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Help with Landscape ideas

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lawnkid14, May 4, 2013.

  1. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
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    So the lady wants to put new mulch down and put a boarder around it. She doesn't want brick but wants something to hold back the mulch from draining off. Also she wants to plant some bushes/shrubs to hide the meter. The bushes need to be low maint. and heat tolerant. Lastly the one i cant figure out is what is this type of weed and how to stop it from spreading all over the bed. Thanks for the input.

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  2. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
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    nobody has any tips on how to keep this type of weed away.
     
  3. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,652

    Bury the down spout extension. Dig a beveled trench next to the walk approximately 4" deep and 4" wide. When installing new mulch you can step down and sort of lock the mulch in place. Some will still wash out in a downpour but not much. Can use landscape timbers, plastic or steel edging( just make sure it is high quality. Some boxwoods around that box may look good and they are relatively low maintenance. Another option is dwarf lorapetlums but they are very high maintenance in terms of trimming
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  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You really need to run that downspout under the sidewalk and have it come up in the law. Learning to do these will help a lot in this business. Also don't worry about any block or border materials, do as was stated before and dig a beveled trench, cheap and easy.
     
  5. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 702

    agree with the downspout ideas, but instead of boxwoods, id recommend yaupon Hollies instead of the boxwoods. here in west texas, the heat will get to the boxwoods before it affects the yaupons. They are not like regular holly either, they don't have the sharp points on the leaves. They are fairly low maintenance, they just need shaping a few times a year, and some watering.
     
  6. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 232

    Ok thanks for the ideas. Anyone know what type of weed that is in the first picture.
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  7. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Use a trellis instead of bushes... is the weed an annual or perennial???
     
  8. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
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    It comes up every year
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  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    it seems a little early for it to come up every year from SEED so it probably comes up every year from the ROOTS... it reminds me of "purslane" but seems weak and light colored...
     
  10. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
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    And how do you stop something like that
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