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Front Yard Redo

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by menges21, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. menges21

    menges21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Did the design and install on this project today took me and another guy 8 hours. Installed zebra grass, black eyed susans, dianthus, lilly of the valley and some begonias, three yards black dyed mulch and re-seeded

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  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Oh my...........
     
  3. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    Looks good.
     
  4. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    oh my.... hahahaha yea i hear that
     
  5. Chestnut Oaks Prez

    Chestnut Oaks Prez LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 782

    That's what I'm talkin about. Makin a customers yard look better. Looks better!!!!!!
     
  6. menges21

    menges21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Thanks it was my first time doing a dry stacked wall and the stone was from the existing walkway they had it wasnt as flat as i would have like. Also I would have changed the plants up and put in a jap maple but they are an elderly couple and dont want to bother with any leaves.
     
  7. J & M Lawn Care

    J & M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90


    did you take all the grass out before you put the mulch down. Or did you leave the grass in there and put a hermincide down to kill the grass and then mulch on top
     
  8. menges21

    menges21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Had my guy weed all the beds and the section where I layed the new seed, ended up taking a truck load of junk away
     
  9. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Can I give you a bit of advice? Ok good. NEVER plant annuals like that. That is a typical homeowner display- like when they dot a bunch in among their foundation landscape. It's much better to "group" annuals in a swath or dedicated bed or area- with the purpose of drawing the eye to the particular area. Just planting a big row of flowers does nothing for a landscape- especially if it follows thew exact same flow of your wall.

    The mulch looks sloppy- stepped in and lumpy. Black is bad, IMO- it just adds to the darkness of that front porch area.

    As far as the plantings go and the "design" work- you just randomly dotted a bunch of tiny plants with no purpose or flow. It's almost as if you tossed them out into the bed (like daffodil bulbs) and planted where they landed. The bed needs a little height. Also, what it is gonna look like in the winter?? Just some thoughts. I know you were on a tight budget, but....
     
  10. menges21

    menges21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I agree with you on the plantings I would have liked to put more plants in but the home owner only wanted to spend about 150 on the job for plants so I tried to give him as much as I could. And I completely agree about the winter I would have liked to put in a cypress or something else that would have some foliage on it in the winter but it would have cost to much and not allowed me to plant much more. This is my second design job that I have ever done I will post some pics of my first one I did back in high school when I had an unlimited budget on the plants.
     

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