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Perfect Earth Landscape

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PerfectEarth, May 9, 2010.

  1. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    What the heck do you need a trenching permit for? Never heard of one. Do they just check your path and make sure your clear of utilities?
     
  2. rockycrab

    rockycrab LawnSite Member
    from oregon
    Posts: 160

    Great Looking Landscapes!! Your pots are amazing.Just skimmed through your thread. Question though. Do you do winter pot arrangements? If so, can you throw up some pics? I am trying to break the box here in Oregon and come up with some extraordinary pot plantings for the winter. Would like to incoporate some of your ideas if you dont mind. We have zone 6 usually pretty temperate here in Portland.
     
  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,735

    On page 12, there are some "before" shots of this house. Finally started it last week and put a good dent in. Still have to do lots of groundcover and add some annual color out front. AND do the backyard where they've had a major kitchen renovation.

    Some people hate the new blue house, some people love it. It's growing on me. Pine straw looks great against the house! All new hardyboard siding. ...unfortunately the painters have to do another coat out front so my nice soil and mulch might get trampled a bit. Oh well....I had to get this started at some point. Front yard was just seeded too, in Rye, to get some quick green for Fall/Winter. Great customers, nice people. They wanted "simple" out front.

    Added about 15 yards of soil to these beds. The soil is GREAT! Tilled really deep and wonderful to plant in. All this stuff should thrive.

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  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,735

    Some more........

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  5. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And more. Will post more when I'm finished. Can't wait to see it next spring.

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  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not exactly. I have to call 811 to locate utilities separately. The "trenching permit" for this job was required by the town the house is in. It is for tree root protection. The town, Anchorage KY, is fanatical about preservation and keeping the large trees healthy. Had to meet with the city arborist to review the plans prior to work. No biggie!

    Thank you! Sometimes I tend to overplant my pots. It's hard not to shove a ton of 3-4" pots in a container to try to make it look lush immediately. It's backfired on me more than a few times. Totally my fault.

    In winter, at least around here, your choices are few. Pansies and mums in the Fall. Gotta pull the mums after a little bit- cause they'll get nasty fast. Ornamental cabbages and kale are great! No flower, but a super texture item in winter planters. There are always small evergreen shrubs too.... green velvet boxwoods and green mountains in planters are great. And you can keep them permanently and plant around them as seasons change. Also- columnar junipers, hollies as well... Dormant ornamental grasses look great. Aside from that, around here, there's not too much due to the cold! Pansies will look good for a bit in Fall, terrible in Jan/Feb, then rebound nicely in Spring before you pull them for summer planters.
     
  7. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Job looks good, I try to make it a habit to have dig safe come in before I do any type of digging, even just tilling, people are notorious around here for not burrying lines deep enough..... Again though the job looks good, not much for pine straw but I do like that color house.
     
  8. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,176

    Looks great,nice work.
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Awesome work on some very nice accounts!

    The only thing I don't like is a couple of beds/areas where there's bark mulch right next to stone mulch, but I'm guessing that was something that was pre-existing.
     
  10. 4CORNERS

    4CORNERS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    PerfectEarth....I have only looked through the first five pages and I would be a fool not to tell you that you do some of the best work I have ever seen! I'm 35 and started doing this kind of work when I was 13, mostly during summers and holiday breaks from school. I have owned my own business now for 8 years and would give anything to have someone with your talent working for me. Awesome work!
     

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