Hess Lawns 2013

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ed2hess, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This bed was in a low spot and they were watering every other day. I think we found the culprit.
    one of my customers has Periwinkles in his beds that he never waters. They only get rain water. They are the biggest periwinkles you will ever see. Mine at my house do fine with frequent watering but they are in a raised bed that drains well.
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have a couple different properties that is having problems with limbs in the shrubs dying back. It is just making an impossible maintenance problem for us. Any suggestions?

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  3. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check for bagworms. Junipers are bad about that.
     
  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We lost 2 large Junipers (20'+) In our back yard a few years back. Was a bad situation :rolleyes:
     
  5. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    Best advice. Jerk em out and put in anything but junipers. Will always have bagworms. And sometimes they just randomly loose the top out of them. (More upright varieties)
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  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My customer has a cedar (assuming same family) that lost the top out of it. Is there anything you can do to fix it? She was trying to train a new central leader but I don't think that's going to end up right.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    No bag worms....likely red spider but needchemical bad for spray. This hotel has about 100 of them and it just ruins the looks.
     
  8. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Less water...mp rotators on these plants would help
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Always like to see this.......so far so good this year.
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    This account wanted us to see if the flowers from last summer
    would come up again and they did. We just added a few more
    perennials. Kinda ugly edge:dizzy:

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    This is one of those beds that will be low water use. These are
    getting more popular in our area. They take a lot of care to
    keep them blooming. This one just went in.

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  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am impressed with these guys who can take a bunch of different shapes and sizes of native stone and build a nice wall. This is a $600,000 wall.
    Will take pictures when done. Seven guys....two drill into stone to anchor in the back.
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    You can see our irrigation wires that were cut and have to
    be put back along with water line
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    You can see the big pile of stone just dumped from a big tractor trailer. The concrete guy dumps in a pile. The guy with front loader moves the stone
    the cemet and more dirt to the wall. The dirt is piled along the wall to
    as they move up
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    This guy is breaking up the peices.this was delivered in a big
    trailer and was dumped on a pile.
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