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Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 06-21-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,180
Posted By NickN
First,forget the portland cement. Compact what...

First,forget the portland cement.
Compact what you have.
Install fabric over your rock and lay down some crusher run(rock dust).Don't forget drainage.You'll need to grade your crusher so that water...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-05-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By NickN
Unfortunately,ALL WRONG.Three inches is fine for...

Unfortunately,ALL WRONG.Three inches is fine for fescue,in the summertime,but bermuda,zoysia,centipede,st augustine,all need to be cut differently,and NOT at 3inches.
The ad says Lone Star Lawns,so...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-30-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,421
Posted By NickN
This happened in our city,except the city council...

This happened in our city,except the city council had it done.The homeowners comlained and come to find out,it didn't have city council approval.ONE of the councilmen had it done.
So,I wrote to the...
Forum: General Talk 03-23-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,062
Posted By NickN
You'll need to contact your state department of...

You'll need to contact your state department of agriculture.They'll let you know where you need to take the test and what you need to study...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-23-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,315
Posted By NickN
Weekly accounts are the norm for me.Yes,there's...

Weekly accounts are the norm for me.Yes,there's money in it and I have 8 month and year long accounts as well.BUT,you have to specialize in something to really make a decent profit.My accounts...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-13-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
One more view

One more view
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-13-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
Here's a couple of design pics.Some elements were...

Here's a couple of design pics.Some elements were changed that the design doesn't reflect.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-08-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
Thanks.Yes,I designed it on the laptop and gave...

Thanks.Yes,I designed it on the laptop and gave them the presentation.I'll post some design images later on.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-08-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
Another view

Another view
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-08-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
About 3-4 weeks later,the Pleasant White Azaleas...

About 3-4 weeks later,the Pleasant White Azaleas are blooming and the Hostas are perking up.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-08-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
Closer view

Closer view
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-08-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
Yes,that is a lake(river) in the background.This...

Yes,that is a lake(river) in the background.This install was for a long time customer.The previous homeowner had bermuda installed,which of course,didn't like all of the shade under those trees.So,we...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-08-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,008
Posted By NickN
This one is probably my favorite.Nothing...

This one is probably my favorite.Nothing special,but we had a fun time(which we do most of the time) installing.Lots of good natured pokin' with one another.I bet our customers think we're nuts to be...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-08-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,433
Posted By NickN
I'd do it.$25 for around 15 minutes work isn't...

I'd do it.$25 for around 15 minutes work isn't bad.Especially if she is on your way to another account.You could make a quick stop,be done,and on to the next.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,133
Posted By NickN
Finished well with faux bucket and handle.It does...

Finished well with faux bucket and handle.It does a good job of camoflauging the well and tank,yet allows easy access to the spigot/pump housing.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,133
Posted By NickN
Roof and siding being added.

Roof and siding being added.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,133
Posted By NickN
Finished block work and roof support crossmember.

Finished block work and roof support crossmember.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,133
Posted By NickN
A little higher,plus some roof supports added.

A little higher,plus some roof supports added.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,133
Posted By NickN
Last summer,we were hit with one heck of...

Last summer,we were hit with one heck of drought.So,homeowners were having irrigation wells dug all over the place.The problem then is,what to do with the unsightly pressure tank and well...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,717
Posted By NickN
This was taken the afternoon of the install.You...

This was taken the afternoon of the install.You can see,the plants don't look there best.The Herbert Azaleas are considered semi-evergreen,so in the winter,they lose most of their leaves.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,717
Posted By NickN
Here's a pic of the install taking place.It...

Here's a pic of the install taking place.It actually snowed on us that morning.You can see what was there to begin with.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-01-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,717
Posted By NickN
SInce this was installed during winter,most of...

SInce this was installed during winter,most of the photos are dark,and the plants don't look there best.
This photo was taken on the same day as the other.The Spirea are starting to leaf out and the...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-28-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,717
Posted By NickN
Here's an after shot of the install.We did that...

Here's an after shot of the install.We did that one in Feb of 06.
We ended up adding a walkway with another bed and then the customer had us landscape the back of the home as well.
The Herbert...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-28-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,717
Posted By NickN
It took around 6 hours when I started,but I can...

It took around 6 hours when I started,but I can do a front design like this in about 1 hour now.What takes time is editing the digital photo and preparing it for importing.Once that's done,it's just...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-28-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,717
Posted By NickN
I close around 80% when using the design...

I close around 80% when using the design software.When a potential customer can "see" what their landscape can look like,it really makes a difference.
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