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Old 06-15-2011, 11:31 PM
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Thank you for the input but first off....they did not want sod because they said they were going to plant there own grass.
Also she spray painted the line in which she wanted the bricks to lay, so i did in that line...
The bricks are also level, but not spaced out correctly which makes it appear as if they are not level. I have to go do some more work and i am going to fix it when i get back to it.
I also recommended larger river rock but she was very specific in what she wanted.
I don't know how can you say that i did not use landscape pins, because i did....

But everything i did not mention i agree with and appreciate the advice. I must say though she is very satisfied with what i have done so far. I do plan to go back and fix what you suggested. Like i said i am new to landscaping and appreciate the input.

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Just pointing out the details. All those little things add up to the over-all appearance.

It is in your best interest to inform the client of what will look better. Just because you are 15 doesn't mean you can let your clients push you around. If the HO wants the project to look like a homeowner did it then let them do it. It's your reputation that you are trying to create.

Sink the bricks deeper and at least get them to ground level so that when someone mows they can put the wheel of the mower on them and minimize trimming.

I'd still also set them in mortar so they don't ever move.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:44 PM
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Just pointing out the details. All those little things add up to the over-all appearance.

It is in your best interest to inform the client of what will look better. Just because you are 15 doesn't mean you can let your clients push you around. If the HO wants the project to look like a homeowner did it then let them do it. It's your reputation that you are trying to create.

Sink the bricks deeper and at least get them to ground level so that when someone mows they can put the wheel of the mower on them and minimize trimming.

I'd still also set them in mortar so they don't ever move.
I will do this tomorrow, post a pic of the changes, and then let me know what you think.

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:14 PM
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Just pointing out the details. All those little things add up to the over-all appearance.

It is in your best interest to inform the client of what will look better. Just because you are 15 doesn't mean you can let your clients push you around. If the HO wants the project to look like a homeowner did it then let them do it. It's your reputation that you are trying to create.

Sink the bricks deeper and at least get them to ground level so that when someone mows they can put the wheel of the mower on them and minimize trimming.

I'd still also set them in mortar so they don't ever move.
Is this better? I am still in the process of leveling the ground in front so they don't look like they are different heights. I sunk them down more and set them in mortar also.

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Old 06-17-2011, 12:11 AM
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Yes, looks much better.

Might be able to drop the pavers a shade bit more next time, but all in all it looks more professional.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:15 AM
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Yes, looks much better.

Might be able to drop the pavers a shade bit more next time, but all in all it looks more professional.
Good to here that. And the ground is not very level in front so I will level it and then it will look better I think.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:16 AM
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@White Gardens,
when you say sit the bricks in mortar, what do you exactly mean? Like put mortar in your trench or what?
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:57 AM
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@White Gardens,
when you say sit the bricks in mortar, what do you exactly mean? Like put mortar in your trench or what?
Yep. 2-3 inches of mortar.

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:56 PM
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Some equipment pictures

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My new trimmer rack with fs 55 and fs 45(backup). My fs 76 with brush cutter attachment is tore apart now, i will post some pics when its back together. Name:  624 (1).jpg
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I have the sulky off now
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