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Sprinkler guy needs help!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Mike Leary, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    We're putting a new mainline & feed from a cistern down a property line.
    In the way are a couple of Taxus (Yews) 7' wide x 12' high, nice plants, and
    six Magnolias (I think "Little Gem"), about 12' high, plants are evergreen,
    look "O.K.", not much care. I'm going to spec the movers use anti-transpirant
    sprays ("wilt pruf") & Liquinox "start" for transplants. We're going to B&B,
    put drip rings around them until the work is done & re-locate them in the same area, but different layout. I think we can move the Taxus (with a backhoe after B&B), but I'm not sure about the Magnolias. Any thoughts? :)
  2. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    The magnolias are no more problematic than the yews to move - the ball size should be about the same . Little Gem is a relatively new cultivar , so they probably haven't been planted all that long . Of course , plants that size are risky to move and the client should understand that there is a higher probability of loss . Good luck and keep em watered .
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    Thank you for your advise..will give 'em a try. M

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