While visiting a project site last week I noticed a mistake in landscape design that I had to share:
In our landscape plans we always prefer to place fencing out of lawn areas and within landscape beds, or at least in a strip of rock. In the photos above, these nice 6″x6″ posts are being slowly whittled away by trimmers, commonly known as “weed wackers”.
This is a condo project that was only built about 10 years ago. I don’t blame the maintenance crews, I blame a poor landscape design.
If anything, the maintenance crews are probably cursing the landscape architect- because they have to trim around about 80 of these posts every week.
Since lawn was designed around the fence (rather than placing the fence in a strip of rock), it also gets over-sprayed by the lawn irrigation, which not only wastes water, but will quickly deteriorate a wood fence. That’s probably why it looks like it recently had to be re-stained.
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