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jd75760
01-10-2007, 01:57 PM
couple pics of my yard in January 2007 still mowing about twice a month! :clapping: Greenbrier, Tn.

Green Side Lawn Care
01-10-2007, 02:10 PM
what kind of fertilizer are you using

jd75760
01-10-2007, 02:19 PM
I only use Scotts Turfbuilder and overseed with rye in November. I also use a coreplug type aerator about 3 times per year because of clay soil.

JTF40
01-10-2007, 05:17 PM
I'll bet your neighbors are jealous !!!!:weightlifter: :weightlifter:

lawn guy1350
01-10-2007, 05:43 PM
wow that looks really good! this year will be my first year for winter seed, i hope it looks anything like that!

surgeon83
01-10-2007, 06:17 PM
Looks better than my lawn in Galveston, TX! All you need to do now is plant some cold-hardy palms and other trees like southern magnolias that hold onto their leaves year-round.

Runner
01-10-2007, 06:59 PM
It looks like you're doing alot better than your neighbor across the street. It looks as if they have some SERIOUS issues. Can't tell from the distance (without seeing it right up close), but it looks like a bad case of pythium blight or brown patch, or something.

jd75760
01-10-2007, 07:13 PM
Thank's for the compliment's. I just bought this house last spring and had to replace the lawn and all the landscaping. All it had was weeds and cheap bushes in front of house. I dug it all up and replaced with my design. I have low voltage lighting all the way around the house that really makes the house stand out at night. I'm having a friend thats in photography come and take some pictures at night that i will post later. I had to sell my mowing equipment this fall because of back injury but I still love working outdoors. Thinking about going back to school at 47 to get degree in horticulture. Any sugestions. Would like to have my own landscape crew in near future and stay in this business somehow.

jd75760
01-10-2007, 07:34 PM
LOL My neighbors and 90% of all the yard's in neighborhood are bermudda

SOSINC
01-10-2007, 07:39 PM
That some nice green grass you got there.

So how often and how tall are you mowing it at?

WALKER LANDSCAPE
01-10-2007, 07:44 PM
Good work and yes your neighbor needs to raise the mower deck about 3 inches.:hammerhead:

jd75760
01-10-2007, 07:55 PM
thanks SOSINC. I cut at 3" to 3.5" and in spring to early summer I mow at least twice per week.

jd75760
01-10-2007, 08:06 PM
neighbors yard look's good from about end of June untill first frost. His wife does a good job with the landscaping.

timmac
01-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Hey we live pretty close together. Do you mow full time or on the side?

jd75760
01-10-2007, 08:17 PM
was just mowing on the side but I did get license and insurance because I was planning on doing it full time once I retired from NISSAN in 5 or 6 more years. I injured my back at NISSAN and now they said I can't come back to work for them after working 15 year's for them! They want me to find another profession at 47 years old with bad back LOL. I'm in Whitehouse all the time I have family there.

timmac
01-10-2007, 08:31 PM
my brother in law works at nissan. Im 36 and mow on the side. I have 23 yards and love it.

mattfromNY
01-10-2007, 08:42 PM
You southern guys make me jealous this time of year! This year I get up in the morning and think to myself... "Do I mow today?, NOPE!", Do I plow snow today?... NOPE! not this year!", Do I twiddle thumbs and dream about nice green grass and stripes?...HE!!, yeah!!!!!

jd75760
01-10-2007, 08:43 PM
I might get back into it later but will have to hire crew to do the labor. I'm probly going to school to get degree in horticulture so I can focus more on landscape design and installations. Maybe we can hookup later on and send each other some work.

desert rose gardening
01-10-2007, 10:09 PM
Why don't all you Lawn guys out there copy what he is doing to his yard and apply it to your customers and maybe you can mow all year like I do!

rodfather
01-11-2007, 09:01 AM
Very nice...almost looks like sod was just layed.:)

jd75760
01-11-2007, 10:12 AM
thanks rodfather. I dont understand why all lawn companys don't do more to increase the length of there season's. The way I figure it, an extra 7 or 8 cuts per season x however many account's you have = $$$$$. Plus you get to charge for overseeding! It is a little bit of hassle mowing around Christmas decorations in December LOL.

jd75760
01-11-2007, 10:21 PM
I have to get back in this business somehow!

jd75760
01-12-2007, 05:47 PM
neighbor has chemlawn service their yard every month, and there's no telling how much that he pays for that, but his yard look's like crap. What a Joke.

puppypaws
01-12-2007, 08:58 PM
Golf courses in the south do this alot, they have Bermuda in the warm weather then overseed with Rye Grass in the fall so their fairways stay beautifully green year round, it is just a matter of taking time to do it.

jd75760
01-12-2007, 09:47 PM
That's where I got interested in lawn care. My first and best job was on a golf course here in Tennessee. I have enjoyed making stripe's ever since.:clapping: I learned a lot about growing grass, laying sod, equipment maintenance, and landscaping.

MOW ED
01-13-2007, 06:24 AM
Thinking about going back to school at 47 to get degree in horticulture. Any sugestions.

Hell buddy with a lawn like that in January you already passed the final exam. :laugh:

Looks great. I am sure you will succeed in your ventures. You got me thinking spring.