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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by cspaugh, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
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    If I remeber correctly you are an advocate of less lawn and more landscape. I have picked up a new client that wants to get rid of some turf and make the rest of the turf naturalized. I am in Georgia, zone 7, and cant seem to find much more than clover seed, I also have seed source for "pinks" dianthus that I think might look good in there. Just wondering if you had any other suggestions or sources for seed that would fit what I am trying to accomplish? Anyone else can feel free to add sugestions or comments, I just knew small axe was a little privy to the naturalized lawn. Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
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    cspaugh I don't know if this'd work in your situation but I've paired up with a landscape designer the last couple of years to upsell this kind of thing. If a customer wants smaller installs in existing beds then I'll do it on my own but if they want bigger changes I bring her in. It works well for her because I bring her business she wouldn't otherwise have and she generates MUCH bigger invoices than I would on my own so there is plenty left over for me after paying her fee.
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
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    Thanks gogo, but im not having design issues, just trying to find more plants to replace lawn with. A good example would be in the winter time white clover, crimson clover, and rye grass. I will be removing some of the existing lawn but have no problems "naturalizing" the wood boarder around the property. Thanks for your input, anyone else?
     
  5. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Kiril, intresting reading and nice list of plants.
     
  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
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    Thanks treegal, do you know of anything that stays short? Im not looking for a prarie so to speak. Your link should keep me buzy reading for a minute, thanks again. I love the muhley grass though.:waving:
     
  8. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sisyrinchium angustifolium,Chasmanthium latifolium,Andropogon gerardi,Andropogon gerardi.

    the blue eyed grass is my favorite.

    btw using native plants is one of the best management tools a landscaper has.you are cool for doing this.hope i spelled it ok
     
  9. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
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    Thanks again treegirl, your cool for the info, hope I spelled it right also :)
    How long have you been at this, you seem to know quite a bit ? :weightlifter:
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I started in 99 and have built it up slowly
     

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