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williams lcm
07-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Normally I have been cutting at 4 inches. I have been cutting most customers lawns now at 4.5 and my own lawn at 5 inches. I know you might think it is to high at 5 inches but I think the lawns are looking better when cutting at a higher height. What are you guys cutting it at? I do get a few stragglers when cutting heigher though. Thanks

Florida Gardener
07-10-2011, 08:05 PM
If using my toro master(which weighs more) I don't go lower than the second highest setting which I believe is 4.25. On my wright stander 4-4.25. I have one yard that is so vigorous don't even drop the deck on my toro. Good rule of thumb, don't go lower than 4" in the growing season. The higher the better.
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mjlcare2
07-10-2011, 08:25 PM
I've been told 3.75 is best by a couple of fert and pest control guys, specifically the one I work with on my lawns.. its high enough to promote growth but low enough to still look like I did something

A Leaf Above
07-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Too me it all depends on the terrain ..If its bumpy and has a hilly kinda area i have height up to 4.5 in ...I also cut some at 3.5 in in some cases ...But if i could it would 4in every time .....Just gives a good look in my opinion ..

Keith
07-10-2011, 09:06 PM
According to Hustler's settings, most of mine were cut at 4.25" last week. I may have to move to 4.5" this week. That is where they look good. I don't check them with a ruler. I generally cut them at 3.75" until the lush growth starts, then move up from there. Some end up near 5" near the end of summer, then I slowly take some of the height out of them.

I do have a couple that are cut lower throughout the summer at the owners' request. But never below 3.5". Again, according to the mower adjustment.

GreenT
07-10-2011, 10:11 PM
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With all the rain, we're at 9" :)

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Landscape Poet
07-10-2011, 10:30 PM
Never below 4 unless a customer specifically ask for it to be cut lower. Currently most lawns that are on a good fert program, have been getting watered correctly get cut at 4.5 to 4.75 and even at those heights on some of them I am removing so much of the blade that I am going back a double cutting sections if not the entire lawn to help with the left over clippings left on top of the turf or hitting them with a blower to disperse.

Landscape Poet
07-10-2011, 10:32 PM
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With all the rain, we're at 9" :)

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I need to get your kind of mower I think! Could use a deck that could go over 5.25:clapping:

GreenT
07-10-2011, 11:20 PM
I need to get your kind of mower I think! Could use a deck that could go over 5.25:clapping:


Get one of these.... and the world is your oyster. :)




http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms/8225ce43-858f-4ed6-a603-03f0fa6a2064/670x377Image.jpg?p=100820_10:46


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Landscape Poet
07-10-2011, 11:33 PM
Get one of these.... and the world is your oyster. :)




http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms/8225ce43-858f-4ed6-a603-03f0fa6a2064/670x377Image.jpg?p=100820_10:46


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I am not sure but I think that may create some rutting issues which my clients will not appreciate:laugh:

GreenT
07-10-2011, 11:59 PM
I am not sure but I think that may create some rutting issues which my clients will not appreciate:laugh:


I thought you didn't care about ruts. :)

Anyway, who's worried about ruts... seems clumping may be more of an issue.....



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A couple of passes should take care of that. :weightlifter:
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Keith
07-11-2011, 12:05 AM
And all the hedges too.

GreenT
07-11-2011, 12:22 AM
And all the hedges too.


Hey Keith... develop gills yet? :)

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Keith
07-11-2011, 12:33 AM
Yep.

What's your Captiva doing? Mine is fungus-ridden right now and had a bout with webworms.

GreenT
07-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Yep.

What's your Captiva doing? Mine is fungus-ridden right now and had a bout with webworms.


They gave up on it and changed back to SA. Too many problems with it they said.

My guess is they wouldn't follow a reasonable watering program even after repeated consultations.

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Keith
07-11-2011, 12:58 AM
Mine was beautiful until two weeks ago. One thing it did though. It grew a lot more in a week than it did last year. From the March through June, it really needed to be cut every seven days. Of course if you let it go, it never gets out of hand.

You are probably about right. Failure to water would surely do it in. I went out of town for a week in May and left the sprinklers off. 8 to 9 days without water was too much. I ended up losing a spot and had to patch it in. Luckily I had donor section in a corner of the backyard that I grew from sprigs.

GreenT
07-11-2011, 01:05 AM
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Well, they went from over watering -creating the conditions for fungus- to believing the claim that it needs less water. Then back to over watering. End result was a patchy lawn and you know how long it takes to grow back and fill in bare spots.

Live and learn. Or live and don't learn a thing... :)

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Landscape Poet
07-11-2011, 08:01 AM
I thought you didn't care about ruts. :)

Anyway, who's worried about ruts... seems clumping may be more of an issue.....



O5977EoHPk8



A couple of passes should take care of that. :weightlifter:
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It is not that I am not concerned about ruts...I will not stop production because of a little moisture though. These people expect you to get their lawn cut - well in order to make any real money, especially as a solo operator, that means productions does not stop except in case of a emergency. Like I said before, that or they can choose to pay me enough were I can making a living cutting only about 20 yards a week during the rainy season. I think we all know that is not going to happen.

GreenT
07-11-2011, 12:47 PM
It is not that I am not concerned about ruts...I will not stop production because of a little moisture though.


Relax. I was just busting your chops. :)

But curious, you don't have your clients on contract?

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Ric
07-11-2011, 01:46 PM
It is not that I am not concerned about ruts...I will not stop production because of a little moisture though. These people expect you to get their lawn cut - well in order to make any real money, especially as a solo operator, that means productions does not stop except in case of a emergency. Like I said before, that or they can choose to pay me enough were I can making a living cutting only about 20 yards a week during the rainy season. I think we all know that is not going to happen.

Mikey

In the case of Green T production only starts after his Obamanation Rants about a Liberal government stop. With over 22,000 extreme left wing posts in the political forum, he doesn't have time to mow grass.

jvanvliet
07-11-2011, 03:30 PM
Is it too late to say never less than 4" on the SA? Or are we descending to name calling?

Glad to read about the captiva, sorry its not wotking out. My suplier was touting it as a Wunder Grass... glad I stuck to St. Aug. Least I know what to expect

GreenT
07-11-2011, 03:49 PM
Is it too late to say never less than 4" on the SA? Or are we descending to name calling?

Glad to read about the captiva, sorry its not wotking out. My suplier was touting it as a Wunder Grass... glad I stuck to St. Aug. Least I know what to expect


Don't get me wrong. I like Captiva and have seem some properties where it does great. This is more a case of a homeowner not following BMPs and lacking consistency in their watering application.

As far as Rick is concerned... don't mind him. He's just a bitter old man. :)

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jvanvliet
07-11-2011, 04:23 PM
Green T.

Captiva was touted to me as a full shade tolerant strain... like Seville. Maybe it doesn't like full sun.

Keith
07-11-2011, 05:59 PM
It loves full sun. But like any semi-dwarf, it has fungal problems with lots of rain and high night time dew points. It's not as spongey as Seville. And it has just suddenly died like another one of the St. Augustines touted as a wonder grass.

I'll post a current pic of mine later this evening.

Ric
07-11-2011, 06:05 PM
Green T.

Captiva was touted to me as a full shade tolerant strain... like Seville. Maybe it doesn't like full sun.

jvan

Don't over look Bitter Blue as a shade tolerant St Augustine. I like it for both shade and sun and the fact it gets it's name from the beautiful Blue Green color it get from just a small amount of Fertilizer. Planted next to Floratam it looks Identical with the same larger blade. Bitter Blue was the first Cultivar of St Augustine and was first use in the 1920's in the Carolina's because it has cold tolerances.

BTW don't listen to Green T's politics. He wasn't even born on USA soil and is trying to bring the economics of his native Iceland to Obamaville.

Keith
07-11-2011, 06:28 PM
And it has just suddenly died like another one of the St. Augustines touted as a wonder grass.



Oops. That should have read "has not just suddenly died :laugh: I had Palmetto many years ago. Absolutely beautiful until it just suddenly died. The Captiva is alive and well.

jvanvliet
07-11-2011, 07:40 PM
jvan

Don't over look Bitter Blue as a shade tolerant St Augustine. I like it for both shade and sun and the fact it gets it's name from the beautiful Blue Green color it get from just a small amount of Fertilizer. Planted next to Floratam it looks Identical with the same larger blade. Bitter Blue was the first Cultivar of St Augustine and was first use in the 1920's in the Carolina's because it has cold tolerances.



I've read about Bitter Blue, but have never seen it available in my neck of the woods.

jvanvliet
07-11-2011, 07:43 PM
Oops. That should have read "has not just suddenly died :laugh: I had Palmetto many years ago. Absolutely beautiful until it just suddenly died. The Captiva is alive and well.

Got ya... but it's needy in full sun?

GreenT
07-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Maybe it doesn't like full sun.


Full sun exposure had nothing to do with it. It does perform well in the shade though.

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GreenT
07-11-2011, 08:04 PM
BTW don't listen to Green T's politics. He wasn't even born on USA soil and is trying to bring the economics of his native Iceland to Obamaville.


Two things...

a) I agree, don't listen to me and my views. Also stop bringing up politics here, you're more than welcome to come to the other forum.... or grow up. Your choice.

b) Are you always this confrontational with foreigners? :)

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Ric
07-11-2011, 09:36 PM
Two things...

a) I agree, don't listen to me and my views. Also stop bringing up politics here, you're more than welcome to come to the other forum.... or grow up. Your choice.

b) Are you always this confrontational with foreigners? :)

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Green T

A.) So you are saying your 22,000 posts in the Political Forum are all garbage and not worth reading??????? Then Yes I agree.


B.) I am not a Winger I am a Capitalist. I am only confrontation with Foreigners who want to change our capitalistic way of life. They pose a real threat to the American dream by bring the same socialism that cause their home land (Iceland) to be the First Country to declare Bankruptcy.

Landscape Poet
07-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Relax. I was just busting your chops. :)

But curious, you don't have your clients on contract?

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I do not get paid by the cut if that is what you asking.....but believe me when I say that some customers do not care if it has rained for part or most of the last eight days...they expect you to be on their property getting the property in shape the minute the sun pops out. I have five full days....and that means I can not afford rain delays...at least not ones for very long. I will take time off if it is pouring and their property has reached its capacity of moisture...but a little rain here and there is not stopping me. I know you were just busting chop BTW.

Landscape Poet
07-11-2011, 10:02 PM
I'll post a current pic of mine later this evening.

Interested to see.

Patriot Services
07-11-2011, 10:44 PM
Never below 4 unless a customer specifically ask for it to be cut lower. Currently most lawns that are on a good fert program, have been getting watered correctly get cut at 4.5 to 4.75 and even at those heights on some of them I am removing so much of the blade that I am going back a double cutting sections if not the entire lawn to help with the left over clippings left on top of the turf or hitting them with a blower to disperse.

I feel better now. I am doing the same on a 5-6 day cycle. I have a few yards that had to be done walking the wb. The ground was like pudding under foot. Michaels right some people dont care about 3 days straight of rain, If you want to keep them you suck it up and make them a priority at the earliest window. 7 days a week this time of year. Heavy rain I get ahead on planting, mulch and sod.:usflag:

Landscape Poet
07-11-2011, 11:38 PM
Patriot,

If you look at drought index numbers you will see my home county of Seminole is one of the few that is in the blue on the charts even after our spring droughts ......life has been a little rough the last couple of weeks.....BUT NOVEMBER is just around the corner!!!!

GreenT
07-11-2011, 11:41 PM
Green T


Quit while you're behind old man. This is the Florida Lawn Care Forum :waving:

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unkownfl
07-12-2011, 12:12 AM
Everything gets cut at about 4 inches maybe a tad less if my tires are soft. If its Bahia I cut at 2.75 its kinda short but everyone wants it like that.

Keith
07-12-2011, 01:00 AM
Captiva on 7/11/11. One year and 10 days after being put in. 5 days since it was cut. Complete with some fungus, webworm damage, and a little purple nutsedge popping through. The darker pictures is a fairly shaded area. Despite all that, it still looks better than 95% of the lawns out there. I am very satisfied with it. It's just not for customers who do not maintain some kind of regular watering schedule. It's more aggressive than I thought it was going to be, but it won't come back from complete neglect like Floratam will.

Landscape Poet
07-12-2011, 01:03 AM
Blades appear to be thin in some of the close ups to me, is it thinner than Floratam. Palmetto? Thanks for sharing real life photos by the way.

GreenT
07-12-2011, 01:07 AM
Blades appear to be thin in some of the close ups to me, is it thinner than Floratam. Palmetto? Thanks for sharing real life photos by the way.


Much thinner and softer.

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GreenT
07-12-2011, 01:08 AM
One year and 10 days after being put in


Looks good Keith. Are you feeding it?

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Landscape Poet
07-12-2011, 01:14 AM
Much thinner and softer.

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Interesting....I have not ran across any here yet. Fungal issues are still the main concern?
How soft is it, just slightly softer or zoysia soft?

Keith
07-12-2011, 01:16 AM
A little bit. I gave it some Sunniland 7-0-20 in Feb and early June. 5-2-0 in April. 1/2lb N per 1k on each occasion. I have not treated any of the fungus outbreaks. I did spray the webworms with some Spinosad that I had for my roses.

GreenT
07-12-2011, 01:23 AM
Interesting....I have not ran across any here yet. Fungal issues are still the main concern?
How soft is it, just slightly softer or zoysia soft?


http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=326981&highlight=Captiva

Keith
07-12-2011, 01:25 AM
Interesting....I have not ran across any here yet. Fungal issues are still the main concern?
How soft is it, just slightly softer or zoysia soft?

My good friend had to have Empire because he hated the way that St. Augustine felt to walk on. He said the Captiva feels almost as soft, and now wishes he had gone that route. His Empire will show heat stress in two days without water when it's 92F +, no matter how long since a heavy rain. My Captiva goes 4-5 before showing any stress. And those are in small patches. I keep threatening to throw some Captiva plugs in his to see if it overruns the zoysia laugh:

The fungus issue is minor issue, but it is there.

Landscape Poet
07-12-2011, 01:48 AM
My good friend had to have Empire because he hated the way that St. Augustine felt to walk on. He said the Captiva feels almost as soft, and now wishes he had gone that route. His Empire will show heat stress in two days without water when it's 92F +, no matter how long since a heavy rain. My Captiva goes 4-5 before showing any stress. And those are in small patches. I keep threatening to throw some Captiva plugs in his to see if it overruns the zoysia laugh:

The fungus issue is minor issue, but it is there.

Where did you get your Captiva from Keith? I too enjoy the feel of Zoysia but do not want to go through the process of bobcating and smoothing my entire front lawn so that I can have it. Well that and I want to avoid the brown patch issues I am hearing about with it!!!!

Keith
07-12-2011, 02:18 AM
I got it from a place down in Apopka. A nursery. Paid out the butt for it. More than I had ever spent on sod by a long shot. But it was the only place I could find it at the time, and the quality was good. It's hard stuff to find.

Winnipeg Lawns
07-12-2011, 02:52 AM
I am only confrontation with Foreigners who want to change our capitalistic way of life. They pose a real threat to the American dream by bring the same socialism that cause their home land (Iceland) to be the First Country to declare Bankruptcy.

But who bankrupted them? and btw, what about Canada? we avoided buying your junk bonds and never even had a recession... we live three years longer as well.:canadaflag: America is going to default real soon:) someone needs to take away your credit card.

Buck_wheat
07-12-2011, 08:42 AM
Hmmm... Not sure the Captiva is worth the premium.

I've been paying about $80.00 per pallet for St. Aug. Most of my clients just want their common areas green or HO's just want a nice yard. I rarely see people outside on the lawns.

Although the captiva looks plush, I have to admit. How much per pallet & how does it wear under foot traffic? maybe I'll re-sod my front yard (full sun 10 AM to dusk) and see how it baits prospects.

Keith
07-12-2011, 11:40 AM
I have never tried to sell anyone on it. I continue to install Floratam, Seville, and Bitter Blue. The price will come down on the Captiva as more start successfully growing it. I just wanted to try it well in advance to see what it's habits were.

As far as foot traffic, I don't know. I can't imagine it wearing that much better than any other SA. I don't know about current farm pricing and who actually has it available right now. Kirklands is supposed to have it in the fall. But who knows. In 2009 they said availability would be widespread by 2010 and it wasn't. In 2010, they said 2011 would be better. When I purchased mine, I think only one or two farms were actually cutting it. It might just end up like FX-10.

Patriot Services
07-12-2011, 04:15 PM
But who bankrupted them? and btw, what about Canada? we avoided buying your junk bonds and never even had a recession... we live three years longer as well.:canadaflag: America is going to default real soon:) someone needs to take away your credit card.

Winni- I'm sorry but were going to have to ask you to refrain from posting in the FL forum unless it's snowbird season. Summer is our break from the Canadians. :usflag:

Ric
07-12-2011, 09:08 PM
Winni- I'm sorry but were going to have to ask you to refrain from posting in the FL forum unless it's snowbird season. Summer is our break from the Canadians. :usflag:

Thank You Patriot

Unfortunately Canadian's don't have a clue how hated they are in Florida or how much spit they eat in our Restaurants. Still they come droves and act like they own Florida and think they are doing us a favor.

They come to Florida with a Clean Shirt and $ 5.00 bill and don't change either. A more arrogant group I have never seen.

GreenT
07-12-2011, 09:12 PM
As far as foot traffic, I don't know. I can't imagine it wearing that much better than any other SA.


You're right, it doesn't.


In 2009 they said availability would be widespread by 2010 and it wasn't. In 2010, they said 2011 would be better. When I purchased mine, I think only one or two farms were actually cutting it. It might just end up like FX-10.


Don't know where I read it... or if someone told me but, I remember something about the farms having the same fungus problems in the field.

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Gem Tang
07-12-2011, 11:46 PM
4.5 to 5.5

Winnipeg Lawns
07-13-2011, 06:17 AM
Unfortunately Canadian's don't have a clue how hated they are in Florida or how much spit they eat in our Restaurants. A more arrogant group I have never seen.

Well I can think of a more arrogant group...In fact, they are known world wide for their arrogance. And I wonder how many latinos spit in your food, LOL.

Ric
07-13-2011, 08:33 AM
Well I can think of a more arrogant group...In fact, they are known world wide for their arrogance. And I wonder how many latinos spit in your food, LOL.

Por favor, No problema

Landscape Poet
07-14-2011, 09:50 PM
Well I can think of a more arrogant group...In fact, they are known world wide for their arrogance. And I wonder how many latinos spit in your food, LOL.

Tip properly and there is not a issue with the old gringo!! Be stingy like some from other countries and you will be happy if spit is the only thing served with your dinner.

unkownfl
07-15-2011, 12:32 AM
Ric, I lived in SWFL which is where I believe your at, and I've never heard of any issues with Canadians getting spit in their food. I spun pizzas and was a line cook for a few years.

Ric
07-15-2011, 09:53 AM
Ric, I lived in SWFL which is where I believe your at, and I've never heard of any issues with Canadians getting spit in their food. I spun pizzas and was a line cook for a few years.

Unknown

You weren't on the service end where tips were your living. It is bad enough to put up with PITA customers, But at $ 2.25 Tipping wage it really get you mad. Get 10 Tables a night with 6 Canadians each and you are worn out without making squat.

I have never been a waiter but my investment clubs has several venues that has professional servicing staff. Part of the Business model is to promote local clientele. Besides year round customers it helps us keep professional servicing staff.

Winnipeg Lawns
07-15-2011, 10:25 AM
Listen Ric, illegals are supposed to be mowing lawns, don't reach above your lot in this life. Mow lawns, keep your mouth shut.

Buck_wheat
07-15-2011, 11:37 AM
Uh... no offense intended here to anybody, but I thought this was funny;

What's the difference between a canoe and a French Canadian?

Canoes tip...

Let them come down and spend their money... I quote a price where I can afford to business and that's that. But so that you know, in Canada, the TIP is added to the bill. It's usual and customary for Canadians not to tip extra. This also true in many places in Europe. Different cultures, etc. etc.

Ric
07-15-2011, 04:11 PM
Listen Ric, illegals are supposed to be mowing lawns, don't reach above your lot in this life. Mow lawns, keep your mouth shut.

Winnie The Poo

I am 13 generation going back to an indentured Servant of William Stanton the First Colonial Governor of Maryland. I just happen to of been born on an Island in the South Pacific. And I Don't cut grass.

Let us turn the coin here. US citizens are not looked upon favorably in Canada. In fact most Canadians would rather identify with Europeans than the USA.

fl-landscapes
07-15-2011, 04:43 PM
Winnie The Poo

I am 13 generation going back to an indentured Servant of William Stanton the First Colonial Governor of Maryland. I just happen to of been born on an Island in the South Pacific. And I Don't cut grass.

Let us turn the coin here. US citizens are not looked upon favorably in Canada. In fact most Canadians would rather identify with Europeans than the USA.

sad how we can be the most generous country in the world, coming to the rescue in financial aide and supplies everytime there is an earthquake, famine, tsunami, funding the U.N.while they undermine us at every turn, whatever....by far we give the most in blood and treasure and thats a fact, yet people want to claim we are hated around the world. In fact we are in some places. We have our own financial issues so I say screw the ungrateful foreigners and lets keep our precious money to ourselves!:usflag:

GreenT
07-15-2011, 06:42 PM
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And suddenly, this thread about grass cutting height.... made a right turn into stooopid. :) :hammerhead:

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Ric
07-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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And suddenly, this thread about grass cutting height.... made a right turn into stooopid. :) :hammerhead:

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Green T

We are only imitating your posts in the Political Forum. Only our posts are actually appreciated by most people.

fl-landscapes
07-15-2011, 07:53 PM
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And suddenly, this thread about grass cutting height.... made a right turn into stooopid. :) :hammerhead:

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It would never have happened if you werent involved

GreenT
07-15-2011, 08:06 PM
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My bad. :)

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Landscape Poet
07-16-2011, 04:50 PM
Just a quick thought, we have all been told cutting high helps the turf avoid stresses, but if the turf is really thick and lush and you are cutting it high, couldn't it be retaining moisture to much and not allowing air flow leading to fungal issues? Your thoughts
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greendoctor
07-16-2011, 05:04 PM
True. If the turf is lush and thick, that is my indication that there is adequate sunlight and irrigation/rain. Not stressful conditions for warm season turf. Cutting really high applies to cool season turf in hot weather being maintained without irrigation. In my area, st augustine is normally used in lawns that are too shady to grow bermuda or zoysia. It does have the stress of low light levels to deal with. Therefore, a suitable mowing height is 4" to allow the plant to photosynthesize.

Winnipeg Lawns
07-17-2011, 02:56 AM
But so that you know, in Canada, the TIP is added to the bill. It's usual and customary for Canadians not to tip extra. This also true in many places in Europe. Different cultures, etc. etc.

I don't think so, I've never heard of that before and we do tip. Maybe the difference is that in Canada a tip is based on the quality of service where in the states it's an entitlement. I actually saw a story where someone got arrested in the states for not tipping.

Winnipeg Lawns
07-17-2011, 03:00 AM
Let us turn the coin here. US citizens are not looked upon favorably in Canada. In fact most Canadians would rather identify with Europeans than the USA.

BS. I watch almost exclusively American television and love it same with everyone else I know. We are much closer to Americans then anything in Europe... not sure about Quebec though. They don't even like other Canadians.

Ric
07-17-2011, 09:31 AM
BS. I watch almost exclusively American television and love it same with everyone else I know. We are much closer to Americans then anything in Europe... not sure about Quebec though. They don't even like other Canadians.

Winnie

So you are telling us you envy American's. Well get in line so does the rest of the world.

MR-G
07-17-2011, 11:16 AM
sad how we can be the most generous country in the world, coming to the rescue in financial aide and supplies everytime there is an earthquake, famine, tsunami, funding the u.n.while they undermine us at every turn, whatever....by far we give the most in blood and treasure and thats a fact, yet people want to claim we are hated around the world. In fact we are in some places. We have our own financial issues so i say screw the ungrateful foreigners and lets keep our precious money to ourselves!:usflag: amen to that !!!!

Ric
07-17-2011, 11:50 AM
sad how we can be the most generous country in the world, coming to the rescue in financial aide and supplies everytime there is an earthquake, famine, tsunami, funding the U.N.while they undermine us at every turn, whatever....by far we give the most in blood and treasure and thats a fact, yet people want to claim we are hated around the world. In fact we are in some places. We have our own financial issues so I say screw the ungrateful foreigners and lets keep our precious money to ourselves!:usflag:

amen to that !!!!






It is a love--hate relationship. They hate us because we are beautiful and technically advanced. They hate us because we do jump to the Aid of those in need. But they would love to be a US citizens.

Just look at the Newfoundlander posting in this thread. Why are they posting in a Florida Forum when in fact our climates are totally different. The Cutting Height of St August is twice that of Blue Grass. Yet these Newfies have Brown noses wishing they were lucky enough to live in Florida.

cgaengineer
07-17-2011, 03:51 PM
I have only have one customer with SA and I cut it at 3.5" and it looks great.

cgaengineer
07-17-2011, 03:55 PM
:cool2::laugh::waving::drinkup:It would never have happened if you werent involved

Stillwater
07-17-2011, 05:45 PM
But who bankrupted them? and btw, what about Canada? we avoided buying your junk bonds and never even had a recession... we live three years longer as well.:canadaflag: America is going to default real soon:) someone needs to take away your credit card.

up yours....................

GreenT
07-17-2011, 06:57 PM
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And suddenly, this thread about grass cutting height.... made a right turn into stooopid. :) :hammerhead:

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Still turning.... hard right now.... hang on everybody! :laugh:

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Ric
07-17-2011, 07:17 PM
Still turning.... hard right now.... hang on everybody! :laugh:

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Green T

Your present is requested in the political where your friends Wet Boots, Phil, Charlene and Punt 66 miss you.

Please feel free to return to the Florida Forum once after each presidential elections.

cgaengineer
07-17-2011, 09:53 PM
Green T

Your present is requested in the political where your friends Wet Boots, Phil, Charlene and Punt 66 miss you.

Please feel free to return to the Florida Forum once after each presidential elections.

Ouch...
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GreenT
07-17-2011, 11:30 PM
Your present


Present? I ain't got no stinkin' present... :laugh: :hammerhead:

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justanotherlawnguy
07-18-2011, 02:46 AM
Mostly 4.75, some are so thick right now I don't even lower the deck. Some I even stand on the foot pedal to raise it an extra 1/4-1/2 inch.
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Winnipeg Lawns
07-18-2011, 03:04 AM
Winnie

So you are telling us you envy American's. Well get in line so does the rest of the world.

God you're umm educationally challanged.. I guess it's true what they say about your education system.

I said I admire your television programs and your artists definitely NOT your medical system or your political system. Listen you mexican(you're not even a real American), there are many countries with higher standards of living, bigger houses, they live longer, they are better educated and even happier then the people in America.

Considering the direction your adopted country is heading over the last 10 years, LOL:laugh:, good luck in your future. I'm sure the war in Lybia will turn all that around and make you feel better about yourself, make you feel safe as you get felt up and molested at your airports.

Nobody wants to go to America anymore or envy you except people in 3rd world countries, LOL.

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Ric
07-18-2011, 10:22 AM
God you're umm educationally challanged.. I guess it's true what they say about your education system.

I said I admire your television programs and your artists definitely NOT your medical system or your political system. Listen you mexican(you're not even a real American), there are many countries with higher standards of living, bigger houses, they live longer, they are better educated and even happier then the people in America.

Considering the direction your adopted country is heading over the last 10 years, LOL:laugh:, good luck in your future. I'm sure the war in Lybia will turn all that around and make you feel better about yourself, make you feel safe as you get felt up and molested at your airports.

Nobody wants to go to America anymore or envy you except people in 3rd world countries, LOL.

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Winnie

So you admit Canada is a 3th world country. Because we sure have more Canadians in Florida than Mexicans.

cgaengineer
07-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Winnie

So you admit Canada is a 3th world country. Because we sure have more Canadians in Florida than Mexicans.

So much for nobody wanting to come to America!
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Ric
07-18-2011, 11:33 AM
So much for nobody wanting to come to America!
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CGA

If Canadian Health Care is so great, Why do the rich and powerful people of the world come to the USA for special medical treatment???? Why do wealthy Canadians Come to the USA for Medical Treatment?



Winnie the Poo

BTW I am not Mexican. I am 13 generation American except I was born in a USA Territory, not one of the 48 States at the time of my birth.

cgaengineer
07-18-2011, 11:57 AM
CGA

If Canadian Health Care is so great, Why do the rich and powerful people of the world come to the USA for special medical treatment???? Why do wealthy Canadians Come to the USA for Medical Treatment?






Only because we have the worst healthcare in the world and Canadians want poor care.

I have never received poor care anywhere in the US.
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Ric
07-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Only because we have the worst healthcare in the world and Canadians want poor care.

I have never received poor care anywhere in the US.
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CGA, Hey

You are talking about The cheap TIN CAN TOURIST that plague Florida for 180 days each winter.

AS far as Canadians and poor care, that fits. Most Canadians that come to Florida look for the cheapest prices and most frugal Living arrangements they can find. You sure don't find them on Miami Beach for very long if at all. They just won't spend the money. Instead many haul their Tin Can mobile homes to Florida and park them deep inland where RV Parks are sure cheap. Many park in State owned parks with out hook ups just to be even cheaper. Remember Dinner is 3:30 to 4:30 early bird special spit everyday.

cgaengineer
07-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Canadians should have plenty of extra money to spend in FL since they have "free" healthcare...oh free means they just pay 5 times more for everything else than we do.
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cgaengineer
07-18-2011, 12:25 PM
"I can go to Canada for free healthcare but I pay $20 per Liter for fuel"
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cgaengineer
07-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Oh...and forget using herbicides in Canada...your govt took them away.

Yeah...sounds like a great place to live.
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Florida Gardener
07-18-2011, 04:00 PM
I remember going to Montreal and Quebec years ago and they hated Americans there. Not everyone, but a lot of them.
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GreenT
07-18-2011, 05:19 PM
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http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/1521/threaddelivers.jpg




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cgaengineer
07-18-2011, 07:37 PM
Must have been an angry American hating Candian driving that UPS truck.
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stickleylawncare
07-18-2011, 09:04 PM
Canada is America's Russia. We keep invading and getting our butts kicked. O well, 50 States is probably enough anyway. :usflag:

Winnipeg Lawns
07-18-2011, 09:08 PM
I remember going to Montreal and Quebec years ago and they hated Americans there. Not everyone, but a lot of them.
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They hate Canadians too though, LOL.They're French (sort of) they hate themselves.

Winnipeg Lawns
07-18-2011, 09:09 PM
Canada is America's Russia. We keep invading and getting our butts kicked. O well, 50 States is probably enough anyway. :usflag:

If I could pick and leave, I'd move to California not FLORIDA (you see what I did there? I'm bringing this thread back on topic:)).:canadaflag: Tired of Winter.. did you know we are a colder city then Moscow? :(

Winnipeg Lawns
07-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Winnie

So you admit Canada is a 3th world country. Because we sure have more Canadians in Florida than Mexicans.

They go to Florida for the climate NOT any other reason.

Winnipeg Lawns
07-18-2011, 09:20 PM
CGA

If Canadian Health Care is so great, Why do the rich and powerful people of the world come to the USA for special medical treatment???? Why do wealthy Canadians Come to the USA for Medical Treatment?


Because if they came to Canada they would not get special treatment for being rich. They would have to get in line. In America the rich oil Saudi's come to your country and go right to the best hospital and step right to the front of the line while 10's of millions of Real Amercians are denied care.

I know Americans on this very forum that don't have health insurance or are under insured, those rich Saudi's are better taken care of them. But that don't happen in Canada, no rich Saudi can be treated better then me, in fact they get treated worse because they would get a huge bill for a Canadian health care is FREE.

Oh I know the whole argument about socialism but you forget the Public school system, the Police, the Fire department, the sewers, the streets, the bridges all these things are the result of socialism.. so why not medical care? insurance companys bought out your politicians (real americans arent they) and now have so many wingers convinced universal health care is evil that the rest of the world laughs at you. I also think it has to do with racism but whatever, no point in arguing with :hammerhead:

Winnipeg Lawns
07-18-2011, 09:25 PM
You know, if rich Saudi's were able to come to Canada and get better treatment then me I'd be pissed. I don't know how anyone could be proud of a system like that. A system that denys it's own citizens yet caters to the very rich, a system that if you don't have insurance, one accident and they can take away your house. We don't have medical bankruptcy here in Canada. The only problem with our system is it's under funded, the system itself is close to perfect. In amarica your entire system has to be trashed.

Ric
07-18-2011, 11:09 PM
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5 posts in a row and Winnie the Poo still wants us to think he is not jealous of Americans.


Yo Winnie, Actions speak louder than words.

cgaengineer
07-19-2011, 07:26 AM
Under funded, under staffed and under paid...yeah...I want those kinds of doctors working on me! No thanks, if it comes down to my life or my house...I'll gladly give up my house for the best care in the world.
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cgaengineer
07-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Two surgeries and not a single Saudi in "line" in front of me...in fact there were no lines and no Saudi's. Sounds like BS to me. I was scheduled for surgery by my surgeon and went in the next week...
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GreenT
07-19-2011, 09:49 AM
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http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/7513/awesomethread.jpg


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Mods, isn't it time to move this to 'Politics'? :laugh:


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Patriot Services
07-20-2011, 07:47 AM
Time for the Icelandic squatter to move back to the political forum. Many new articles to cut, paste, post and then self reply to multiple times.
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cgaengineer
07-20-2011, 07:54 AM
Time for the Icelandic squatter to move back to the political forum. Many new articles to cut, paste, post and then self reply to multiple times.
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Squatter...now that's funny! GT has mad c/p skillz...
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GreenT
07-20-2011, 08:42 AM
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Make me. :cool2:

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Ric
07-20-2011, 10:34 AM
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Make me. :cool2:

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NO PROBLEMA

It is called the INGORE FEATURE and we never have to read an other post by you. If everyone puts you on ingore you will get real tired of posting to your self. OH wait a second you already enjoy posting to your self all the time.



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cgaengineer
07-20-2011, 10:40 AM
Does GT ever contribute anything wholesome to this forum pertaining to lawn care?
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Patriot Services
07-20-2011, 12:01 PM
Does GT ever contribute anything wholesome to this forum pertaining to lawn care?
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Yeah, virtual fertilizer. The only kind he's qualified to apply.
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cgaengineer
07-20-2011, 12:27 PM
Yeah, virtual fertilizer. The only kind he's qualified to apply.
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You mean horse manure?
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fl-landscapes
07-20-2011, 04:05 PM
Does GT ever contribute anything wholesome to this forum pertaining to lawn care?
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no..........

GreenT
07-21-2011, 12:15 AM
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Why would I 'contribute' when making fun of you guys is sooooo much more entertaining. :)

Besides, you geniuses have it all figured out.... palms at $25 all day long baby..... I see future empires.... :dancing:

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Patriot Services
07-21-2011, 07:49 AM
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Why would I 'contribute' when making fun of you guys is sooooo much more entertaining. :)

Besides, you geniuses have it all figured out.... palms at $25 all day long baby..... I see future empires.... :dancing:

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Now see your getting your threads all confused. This one is about mowing SA at different heights. Not palm trees. Go take your Aricept and try to collect your thoughts. Just repeat to yourself, SA is grass, palms are trees.
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