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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by sheshovel, May 12, 2007.

  1. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112


    A sad, sad irrigation and landscaping job. The thread starter only planted the flowers and did a good job. The rest of it is a perfect example of pure crap irrigation and landscaping. This kind of work makes me sick!
  2. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    You're right, doesn't look like good work.
  3. Midlo Snow Maker

    Midlo Snow Maker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    jesus, what a horrible lay out i would hate to see the rest of the system
  4. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    It is pretty easy to be judgmental on something like that, but remember that there are often stories behind some of those disasters. I can't really defend the tilted heads..unless landscapers dug up after they were installed, etc. See my point?

    I do some installs for a luxury home builder and in one subdivision, the landscaping rules are very, very strict; all plans have to be reviewed and passed, etc. The plans that they pass are complete and total garbage. Hideous designs only. Whose fault is that?

    I did one house down there that the landscaping nazi's came back to and forced the landscaper to change some design stuff after the fact. The landscaper dug up all over the place and my irrigation job looks like crap because of it. Whose fault is that?

    Anyhow..the point is that sometimes there are stories that explain how a site got to be how it is. I personally have a couple sites I consider "cursed", irrigation systems that were installed less than 2 years ago have been trashed by bull dozers, etc. I will never be able to look at those sites and feel any pride about the end result...
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    All these failures are mostly blamed on too many fingers in the pie:
    homeowner becomes "expert", no firm plans, no adult supervision, no
    communication between LA or designer & subs (us). Stand your ground!
    With nutcase stuff like SHE posted...you KNOW the client will change plants
    down the road...irrigator's job is to plan for change...spare wire/mainline.
    And, when in doubt, in plantings...5' centers...you'll never go wrong!:waving:
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Exactly Mike, there is NO excuse for that kind of an installation. This is a new home with new landscaping and that is a brand new system. Poorly planned and poorly installed in my opinion.
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Let's not forget LOSS (last onsite sub)..if the irrigator can get in before the
    shag carpet is installed, we've a far better chance of sucess!
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    HUh? Confused......
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    I doubt if you've ever been confused....LOSS means they ran out of money
    before they considered landscape & irrigation..then they had five bucks for
  10. Midlo Snow Maker

    Midlo Snow Maker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Agreed, but if that was the case would you really want to post a pic of it?

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