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Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:14 PM
This was the first house for today....

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:16 PM
more...................

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:17 PM
I stood on top of my truck for this one...I'm getting too old for this stuff....

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:18 PM
one of my favorites houses to cut...........

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:19 PM
you ought to see the maids that were cleaning this house.....i tried to get a snap shot of them but was not quick enough.............

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:20 PM
now...my favorite street...i didnt get pictures of all them but we cut 28 on this street....

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:21 PM
same street............

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:22 PM
same street..........

Mike TMI
05-25-2006, 07:23 PM
different street but same neighborhood.....

A+Landscape
05-28-2006, 12:16 AM
I am new to the business, and really have enjoyed your stripes. I am hoping to start striping once I can figure out how to make a kit for my Exmark Phazer

Raven386
05-28-2006, 12:23 AM
very nice.

DESTEFANO3782
06-01-2006, 11:19 PM
always good when u have nice lawns like those to start with. whats the average rate for a cut down there????????????????

scagchevy4life
06-02-2006, 02:38 AM
Is any of those pictures happen to be in bristow VA???

Mike TMI
06-02-2006, 05:08 PM
Is any of those pictures happen to be in bristow VA???


No...only Northern VA.... specifically Ashburn

Mike TMI
06-02-2006, 05:12 PM
always good when u have nice lawns like those to start with. whats the average rate for a cut down there????????????????


My company maintains 290 clients and last year the average was $35.25(or somewhere in the ballpark) per mowing.....This year I couldn't tell ya... We introduced a $10 fuel surcharge per month...so I know that raised it quite bit...

Most of the homes that we take care of our 1/4 acre or less...

Mike-

mcwlandscaping
06-02-2006, 05:33 PM
I am new to the business, and really have enjoyed your stripes. I am hoping to start striping once I can figure out how to make a kit for my Exmark Phazer
Keep in mind that stripes are also effected by the grass type. Cool season grasses seem to stripe the best. If your deck is setup correctly, like mine is, you don't even need a stripe kit.

ALarsh
06-03-2006, 02:09 AM
How are you keeping grass clippings out of the beds with the w/b? Do you have an OCDC on it? Pic?

Brian D
06-04-2006, 08:13 PM
I would also be interested in any tips for mowing around the beds without collecting the grass....do most of you guys use mulch blades in the summer?

jpmako
06-05-2006, 12:18 AM
Here are some tips for mowing around obstacles such as mulch rings/ beds.

1. go around the perimeter of the property twice.
2. when you get near a tree or mulch ring go around it and have the discharge chute facing away from it.
3. Mow towards obstacles such as beds and make right turns so that the clippings are being dispersed away from the landscape and or house.
It is much easier to blow the clippings off of the street than it is to make them disappear from mulch beds.

And my final trick is to take the last extension tube off of your backpack blower and walk around and blow the beds "lightly". If you take the last section off the airflow is not so concentrated and you can make clippings disappear without blowing all of the mulch around.;)
This also seems to help when you are blowing piles of leaves. We have tested it and two Redmax 7000's on with the last extension off will blow more leaves than one that has the extension on. This is especially true if the leaves are wet. Try it Most will be surprised by the difference.


Jason