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DeepGreenLawn
09-05-2008, 02:11 PM
Was wandering if you guys used net lights for bushes or not. It seems I see a lot of bushes where the net is not large enough. Then it might not be small enough...

Just seems that there may be a lot of restrictions.

SO, if you use regular minis, what is the best way to get the best look on trees and bushes?

hotrod1965
09-05-2008, 02:21 PM
I dont use net lights. Using mini's you jsut have to make sure everything looks nice when you step back and look at it. A lot of the time I use a 12.5 foot 25 light set for my minis which helps not having to many lights left over, or just to little.

turf hokie
09-05-2008, 08:16 PM
Absolutely no net lights. Very unprofessional in my opinion. Just step back an squint to see the lights better if it is still sunny out. Or if you are half blind like I am just take of your glasses.

DeepGreenLawn
09-05-2008, 08:29 PM
Or if you are half blind like I am just take of your glasses.

LOL, thats me to a "T"

David Gretzmier
09-06-2008, 03:22 AM
no nets.

dang deep green- I think you have started more threads in the past 7 days than I did in 6 months. 10, 15, threads? / I am predicting tomorrow's threads-

1 "Green Wire or White wire, pro's and cons? "
2 "ladders"?
3 "which timer is best"
4 staple, or clip?
5 etc.

I guess since i've settled those issues and more, I don't think to ask about them. and I'm just poking fun, and I am always willing to help, But it seems this forum spends a lot of time answering questions to guys who have never done this. And I wish it had more theads between guys who have experience that talk about what works better and why, who makes better product and why, marketing that worked and didn't etc. I guess I'd like to get as much out of this forum as I give.

DeepGreenLawn
09-06-2008, 07:43 AM
Then start asking away... there are guys here with experience, I don't have experience with lights but with my lawn care company I can tell you that I do all my ads with a local community magazine and that brings in more business during the business season than I can handle almost. I have a full 2 page spread in the back. It's weird though... I have 3 of them and each month one does great and the others fall off. then they switch. I can't get a pattern, I have no idea why this is. But as long as one is keeping me busy that is enough, I couldn't imagine if all 3 were going strong with calls all at once... :dizzy:

DeepGreenLawn
09-06-2008, 07:44 AM
I do post a lot, I have a lot of questions and need a lot of answers, I ask you to be patient, I was the same way with the organics and now I am like you answering questions and posting more "educated" questions.

Give me a month or so and all the basic questions will be out there... it helps with new guys in the future too... I am asking because I need to know AND I try to ask in a way that others can find these threads later and find them useful. There is always A TON of lurkers and they all seem to follow me so maybe we are doing more good than you think? I ask the questions no one else wants to ask?

hotrod1965
09-06-2008, 10:14 AM
You crack me up!


no nets.

dang deep green- I think you have started more threads in the past 7 days than I did in 6 months. 10, 15, threads? / I am predicting tomorrow's threads-

1 "Green Wire or White wire, pro's and cons? "
2 "ladders"?
3 "which timer is best"
4 staple, or clip?
5 etc.

I guess since i've settled those issues and more, I don't think to ask about them. and I'm just poking fun, and I am always willing to help, But it seems this forum spends a lot of time answering questions to guys who have never done this. And I wish it had more theads between guys who have experience that talk about what works better and why, who makes better product and why, marketing that worked and didn't etc. I guess I'd like to get as much out of this forum as I give.

DeepGreenLawn
09-06-2008, 01:42 PM
David...

Would it make you mad if I posted those as new threads? I am not kidding and I am not trying to piss you off... those are good questions that newbies like myself would love the answers to. I don't want you coming on and seeing them and then go $(R^ $O(YQ#+$ $YO$Y(O@$ $Y+@!!!!!

$*@(* new guys! And not provide us with your great insight and expertise.

Thanks... I have some answers to them but like I said, a lot of this is stuff I am really wanting to know, AND later on we can tell other newbies to search for threads started by me. Then they can have all these questions answered without having to ask them over and over... I am trying to title them as bluntly as possible so the topic will be obvious of the thread.

hotrod1965
09-06-2008, 03:58 PM
I think you should be able to search these thread and find a lot of these answers.

MowHouston
09-06-2008, 05:08 PM
I think you should be able to search these thread and find a lot of these answers.

The fact is, Lawnsite's search function sucks. I've read a lot of these thread back to 2005 or so and there is good info but there are just some questions that aren't answered.

If it weren't for us newbies asking questions, it doesnt look like this section would be busy at all :D

DeepGreenLawn
09-06-2008, 05:27 PM
I have done a good bit of back tracking and have found some items. A lot is hidden and takes a lot of time and effort, which I don't mind by the way. Part of it was to make it easier for others to locate the information. If I can find it I may repost it anyways just to ease the process as the threads continue to grow. There aren't too many as it is so I will keep searching...

David Gretzmier
09-06-2008, 05:32 PM
I agree the search could be better. I also feel like I've mentioned where I buy stuff a dozen times in the past month. next month it will be 2 dozen. everyone seems to think about doing lights this time of year, and I applaud research. Even though i was on lawnsite back in 2001, there was no seasonal section. if fact, no sections at all. just lawn care guys. So I kind of had to figure out everything on my own. Even with all the info on these threads, the first install you do will teach you 100 times what you read here. After 3 jobs you will have a much better feel for what you need to bring to the jobsite.

DeepGreenLawn
09-06-2008, 05:38 PM
OK, I am searching all my questions before I post... so be patient... please?

DeepGreenLawn
09-06-2008, 05:44 PM
After 3 jobs you will have a much better feel for what you need to bring to the jobsite.

I hope so... that would be great! I have my house and two family members homes that I have gotten the go ahead to do first, at cost, so I can figure out the basics and find any problems or issues that may come up. I figure by the time I finish those that I should have most bases covered.

DeepGreenLawn
09-06-2008, 07:05 PM
dang deep green- I think you have started more threads in the past 7 days than I did in 6 months. 10, 15, threads? / I am predicting tomorrow's threads-

1 "Green Wire or White wire, pro's and cons? "
2 "ladders"?
3 "which timer is best"
4 staple, or clip?
5 etc.


something else to kind of give you an idea... not to brag... but check out my join date and the number of posts to this date...

I am a quick learner but it takes a lot of questions to learn at the pace I do... I appreciate yours and everyone else's patience to this point... and in the future. If you need me to slow down or I get too annoying just say something and I will hold off...

Just trying to learn and help others learn as well...

Thanks everyone again for the info up to this point... I can't wait until others start posting as well... get more opinions and thoughts going...

hotrod1965
09-06-2008, 08:24 PM
This is 100% true.

I agree the search could be better. I also feel like I've mentioned where I buy stuff a dozen times in the past month. next month it will be 2 dozen. everyone seems to think about doing lights this time of year, and I applaud research. Even though i was on lawnsite back in 2001, there was no seasonal section. if fact, no sections at all. just lawn care guys. So I kind of had to figure out everything on my own. Even with all the info on these threads, the first install you do will teach you 100 times what you read here. After 3 jobs you will have a much better feel for what you need to bring to the jobsite.