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first Landscape Renovation

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by C.J., Apr 25, 2012.

  1. C.J.

    C.J. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I have been in the business for 10 years as a side job but have only delt with lawn service (mowing,edging, trimming, etc) and tree removal. I have a recording studio I cut that wants to add flower beds and make everything look a lot more professional. I have no clue where to start on this besides getting some planting soil, mulch, and fertilizer and then planting some flowers? Ill take any advice I can get.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    There are hundreds of dynamics.

    I suggest looking up basic landscape design information and go from there.

  3. vinnieobrien

    vinnieobrien LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    yeah i would go to a local nurses find some plants they like, maybe some bushes depending on size of beds. make sure they will thrive in the amount of sunlight they get. get some nice soil and mulch. edge the bed in a design the customer wants. rotate the dirt, plant, mulch. its not that difficult just make it a layout the customer wants.
  4. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    Pay attention to the mature size of the plants and space them appropriately.

    Use a shovel or rent a bed bug/bed edger to make a nice crisp edge on all of the beds.

    As state above, make sure you place plants where they will get the appropriate amount of sunlight.

    Use a Variety of colors and textures. Group like plants together to create "layers" Try to plant in odd numbers.

    Maybe have the customer meet you at the Nursery and have them pick out plants they like since this is your first time. What color is their house? shutters? doors? etc. Maybe find accent plants that compliment the house colors.

    What style house is it? Being that you're in Johns Creek I'm guess traditional style since that's pretty common around here.
  5. C.J.

    C.J. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    its a brick building in Atlanta

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