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Flower Bed Install.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Remsen1, May 16, 2005.

  1. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    First one ever (for hire). What do you think?

    Flower Bed Before 5-12.jpg

    Flower Bed After 5-12.JPG
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Not bad, definatly an improvment.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Well do you want my honest opinion? or do you want me to say things to make you feel warm and fuzzy?
    I will go with my gut. :blob3:
    Looks like you just cleaned it a little bit and put down a few bags of mulch and planted a few flowers.Your not quite into landscaping yet. :waving:
    I would have definitely done something about the rock thing there--wierd and unnatural looking at best. You should keep the BARK AWAY from the base of those tree's. :D
  4. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    IMO i think it looks good if the person didn't want an entire renovation, just touched up a bit

    good job!
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Yeah tough to say what the customer wanted. I've done a couple this year where they only wanted it touched up here and there. I crindged at the thought of it because obviously when anyone sees it they will ask who did that half-A_sed job? But its money coming in. Annuals are very very cheap maybe it could have used some more to fill up the open spots. But it is a definate improvement. :waving:
  6. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, all I did was a little cleaning up. I'm not claiming to be a landscaper yet. Did the best I could with what was there to work with and a small budget.
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I would have used the bigger rocks along the front and had them touching each other at least.Even if I had to go buy a few more .Or made the rock edge in the front only if there wasen't enough,the rocks need to be placed like they fit with one another as much as possible and I don't just put a rock on top of the ground.If your gonna use it at all make it look like it should be there or don't use it at all.Don't forget everything you do now reflects on you and helps to build or mess up your reputation,so it involves a bit more effort to make it look right and is well worth it in the long run as far as building a good rep goes.Just trying to help.I can sound worse than I mean. :D
  8. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    If the customer had a small budget I would of removed the rocks and just edged a circle around the trees, maybe removed some of the dirt to level of the hump or just leveled the hump then add the mulch with no rocks.

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