Clean Up - Retrired 4 Star General?

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by dgswen, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. dgswen

    dgswen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Couple pics of a recent cleanup.

    Before and Afters

    Front Breezeway Privot - b.jpg

    Front Breezeway Privot - a.jpg

    Front Door - b.jpg

    Front Door - a.jpg

    Front Walkway - b.jpg

    Front Walkway - a.jpg

    Crepe - b.jpg

    Crepe - a.jpg
  2. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,577

    destroyed that crape myrtle
  3. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    This is what I call "crepe murder." I didn't invent the term.

    Crepe murder is bad for several reasons.

    1. It turns beautiful trees into ugly stumps.

    2. It prevents the formation of pretty, mottled bark on maturing trunks.

    3. A forest of skinny, whip-like shoots sprouts from the end of each ugly stump. These whips are too weak to hold up the flowers, so the branches often bend to the ground, like a drunk who's about to lose his lunch.

    Crepe's should be pruned in late winter, not late fall.

    Learn how to spell "Retired".
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,026

    Not much choice on that Crape. It is planted too close to the house so you have to keep it real stunted.:usflag:
  5. greensolutions1

    greensolutions1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    you can tell it was already murdered before, unfortunately thats all the commercial properties want done around here. It makes me cringe everytime we do them.
  6. ArenaLandscaping

    ArenaLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

  7. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    Why do you have "retired 4 star general" in your thread title?
  8. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,034

    Good job. I agree with others that most crape myrtles should not be pruned.
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  9. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    Looks brutal. Some of those shrubs will never be the same. I assume that is a japanese maple tucked in the corner. Why ever take so much off? It bothers me to see work like this.
  10. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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