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kf4pbm
09-17-2007, 04:23 PM
lets show some of our own yards. ive heard the expression, "a painters house is never painted." lets see if that is true of our industry. i'll post some of mine when the rains quits.

RedMax Man
09-17-2007, 07:39 PM
My place is a wreck right now. I hauled in 6 loads of dirt from my dad's jobsite. We are going to regrade and then spread loam, hydroseed, irrigation and some patios and walkways. Also new plantings and edging. Here's some pics from part of the backyard. Eventually it will be the highlight of the neighborhood and people will actually believe i know what i'm doing.

Runner
09-17-2007, 08:31 PM
I mow my lawn when the neighbors complain. :)

kf4pbm
09-17-2007, 09:18 PM
redmax man,

i understand the wreck comment. mine has gone through its ups and downs. this year chinch bugs ate it up again, so i get the thrill of resodding again. i wish i had it done already since we got a monsoon today.

B&M
09-17-2007, 09:24 PM
I mow my lawn when the neighbors complain. :)

same here.
;)

iblonger
09-17-2007, 09:31 PM
My wife keeps threatening to call one of the larger LCO's in the area. I told her that I do the ones that pay first.

mattfromNY
09-17-2007, 09:36 PM
My lawn looks like my desk. If I can find my camera under all this paper, I will take pics. of my truck, mowers, garage, etc. if I can find them in all that grass!!

grandview (2006)
09-17-2007, 09:56 PM
Same thing told my wife to hire someone to cut the lawn. I'm just like every other guy who comes home from work,last thing i want to do is cut the grass!

02DURAMAX
09-17-2007, 10:39 PM
Same here I Always seem to mow my lawn when its 6" or more...:hammerhead: :hammerhead:

Pastaboy62
09-17-2007, 11:02 PM
ive got a question- for those that keep there mowers at a shop, do you have your crew do your lawn. or do you just keep a 21incher at home and do it when you can...

grassmanak
09-17-2007, 11:44 PM
not mine, my front yard is one of the best on the block, back yard, well besides the dead spots, dog shiz, and nutsedge it looks good.

EagleLandscape
09-18-2007, 12:12 AM
Mine is by far the best within a mile radius. I scalped it all today and overseeded. Once the winter grass comes in I'll take pictures.
I get the occasional family stopping by my house every once and a while to take family portraits in the front yard. I guess that says something in itself.

meets1
09-18-2007, 11:38 AM
My house in on the route - I mow 6 houses within 1 block on mine - so myself, crew, mow my yard - if my wife is home she'll come out with our boys and help trim the yard and blow off drive/walks.

JB1
09-18-2007, 06:54 PM
Here is one of mine today, once upon a time when we used to get rain it was green, now just a brown color. :cry:

kreft
09-18-2007, 08:06 PM
Heres mine, I took this one a while ago tho.

TurfGuysInc.
09-19-2007, 01:11 AM
lookin good, must be hard to stripe on that slant.

Primetime-SRQ
09-19-2007, 01:58 AM
Kreft & JB1---
You guys have some beautiful homes... I wish we could afford comp. homes on that much land here in Florida.... Very nice!!!!

I have finally kept up on mine the past few months... Competing with the neighbors, I guess.

Stillwater
09-19-2007, 04:34 AM
I would like to think I have 1 of the nicest lawns within about 4/5 miles of me with the exception of my neighbor who is a super famous singer song writer, and has millions of disposable dollars and never seems to be home to enjoy it.

Stillwater
09-19-2007, 04:46 AM
I would like to think I have 1 of the nicest lawns within about 4/5 miles of me with the exception of my neighbor who is a super famous singer song writer, and has millions of disposable dollars and never seems to be home to enjoy it.

oh ya, and my back yard totaly blows.

Eric D
09-19-2007, 07:16 AM
Heres mine, I took this one a while ago tho.
Very Nice looking place! Do you have a garage off the house along with the one with the truck out front? How many acres? Wish my grass looked that good!

Stillwater
09-19-2007, 07:54 PM
I brought home the 21 incher but the wife took it and wont give it back

Truly Beautiful Lawn Care
09-19-2007, 08:31 PM
Here are a few of my yard. Just ran out and did it. Heck, been raining since Monday... taking pics are my new job until the rain clears up!
Jay

kreft
09-19-2007, 10:34 PM
Very Nice looking place! Do you have a garage off the house along with the one with the truck out front? How many acres? Wish my grass looked that good!

Yes thats mine....8 acre's....thanks.

deere615
09-19-2007, 10:40 PM
Yes thats mine....8 acre's....thanks.

Kreft that is an extremely nice lawn!:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: I want to live in a house like that someday.

tjsquickcuts
09-20-2007, 01:26 AM
Kreft that is an extremely nice lawn!:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: I want to live in a house like that someday.

Here in Atlanta, your property would be a neighborhood......nice though.....have to go south to find a home with that much land here.....

Eric D
09-20-2007, 07:19 AM
Kreft,

Taking a closer look at your striping in the photo, to the left of your house it looks like a bird house on a pole and the two trees just to the right of the bird house your strips look perfect as though they go right through the trees and bird house pole. How do you do that?:confused: I always seem to end up with a wider looking strip by trees or poles.

Stillwater
09-20-2007, 09:43 AM
When you are traveling towards the obstacle (tree) you mow right up to it mowing 1/2 way around, then sharply turn to continue in the direction of the line you are mowing. on the return trip you do the same but only this time mow completely all the way around the tree without overlapping then turn back into the line you are mowing. I can see how this explanation could be confusing, maybe someone else could explain it better than me.

Bottom line....Don't overlap the lines at the tree causing them to be wider

weeble67
09-20-2007, 10:46 AM
Here's a couple of my back yard.

deere615
09-20-2007, 11:09 PM
Here's a couple of my back yard.

Thats a really nice kawn too and very nice stripes!

S man
09-20-2007, 11:36 PM
My lawn always looks bad because I don't have the time to do it. So busy with my customers. Anyway, I'm getting ready to landscape and add a few things so it will look nice. Right now the front is covered in dirt we really needed.

S man
09-20-2007, 11:36 PM
My lawn always looks bad because I don't have the time to do it. So busy with my customers. Anyway, I'm getting ready to landscape and add a few things so it will look nice. Right now the front is covered in dirt we really needed.

New Heights
09-20-2007, 11:48 PM
Here's a couple of my back yard.

Love the play set under the powerlines.

weeble67
09-21-2007, 07:00 AM
Love the play set under the powerlines.

We have the second largest lot in the sub-division. Due to the grading
on the daylight basement I was pretty limited on where to put it. The
pool will take up the majority of the "ideal" location.

TXNSLighting
09-21-2007, 09:43 AM
well we just bought a house about a month or so ago, im in the process of lanscapin it. im over seeding today so that will make a difference. Ill get some pics up when im done with it.

J&R Landscaping
09-22-2007, 11:47 AM
My wife keeps threatening to call one of the larger LCO's in the area. I told her that I do the ones that pay first.

That sounds familiar. I get to cut my grass once every 10 days or so. Its gonna be getting aerated and seeded later on (I was gonna do it today but its raining).

The only real downside to this house is we are just renting it. The house I buy will be totally awsome!

Sweet Tater
09-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Pics of the " Tater Patch" and the Barn (my shop)

PerfectEarth
09-22-2007, 09:09 PM
I don't mow grass (I can grow it!)- just landscape... but I hope mine count! Front yard and backyard...

TMG employee
09-22-2007, 11:50 PM
The yard...

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and the mower..........




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mdlwn1
09-22-2007, 11:55 PM
Porperty like the photos posted..would cost anywhere from 10-20 million where I am..........Kinda jealous

JB1
09-23-2007, 12:14 AM
Porperty like the photos posted..would cost anywhere from 10-20 million where I am..........Kinda jealous

make you a deal on mine, only 5 million then. :waving:

deere615
09-23-2007, 08:06 PM
Tater thats a nice yard. The barn seems like a pretty nice shop!
TMG-Did you cut that grass with the JD that has a striping kit? It looks really nice.

TMG employee
09-23-2007, 08:59 PM
Thanks, the grass was cut with the JD but it has no striping kit. I can't seem to figure out why it stripes as well as it does. I think it may be from the high lift blades which would cause suction underneath the deck. With forward motion the suction from the blades may cause the grass to bend over. It's funny because we would never put that mower on a lawn as we use it to mow vacant lots.

Sweet Tater
09-24-2007, 05:48 PM
Thanks, the barn is about 25x30, 2 story. It aslo houses all my wood working stuff too. you name it I got it, except electricity. run the who thing on an extension cord. Gotta get the power company to come run power to it for me.
The yar is 1.5 acres, most of it is behind the barn and a blackberry patch.

deere615
09-24-2007, 10:56 PM
That John deere stripes extremley well I can't believe it doesn't have a kit!
Here's a pic of my John deere and my attempt to make a striper, still does stripe as nicde as your pics though.
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Tater thats cool. I love doing wood working, my dad has a whole shop setup in our basement. Mostly dewalt and ridgid tools!

kf4pbm
09-27-2007, 01:05 AM
ok. so i have started to redo my lawn, again. this pic isnt the greatest but you get the idea. still need a few more plants. then work will begin on the other side. btw, i know the sod looks like it is in pretty bad shape, we've gotten lots of rain and i think it may have gotten too wet. ive already let the sod company know. so it might be coming back up if it doesnt improve. however since this pic was taken it is a lot greener.