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Show Us Pics of Your Best Work!!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MidAtlantic, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 218

    I considered posting a shot of my work. However, after seeing shot's of your work I just realized I'm a scrub landscaper. :rolleyes:

    G O R G E O U S !
  2. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

  3. StillScapes

    StillScapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Here is a picture from the FIRST paver job that I did fresh out of Landscaping School.

  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    How did you guys learn to do that? Incredible work.
  5. MidAtlantic

    MidAtlantic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    Many years of trial and error!!!!! All I can say is study anything and everything you can get your hands on pertaining to the types of work you are planning to do. Manufactures of those products are a great source of knowlege and for learning new techniques. Call them and get literature and specifications. They provide seminars and workshops for new guys. These workshops are a great way of networking and learning how the other guys do it in other markets. Some manufacturers will even send reps out to work with you on your first project or work with you on bidding projects. I wish I went that direction early on. It would have saved me lots of money and improved our efficiency.

    I would say another way of learning is to look around at your competitors work. Carry a camera around with you and take pics. You can learn more from your competition than you think. Once you understand the standard construction procedures of the different products lines you will understand how they built, how much it cost. But must importantly look at the design, cuts and all the detail work.

    Get to know your competitors. There is more than enough work out there for everybody. I am good friends with 4 of the guys I compete with in my local market. We do a bit of networking by sharing leads, ideas, problems, equipment, plant sources, and I even share a contractors lot with one of the guys.

    Hope this helps you out some.

  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    im still a fairly young guy and i still have a ton to learn, but from day one i had a lot of great insight from fellow friends in the industry. each one of them said the best way to learn is to go work for somebody else. from highschool all the way through college i worked for myself, and still worked for another lco on the side. i cant tell you how many tricks and skills i picked up. i went to college and graduated and got a few great job offers and decided to go work for the company im at now. i have never been happier and each day i always learn something new. all i can tell you from my experience is try and follow what mid atlantic said, as well as if you can, go work for an experienced company for awhile. its like a free education. im very happy where i work now, and have given up going to work for myself, and am in for the long haul at the current company. i can honestly say i love going to work everyday, and i get paid to learn.
  7. Mlc gmc03

    Mlc gmc03 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 324

    here are just a few that i could find, now no there not as good as others on here but for 19 i dont think i am doin to bad

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  8. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    Here are some landscaping pictures. I installed this garden in about 1 day. The other one is of one of my accounts I maintain.
  9. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    Ok let me try that again.


    Garden- 2.JPG
  10. activelandscaping

    activelandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    All the pic's look great. :) :)
    Here's a little project I did awhile back, still looks great. :)
    I will post the after pics next.
    What, I hope, you will be seeing is the result of wanting the top to look good, without having to pay for what's underneath. We removed 200 yards of pure muck soil from the spillways/pond basin, in order to provide slope stability for this project.
    Well, anyhoot........here's the pics.






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