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Perfect Earth Landscape

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

  1. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Ha, I remember I had to switch up kicking the spade with both my legs (really, learning with the left) cause my right knee felt rusty.

    I won't even go into the lower back....:eek:
  2. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    Nice work man, I liked the pics. Keep up the good work, best of luck.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    looks superb, i hope the realize that your designs will require maintenance and thinning after a few years as you plant like l do with a very full landscape once grown in!! nice!!
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Yup. I am fully aware of that! :) I come from a job where everything was installed with an immediate impact "look"... and yea, it can lead to some issues, but I'd rather prune and keep things in check than plant things 8 ft apart like most guys do. I find customers prefer the mature look. I'm not trying to sell plants, just give them more bang right from the start. I'm getting better at spacing further. Thanks!
  5. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Amazing work. You must have quite the plant knowledge and be able to see things in your head for the set up. I would like to change my business to more of the landscape work than the mowing work. I like landscaping better and people appreciate great looking landscapes more than stripes on a lawn. I just need to educate myself more on full landscaping and getting a better quoting strategy down. I definitely agree with the whole doing an amazing job and letting the referrals come in. It's tough when you bid a little under but you just need to stick it out and finish it. I also have a dump trailer and it is a must for me. I'd like a little heavier as mine is only 7,000lb, poor quick decision :hammerhead: I worked with a guy for 5 years and we had to shovel out all the edgings at the end of the day, wow those were awful times. Enough about me. Great work and I hope to aquire some of the ability to do better installs and switch to more landscaping.
  6. greens master

    greens master LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    really nice Job! keep up the great work!
  7. Surf'n'Turf

    Surf'n'Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    real nice pics....refreshing to see something other than lawn stripes! i have the same 525 wt dingo and after looking at the rototiller in the church pic, was wondering if you ever tried the soil pulverizer. i rented one last year, and while it won't make a thick lawn magically disappear, it did a great job of tilling once we cut out and removed the grass.
  8. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Nice to see another former Lawn c a f e guy on here again. I miss that site lol.

    Not much to say about the pics that everyone hasnt already said!
  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    Nice work man. Everything is top notch. On your dump truck, I like the sides that fold down. However, why don't you have full gussets and boards to the top of the cab protector? I'm not trying to be critical, because it seems like you're anal enough that you bought it for a reason. Do you use your dump trailer enough to justify not having full gussets? Again, please don't think I'm trying to be critical.
  10. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I know quite a bit about plants, but honestly, I still get shy at nurseries when walking around with the guys who work there! I know a lot, but there is SOOO much more- especially with perennials and specific varieties (juniper, viburnum, hydrangea, etc)... It'd be great for you to pick up some more landscape-oriented work- I'm glad I went LANDSCAPE first, GRASS second. Ran into a guy this morning getting coffee, he saw my jacket- says "I'm ok with my lawn guy but when he tries to landscape or do something with plants, it's not good." Gave him my card, he'll call for an appointment. I run into this allllllll the time. So many guys mowing grass and not enough who just do installs/maintenance. And I like mowing grass!!

    For me, there is just more money per day in landscaper than mowing. I am not a huge company that needs to fill time with grass.....maybe one day! Good luck!

    I have not had a chance to use the Dingo tiller or soil pulverizer attachments for the Dingo. I'd love to! Mostly, it scoops and lifts trees/pills shrubs, stumps... I agree with your "lawn stripes" comment! hahaha, yeaaaa......:laugh:

    Hey Oakwood! Thanks for the compliment...The same guy did our logos, right?? maybe I'm forgetting, but I think so...

    No! Smart question. Easy answer- Too heavy!! They are already cumbersome enough- a few more boards and supports, hardware, etc.... and I'll really ruin my back! I have enough room with that dump and the trailer for now. I bought that truck cause of the dump body, the tool boxes, the weight rating, and it's BASIC. Manual, roll-up windows, spray-out cab, Nothing fancy!

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