Crushed Glass?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Adamp247, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Adamp247

    Adamp247 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I'm putting together a bid for a commercial property in town. The company color is blue, so the lady wanted to incorporate "blue crushed glass" into the mulch beds, etc. I'm not completely sure who would sell crushed glass for a landscape. Am I just naive? Do I have to buy it at a craft store?! Anyway, if you know what she's talking about and could give me some pointers, that'd be great. Thanks in advance.
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    They use it in gas fire places etc. i think the right term is glass bead or something
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  3. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
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  4. Adamp247

    Adamp247 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Awesome responses. I wonder if any landscape suppliers carry it around here... I guess I'll find out sooner or later.

    Thanks for the website, VO. I found exactly what she was talking about on the website.

    I love LawnSite. Such a bounty of knowledge! You guys are the best.
  5. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Interesting... Not sure I understand what she has in mind, but this stinks of trouble to me in many ways....careful
  7. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Highly imaginative, incredibly inventive...
    this could be a PITA Project OR something that you point to with pride...

    Artistic creativity is always fun... :)
  8. Grant11

    Grant11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    If you think to take a couple pics of the finished product. I think I speak for a lot of us when I say I'd be interested to see how this turns out. Good luck!
  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    would marbles work?!?!
  10. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Sounds expensive to me, be sure to give her the estimate once you know the cost of whatever materials you find and show her samples. Also give her the cost using the common mulch. She might be thinking it can't be that much more, which could lead to problems once done.

    Showing her samples, she can't come back on you and say "I don't like that!".

    Good luck, this might just start a new trend.

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