Low maintenance flower beds

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JLSLLC, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    In your opinion, what type of flower bed is least maintenance? Customer has a light bed of light river rock (1-3 inch material) and wants something they don’t really need to do much too. I know:dizzy:...

    Just wanted to hear others opinion, they wanted me to rip all out and mulch, but I know how weeds and mulch go together. The fabric/ paper is hit or miss, and I honestly don’t have much faith in it or like it. Especially after ripping it out for customers.

    Let me hear what you think. Most likely I can tear it all out and start fresh, excluding the bushes that are staying - TIA
     
  2. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sun shade wet dry boggy north east south west low high...
     
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    JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Partial sun, along a house, and northeast climate varies anymore lol
     
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  4. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wet dry boggy?
     
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    JLSLLC

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    Dry and some light sand
     
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  6. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
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    and just flowers?
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    I personally hate rocks...unless it's in a desert.
     
  9. weeze

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    rock is the best thing. just spray it from time to time when weeds pop up. hard to keep clean though. trimming shrubs and such all the debris gets on top of it and can never be fully blown out.

    mulch or whatever needs to be replaced over and over and over. rock lasts forever pretty much.
     
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  10. Idlewild

    Idlewild LawnSite Member
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    Annuals or perennials ? Mix of both ? Client color preferences ? Skip the “fabric” for
    any living install.
     

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