Perfect Earth Landscape

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

  1. ZKSLAWN

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
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    One more question. Why put the mulch down before installing the plants? Just learning as much as i can.
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ya, the cheap auger is great for small plant installs and bulb installs in the fall.
     
  3. kgserv

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    sorry not to savvy on the computer just put this in the amleo search
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  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's just much easier when doing a planting of this size. Imagine trying to squeeze mulch in and around all those tiny plants...and make it look good and consistent. It's better to get that done before instead of trampling around afterwards.

    And like I said before, a good, organic mulch is fine to work into the planting holes a little bit along with the soil.
     
  5. ZKSLAWN

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good call didn't even think of that.. i was just asking because i felt like a good amount of the dirt you dig up with the drill would end up being on the surface and just not make the mulch look good but maybe there wouldnt be enough dirt to notice.
     
  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That happens. You end up with soil on the top and somewhat mixed in. But we try to take our hands and "ruffle it up" a bit while planting, so the mulch and soil mix.

    There's no way to avoid soil on top doing it this way. It would take a week to do the job if you picked all the soil off the mulch! :laugh:

    You can always sling or throw (literally) some fresh mulch over the top for some color after you're finished planting.
     
  7. David W

    David W LawnSite Senior Member
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    Perfect, where in L-ville are you buying Wolverine products? JDL ??? We're interested in getting some of their shovels and rakes this year. All I see at JDL on this side of the river are spades for edging.

    Thanks.
     
  8. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    JDL has the spades but not much else.... Ridge Wholesale nursery off Taylorsville Rd in Louisville has a small wall of Wolverine stuff... about 6 different tools (spades, pitchforks, scoop shovels, Long handle spades, etc)

    I have not been to the old Lose Brothers nursery in J-Town (which is now called Nursery Liquidators or something) in a long time but they had lots of Wolverine as I remember.
     
  9. David W

    David W LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cool....thanks!
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  10. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any updates? any more pictures?
     

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