PLLandscape Work and Equipment

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PLLandscape, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 985

    Thanks. Took the time to do it right. Most time consuming parts are the base course (digging, base stone, and leveling first course) and cutting all the caps. Took me 2 hrs just cutting caps although I was by myself. Still many things I can improve on though.

    As for edging on the installs, yes they are edged. Probably too much mulch down in it!! Again things to be improved! The fresh installs need more mulch that your typical trim, edge, & mulch jobs.
  2. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    Yeah they definitely do. I over quote yards of mulch by at least 25% more than what I think I'll need just in case.
  3. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    And two hours for cutting caps is definitely not bad. Do it right, not quick.
  4. kwwolfe

    kwwolfe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    In the 4th and 6th from the bottom, you removed seomthing that looks like an evergreen ground cover. What is that? We have a sloped side at the one end of our pool and I have been looking for something hardy to plant on that slope so I don't have to mow or mulch it.
  5. Stars & Stripes Landscaping

    Stars & Stripes Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 246

    Love your work, love the edging - definately gives definition to each bed. Keep up the good work!
  6. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 182

    nice work. You should be proud of your work.
  7. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 985

    I believe it's some sort of "carpet" juniper.
  8. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 985

    Bad day today. One job finished sub par from my norm (wasn't working with a great site which led to this). A job I did for a friend a while ago, mind you I cut him a crazy deal, is full of minor complaints. I replaced a bush that was struggling even though I told him with the significant discount he got there is no warranty any anything. But don't want to have someone bad mouth you. I think I'm done with the family/friends discounts. Pay full like everyone else or hire another contractor who is cheaper. They just aren't worth it anymore.

    One last thing for myself. Schedule only 1 job per day unless the multiple job days are jobs you have done before or have multiple people helping. Price accordingly too!!! I get into this waaaaay too much. I'm too pressured to finish the first to get to the second which messes with quality. Any of these new jobs need to have a price tag minimum. I know I'll lose some but being able to give all to one job during a workday is better than cramming too much. Chasing the hundred dollar work (meaning anything 3 figures probably the $500-$700 range) just doesn't work. Too much running around and materials eating away from profits.

    Sorry needed to put it in writing for myself.....
  9. silicuda

    silicuda LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    very nice :D
  10. bill1500

    bill1500 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Good looking work. I'm liking that mini rock bed incorporated into the mulch bed.

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