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Chestnut Oaks Prez
07-24-2008, 06:11 PM
Here's couple from today. Been a while since I gave ya'll any:)

Chestnut Oaks Prez
07-24-2008, 06:16 PM
couple more:laugh:

Chestnut Oaks Prez
07-24-2008, 06:21 PM
last batch*trucewhiteflag*
The house under construction is pro golfer Charles Warren. Hope we get the landscaping but we will get the maint. if not.

SNAPPER MAN
07-24-2008, 06:56 PM
Wow. Your work is amazing. How do you keep your employees so motivated?

Chestnut Oaks Prez
07-24-2008, 07:00 PM
Wow. Your work is amazing. How do you keep your employees so motivated?

With a WIP!!!!!:laugh:

DLAWNS
07-24-2008, 08:23 PM
With a WIP!!!!!:laugh:

Thats funny! Those yards look sick!

doubleedge
07-24-2008, 08:27 PM
How do you get so many huge houses?

Chestnut Oaks Prez
07-24-2008, 08:38 PM
How do you get so many huge houses?

People around here with small houses do their own yards. So we don't have a choice between huge and small.

SNAPPER MAN
07-24-2008, 08:44 PM
Haha im getting ready to whip my employees right now I just use my foot up their ass.

Travis E
07-24-2008, 09:13 PM
Nice work as usual! What edgers do you use, must be the type of grass because I can't keep edges like that around the mulch beds.

shethinksmytractors_sexy
07-24-2008, 09:19 PM
dayuummmm. them are some big houses....

MileHigh
07-24-2008, 10:00 PM
Chesnut..

Do you guys use a one-wheel sulky?

mag360
07-24-2008, 10:04 PM
Chesnut..

Do you guys use a one-wheel sulky?

They are walkers with the single caster out back.

Beautiful properties and edging.

Green Team Landscaping
07-24-2008, 10:24 PM
How many lawns do you guys have total?

Chestnut Oaks Prez
07-24-2008, 10:52 PM
How many lawns do you guys have total?

Seventyfour

Carolina Cuts
07-24-2008, 10:55 PM
lawns look like carpet.
You vacuum them rather then mow don't you? :o)

Petr51488
07-24-2008, 11:46 PM
Very nice! but i would absolutely hate to trim all those shrubs.

02DURAMAX
07-25-2008, 01:51 AM
Amazing!!!!!

hockeypro1411
07-25-2008, 01:59 AM
Very nice! but i would absolutely hate to trim all those shrubs.

haha anything to go n get that paper.

MysticLandscape
07-25-2008, 07:03 AM
Very nice! but i would absolutely hate to trim all those shrubs.

I would take my enclosed trailer to mexico and get 15 guys and bring them back and make them do it.

Lawn_Boy
07-25-2008, 10:04 AM
You make me sick! J/k, immaculate work, as usual.

I asked before, but I am going to keep harassing you : can we see some shop pics ? :clapping:

KrayzKajun
07-25-2008, 10:26 AM
very nice work!!

Green Team Landscaping
07-25-2008, 12:20 PM
Seventyfour
Wow. Thats a ton.

ATouchofGrass
07-25-2008, 06:13 PM
I would take my enclosed trailer to mexico and get 15 guys and bring them back and make them do it.

I just laughed my arse off! :cool2: Having Professional Athletes are great finds! Ive had 4 of them throughout my career. I did have Hulk Hogan when he lived in CT then moved to Cali, and now is in FL. Currently i have a retired Pro Rugby player from England, and two Hockey players, my sons love mowing there since all three of my sons play hockey so its pretty cool, get free tickets here and there :clapping:

pj550v12
07-25-2008, 09:37 PM
I just laughed my arse off! :cool2: Having Professional Athletes are great finds! Ive had 4 of them throughout my career. I did have Hulk Hogan when he lived in CT then moved to Cali, and now is in FL. Currently i have a retired Pro Rugby player from England, and two Hockey players, my sons love mowing there since all three of my sons play hockey so its pretty cool, get free tickets here and there :clapping:

Didn't the hulk have a place in fairfirld county? Whereabout are you out of??

deere615
07-25-2008, 09:58 PM
Nice work as always

ATouchofGrass
07-25-2008, 10:22 PM
Yup he lived in Stamford, and then had a house made on the Darien/New Canaan line, and then he moved to Cali and FL

bone1
07-25-2008, 10:31 PM
NICE! how do you keep the grass out of the mulch when you cut? mulch looks fresh in all of the pics.

Chestnut Oaks Prez
07-25-2008, 10:35 PM
NICE! how do you keep the grass out of the mulch when you cut? mulch looks fresh in all of the pics.

All of them get vaccumed with the Walker GHS.:) No side discharge.:dizzy:

JosephLawnCare
07-25-2008, 10:38 PM
You make me sick! J/k, immaculate work, as usual.

I asked before, but I am going to keep harassing you : can we see some shop pics ? :clapping:

I second the shop pics please

bone1
07-25-2008, 10:58 PM
All of them get vaccumed with the Walker GHS.:) No side discharge.:dizzy:

it's alot nicer looking using that than side discharge! i wish we had a walker dealer close by now!

Jason'sLawnCare
07-25-2008, 11:05 PM
In one of those pictures. I beleive the 1st post 4th picture it looks like the yard was made for a Walker with all those gardens.

STIHL GUY
07-26-2008, 12:38 AM
wow that looks nice

S man
07-26-2008, 01:41 PM
Haha im getting ready to whip my employees right now I just use my foot up their ass.

I stay solo and have my dad help part time.:waving: I'm doing 45 accounts.

SNAPPER MAN
07-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Sman, I cant do it solo. Some of my yards would kill me solo. Also it would be impossible to do it solo during the school year.

S man
07-26-2008, 09:42 PM
Sman, I cant do it solo. Some of my yards would kill me solo. Also it would be impossible to do it solo during the school year.

I know what you mean. Some yards take forever solo. I get sick here and there or it rains and one day throws everything off. I'm thinking about how to make my biz more efficient for next year. Also with college and stuff it is hard. My dad might quit his job next year and work with me full time. Might work out. Or if not I might have to do this part time. I can't do 50+ solo and on the other hand don't want to have employees. Not worth the headache. We'll see. Good luck with the rest of the year.:)

SNAPPER MAN
07-26-2008, 10:48 PM
Ya but the only way to grow a business is to have employees. So I guess i'll put up with their bull lol.

ViceNut
07-27-2008, 03:01 AM
lol, dont want any employees? hahaha :hammerhead: Can you say thread hijack? :rolleyes:

bone1
07-27-2008, 03:32 PM
lol, dont want any employees? hahaha :hammerhead: Can you say thread hijack? :rolleyes:

:laugh::laugh:

SNAPPER MAN
07-27-2008, 03:34 PM
Ya my bad. I want employees but they are a pain in the ass. Like when they dont show up in uniform is one of the things that pisses me off the most because I paid alot for em.

LawnPro19
07-27-2008, 06:45 PM
guys not to sound rude but start another thread about employees....this one is about chestnuts work!!

LawnPro19
07-27-2008, 06:47 PM
how about some action shots prez???

RedMax Man
07-27-2008, 06:58 PM
Looks fantastic!!!

Seems like it would be more work to make those properties look bad instead of manicured. I'm sure though it's all that routine maintenance that keeps them looking top notch.

SNAPPER MAN
07-27-2008, 09:14 PM
I admire chesnuts work. Sorry if I hijacked a thread. I only have one house on the level of these and it is my absolute favorite to do.

freshprince94
08-12-2008, 03:38 PM
Wow, amazing work. Do you edge the walks and drives with an edger or a weedeater?

Turf Dawg
08-12-2008, 04:45 PM
Wow, amazing work. Do you edge the walks and drives with an edger or a weedeater?

I would think by looking that they use stick edgers. I would like to know the answer also to see if I am right.

Az Gardener
08-12-2008, 05:05 PM
We have had that discussion before he uses a line trimmer once established. I wonder what kind of M/H you have budgeted per visit? Do you have a mow crew and a beds N bushes crew or does one crew do it all?

freshprince94
08-12-2008, 05:09 PM
We have had that discussion before he uses a line trimmer once established. I wonder what kind of M/H you have budgeted per visit? Do you have a mow crew and a beds N bushes crew or does one crew do it all?

Geez, those edges are perfect, especially for a weedeater! Down here, we need edgers to get the razor edge like that, a weedeater dosen't cut the mustard.

SNAPPER MAN
08-12-2008, 05:25 PM
Freshprince, I use my trimmer to edge st. augustine along with almost every other crew where I live and once you get good you can do it. You have to take the guard off to be able to see what you are doing though.

Kennedy Landscaping
08-12-2008, 09:45 PM
Perfection!

Chestnut Oaks Prez
08-12-2008, 10:52 PM
Wow, amazing work. Do you edge the walks and drives with an edger or a weedeater?

Stick edger:) Weedeater on beds. I haven't seen many that don't have a 1" trench with a weedeater and I despise that:hammerhead:

Chestnut Oaks Prez
08-12-2008, 10:58 PM
We have had that discussion before he uses a line trimmer once established. I wonder what kind of M/H you have budgeted per visit? Do you have a mow crew and a beds N bushes crew or does one crew do it all?

These yards are roughly 20min per yard every week. 4 man crew. More if we trim shrubs, not more than 2 or 3 yards trimmed per day. Same crew does it all.

oakwdman
08-13-2008, 12:06 AM
Stick edger:) Weedeater on beds. I haven't seen many that don't have a 1" trench with a weedeater and I despise that:hammerhead:

I second that! not trying to start a trimmer vs. edger war but a very seldom few can duplicate the resuts of an edger on a sidewalk/driveway with a trimmer.

LawnBoy89
08-13-2008, 09:48 AM
I second that! not trying to start a trimmer vs. edger war but a very seldom few can duplicate the resuts of an edger on a sidewalk/driveway with a trimmer.

Maybe your turf is different but me and my guy can edge just as well as any stick edger. Obviously and edge has to be established first with a stick edger, but once this is done maintaining the edge with the trimmer has never been a problem. When you mow and trim all day for 4 years you should be able to walk and hold the trimmer straight at the same time.

I go to South Carolina every year (Myrtle Beach), and I have never seen lawns look as similiar as yours do to what we see up north. I am not familiar with the southern warm climate grasses but you have the first pics I have seen from your area that look as they do.

wildlandscape
08-13-2008, 09:24 PM
really great looking properties

Chestnut Oaks Prez
08-13-2008, 10:26 PM
Maybe your turf is different but me and my guy can edge just as well as any stick edger. Obviously and edge has to be established first with a stick edger, but once this is done maintaining the edge with the trimmer has never been a problem. When you mow and trim all day for 4 years you should be able to walk and hold the trimmer straight at the same time.

I go to South Carolina every year (Myrtle Beach), and I have never seen lawns look as similiar as yours do to what we see up north. I am not familiar with the southern warm climate grasses but you have the first pics I have seen from your area that look as they do.

Congrats LB89! You are very talented:)
The stick seems to give us a more consistant edge with less chance of error.