Landscape install we just finished

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by NNJLandman, May 21, 2006.

  1. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Luckily the job was right down the street from where I live becasue I forgot my camera and we were just getting set to install the new plants after we ripped out the exisitng shrubs so I have a before picture of the stuff we ripped out and the bed. I always have resizing problems so here is a link to my web shots. Enjoy the pictures and please comment on the job.

  2. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Wow is my work that bad, this is the second time I posted my work and got no responses....thanks alot
  3. INlawncare

    INlawncare LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 44

    Nice work, gives the house a nice look. Keep it up!!
  4. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    hey man looks good like the mulch.
  5. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    install looks ill! do you cut the grass regularly looks like it can be cleaned up a bit and thro down some fert.. otherwise gret job!
  6. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    No we do not cut the lawn at this house, we just did the landscape install, the customer maintains his own grass, thanks for the comments.

  7. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Messages: 1,389

  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Looks OK....think you could do better though.
  9. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    looks pretty nice, keep up the good work. would you mind telling how much you charged for that job?
  10. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,420

    Try grouping the material instead. For instance:

    Instead of the pattern of: (best guess of plants from pics) arborvitae, pieris, azalea, spruce, azalea, pieris, arborvitae.

    Try something like: aborvitae, 3 pieris toward back, 4 azaleas triangulated around pieris, spruce and loose the other aborvitae and anchor the corner with a nice acer/maple. Then use some of the 'fillers' like the hosta, euyonumus etc. This will help give a more natural look and the house will not look so 'boxy'.

    Also try to give the bed some more defenition by not using a straight line, throw some curves at it.

    Definitely loose the 2 annuals on stands.

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