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Old 08-29-2010, 05:37 PM
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All the little ornaments and the hundreds of tiny plants spaced entirely too close are not my doings just to make sure everyone knows. All I did was put new mulch in. I hated the way there was stuff everywhere. If it were my landscaping all the ornamental things would be pulled out and only the plants that looked good would be left.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:21 PM
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That is a really odd landscape, poor placement of the dull looking plants. The trinkets make it look like Dr. Suess threw up on Disneyland. A good example of how not to design a landscape. I bet her house is full of kitten decorations.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:30 PM
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Looks great although the edge in the top left photo looks a little odd.

I like my bed edges to look machine cut.. I go down at least 4 inches then bring the mulch down to the bottom of the four. I don't fill the trench with mulch. The edge of the lawn is usually about two inches higher than the edge of the mulch( does that make sense?) Then I smooth the mulch over by hand removing all lumps (makes a big difference)

But looks good...
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:52 PM
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OK, so I made this little diagram to show you what I mean....
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Bluebird 24" De-Thatcher
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:16 PM
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Yeah, the mulch looks good, but those lights and junk in the garden look, well never mind...

As a few have said, next time I would offer to edge the garden, for 1 it will look a lot better and 2 you get another job.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:31 PM
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Don't spread mulch unless you edge the bed first. It's a reflection on you and your company. That's my rule.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:35 PM
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yeah def need to edge beds first or it just looks amature, what did you charge to put down the 11 yards of mulch?
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:38 PM
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Yup, no edge there. Does not look professional.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:01 PM
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it also looks pretty clumpy-ish i like my mulch to look smoothhhhh.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:23 PM
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...and making it smooth takes a lot of practice. I was a landscape forman for a company and we had a couple of guys that could make it look like glass. It was quite impressive. Practice, practice, practice!
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