updated pics of previous project..

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tturbonegro, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
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    some completed (for now) pics of a recent project...

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  2. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
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  3. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Really nice work. The water fall look like they are coming out or nowhere. What products did you use to build them? thanks
     
  4. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    guess someone likes evergreens.....
     
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Man I'm gonna put it like this. Your stone work is nice. The planting however is not up to par. I assume based on our prior conversation that you had nothing to do with it. I assume also that the install was for base plants and that the color will come in later. I see major issues with spacing all over. I really hope they are spending the money on a plant care company with so many similar pest problematic plants. I can go on for longer than anyone would care to listen too though.
     
  6. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
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    i dont know anything about the pantings...dont know anything about any plantings really...i cant even name one plant that i see there.. i was guess the small ones along the inside of the fence will all grow together and form a row ?
    im not too shure...it looked good to me, the guy is a CLA, well educated, been in business a long time and does well..and the customers are very pleased so i would like to hear more input...all comments welcome to every post i make or picture i post.
     
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Fair enough, and with anything I bring up will purely be an opinionated observation. First impression I get is that it was planted to look good now, this pleases the customer. Also that the budget went heavy around the pool with the boxwoods and the outer juniper planting suffered. Would not be the first time I saw this done or even by a LA. So here we go.

    First pic shows an upright Juniper ( maybe blue point) and a row of possible boxwoods. In 5 years they will be touching blocking the path. The juniper will be 5' wide and 15' tall. Background in front of the fence is Juniper. They will eventually touch I guess , if they are the species of choice I would have doubled the number. However something with some height would have been better. perhaps Microbiota.

    Third pic shows similar upright junipers. Again way too close to the corner.

    First pic, second post. The 2 junipers are too close to each other. Boxwoods are too close to the walkway inside the gate. Also those look like common boxwood which will one day be to the top of the fence. They will take severe pruning to keep them off the fence. If they wanted a lower hedge, dwarf common buxus would have been better.

    Second pic, second post. The weeping norway (tall plant) is too close to the dwarf arborvitae. The pillar has an other one too close.

    Overall, the customer will enjoy it, and usually remove plants as needed as they outgrow their location. No body will think anything of it. We are a disposable society. With some better planning it could eventually turn into a mature landscape. As is it stands there is little chance.

    My comment about the pest control was related to the fact that with that many similar plants there is a good chance for severe damage if not upkept.

    The other thread looks quite a bit better.
     
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have one wall question, why is it you use 90mil blocks on the bottom then 2 rows of 135s then 90 then cap? Why not mix? Not criticizing just wondering.
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  9. steve5966

    steve5966 LawnSite Member
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    I'll throw in my two cents too. A clean cloth and lense cleaner. My eyes hurt looking at foggy pics.
     
  10. tturbonegro

    tturbonegro LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 97

    i dont know anything about the pantings...dont know anything about any plantings really...i cant even name one plant that i see there.. i was guess the small ones along the inside of the fence will all grow together and form a row ?
    im not too shure...it looked good to me, the guy is a CLA, well educated, been in business a long time and does well..and the customers are very pleased so i would like to hear more input...all comments welcome to every post i make or picture i post.

    we were matching a previous installation with the wall pattern...if you notice the upper raised patio in any of pics it was recently completed before we did the pool project...

    yea cell phone pics...htc hero that gets dirty in my pocket
     

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