Photos of fake pine straw job

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Eakern & Dog, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
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    Saw this at the local QuickTrip: It's been in place about or month or so:

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  2. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
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    more photos to view:

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  3. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
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    yet even more photos

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  4. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dont think that will be fun when all the trash starts to collect let alone the leaves from the small bushes.
     
  5. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea, I wondering what a pain it will be to get the real pine straw out of the beds once the pine trees start dropping their needles.
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    since i've never seen pine straw used in applications up here, i was wondering. how authentic does that fake stuff look compared to the real thing?
     
  7. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would say this application looks about 80% authentic. I have seen it once before where it looked like crud. But this application was nice looking. In fact,when I first saw it, I was wondering how they got long leaf pine this time of year. I marveled over the color since it looked liked the season's first/fresh pine straw( not faded). After a second look, I couldn't't help notice that the color was too uniform and too "clay" like . I then noticed it was fake. It looks "too perfect" when you get close to it, but looks authentic anywhere from 10 feet or more away. I'm hoping others may have seen this stuff around and have pictures as well.
     
  8. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think i want to go vomit, that looks almost as bad as the steel edging coming out of the ground. take a picture in five years when its all being pulled back out
     
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    that stuff is SOOOOOOOO ugly!!!!!!
     
  10. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree, but then again real pine straw is not that good looking either, though it is one step up above red cypress mulch.
     

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