Landscape/Garden Projects Thread!

KnightBrolaire

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Your vegetables look great! We have to worry about moose eating the garden here hahaha, my landlord's gets taken out every year (except the potatoes)
Thanks. I only really have to worry about some occasional whitetails and rabbits. The only moose around here are about 4 hours north of here.
 

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New hibiscus bump. My wife and I have had pretty good luck growing/ propagating hibiscus plants over the past year or so and this year she wanted to get another one. When she saw images of this particular hibiscus, she fell in love but it took us a while to find anyone that had em. We finally found a place that had like 4-5 of em but none were blooming and they all had mites pretty bad. So we got the most promising one of the bunch, brought it home and immediately isolated it in the garage with a grow light while we treated it with Neem Oil. After a while it started to show signs of new growth so we gave it a little more time then transplanted it in a nice mix of coconut coir, worm castings, pearlite, lava rock,and some quality potting soil.

And then after another week or two, the little thing started to bud. Fast forward to last week and it finally started blooming. Gotta say that these are the most intense-looking hibiscus flowers that I've seen in person. I'm not a big fan of really bright flowers... especially yellows But I do admit that for whatever reason I really really dig this one. No photo editing if you can believe it. This thing is vibrant!

 

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These things are back.

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This is pretty funny... an animal ate one of the seeds and "redeposited" it in the woods.

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Ripped out a couple of tree stumps today using an iron rod. They've been in the way when mowing the lawn since we moved here, so I figured I'll see how hard it'd be to pull them out. I wasn't expecting to get them out, but it's been several years since the trees were cut down, so the stumps were rotten - I just stuck the rod under them and pulled them out of the ground along with their rotten roots. The whole thing took like 10 minutes.

Now there's still one left that's a lot bigger and was cut down last year. It didn't give up yet, so I guess I have to wait a few years for it to rot before I try again :lol:
 

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i've had this old toy piano sitting around for a little over a year now. I got it out of a dumpster, it was originally supposed to be part of a stress release yoga workshop where it was going to be destroyed, but that all got canned and it just ended up being a yard ornament.

After staring at it from my living room window for many months, I had a brainstorm. Made out of flowers. I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

The structure is going to be a greenhouse, I am covering it this summer(and getting paid to do so!) The kick drum is probably going to turn into a flower box at some point as well.


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I just put some secret shit down and this is BY FAR the best our grass has every looked. There's not a blade out of place. Documenting for future reference because this is a good as it's every going to get. #nofilter


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Got me a new lawn mower.... Next is redoing the beds around the house and maybe doing a retention wall....
I finally broke down this year and got a new push mower too. Wound up with a TroyBilt 21" mulching. I like my old one better for various reasons but this one is fine and I got a good deal on it. I kept the old one for mowing in the back which is more jungle-esque.

This was the year that I had planned to take it easy outside simply due to the insane heat that came on so early. But my plans changed as I decided that it was time to work on the aesthetics of the flower beds and such. So...

78 ft of landscape edging
40 cu ft of cypress mulch
200 lbs of top-soil
300 lbs approx of natural sandstone/ flagstone rock

... and a ton of weeding, pruning, tree-trimming, mowing, fertilizing, pest control, transplanting of several container plants, and harvesting rainwater ( approx 60-65 gal although it's going to go fast now that the dry season is already here). Also decided to lay in a short walkway with sandstone between two of the flowerbeds. It's in the third pic... Needs to be weeded but it looks okay and we needed to bridge the little space between the sidewalk and the yard.





 

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I finally broke down this year and got a new push mower too. Wound up with a TroyBilt 21" mulching. I like my old one better for various reasons but this one is fine and I got a good deal on it. I kept the old one for mowing in the back which is more jungle-esque.


Oh I got something a little more than a Push Mower....
 

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I finally broke down this year and got a new push mower too. Wound up with a TroyBilt 21" mulching. I like my old one better for various reasons but this one is fine and I got a good deal on it. I kept the old one for mowing in the back which is more jungle-esque.

Our mower is pushing 18 years old. We have a newer one too but it's just a pain in the ass to use. It feels 100 pounds heavier by how they sat the engine more toward the front. I've had to get the old one fixed quite a few times, and I've probably paid twice what I could have gotten a new one for but I'm going for a world record here.
 

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You got a SCAG! Those things are a beast. We had the Turf Tiger.

I see you are a man of good taste and Culture as well! My buddy who has 5 Scags, including his push mower even, has a 72 inch cut Turf Tiger. Thing is an absolute tank. I also have a model Turf Tiger on my desk. One day when I have the land I will get one...

We just got an order of Scags at my job. I liked them so much I thought, well I need to have one now too!

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I been in the Landscaping industry for about 10 years, and have been working on small engines and mowers since I was a kid. Outside of music this is a big passion of mine. I got into it because I spend a lot of time with my Great Grandfather when I was a kid and my early teenage years. He was big into working on small engines and at one time had about 30 lawn mowers and others machines like tillers, vacs, generators, ect. in his backyard in different states of operation he would work on and show me the basics on reparing them. He also had a farm with multiple acres of land he would take me to and I would help him with land clearing, planting, harvesting, and tilling. When he passed away he left me his 1975 John Deere tractor, implements and vintage tillers. I had it all until 2020 when some one stole it all from my family's property.....

This Scag is just the newest part of the fleet I have for my house. I also have an Exmark Turf Tracer Walk Behind, and Toro, Exmark, Honda, and Lawn Boy ( which is 35 years old! ) commercial grade push mowers. This doesn't include all the equipment I have for my own business. Some people have cars and motorcycles, I have outdoor power equipment -

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I know it is not the most conventional interest but it takes me back to when I was a kid and spending time with my great grandfather, working on machines and working outside. Aways enjoyed it. I started my own landscaping business 9 years ago which I still have strong to this day and it helps fund my insane guitar collection. During college I worked full time in my own business while also learning a bit about landscaping and planting from my friends in the industry and working at a local nursery. I also work for Brightview, the largest commercial landscape company in the US. I will try to get some pictures for you all of what some of my teams are working on to help you all and inspire you, and projects I have worked on in the past. Just got to go through all of my pictures...
 

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Our mower is pushing 18 years old. We have a newer one too but it's just a pain in the ass to use. It feels 100 pounds heavier by how they sat the engine more toward the front. I've had to get the old one fixed quite a few times, and I've probably paid twice what I could have gotten a new one for but I'm going for a world record here.
Whish ones do you have? Honestly a lot of older mowers I would just keeping on fixing up. Most residential grade machines these days outside of Toros and Hondas are not built well at all. I am not usually the "They don't make X like they use to" guy but damn outdoor power equipment can be crap these days...
 

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I wish I could keep my lawn that tidy and even, but not a chance over here! The winter totally kills it every year, and especially this year the ice just wouldn't melt. So now that it's been relatively warm for a month or so, grass still just won't grow in certain spots. I guess it'll come back in time, but then the next winter will come and kill it again.

I've got a really good push mower though, the Stiga Multiclip 47. I've had it ~4 years I think, and it just starts with the first pull every time, even after sitting in cold and damp storage for 6 months. I've never used a mower that good before, the ones my parents had always took half an hour of beating to get to start :lol:
 


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