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fl-landscapes
04-13-2011, 05:41 PM
Hey guys. Did some verti-cutting on a couple sa lawns today and just figured I would post some pics. Surprised more people dont do it. This is a very beneficial service for my customers lawns and a profitable add on to my business. And a quick 2 pics of my boxer and rotodairon removing a cruddy lawn, one pass. I still had some light raking to do to finish pic 2 but you get the idea. you can see how bad the lawn looked in rotodairon pic 1 and how good it is tilled prepped in one pass. (at least i think so)

zturncutter
04-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Damn, the rotodairon beats the hell out of using a sod cutter, how do you get the level of the new sod to match with the old ? or do you use it only when removing the majority of the lawn.

fl-landscapes
04-13-2011, 06:28 PM
Damn, the rotodairon beats the hell out of using a sod cutter, how do you get the level of the new sod to match with the old ? or do you use it only when removing the majority of the lawn.

you got it Z. If we are doing patch work (like a job ric subbed to me last week) we sod cut and patch. If we are removing the majority for sod or seeding bermuda we use the rotodairon. very good observation!:clapping:

williams lcm
04-14-2011, 08:12 PM
What do you do about irrigation systems? You dont want to damage sprinkler heads. It looks good.

Landscape Poet
04-14-2011, 08:52 PM
Still thinking that boxer is a great investment.

zturncutter
04-14-2011, 08:56 PM
What do you do about irrigation systems? You dont want to damage sprinkler heads. It looks good.

You fire up the system and flag the heads, and the manifold or the individual valve boxes.

zturncutter
04-14-2011, 09:07 PM
Always call 811 as well, free service to locate telephone, tv and electric. Even though you will not go that deep with a sod install many times the telephone is only an inch or two deep.

fl-landscapes
04-14-2011, 09:08 PM
You fire up the system and flag the heads, and the manifold or the individual valve boxes.

Yup, pretty basic. Find heads and valve boxes and flag. We till down 6 - 8 Inches. Irrigation pipes should be below that. I tell the customer I am not responsible for pipes hit that are improperly buried too shallow. It doesnt happen very often. Yes Mike the boxer is a great machine and I have no regrets buying it. Took down a couple huge trees today and that little machine sure saves me a lot in labor and sweat. From tree work to lawn renovations and installs with the auger, up to 36" this machine is a WORK HORSE!

fl-landscapes
04-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Always call 811 as well, free service to locate telephone, tv and electric. Even though you will not go that deep with a sod install many times the telephone is only an inch or two deep.

I always call. I have an account set up. The only problems we run into with the rotodairon is the cable companies bury their lines WAY TO SHALLOW. They come out pretty quick and repair for free so its not a big deal. Augering without calling 811 and using the free service is nuts in my book.

ArTurf
04-15-2011, 09:28 PM
Didn't think you were supposed to verti-cut SA? Have you done this before? If so, did it seem to help the grass?

Ric
04-16-2011, 12:09 AM
Didn't think you were supposed to verti-cut SA? Have you done this before? If so, did it seem to help the grass?

Arturf

You don't happen to dance to Banjo music up there in the hills?

ArTurf
04-16-2011, 07:34 AM
Ric,
Easy big fella. Don't claim to know it all. I've heard those that do are usually in decline.
Seriously, I appreciate the knowledge you and others have shared. I try to do the same. But realize no one is born knowing this stuff.

Ric
04-16-2011, 07:58 AM
Ric,
Easy big fella. Don't claim to know it all. I've heard those that do are usually in decline.
Seriously, I appreciate the knowledge you and others have shared. I try to do the same. But realize no one is born knowing this stuff.

ArTurf

You must have access to computer or you couldn't ask these type of questions. Too bad you don't know to use that computer to hunt. May I suggest you look into a thing called Google.