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Common Mistakes

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Russ, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    What is the most common mistake you see other landscapers make in new installs?
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    9 out of ten times we get called to fix another guy's mistakes, I see two things right off the bat: 1.) Improper preparation
    2.) Low grade materials JMO.......
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Ditto! Its all in the prep. and the reason I see for lousy prep is not having the right equipment and/or not knowing how to use it.

  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    Their price is low.
  5. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    Planting trees to deep
    not untying the rope wrapped around the trunk
    improper or no bed preparations
    wrong plants in the wrong place.
    trees, bushes planted too close to buildings
  6. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    People coning mulch around trees instead of doing it the right way and Plato it.
  7. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    All of the above!!!!!
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    agree w/ above & add improperly or unstaked plant material!
  9. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    Mulch volcanos., not pulling the soil away from the top of the root ball where extra soil has covered the flare of the trunk, planting on loose soil so the entire planting sinks and drowns.
  10. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    whats Plato it? and to avoid the sinking, do you stomp on the good soil you put under and around the root ball? I know not to do the valcano and i know not to pile at trunk just curios about the expression.

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