First Landscape Install of the Season

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Can-Do Lawn Care, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Can-Do Lawn Care

    Can-Do Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I'm working on my first install of the season.:dancing:

    Here's my work load:
    Remove approx. 700 ft2 of existing grass.
    Till existing soil, amend, till
    Spread 7 yards of mulch
    Install one 700# boulder

    Plant List
    1 Cutleaf Philodendron 7 Gallon
    3 Variegated Ginger 3 Gallon
    20 Canna Lily 1 Gallon
    25 Day Lily, Stella D Oro 1 Gallon
    2 Golden Goddess Bamboo 7 Gallon
    1 Sago Palm 30 Gallon
    20 Agapanthus 1 Gallon
    12 Hawaiian Ti Plant 3 Gallon
    4 Ardisia 1 Gallon
    4 Oleander Red 7 Gallon
    15 Hibiscus Yellow 3 Gallon
    25 Aztec Grass 1 Gallon
    5 Iris 1 Gallon

    Bid 3250
    Net Profit 1000
    31% Net Profit

    I am doing the prep work while he is on vacation w/ his grandkids. Plants go in next week.

    Check out my pictures Here

    Questions/comments/advice welcome.
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    Whats the cost of the plants and boulder?
     
  3. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe LawnSite Member
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    how did you remove the existing grass?
     
  4. Gaturf

    Gaturf LawnSite Member
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    how are you going to get a 700# boulder in that back yard? looks like a pool in the way and a fence? looks pretty tight. good luck and have fun!
     
  5. Can-Do Lawn Care

    Can-Do Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    tthomass: Plant cost is $960, the boulder is around $130 i think. .17 cents a pound plus tax.
    Regular Joe: Shovel. Yes, I know why not use a sod cutter.:hammerhead: But I'm cheap and needed the exercise. Help burn off some of that winter fat.:walking:
    Gaturf: I'm gonna rent a mini skid. there is enough room between the north fence and the pool to safely transport the boulder.
     
  6. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe LawnSite Member
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  7. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    I look forward to the after pics.

    Just wondering...how many hours do you think it will take to complete???
     
  8. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    I figure about 14-16 hours...2 days
     
  9. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    I'm looking forward to some install pics for the arrangement.
     
  10. Can-Do Lawn Care

    Can-Do Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I already have about 10 hours into it already. I think if i had used a sod cutter or maybe the mini skid i could have cut that way down, but I dont have any other jobs going on yet (hopefully that will change soon) so time isnt really important to me right now. Tommorrow I'm going to pick up and place the boulder, spread and till in the topsoil, pick up the rest of the materials, take all the old grass and debris to the dump, and pick up his gutters. Installation should start on Tuesday. I will keep you guys updated with pics.
     

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