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shadowrlc
05-20-2008, 08:10 PM
Been in business for about 25 years doing maintenance and installation and this is the first sod job we've done with more than a couple of pallets. This was 12 pallets of Centipede and gotta order a couple more.

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DoetschOutdoor
05-20-2008, 08:25 PM
Looks good! You cant even see the lines and your job looks alot better than some have posted on this site. How long did that take?

JosephLawnCare
05-20-2008, 08:58 PM
Looks great. That sod looks really heathy.

ATouchofGrass
05-20-2008, 08:58 PM
Did you install irrigation?

shadowrlc
05-20-2008, 09:10 PM
Total time was about 28 man hours from prep to finish. I wish I had taken a few more before pictures to show how bad it was. They had some trees taken down and it was pretty rough and uneven. The homeowner did'nt want to install irrigation which is crazy but she had Zoysia installed in her front yard last year and has kept it up nicely just pulling a hose. Sod was very healthy minus a few of the pieces on top which had gotten really dry - I'm assuming from the wind since it came from the lower part of South Carolina. Thanks for the compliments!

Chestnut Oaks Prez
05-20-2008, 11:43 PM
Looks good! Is that Centipede that the pallets are setting on? We have not had a lot of luck with Centipede because of winter kill in G-ville.

wheels910
05-21-2008, 10:52 AM
yep. sod job looks real nice.

i especially like that tractor you're using.

how long did it take ya?

shadowrlc
05-21-2008, 07:01 PM
The rest of the area is Centipede plus weeds. The homeowner sprigged the area several years ago but with the lack of water over the years it's not very healthy. With the new sod looking nice I'm hoping she starts watering the rest so I can do a little spraying for the weed problem. Other than this little bit we have'nt had much luck with Centipede either!

DoetschOutdoor
05-21-2008, 07:34 PM
Man it would have been icing on the cake if you could have installed some fresh mulch on those beds.

shadowrlc
05-21-2008, 08:19 PM
Same thing I said! Mulch just makes nice turf look better! I guess they gotta get past this bill before they do any more! Although, they do have a 6 car garage with their personal cars sitting in the driveway! The first bay is a custom '67 Corvette and the rest are Mopar!

KrayzKajun
05-21-2008, 08:27 PM
very nice work! Looks good

Chestnut Oaks Prez
05-22-2008, 12:25 AM
Shadowric! Where are you from in the Upstate?

tls22
05-22-2008, 12:28 AM
Harely rake no other way to do it...nice job!

Lawn-Sharks
05-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Looks Great!

kleankutslawn
05-22-2008, 04:57 PM
looks really nice!

shadowrlc
05-22-2008, 08:07 PM
Hey Prez! I'm in Spartanburg. I do venture over to the Greenville area on Wednesdays to do some maintenance. I sent you a PM last week about your fert. schedule on your fescue.

shadowrlc
06-13-2008, 06:37 PM
An update on this sod job. We've had only one small thunderstorm since we put in this sod. It's looking a lot better than I expected! A bad cell phone picture but I'll try to take the camera out next week.

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