Name that Installation Error!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by hoskm01, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey all. I hang out in the irrigation forum pretty much all the time, so I'm branching out a bit.

    At one of our maintenance accounts, we have problems in one of the parks with long patches of grass, and water is not the issue. This aerial shot says it all. Trivia- Whats the issue with the grass. Hint- Someone F'd up at install time.

    KEB Park.jpg
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Criticizing the competition instead of just taking care of the problem,
    unless that was not present at the time you took on the account,
    if this came about while you had the account then you should have the
    customer of that company call the company who made the error and have
    them fix it, tell them to do it the way it should have been done.
    And even if the problem was already there when you took over...
    If someone else skru'd it up they need to fix it, so hold them responsible for their actions,
    call them up, tell them to come back out and do it right this time.
    Because we're just wasting time pointing at pictures and laughing at others.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Different kinds of sod installed.
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Different types of turf??? The darker patches look to be cool season grass, and the darker more a warm season.

    The only other thing I can see is if the soil was prepped wrong, and the streaks are better areas of soil.
  5. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    White Gardens hit it. Soil was dropped by truck at the top of the streak, spread straight back. Rest of the park got little to none.

    As always, Topsites, thanks for playin along.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yay:weightlifter::clapping: for me!!

    Do I get a cookie now?
  7. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Commemorative hat and decoder ring are in the mail.
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    To me the giveaway on the soil was the better area closer to the houses. The one lawn that looks healthy has better grass past the fence into the park.

    That was fun. I might have to gets some pics out and post them on an issue I found at a homeowners property last summer, and see if anyone can figure it out.

    Decoder Ring, sounds like little orphan Annie thing to me, "you'll shoot your eye out kid". :laugh:
  9. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats a cool picture.. what is it from? Google earth?

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