client needs help with her flower beds(need your opinions)

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Outdoor_Maintenance_2010, May 4, 2010.

  1. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
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    a client call and said she needed help with her flower beds and to mow


    now i went on google street view to see what i was expecting and this is what i saw

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    what should i do to make this look clean?,,,,any tips
     
  2. Stevegotcrabgrass

    Stevegotcrabgrass LawnSite Member
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    tell her to fix the lawn first...that would be money better spent in my opinion. Then I would see if there is anything worth saving in the exiting beds. Clean all else out, and start fresh.
     
  3. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
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    yea i do agree that the lawn looks terrible, i have to see how much shes willing to spend on all of this...
     
  4. GrassIsGreenerLawnCare

    GrassIsGreenerLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    1st pic: i would take out the whole rock border bed and all those weeds and make the whole grass/weed area a full bed. put weed sheet down, flowers or/shrub, then mulch it.

    2nd pic: keep the monkey grass or whatever, rip out that cheap black border strapping, extend the beds out another 1/2foot, edge and add mulch. and take out that "stone slab to nowhere!"

    3rd n 4th: same thing...rip out that black strapping and create a rock/ cobblestone border. weed the shittt outta it and add mulch. id clear out the beds alot. too crowded.

    thats probly the cheapest solution to a quick clean-up. DEF needs work on the lawn if she wants it to look really nice tho. Im sure people have different ideas, but thats my 2cents from lookin quickly
     
  5. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
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    yea the first pic,the asphalt there is where the road starts,,so extending it might not be a good idea since the snow accumalates there in the winter

    pic 2 are day lily"s
     
  6. Stevegotcrabgrass

    Stevegotcrabgrass LawnSite Member
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    looking closer at the pics, it looks like there are some hostas you might be able to split. These will fill in and cost you $0....just a thought???
     
  7. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 780

    That lawn is a complete kill and reseed. There is no saving that thing
     

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