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09-27-2008, 03:42 PM
This is my first year mowing lawns and all I have been doing is reading these forums like crazy. The previous years I have been doing the lawn care aspect with seeding, fertilizing, and aeration, but customers want me to mow their lawns now too. I've learned quite a bit but still dont feel fully educated. I know its a Sutech but got it for $400 bucks which was all I could afford and made a striper for it. I know I will get blasted for this but next upgrade is disc brakes!

TNT LawnCare Inc.
09-27-2008, 03:46 PM
The stripes look nice

Kennedy Landscaping
09-27-2008, 08:32 PM
Nice stripes!

09-27-2008, 09:55 PM
Good deal...

09-28-2008, 03:13 AM
Nice stripes

f150 with bobcat
09-28-2008, 12:18 PM
looks good

09-28-2008, 01:33 PM
Nothing wrong with that! Looks like it does a good job.

09-28-2008, 03:20 PM
Nice stripes and that lawn looks great! From you post I assume this lawn is one that you care for besides mowing. How long have you had it and what do you do to get it looking so nice? Is the property owner good about proper watering?

09-28-2008, 04:13 PM
Second year for lawn care. All I do is aerate seed and fertilize because of the pesticide ban. The customer does all the weed pulling by hand but there wasnt many to be pulled. The watering was not an issue this year because we got tons of rain. Customer was lucky because I kept telling them how to water and they wouldnt do it because they didnt believe that it had that much of an impact. I dont know how many times i've said if you plant a seed and want it to grow you gotta water it. This year was great because almost all my customers finally see what water can do! The only thing I've had problems with this year was black medic which aeration and seeding helped out. This non pesticide way is not easy but it seems like it can work.

09-28-2008, 10:57 PM
i almost bought a sutech for 500 this spring but the dealer was a a** hole so i forgot about it

09-29-2008, 07:50 PM
What type of aerator and seeder do you use?

Supper Grassy
09-29-2008, 08:49 PM
Your work is awsome

09-29-2008, 08:57 PM
i don't think it looks that good....he didn't even edge the property, I see grass hanging over and no edge.

09-29-2008, 09:09 PM
I use a Ryan Aerator and a Lesco spreader and just put alot of seed. I want to edge the property so bad but they dont wanna pay for it so I just clean it up with the trimmer. It over hangs on both sides about 6 inches and its a good hour worth of work to cut it off and shovel it up for the whole property. I dont know what to charge for edging I thought $30 bucks for that was a good deal and told them it was a one time thing. Should I charge less for that? I am still new to all this stuff.

04-18-2010, 09:37 PM
how did you build that and awesome i want one or the know how to build my own if you could please help???? thanks

Matt Hermann
04-18-2010, 10:09 PM
i have a walk behind push mower, is there a way i can make something so i can get nice stripes with that?

Matt Hermann
04-18-2010, 10:12 PM
i only have a push mower, but is there any way i can get good stripes with that? what could i make? thanks

04-19-2010, 12:00 AM
Nice stripes.

04-19-2010, 12:05 AM
Its just some angle iron and pvc pipe with sand in it. A drill and a grinder will do the job. Thanks for the comments.
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04-28-2010, 11:59 AM
love the stripes...looks real nice

Ben's Landscape
04-28-2010, 04:53 PM
Nice Stripes!!

04-28-2010, 07:33 PM
Looks great I found a good deal on a sucktech and may go for it

Matt Hermann
04-28-2010, 08:42 PM
looks awesome! gould you give me directions on how you made that? the one i made dosn't work, the stripes dont last more than 48 hours, lol!