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New Approach and New Application

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Team-Green L&L, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    This may sound ********, and really is, but it is happening. One of our largest landscaping firms has sold municipalities on the idea that a landscaped exit ramp draws more traffic to the retail areas because it appears to be a nicer neighborhood. The thinking is right and they have sold $4 million worth of unusable landscapes that include stamped crete, ornamental trees and grasses, and even garden areas off the exit ramps in our city. I missed the boat on this one, but someone in another area may be able to benefit from this new fad.
     
  2. JG Landscaping

    JG Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I have not seen any of it around here yet, but as odd as it sounds i guess it does make sense.
     
  3. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    bump...bump...
     
  4. green horizons

    green horizons LawnSite Member
    from zone 5
    Posts: 144

    I've been to places that landscape those types of areas and I think it does look much nicer than the standard municiple work. But wouldn't maintenance of the area (and the cost associated with it) be prohibitive? I don't think the average city worker has the expertise or desire to maintain these areas. I love the idea, and I hate to miss out on $4 mil., but I can't imagine making the sell, so to speak.
     

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