Project Pictures From this Season

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Superior L & L, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    workmanship looks fine in this job, but i am not thrilled with the materials....

    the rocks are too uniform in size and to rounded on the face...

    oh yea, it's college, not also mentioned that most plands have a 12-15 year life before getting "twiggy"... that is only because most people in the landscape industry only prune with shears... VERY few can correctly hand prune....

    if more people would learn proper horticultural techniques, they could sustain landscape plantings indefinitely for most species....

    there is a technique called rejuvenative pruning.....

    i also think that 2" from the AC is WAY too close for those arbs.....

    i see LA's all the time draw designs that are ticking time bombs....
  2. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for being constructive and not just straight up bashing .
    Thanks for the spelling help, Oh and by the way its plants not plands LOL

    I also wrote and planted the arbs 2' away from the AC not 2"

    The rejuvenative pruning is something that interest me and im going to talk to some state assoc. about it.

    I also have to agree with the La's comment. Sitting at a desk is WAY different to how it comes together in the field. I find this even more true with hardscaping they just dont understand
  3. jtruck618

    jtruck618 LawnSite Member
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    The pics with the large boulders......what keeps them from moving or falling? Are they stacked at an angle I guess? Im not a landscaper obviously.
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    hand pruning is almost non existent.... we get guys that have 15-18 years of experience and when i hand them a set of loppers and a felco 62 hand saw and tell them go go prune.. they get a glazed over look and ask where the hedge trimmers are....
  5. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    Thats the idea. They also lean back into the hill a bit. I'll post pics of my friend's house, now thats a boulder wall.

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