh oh oh the sweetest thing"
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-27-2004, 02:32 PM
BSDeality's Avatar
BSDeality BSDeality is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Posts: 2,851
it is a national franchise type thing i believe. my local mulch supplier put on the course.

i can't seem to find my literature on it at the moment as a bomb seems to have gone off on my desk/room
__________________
Matt
Efficiency = Profit
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-27-2004, 02:45 PM
GreenMonster's Avatar
GreenMonster GreenMonster is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NH
Posts: 2,705
I'll look around this area.

Forward anything you find after search & rescue mission
__________________
Mark
Green Monster Landscapes

"Blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl.... oh oh oh the sweetest thing"
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-28-2004, 04:23 PM
D Felix's Avatar
D Felix D Felix is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Putnam County, Indiana
Posts: 1,906
Sounds like an Aquascapes "Build a Pond" seminar.

While I can see the use for them from a procedure standpoint, I still don't like the look of the results.... But that's a whole 'nother topic too.

Check with your local pond supplier. They may know of courses like these. ADI puts them on several times a year in several different locations.


Dan
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-28-2004, 06:38 PM
BSDeality's Avatar
BSDeality BSDeality is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Posts: 2,851
what didn't you like about the results? i'm certainly not saying it was teh best pond i've ever seen, but i think it looks good but that could be since i sweated during the install.

i don't like the mulch and rock around the outside. and the homeowner requested not to plant anything, she would take care of it.
__________________
Matt
Efficiency = Profit
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-28-2004, 07:21 PM
gogetter gogetter is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Yardley, PA.
Posts: 3,256
I thinks it's pretty cool to see something like that come together in one day.

How many people were working on it?

Obviously it will look better when it's completed by the homeowner, but like I said it looks pretty good for one day of work.


Does the homeowner get some sort of break on price for allowing the seminar to take place on their lawn?

So when are you doing your first solo one??? We want pics when you do.

Thanks for sharing the pics.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-28-2004, 08:48 PM
BSDeality's Avatar
BSDeality BSDeality is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Posts: 2,851
all together there were 10 or 11 people working on it. almost too many chefs in the kitchen after we got down 8" at the first tier. we also breaked a lot for instruction and theory, but it was done in 8-9 hours. Our instructor said it would be possible to do a similar pond in 8 hours with more plants with 4-5 guys.

I'm not sure, but i greatly suspect the HO gets the pond for just a hair over cost.

as for my first solo, just as soon as i can find someone who wants one in their yard.
__________________
Matt
Efficiency = Profit
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Page generated in 0.09403 seconds with 10 queries