Condo Treasurer trying to stay ahead of "Gardener"!


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Just joined and already have received the answer to the problem I posted. I haven't yet figured out how to update my Profile but I'm working on it (-:

I am on the board of a small condo project that just had our landscape upgraded with an irrigation system; and a timer, and the addition of new plants But the "Landscape" company we hired did a wholly unsatisfactory job, but we were able to claw back $1K of our investment from them after threatening to post pictures of their work on review sights and the BBB.

The "Gardener" we hired to maintain the project is responsive and a good worker but not very knowledgeable about plants or about how to keep them healthy and thriving.

I guess that's par for the course. I plan to tell him about this community in the hope that he will be able to find the answers he needs to maintain this project without having to monitor him.
 
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Welcome to the Forums mikecox. :)

With respect may I suggest you find another gardener. If the person you have hired has little knowledge of plants and how to look after them, then he should not be in this line of work.
 
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Welcome to the Forums mikecox. :)

With respect may I suggest you find another gardener. If the person you have hired has little knowledge of plants and how to look after them, then he should not be in this line of work.
Thanks, Sheal,

I take your point but we have had 2 "Gardeners" willing to consider our project and while one seemed to know a little about caring for plants he was totally unreliable and didn't take direction well. At least our current one is reliable and willing to take direction. In talking with landscape companies we were told most professionals gardeners just are interested in maintaining landscapes in small complexes.
 
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Just joined and already have received the answer to the problem I posted. I haven't yet figured out how to update my Profile but I'm working on it (-:

I am on the board of a small condo project that just had our landscape upgraded with an irrigation system; and a timer, and the addition of new plants But the "Landscape" company we hired did a wholly unsatisfactory job, but we were able to claw back $1K of our investment from them after threatening to post pictures of their work on review sights and the BBB.

The "Gardener" we hired to maintain the project is responsive and a good worker but not very knowledgeable about plants or about how to keep them healthy and thriving.

I guess that's par for the course. I plan to tell him about this community in the hope that he will be able to find the answers he needs to maintain this project without having to monitor him.
Just click on the dark green line where your screen name is, go to account preferences and fill out the blanks to update.

I hope the "landscaper" put in plants that grow well in your area. You might take pictures of the plants and I am sure someone on this forum will know all about them.
 
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Just click on the dark green line where your screen name is, go to account preferences and fill out the blanks to update.

I hope the "landscaper" put in plants that grow well in your area. You might take pictures of the plants and I am sure someone on this forum will know all about them.
Ok, I got it. Profile updated (-:

I will post some pictures of our sorry landscape at some point, mostly so I can get some ideas. I do believe the landscape company put in climate-appropriate plant, and plants that require equal amounts of water. There just was not much "Design".
 
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Thanks, Sheal,

I take your point but we have had 2 "Gardeners" willing to consider our project and while one seemed to know a little about caring for plants he was totally unreliable and didn't take direction well. At least our current one is reliable and willing to take direction. In talking with landscape companies we were told most professionals gardeners just are interested in maintaining landscapes in small complexes.
Point taken Mike. :) If your gardener is willing to learn then that will benefit him and yourself in the future. We'll look forward to seeing your pictures.
 
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Welcome to the forum :)
 

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