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freshprince94
06-02-2008, 01:33 PM
Let's see some St. Augustine pics. I love our FL grass.

amerigrass
06-02-2008, 09:06 PM
there you go

freshprince94
06-03-2008, 03:11 PM
there you go

Nice. I will try to get some pics up later today.

S man
06-03-2008, 06:02 PM
What mower was used on the lawn?

amerigrass
06-03-2008, 07:43 PM
A exmark 50"

SNAPPER MAN
06-03-2008, 08:44 PM
Here are some pics of st. augustine cut here in spring, tx. The grass was cut with either a 48" Cubcadet Commercial TANK, or a 32" Cubcadet Commercial Walkbehind.

freshprince94
06-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Here are some pics of st. augustine cut here in spring, tx. The grass was cut with either a 48" Cubcadet Commercial TANK, or a 32" Cubcadet Commercial Walkbehind.

Nice stripes! Do you have a kit? It is really a pain to stripe St. Augustine down here, but John Deere Z-Traks seem to be able to do it. No one knows why.

cpel2004
06-03-2008, 10:58 PM
Amerigrass I wondering what are you charging for the hedge trimming and bed maintenance for those properties? Do you charge monthly for everthing or seperately for mowing and trimming? That is alot of time consuming trimming and clean up. We no longer maintain properties with excess trimming, people are reluctant to pay for what the job is worth and its back breaking work.

A-Land
06-03-2008, 11:16 PM
It seems pretty green for 90 degree weather everyday. Do the warm season grasses just grow and are able to take the heat or are these irrigated??

cpel2004
06-04-2008, 01:18 AM
Yes they do especially this time of the year when. Its the rainy season and its humid as heck so you better be on your A game or else you will get run over. Beep Beep! Its not really that hot, July and August are always fun. Grass isnt the problem its the hedges.

SNAPPER MAN
06-04-2008, 09:43 AM
The Cubcadet Commercial TANK comes standard with a striping kit on it. No one else in my area stripes exept for me. I love the way my mowers cut and so do my customers.

freshprince94
06-04-2008, 11:02 AM
It seems pretty green for 90 degree weather everyday. Do the warm season grasses just grow and are able to take the heat or are these irrigated??

Down here, most of my lawns are irrigated. A lot of the lawns in my area are getting brown spots or dying altogether, because there is no rain lately, and we can only water our lawns 2 days a week.

freshprince94
06-04-2008, 11:03 AM
The Cubcadet Commercial TANK comes standard with a striping kit on it. No one else in my area stripes exept for me. I love the way my mowers cut and so do my customers.

Sweet. I would look into Cubcadet Commercial when I buy a ZTR but they have no dealers in my area:cry:

SNAPPER MAN
06-04-2008, 11:38 AM
Ya they are the exact same as lesco mowers so if you have a lesco store in your area I would look into that. They are awsome mowers despite what some people say, only because they have never used them.

ATL Lawn
06-04-2008, 06:50 PM
man i love them

ATL Lawn
06-04-2008, 06:51 PM
can you guys email those St. Augustine Pics to me?

sg@atlsod.com

thanks

Lawnworks
06-04-2008, 10:34 PM
What type of St Augustine is that? Mercedes? or something different?

justanotherlawnguy
06-05-2008, 02:03 AM
here is a bunch:

justanotherlawnguy
06-05-2008, 02:04 AM
here is some more, some did not come out that great

justanotherlawnguy
06-05-2008, 02:04 AM
one more should do it:

freshprince94
06-05-2008, 04:52 PM
Nice pics guys. Keep em' comin.

Lawn Enforcer
06-05-2008, 08:07 PM
Some of that stuff just looks so soft and touchable!

Post 999!

South Florida Lawns
06-05-2008, 09:00 PM
Man I absolutely love mowing a nice St. Augustine yard. One with out Bermuda and weeds mixed in. Amerigrass, that's a picture perfect Florida yard, great job! This is the back of a house that we do.

greenscapestx
06-05-2008, 09:31 PM
This pic was with my phone, so it's not the best. I'll take my camera next week.

CuttingEdge,LLC
06-05-2008, 10:23 PM
Nice looking yards guys, I should have a few this weekend to post up....keep them coming

kleankutslawn
06-05-2008, 11:08 PM
nice pics you guys

amerigrass
06-05-2008, 11:36 PM
im cutting on friday ill post more pic. yea i weed and feed them in the winter and fert during the summer as well as the plants. those houses are running $200 thank you guys

Firefighter337
06-05-2008, 11:46 PM
I am thinking about installing St. Augustine in my yard. I love it.

My front will consist of:
Crepe Myrtles, Japanese maples, Indian hawthorns, dwarf nandinas, laurel pedlums, and lyriope.
Black mulch
Possibly a small water feature

I am thinking St. Augustine will dress this nicely.

The back yard
I am going to "cut" the yard in half. Give the rear to the dogs, hide them with a privacy fence. The front (closer to the house) is going to be a have a large boardwalk - 6" deck off the ground (40' x 20') with a larger water feature. Plants will be similar to the front yard.

Lawnworks
06-06-2008, 12:02 AM
I am thinking about installing St. Augustine in my yard. I love it.

My front will consist of:
Crepe Myrtles, Japanese maples, Indian hawthorns, dwarf nandinas, laurel pedlums, and lyriope.
Black mulch
Possibly a small water feature

I am thinking St. Augustine will dress this nicely.

The back yard
I am going to "cut" the yard in half. Give the rear to the dogs, hide them with a privacy fence. The front (closer to the house) is going to be a have a large boardwalk - 6" deck off the ground (40' x 20') with a larger water feature. Plants will be similar to the front yard.

I am in GA as well. If you do St Augustine here... you better do preventive treatments for chinch bugs and look out for fungus. I have probably replaced 3-4 yards this year due to chinch bugs. I try to talk people out of St. Augustine because it is such a problematic grass... I would much rather have Emerald Zoysia.

I just don't think St. Augustine thrives in GA like it does in FL. Must be something about the humid climate down there.

Firefighter337
06-06-2008, 12:05 AM
I am in GA as well. If you do St Augustine here... you better do preventive treatments for chinch bugs and look out for fungus. I have probably replaced 3-4 yards this year due to chinch bugs. I try to talk people out of St. Augustine because it is such a problematic grass... I would much rather have Emerald Zoysia.

I just don't think St. Augustine thrives in GA like it does in FL. Must be something about the humid climate down there.


Thanks. I agree with preventative maintenance. I have 4 accounts with St. Augustine. They are very nice and thick. I subcontract chemical maintenance to a friend to treat them, along with my other accounts. I am not licensed yet. But plan to be soon.

Thanks again.

amerigrass
06-06-2008, 12:21 AM
they just reqiure alot of water

amerigrass
06-06-2008, 12:24 AM
heres some more pics of my work

Firefighter337
06-06-2008, 12:36 AM
Looks good man.

freshprince94
06-06-2008, 02:06 PM
Anyone who does these type of lawns in Orlando?

doubleedge
06-06-2008, 02:14 PM
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5941/randomws7.png

You missed one!!!! Just messin with you.:usflag:

amerigrass
06-06-2008, 06:17 PM
haha thank you i just cut that place today

cpel2004
06-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Amerigrass I wondering what are you charging for the hedge trimming and bed maintenance for those properties? Do you charge monthly for everthing or seperately for mowing and trimming? That is alot of time consuming trimming and clean up. We no longer maintain properties with excess trimming, people are reluctant to pay for what the job is worth and its back breaking work.

What about you guys?

amerigrass
06-06-2008, 07:03 PM
what about us? here r more pics

dave k
06-06-2008, 07:11 PM
Atlantis Fl. must be South Fl. with that Royal Palm in one pic, I love the Royal Palms. My Bro. in law lives in Pembroke Pines, I lived in Deltona for some time. Outstanding work, I would hate to trim all those shrubs!

amerigrass
06-06-2008, 07:25 PM
its not a big deal at all as long as u keep up with them anddnt let them get crazy i trim almost twie a month so tey always stay tight. and plus i take like a leaf off instead of huge piles.

cej93
06-06-2008, 08:02 PM
I live in base housing here in the Panhandle of FL and I was lucky enough to move into a place with a decent yard established. This isn't the best picture and now I am trying to figure out where to post some pics of where it appears that something is eating my grass that I love so much so someone may give me some recommendations on what to put down to try to get rid of whatever is eating it.

Take Care,
Eric :usflag:

cpel2004
06-08-2008, 09:10 PM
Nice Pics Guys, Amerigrass and Doubleedge its just a question and you dont have to answer if your not comfortable but there is a lot of detail/time consuming trimming and bed clean up. Its been from my personal experiences that customers dont like to pay for all of the trimming and detail work. Im curious to find out what are you charging per month and how many cuts are you guys doing?

amerigrass
06-10-2008, 01:45 AM
around 299 and 3 to 4 cuts

amerigrass
06-10-2008, 01:46 AM
200 my bad

Grits
06-11-2008, 01:04 AM
Here's one:

South Florida Lawns
06-11-2008, 12:47 PM
Cej93, I'm sure this time of year the grass is stressed due to lack of rain. Also chinch bugs are common pest for St. Augustine this time of year. They like sun and heat so they can often be found in "hot spots" in the yard.

freshprince94
06-11-2008, 09:08 PM
Here's one:

That's beautiful striping for St. Augustine.

Grits
06-12-2008, 12:12 AM
That's beautiful striping for St. Augustine.

Thank you! Done with a Husqvarna 48" WB (no stripe kit).

GrassmasterB
06-12-2008, 12:13 AM
Thank you! Done with a Husqvarna 48" WB (no stripe kit).

at what height?

TheChiefsLawnCare
06-12-2008, 06:45 PM
what are you guys cutting the st. aug at. i was cutting mine at 2.5 but i noticed i was startin to see runners, so i raised it to 3 and it looks like a bed of carpet now and no runners. i live down in the new orleans area.

Grits
06-12-2008, 07:08 PM
at what height?

That pic was from earlier this season. Then, I was cutting it at 3.5", now it's up to 4".

Grits
06-12-2008, 07:12 PM
what are you guys cutting the st. aug at. i was cutting mine at 2.5 but i noticed i was startin to see runners, so i raised it to 3 and it looks like a bed of carpet now and no runners. i live down in the new orleans area.

At this point in the season, I cut St Aug as high as I can. The height varies with different yards. Some people's St Aug seems to like to be tall and other's seem like it wants to be shorter. But I never cut it lower than 3". Usually 3 - 3.5" early season, and 4" - 4.5" mid season.

GrassmasterB
06-17-2008, 10:13 PM
here's some st augustine with some stripes. they're faint but they are there.

Jaysondavislawnservice
06-17-2008, 10:43 PM
those are some nice lawns

freshprince94
06-17-2008, 10:53 PM
here's some st augustine with some stripes. they're faint but they are there.

Looks great. I never saw a Walker in the Orlando area until yesterday, someone on I-4 had one of the side discharge models.

freshprince94
06-17-2008, 10:54 PM
what are you guys cutting the st. aug at. i was cutting mine at 2.5 but i noticed i was startin to see runners, so i raised it to 3 and it looks like a bed of carpet now and no runners. i live down in the new orleans area.

2.5 is mighty short, down here 3" is almost scalping it.

TheChiefsLawnCare
06-18-2008, 12:46 AM
2.5 is mighty short, down here 3" is almost scalping it.

Yeah i guess each area is different. Imma cut at 3 now unless a customer complains, but i HATE changin the deck height, i like to be able to drop the mower and cut, not have to adjust the deck.

freshprince94
06-18-2008, 10:01 AM
Yeah i guess each area is different. Imma cut at 3 now unless a customer complains, but i HATE changin the deck height, i like to be able to drop the mower and cut, not have to adjust the deck.

Ya. There is definite regional differences with cutting heights and such.

SNAPPER MAN
06-18-2008, 10:36 AM
Here are a couple cut at 3", First one was cut with my 48" Cubcadet Commercial TANK, second one was cut with my 32" Cubcadet Commercial walkbehind.

Lawn-Sharks
06-18-2008, 02:54 PM
Port St.John, Fla

freshprince94
06-18-2008, 07:16 PM
Lawn Sharks and SNAPPER MAN: Nice work.

Lawn-Sharks
06-19-2008, 08:12 AM
Lawn Sharks and SNAPPER MAN: Nice work.

Thank you Sir! Let me know if your ever looking for equipment i have a friend that is the middle man for a large lawn company that sells off their used equipment for cheap.

SNAPPER MAN
06-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Here is another one from today again cut with my 48" Cubcadet Commercial TANK at 3".

South Florida Lawns
06-21-2008, 03:54 PM
Man you guys are still cutting at 3"? I got a few where I'm already at 4". Guess its because of all the rain we have been getting in the past 3 weeks. Nice pictures guys!

CuttingEdge,LLC
06-22-2008, 05:24 PM
my contribution....taken with my phone. This was with my 21" Honda..

kleankutslawn
06-22-2008, 06:21 PM
nice pics you guys!

LawnPro19
06-25-2008, 01:05 AM
lets try again...cut at 3.5... not responsible for the landscape customer doesnt want to pay to maintain it... so just a mow blow and go

GrassmasterB
06-25-2008, 05:16 PM
here's another one

amerigrass
06-25-2008, 09:30 PM
justed took this stillhave to mulch and cut grass

greenscapestx
07-10-2008, 08:04 PM
Here's a couple, the stripes are kinda faint, but I guess that's St. Augustine for ya. But, my snapper wb doesn't have a striping kit either.

114139

114140

Firefighter337
07-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Nice turf there Greenscapes.

GrassmasterB
10-04-2008, 12:29 AM
here's some more st augustine