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grassman177
03-27-2009, 12:40 PM
this is some of the work we have done this week before all this snow heading our way. some of the first mows ans stripes of the year and some of the mulching we did. a few are candid pics for funny!!! enjoy!!

grassman177
03-27-2009, 12:41 PM
more pics for you

grassman177
03-27-2009, 12:42 PM
one more pic

Kennedy Landscaping
03-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Looks good, looks like we may be in for a good storm. Got the plow rigs ready to roll?

grassman177
03-27-2009, 12:48 PM
rmemeber , we dont do snow at all. not worth it to me and our company.

riverwalklandscaping
03-27-2009, 12:48 PM
yikes those first beds need edging

grassman177
03-27-2009, 12:54 PM
i know someone would mention that but they dont want to pay the extra money. HOA, you know how they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kennedy Landscaping
03-27-2009, 12:55 PM
rmemeber , we dont do snow at all. not worth it to me and our company.

Oh, I guess I missed that part. Btw I missed your call, I'm at school til three and need to go meet up with another LCO then, so I'll try to give you a ring sometime.

grassman177
03-27-2009, 01:50 PM
right on, all is good. i wish all folks would pay the little extra to hav ethe beds edged but most at least have a hardscape border anyways so>>>>>>>

RandallM
03-27-2009, 02:25 PM
Looks great. I had my first mulch job of the season this week and man my back is sore!!! So much shoveling and carting.

grassman177
03-27-2009, 04:00 PM
speaking of hurt backs, one of our men, the one it the photo strained his back too much and is out for at least a week.

MortonLawn
03-27-2009, 07:53 PM
right on, all is good. i wish all folks would pay the little extra to hav ethe beds edged but most at least have a hardscape border anyways so>>>>>>>


Are we talking about grabbing a stick edger and cutting a edge out?

a plus bob
03-27-2009, 08:05 PM
looks good I love magnolias in bloom!

South Florida Lawns
03-27-2009, 09:24 PM
Are we talking about grabbing a stick edger and cutting a edge out?

Thats what I thought.

J&R Landscaping
03-27-2009, 09:47 PM
Nice pictures!

grassman177
03-27-2009, 09:50 PM
yeah, a stick edger and or shovel. we have a trenchblade and for the cheap investment it does a pretty good job . but it is all labor and folks are cheap these days now. we have edged others though just no pics. like i said, most have hardscape borders so no need to edge.

punt66
03-27-2009, 10:02 PM
yeah, a stick edger and or shovel. we have a trenchblade and for the cheap investment it does a pretty good job . but it is all labor and folks are cheap these days now. we have edged others though just no pics. like i said, most have hardscape borders so no need to edge.
Thats a small area to edge. Whether they pay for it or not you shouldnt attach your name to unfinished work. I like the leaves still at the base of the pantings as well? Did you do all fall cleanup? Are you doing a spring cleanup?

billslawn89
03-27-2009, 10:40 PM
Thats a small area to edge. Whether they pay for it or not you shouldnt attach your name to unfinished work. I like the leaves still at the base of the pantings as well? Did you do all fall cleanup? Are you doing a spring cleanup?

my thoughts too! at least use the stick edger to give it a clean look! oh well....

Chestnut Oaks Prez
03-27-2009, 10:47 PM
Looks better Grassman.

Lawn-Guy
03-28-2009, 12:01 AM
honestly looks god but to be honest first thing i noticed was the beds were not edged and its probally the first thing a potential cust may notice


i edge whether the pay or not it just makes the work look so much more profeshional and neat i mean after all it would take what 2 min with a bed edger maybe 5 with a shovel

bjlawnman
03-28-2009, 12:18 AM
Love the the mulch! What kind is it? Dyed or just double processed?

ExclusiveLawnCare
03-28-2009, 01:10 AM
Everything looks good,fresh mulch is a huge plus.

grassman177
03-28-2009, 10:24 AM
the unfinished edge pics were not my crew either, i prob wouldhave edged them too, sorry to disapoint!!!! like i said, most places we do, a few just want it cheap as possible and that is one of them.

the mulch is hardwood, double ground and yes it is dyed. we used to use non dyed but it faded in aobut twomonths to gray and we got complaints so we switched to only dyed. the first pics are bulk and the others are bagged. there is a difference. we prefer bagged but we do both. The mucl is from green country soil out of oklahoma, but they have a processing plant south of us aobut 45 min. they have been great to work with and good prices too

MortonLawn
03-28-2009, 12:37 PM
How hard is it to run a stick edger around the beds? you actually charge extra to edge a bed?

grassman177
03-28-2009, 01:38 PM
yeah, whatever the time is, it is all time my friend.

br549oicu8
03-28-2009, 06:13 PM
How hard is it to run a stick edger around the beds? you actually charge extra to edge a bed?

To make it look right it'll take more than one time around with a stick edger....
Most that don't wanna spend more than they have to would need the edge totally re-defined. We're not gonna throw that in....
Like Grassman said...it's all about time.

Lawnworks
03-28-2009, 06:54 PM
I agree... time is money... nothing should be for free and you are not going to lose business if you don't edge it.

We did 60 yards the other day in 24 man hours. Skid steer makes it fly.

riverwalklandscaping
03-29-2009, 04:57 PM
I understand saving on time but does the HOA even know how much time each task (weeding, mulching, edging etc) takes. I wouldn't have offered an option of edging, it's just part of the job. I would have at lest taken a weed wacker to cut the grass down so it was not hanging into the bed, so that you could at least be able to load up and drive away before it starts to look terrible.

Lawnworks
03-29-2009, 07:19 PM
I understand saving on time but does the HOA even know how much time each task (weeding, mulching, edging etc) takes. I wouldn't have offered an option of edging, it's just part of the job. I would have at lest taken a weed wacker to cut the grass down so it was not hanging into the bed, so that you could at least be able to load up and drive away before it starts to look terrible.

and you might have been underbid.

grassman177
03-29-2009, 08:41 PM
could have. theyhave gone through quite a few companiesover several years and never awarded it. one by one they were all cheaper and we were higher and they fired every one of them untill they got to us. so far two years and been good. thanks for your considerations on what should be done, we know, just a little too cheap and we have done better, it should have been slightly addressed.

grassman177
03-29-2009, 08:48 PM
changing subject a little, i get the whole messy edge thing and will mention it to that crew leader who manages the site.

how do you all like our fist stripes of the year. after this snow we just had they will be even greener. they were half and half at time of cut. do you like the stripes???????

the smaller lawn is cut with a wright 4817, the larger lawns are cut with the Kubota 326 60". gator blades for the first cuts only, then back to high and med lift baldes till late fall

2brothersyardcare
03-29-2009, 08:49 PM
looks good with out the edge