Replacing landscape

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Viseras lawn service, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Viseras lawn service

    Viseras lawn service LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys....i have taken all the shrubs out that you see in the pic...they were just way too big....

    now the problem is what should i replace it with? i want to stay away from rotos and the ground growing pine shrub types.... any ideas?

    The Albertas will be replaces with smaller ones.
  2. Viseras lawn service

    Viseras lawn service LawnSite Member
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  3. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you looking for a free landscape design?
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Idea #1...visit your local nursery and ask them for some suggestions

    Idea #2...get a landscape architect to get you a set of plans you can work from

    Idea #3...replace everything in the landscape bed with an identical, less mature, plant.

    Idea #4...Find out what the focal point of the landscape should be (speak w/ your customer), work some foundation plants around it that will complement it, then add some mass plantings, some perennials for spring/summer color, grasses for some winter interest...then add in some annuals for some impact color.
  5. Viseras lawn service

    Viseras lawn service LawnSite Member
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    Thx Kb...

    and i just wanted a few suggestions, not free landscape design....i thought this site was for people to help each other out....but it seems i come across more people looking for trouble these days. :realmad:
  6. lawnlubber

    lawnlubber LawnSite Member
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    I'm not sure what kind of conditions you have ( light levels, soil, moisture etc.) so it's hard to pick appropriate plants, but here's a few I like. Weigela shrubs I like red. Holly, you will need male and female to get the red berries. Perennial flowers: purple columbine, artemisia silver mound, day lillies asian lillies, clematis-ernest markham, hosta (the big blue ones), lilly of the valley, cranesbill and stonecrop. And of course some spring bulbs somewhere. I love daffodils.
  7. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
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    Provide a little more information

    Post a Picture of the site as it is now , a front veiw that shows the windows and doors.

    Describe the conditions Is it a sunny border or is it shady,etc...

  8. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Landscape design isn't just about looking at a picture and saying put a shrub there. Design is listening to your clients, asking questions, looking at the surrounding area, and adapting the site to be landscaped to all these variables.


    *what are your clients trying to acheive (or is this your house)?
    *what does the rest of the yard look like?
    *Are they active in their landscaping or hands off?
    *What are the general conditions of the surrounding area?

    Personally, I would never put an alberta Spruce near the front of a house, those things should be out back...

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