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Need Help! Stuck on what to do - Flower Bed Maintenance

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by joshlawn, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. joshlawn

    joshlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    One of my clients wants all of his beds around the building revamped for Spring (wants estimate next week). I planned on just adding flowers (that matched the company colors) and red mulch to most of the beds, however the client wants something extra special in the back beds along the drive through. He's not sure what, just something to Wow his Boss. My forte' is usually lawn/bed maintenance, not design or otherwise, but I don't want to let this client down. Aside from looking in magazines or driving around looking for ideas to copy, I have no idea of what I should add to the beds around the drive through. Rocks? Bushes?

    Added a few pics to give you an idea of what I'm working with here. Anyone have any good suggestions? Client says If I do well with this project, I'll get more of these stores to add to the contract. Wouldn't that be nice.


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    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    One of things I would consider is that you don't want to plant anything too large that someone could hide behind. With that rear entry door it would be a haven for some thief to hide. The tendency might be to screen that building/ power boxes/ etc from the view of the drive thru...but I would advise against it.

    Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable enough to provide advise about plantings. I am not a fan of red mulch myself. Maybe the darker brown mulch.
  3. Lawncop26

    Lawncop26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Speaking from a police view, I agree with Firescooby, a definate hazard. maybe place a couple of boulders and smaller shurbs with lots of color.
  4. joshlawn

    joshlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Ya, don't want to get anybody robbed. I'll stick with low cover.
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    spray paint and plywood, make a pretty backdrop, haha. jsut had to be stupid this one time. sorry
  6. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    If you go with shrubs go with ones that are 1'-2' tall and ones that have color and texture. You also want shrubs that are low maintenance.

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