roto-tilled bed now what

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mowNblow, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. mowNblow

    mowNblow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Finally My first Decent sized job, after some Shotty clean up jobs this year, Bed is 33 x 6 and jets out to 8 ft. at widest point, (looks like a letter "S") its the front of the house facing the street it was full of weeds so i spent 40 bucs and rented a roto tiller, i will double the rental fee BTW. my plan is to level dirt, put a weed mat/burlap staked down + add flowers & red mulch, bed was bordered by white rock but i pulled em up before i tilled and will use those for a tree ring, What border should i use to replace? Also i need to know some hardy plants that add color for the bed and are LOW maint. (I.E. not to much water i only come through every 7 days home is for sale, and owner wants some curb appeal) im in N. Texas Hot and Humid is our climate here. Thanks Guys!! :drinkup:
  2. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    If your going to add mulch don't use fabric. Go to your local nursery and ask them for advice on what types of plants will work in your type of climate. Are you using a drip system on these plants?
  3. mowNblow

    mowNblow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    ok no burlap, any other suggestions? thanks
  4. mowNblow

    mowNblow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    also, no drip feed or anything of that sort just a hose thats it, thanks for the only reply
  5. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Oh no not red mulch!!!
  6. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    PLEASE NO fabric or red mulch! (esp. NO red mulch!)
  7. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Why are people saying "no red mulch"? My customer wants like 8 cu yards of the stuff!!!
  8. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    If the customer wants it, then the customer gets it, but its kind of like bell bottoms and platform shoes...way out of style.

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