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terracare
02-19-2004, 10:43 AM
Use of these pictures by permission only.

Here are a few pictures of our work from last year, just thought I'd share.

terracare
02-19-2004, 10:45 AM
Checkerboard on the same house

terracare
02-19-2004, 10:46 AM
one of my favorite commercials

terracare
02-19-2004, 10:47 AM
Another residential

terracare
02-19-2004, 10:48 AM
side of the same house

terracare
02-19-2004, 10:50 AM
another view of this one

terracare
02-19-2004, 10:51 AM
most of these are from our fall clean ups last year... This one caught me in action. Last one for now

FERT-TEK
02-19-2004, 11:23 AM
Holy cow, with out a doubt those are the best lawn pictures I have seen posted here on lawn site. It must be gratifying to have so many accounts that are committed to caring for their lawn as they do. Also you got my vote for best stripes too. If at all possible could you PM me with your fertilizer program,and formulas used please. Also do you or have you done soil testing for those lawns? You must feel like an artist each time you do one of those lawns.

I am starting to sound like a groupie or somthing so I think I will end this reply. I just appreciate good work. Thanks

gogetter
02-19-2004, 12:05 PM
That is some GREAT work! Is that an Exmark in that last photo? If so, are you using their roller?

chevyman1
02-19-2004, 12:57 PM
what size mower and what kind of mower are you using? also what inch cutting is your deck set at for that? thanks!

BSDeality
02-19-2004, 01:04 PM
i wish i had more lawns that striped like that.

btw, anyone care to guess how long it will be until someone steals those images? I'd put a watermark across them

Expert Lawns
02-19-2004, 02:18 PM
great looking lawns. looks like a few were taken while the grass was wet. be sure to lets us know what equipment you're using, deck height, etc....thanks

Green Finger
02-19-2004, 03:41 PM
Oh baby, Oh baby! Now that's some good looking stripes. I kinda reminds me of Eric's old pictures.:cool:

terracare
02-19-2004, 06:07 PM
We run exmark machines, a 52in hp and a 60in diesel xp. Both mowers have rollers. Hopefully will have more pictures of some larger commercial accounts come late April. Thanks for the comments, we are very proud of our work.

Todd

EDIT: Sorry, the mowing height for these is most likely 3 1/4 or 3 1/2 inches.

BrianK10
02-19-2004, 06:13 PM
EXCELLENT stripes! Keep up the good work! payup

Brian

chevyman1
02-20-2004, 02:05 PM
Terracare, 2 houses I have here in Saratoga NY look JUST LIKE that that I do....can I use your picture (first one) to transpose on a flyer?

Expert Lawns
02-20-2004, 02:45 PM
chevyman1, if i were, i'd offer him some money. those pictures are worth it!

chevyman1
02-20-2004, 04:28 PM
They are very nice pics I totally agree, but money? I mean I can take a digital shot like that of one of my accounts if it comes to that....it looks just like Belmonte Builders of Saratoga....

E.L.I.T.E.LawnCare
02-21-2004, 01:23 PM
Great pics, i love those stripes.

kppurn
02-21-2004, 03:59 PM
Great looking pictures! Gotta love the Lazer.

Keep up the good work.

MOlawnman
02-21-2004, 04:04 PM
Excellent work!!!!!

olderthandirt
02-22-2004, 02:32 AM
Originally posted by chevyman1
They are very nice pics I totally agree, but money? I mean I can take a digital shot like that of one of my accounts if it comes to that....it looks just like Belmonte Builders of Saratoga....

If its so easy and all that great work you've done you should have boxes of these kind of pics. I betcha that on $30 job that the other lco, the one that pays ins. and workers comp and taxes that rips people off in your opinion would even send you some pics. of his work too. LMAO:cry:

Mac

Johnny
02-22-2004, 02:48 AM
Very Nice TC. Lookin' good!

promower
02-22-2004, 08:11 PM
beat me to it olderthendirt

why buy a digital camera if your not gonna use it:confused:

Expert Lawns
02-22-2004, 08:34 PM
chevyman, i wasn't being literal.....just buffing his ego a bit. i could have put one of those winking smiley faces after it, but i was too lazy to double click it. it's way over on the left side

JB1LNDSCPR
02-23-2004, 09:45 PM
There is nothin more i like than striped lawns. Those are beautiful if you don't mine i would like to know how you got the lawns so green and beautiful you can e-mail me at the username @aol.com
if not i understand. Thanks

Beautiful Work

topher924
02-23-2004, 10:13 PM
CANT WAIT FOR SPRING AND MOWING SEASON TO BEGIN

chevyman1
02-24-2004, 12:15 PM
Terra Lawns, please respond when you get a second, I would still like your permission to use one of those photos, thanks!

thelawnkid
02-25-2004, 07:41 PM
you said that you used a roller to get those stripes. can you send post a picture of what the roller looks like, I would like to see how it is setup.

chevyman1
02-27-2004, 10:00 AM
could you please respond when you get a chance Terralawns

terracare
02-27-2004, 01:04 PM
I sent you a PM I thought.. Ed and I do not have a problem with you using a picture as long as we see the flyer when you are finished with it. Good luck

Todd

John Gamba
02-27-2004, 01:22 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by chevyman1
[B]could you please respond when you get a chance Terralawns

Chevyman 1
See what you can do with this.
John

John Gamba
02-27-2004, 01:27 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by thelawnkid
[B]you said that you used a roller to get those stripes. can you send post a picture of what the roller looks like, I would like to see how it is setup.



Heres Exmarks.
John

CLS
02-27-2004, 07:45 PM
terra-care,

You have a PM!


I'll take this chance and post here for the first time, to tell you those are some extremely nice pics. Excellent work! Your customers must really appreciate your effort.

DLCS
02-28-2004, 12:50 AM
terra-care,


Where in the midwest are you located? Also, nice work.:)

PMLAWN
02-28-2004, 02:40 AM
Very nice- Be very proud. Can I hang those on my wall so I can see what I want to do when I grow up.

lawn perfection
03-05-2004, 12:15 PM
Terracare, Where are you located in the midwest? and what type of grass is that?

terracare
03-05-2004, 08:06 PM
Northwest Indiana.

Mostly all bluegrass up here

Todd

John Gamba
03-05-2004, 08:25 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by lawn perfection
[B]Terracare, Where are you located in the midwest? and what type of grass is that?

Hay Duke!
John

lawn perfection
03-13-2004, 07:28 PM
Thanks,Terracare for the info on the grass.
Hey John good to hear from ya. Its just about time to get started down here. I read you may be going to Hustler.

John Gamba
03-13-2004, 08:23 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by lawn perfection
[Hey John good to hear from ya. Its just about time to get started down here. I read you may be going to Hustler.

It Could happen in fall of 04:cool: I hope you will still talk to me:D
John

advantagelawn
03-14-2004, 02:17 AM
Lawn Perfection... where do you mow in Franklin. I go to WKU, born and raised in Franklin though. I used to work for Waller in Brentwood. Home is Heath Place

Johnny
03-14-2004, 04:06 AM
What are you studying at WKU?

tiedeman
03-14-2004, 04:46 AM
those are the best pics I think that I have ever saw

lawn perfection
03-14-2004, 02:54 PM
John, i will still talk to ya if you go with hustler, i don't have a problem with that.
Atvantage lawn, I mow in franklin,spring hill and the columbia area.

John Gamba
03-14-2004, 03:34 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by lawn perfection
[B]John, i will still talk to ya if you go with hustler, i don't have a problem with that.
Atvantage lawn, I mow in franklin,spring hill and the columbia area.

Thanks Duke :cool:

advantagelawn
03-14-2004, 04:06 PM
Agriculture w/ an emphasis on Turf Mgt.

proenterprises
03-15-2004, 11:59 AM
AMAZING WORK....KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amw
03-15-2004, 02:07 PM
great strips, I bet your customers love you!

Great job.

I can't wait to start cutting...But this is michigan....it takes FOREVER...(or so it seams)......to get to the mowing season.

bottlefed89
03-17-2004, 10:41 PM
Defenitely best pics I've seen. Be nothing but proud of those.
Can't say it enough, those look PERFECT....

terracare
03-18-2004, 12:08 AM
Hey thanks for the replies everyone. We have accumulated about $1500/week more work this year and hope to share some of those pics with all of you in late april. We'll be getting started here in a few weeks. Good luck to all of you this year...

happy striping! :)

Todd and Ed

bottlefed89
03-18-2004, 02:33 AM
WHat blades you all running?? Anything special?? Doubles??

terracare
03-18-2004, 02:37 AM
Nope, some of those pics were high rise excaliburs and the fall cleanups were gator mulchers. If you want to keep your lawns looking green in the drought season raise that deck up as far as you customers will allow. We cut the grass up to 3 1/2 inches up here in the dry season, and still keep it at 3 inches in the cool season. We are not into apps really, although we will put down some fert. if the customer asks. Most around here are serviced by a large local named Vitagro and, of course, trugreen. I think most of ours are taken care of by vitagro, although I don't really keep track. Ed might know

Todd

bottlefed89
03-20-2004, 02:31 AM
Does anyone else look at these pics. everyday to get excited about mowing, or is it just me??

terracare
04-01-2004, 11:36 PM
All of our equipment in one picture. Short a few things, but this pretty much sums up all of the power equipment we own.

We just started mowing again today, and we are taking pictures of the new accounts this next week. Hopefully we'll be posting them sometime next week.

Todd

terracare
04-01-2004, 11:37 PM
bill are you looking at my thread? :D

Todd

Fine Lines Lawn
04-01-2004, 11:41 PM
You know I am. :)

...and I'm very impressed!

GLS
04-01-2004, 11:59 PM
Nice equipment terracare. I'll take the shed:)

I can't wait to see the new lawn pics

The C Man
04-02-2004, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by terracare
All of our equipment in one picture.

Sorry for the stupid Q, but what's the technical term for the kind of building that's behind your equipment? I've heard them called 'pole barns' but never understood the 'pole' part. I'd like to put up something like that up on some property I'm looking at to use for storage and a shop.

Do people heat buildings like that or is a waste of time because they're not well insulated? Thanks.

terracare
04-02-2004, 12:51 AM
They are called pole barns because they are made of poles: 6x6's,2x4's, etc.

You can heat them but only if you insulate them first which will cost you alot of $$! Ours is not insulated, just sheet metal.

Ed

terracare
04-02-2004, 05:46 PM
Did a little bit more picture taking today. Here is a pic of the mowing rig.

Todd

terracare
04-02-2004, 05:48 PM
Some of Ed's work at his house

Todd

terracare
04-02-2004, 05:49 PM
Another view of Ed's work

Todd

terracare
04-02-2004, 05:51 PM
Some 34z striping I did at Ed's

Todd

terracare
04-02-2004, 05:55 PM
Long 34z stripes

Todd

terracare
04-02-2004, 05:56 PM
Last one. long view of Ed's front yard

Todd

amw
04-02-2004, 08:52 PM
thats some nice stripes, cant wait till we can get some nice stripes on our customers lawns!

great work!

rookiemower
04-02-2004, 11:51 PM
terracare is that striping with the gravely being done with the flap from the factory or some kind of roller, i just want to know because i have a gravely and if thats how well the flap they make works, i'll buy one

terracare
04-03-2004, 10:41 AM
Nothing.. that is stock

Todd

bottlefed89
04-05-2004, 03:54 AM
terra, how do you keep such a clean look around the trees in the middle of your lines??

The Lawn Boy Pro
04-05-2004, 11:22 AM
This is the way I do it, I believe it looks like how he does it, except from the opposite side

alldredge_2008
04-13-2004, 06:24 PM
Looks EXCELLENT!!! What size deck and models do you run?
On the exmarks do you run a striping roller?
Thanks Looks great!!!

Taylor

terracare
04-14-2004, 12:06 AM
We run a 52" lazer Z hp and a 60" lazer Z xp diesel.

Both have the exmark striping roller.

Ed

Expert Lawns
04-17-2004, 12:23 AM
a few of my stripes from last year. i'll be posting some of my 04 stripes this week when I mow the second round

terracare
04-25-2004, 01:51 PM
More new stripes from this year. Nice houses, very thick lawns

Todd

terracare
04-25-2004, 01:52 PM
hard to get a good angle because of the way the house sits. Better pic of the house

Todd

terracare
04-25-2004, 01:55 PM
One of my new favorites. Same neighborhood as the house on the hill

Todd

mbenz
04-25-2004, 02:33 PM
Do you guys think that the Exmark CT 44" cut with striping kit would look that good?
Because that is what im thinking about buying for smaller yards?
Leroy

terracare
04-25-2004, 02:43 PM
I believe the CT is a residential model. For smaller lawns, I would recommend the 48 hp if you wanna get a smaller model. I dont know that they make a striping kit for the 44, but I do know they did start making kits for the smaller hydrostats this year. Check on the exmark board

Todd

terracare
04-25-2004, 02:55 PM
If you want to compare size in striping patterns, these last two houses were some work I did with the 52 in lazer hp

Todd

mbenz
04-25-2004, 03:27 PM
Thanks Todd I will check that out, do you know if a walker will lay lines that neat. I dought it Those Pics would be great advertisement for you.

jason r.
04-25-2004, 05:31 PM
Awesome stripes, very impressive!!!!!!

terracare
04-27-2004, 12:34 AM
Some pics of my house and my neighbor's. Not really the greatest lawns to stripe, but they are definitely two of my favorites to mow.

This is my backyard

Todd

terracare
04-27-2004, 12:35 AM
More of the backyard... view of the pool

EDIT: nice and blurry

Todd

terracare
04-27-2004, 12:36 AM
the neighbor's backyard. Nicest overall lawn we mow, but doesnt seem to hold stripes very well

Todd

terracare
04-27-2004, 12:38 AM
Picture of my front yard. I try and make it look nice for such a small space with the 60

Todd

terracare
04-27-2004, 12:39 AM
This one wasn't really a planned picture, but the diesel just looked so nice sitting there. :p

Todd

terracare
08-14-2004, 01:51 AM
We've been taking a few more pics lately.. Look for our 2004 striping pics in about 1 week :)

Todd

Hacksquat
08-14-2004, 08:34 AM
Holy Smokes Batman!!!! Nice work Todd!!!
Hack

Cod
08-14-2004, 04:44 PM
Great work Todd! All of the photos in this thread are very impressive.

clc2003
08-23-2004, 01:59 AM
Todd, like the pics! I was wondering, How long is your trailer? I am guessing 18ft. Just curious because i am thinking about a new trailer and I'm not sure how long to buy, (currently have 12ft and not long enough).

ALarsh
08-23-2004, 11:23 PM
What engine is in the lazer HP? Also, what year is it?

Great looking pics!

terracare
08-24-2004, 05:20 PM
The trailer is a 20 ft hurst. We like it because we dont have to get creative putting the mowers on it. HP has the 23 kaw on it.

Todd

ALarsh
08-25-2004, 01:18 AM
What are the specs on the truck? Year? F-250? How many miles? Has it caused you any problems? Diesel?

I am asking these questions because I am in the market for a truck.

Thanks for answering my questions.

Goble's Lawn Service
08-25-2004, 07:50 PM
dumb question.... but how are you getting such straight lines

terracare
08-26-2004, 10:43 AM
What are the specs on the truck? Year? F-250? How many miles? Has it caused you any problems? Diesel?

The white truck is a 1990 F350. We got the 350 to put in a dump insert. It has 76k miles and it has the 351 gas. No major problems since we bought it. We've put 16k miles on it so far.

Todd

terracare
12-07-2004, 05:28 PM
end of the year pics from Ed's house

terracare
12-07-2004, 05:29 PM
another one

pgiambat
12-08-2004, 01:57 AM
Nice, very nice.

LawnBoy89
12-08-2004, 08:22 PM
Beautiful stripes. How do you go around the beds. Usually when I do it you see the stripes going all around the beds. Do you go over the passes that are right next to the beds so that you don't see the one that you edged teh bed with?

fishinman22487
12-08-2004, 08:43 PM
Todd-
Nice looking yards there. Are you really 18? How did u get those commercial accounts? Word of mouth? Just wondering.

terracare
12-08-2004, 08:55 PM
Beautiful stripes. How do you go around the beds. Usually when I do it you see the stripes going all around the beds. Do you go over the passes that are right next to the beds so that you don't see the one that you edged teh bed with?

We go around the beds just like anyone else, but we try to take the time to go over some of the passes next to the bed if the circle around the tree goes over some of the stripes. Most of the time this is unnecessary, but once in awhile it makes it look a lot better.

terracare
12-08-2004, 09:03 PM
Todd-
Nice looking yards there. Are you really 18? How did u get those commercial accounts? Word of mouth? Just wondering.

We havn't taken the time to update our profile since we started here on Lawnsite. I am now 20 as of October 30th and Ed will turn 20 on Jan. 21st. The hospital in that picture we obtained by a good reference and kind of an "inside connection." It was mostly a fill-in spot while their new groundskeeper was being trained. We serviced the account for over 7 months before the new guy took over. The 98 unit condo complex was a series of referrals that started out at one of our smaller accounts. After a string of references about 3 long we finally got a tip that the association was accepting bids. The rest is history :)

Todd

shane's lawn care
12-08-2004, 09:36 PM
todd,
i have an exmark lazer 60 inch cut, and just got a stripper roller.but my stripes do not come out like yours do. what hole from the bottom of the deck,do you have yours on. maybe i got mine to high up,but i do cut rye at 3.0-3.5,also, by going slower, does it have an effect on the performance?
please let me know so i will know if to lower the roller any,or email me,saramarie97@aol.com.
thanks todd,
shane

Lawnchoice
12-08-2004, 10:06 PM
another one

How many weeks ( or times ) do you cut in the same direction ?

LawnBoy89
12-08-2004, 11:06 PM
It is amazing that at 20 you have such a good repuation and do work like that. I thought you have been in the business for over 20 years and that is why you are so experienced. Very good work and keep it up!

Hopefully I can have work like that at 20. My stripes are straight, all I need is a striping kit.

LawnBoy89
12-08-2004, 11:09 PM
Also I hvae one more question. When you do your checkerboards do you just mow one direction, then the opposite?

Or do you mow one direction, then the opposite direction, and then go over every other stripe when you did it the first time

shane's lawn care
12-09-2004, 12:14 AM
todd, i mow all yard once a week, and always in same direction, does that matter,and also, do u know what holes yours are set in ?
thanks,
shane

grassman2001
12-12-2004, 04:19 PM
terracare, I noticed the bagging systems on your exmarks, do you bag the yards pictured.

LawnBoy89
12-12-2004, 04:28 PM
Were nailing him with questions. Sorry

terracare
12-13-2004, 04:05 PM
Also I hvae one more question. When you do your checkerboards do you just mow one direction, then the opposite?

Or do you mow one direction, then the opposite direction, and then go over every other stripe when you did it the first time

Lawnboy,

When we do checkerboards we first follow the same stripes as the previous week, giving them a more defined look. If we don't think they are defined well enough, we go over them until they are. Once you do this, you just cut one set of stripes on a 45 degree angle and you're all set.

Todd

terracare
12-13-2004, 04:11 PM
todd,
i have an exmark lazer 60 inch cut, and just got a stripper roller.but my stripes do not come out like yours do. what hole from the bottom of the deck,do you have yours on. maybe i got mine to high up,but i do cut rye at 3.0-3.5,also, by going slower, does it have an effect on the performance?
please let me know so i will know if to lower the roller any,or email me,saramarie97@aol.com.
thanks todd,
shane

Shane,

Ed told me he installed the striping kit for a three inch cut and we are mowing at 3 1/4 inches. Make sure the striping kit is no more than 1/4 in. off of concrete when you set it up. As for striping, generally a higher cut will produce better stripes. Mowing slower doesnt really seem to effect the striping effect much as it does the quality of the cut. If you want nice stripes, you are going to have to go over your lines twice. Most if not all of the pictures on this thread have been gone over twice or more.

Todd

Todd

terracare
12-13-2004, 04:14 PM
terracare, I noticed the bagging systems on your exmarks, do you bag the yards pictured.

Grassman,

We bag everything. I don't know how you guys can get away with not doing it ;)

Todd

grassman2001
12-13-2004, 05:52 PM
Terracare,

We normallly cut all our yards twice, and that normally does the trick. We only bag upon request. Keep sharp blades

BobbyKnight
12-16-2004, 03:10 PM
This may really be a dumb question, but I read where people are saying that to get the really good stripes you need to go over them at least twice. Do you mean in consecutive weeks go over the same lines/stripes?

terracare
12-16-2004, 05:40 PM
I'm talking about going over the same set of stripes twice in one mowing event.

Todd

LawnBoy89
12-16-2004, 07:36 PM
One time I was bored in my front yard and I went over it about 4 times. The stripes look good I just had to make sure I wasn't going off track. Althought it really does look great if I did that for everyones lawn then I wouldn't be making any money.

FrankLandscaping
02-26-2005, 01:01 AM
wow terracare thats some awesome work. best I've seen yet!

frank

Mowman29
03-11-2005, 05:22 PM
Best work I ever seen where are you in the midwest PM me if you don't others to know

terracare
03-12-2005, 02:16 PM
We are located in Northwestern Indiana :)

Todd

terracare
04-15-2005, 11:33 PM
Some 2005 work

GripB
05-05-2005, 01:27 PM
Some 2005 work
What's the distance from the bottom of your striping roller to the ground? I just installed one on my Lazer and was just curious if it's correct....because by the looks of your striping, yours is definitely set right! :)

terracare
05-06-2005, 01:00 AM
Ours was installed by the dealer. I don't really remember right off the top of my head exactly what it is set at. Call your dealer and they'll let you know.

Todd

terracare
02-11-2006, 03:26 AM
Some of these accounts will be up for grabs in the 2006 season as we have stopped our maintenance services. Any of you from the La Porte area are more than welcome to contact me. We would like to set them up with someone that will take care of them as most have been with us since the start of our company. :)

Todd

Boycea
02-11-2006, 12:40 PM
Why are you giving up the maintenance, are you going to focus more on installation?

Gatewayuser
02-11-2006, 12:46 PM
Wow thats a same your were so good at it. Are you going to just do construction or are you giving up completely? I feel sorry for your customers too.

Lux Lawn
02-11-2006, 01:19 PM
Great to see this thread pop up again,some great looking pictures here.Makes me look forward to spring now to use my new Exmark.Are you changing the direction of your business & doing other things?Like someone else said its nice to see so many people so dedicated to having a nice looking lawn.

terracare
02-11-2006, 02:07 PM
Maintenance is something that we've juggled around a bit for the last couple years. We love the work, but we are finding it harder and harder to get new accounts at the prices that we need to stay alive. We are keeping our one large condominium complex as it takes a full day of work to complete and we are getting our asking rates.

Landscape construction is the direction we're headed this year. With our equipment all paid off, the one single maintenance account takes care of all our monthly expenses with some to spare. We were about 60/40 last year with construction being 60% of what we made. This year we are hoping to improve that to about 90/10. We'll still be striping, and you might even see some striping pictures this year. Unless some miracle happens where about 50-75 lawn care companies dissappear before March, I just don't think its going to happen.

nmez21
02-11-2006, 07:21 PM
Nice pics- and lazer. Extremely nice looking stripes.

zim bob the landscaper
02-11-2006, 09:32 PM
stripse look awesome man. BTW nice mowers.

FinerCutslawnCare
02-13-2006, 12:29 AM
Wow, those are really great keep up the good work!!!!!!!

ALarsh
02-13-2006, 08:35 AM
Going over the same stripes twice, haven't you noticed rutting or the grass laying down? I have found that there is a large amount of rutting and grass laying down on one of my accounts that I cut repeatedly the same direction at 4".

terracare
02-13-2006, 12:43 PM
Going over the same stripes twice, haven't you noticed rutting or the grass laying down? I have found that there is a large amount of rutting and grass laying down on one of my accounts that I cut repeatedly the same direction at 4".

We really only double cut in the same direction on dry days when the ground is hardest. Most of the time grass lays down when its is either wet, drought stressed, or frozen. All of the yards pictured in this thread have irrigations sytems so they don't really ever become drought stressed. As long as the irrigation system is set to water the grass as far away from the day that you are going to mow, the ground should be hardened up enough to not cause any ruts. On days where it has rained close to when we are going to come out, we never double cut.

hope that answers your questions

todd

smarino21
02-15-2006, 03:24 AM
Terra Bella ( i love the name i am partners in a tanning salon BELLA TAN)
I was wondering if you would mind if i used those pics on a little brocher just because of the fact that the look excelent and i dont have and my self right now. I need to get about 500 lil pamphlets made up would you mind ill send you a copy when im complete."?

qualitylawnmanagement
02-15-2006, 04:23 PM
Man you do one heck of job.That's what I'm going to do is keep my 6 big accounts and like 30 residential accounts. Good luck :drinkup:

smarino21
02-16-2006, 06:27 PM
terra care im sorry no bella. it sounded right lol but whats the word on the pics? thank you

INlawncare
05-18-2006, 05:54 AM
Any pics of your 06 work yet???

04TurfT
05-18-2006, 02:30 PM
HOLY ****! what kind of mower are you using????? :drinkup:

zim bob the landscaper
05-18-2006, 03:11 PM
HOLY ****! what kind of mower are you using????? :drinkup:
theres a pic of it on here its a lazer Z diesel.

terracare
05-18-2006, 05:32 PM
Any pics of your 06 work yet???

Sorry, no 2006 pictures yet. There's an awful lot of competition here and we dont get too many requests for our mowing services so there arent many different lawns than the ones pictured here. Most of our work these days is in hydroseeding and landscape construction. I'll get some pictures up when I find the time to go thru them :)

todd

terracare
05-18-2006, 05:33 PM
HOLY ****! what kind of mower are you using????? :drinkup:

All Exmarks. We have a 60 inch diesel lazer xp and 2 52 inch lazer hps. All pictures shown here were done with the striping kit installed.

INlawncare
05-18-2006, 06:58 PM
Ok Todd. I feel you on the competition, it seems like in the last two years everyone and their brother has gone out and bought some sort of mower and started cutting now. Most of them are mow and go type people as well, but it wont be too long until those people wont be in business anymore. I'll be looking for your new pics in the future....see ya

Gatewayuser
05-18-2006, 07:03 PM
Ok Todd. I feel you on the competition, it seems like in the last two years everyone and their brother has gone out and bought some sort of mower and started cutting now. Most of them are mow and go type people as well, but it wont be too long until those people wont be in business anymore. I'll be looking for your new pics in the future....see ya

Thats right just wait for a drought and ahh the cleansing of the lawn care people. I saw someone the other day pulling a littttlle trailer with a olds cuttless(don't know how its spelled) and a 32" w/b their work was terrible too.

INlawncare
05-18-2006, 10:29 PM
Yea, thats the same with people here. Alot of the people here where I am located might all have the best equipment and trucks, but their work is terrible. There are only a few people left that do good work around here besides me and the guy that I work for.

terracare
06-08-2006, 08:14 PM
Lots of hydroseeding pics coming tonight. I was pretty excited a minute ago to show you guys what we've been up to right up until the point that I realized I didnt bring the right USB cable to connect the digi to the laptop :P

todd

Gatewayuser
06-08-2006, 11:22 PM
Lots of hydroseeding pics coming tonight. I was pretty excited a minute ago to show you guys what we've been up to right up until the point that I realized I didnt bring the right USB cable to connect the digi to the laptop :P

todd

Looking forward to seeing them.

terracare
06-09-2006, 11:50 AM
here we are... just a couple pics of some hydroseeding jobs from this spring. We havent started and landscaping yet, just 7 days a week of hydroseeding.

terracare
06-09-2006, 11:50 AM
typical job. We clean up on these smaller lots, especially when they group with their neighbors

terracare
06-09-2006, 11:51 AM
heres another

terracare
06-09-2006, 11:54 AM
sort of a "before and after." The after pic is almost a year after we hydroseeded.

todd

terracare
06-09-2006, 11:55 AM
the "after" pics

terracare
06-09-2006, 11:56 AM
whole front

nmez21
06-09-2006, 12:09 PM
I don't know much in general about hydroseeding but it looks great. Thick and green- that's beauty.

lawncare18
06-09-2006, 05:53 PM
Lets see the pics of the hydroseeding machine!!!! Looks great!!!! Finn Hydroseader???

terracare
06-28-2006, 01:38 PM
it seems my pictures are too big so ill have to post them when i get the time to resize them all. i will have some pics up of some of our bigger jobs when i take the time to do this :) sorry!

its an Easy Lawn hydroseeder btw ;)

todd

J&L-lawncare
07-02-2006, 03:41 PM
that really looks good. Great job!!:usflag:

smoothbore2004
07-06-2006, 11:07 PM
hey Todd didnt the hospital start doin there own lawn cpl years back? Just thought i would ask

terracare
07-07-2006, 11:48 AM
yeah, we were on a temporary contract with them for a few months while they were in the process of hiring a new groundskeeper. We still mow the back lots and trim that steep hill by the cafeteria every two months.

todd

TriCountyLawn
07-10-2006, 10:43 PM
Looks real good! Do you guys do much snow removal? (when it snows...lol)

terracare
07-11-2006, 10:20 AM
not really. I don't like dealing with maintenance customers much. Our only snow account is the condo complex.

todd

mag360
02-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Another nice old thread with some green and inspirational work quality.

ALarsh
02-24-2008, 09:19 PM
Todd - Are you guys still in the maintenance business? What have you guys been up to?

toddy204
03-18-2008, 11:34 AM
We run exmark machines, a 52in hp and a 60in diesel xp. Both mowers have rollers. Hopefully will have more pictures of some larger commercial accounts come late April. Thanks for the comments, we are very proud of our work.

Todd

EDIT: Sorry, the mowing height for these is most likely 3 1/4 or 3 1/2 inches.

What decks do your mower have? Ultracut or the Triton? Thanks!!

toddy204
03-18-2008, 11:41 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by lawn perfection
[B]Terracare, Where are you located in the midwest? and what type of grass is that?

Hay Duke!
John

What model Exmark rider is that. Lazer Z or Lazer AS? Triton deck or Ultracut deck? How many hp? Do you have a roller? How do you like it and how well does your mower stripe? I am debating on what mower to buy.

TXNSLighting
03-18-2008, 11:50 AM
[QUOTE=John Gamba;611175]

What model Exmark rider is that. Lazer Z or Lazer AS? Triton deck or Ultracut deck? How many hp? Do you have a roller? How do you like it and how well does your mower stripe? I am debating on what mower to buy.

you do realize this thread is from years and years ago. this guys probably not on here anymore.

JayD
03-18-2008, 07:29 PM
side of the same house

Do you have to trim those shrubs to the left in this pix?

JayD
03-18-2008, 07:40 PM
side of the same house

It is the pix on first page #5.
If so how do you come up with a price for something like that.

terracare
09-20-2008, 12:33 PM
It is the pix on first page #5.
If so how do you come up with a price for something like that.

oh man to tell you the truth we had a pretty good idea of what we needed to make per hour with just the two of us (Ed and I). When you've been mowing every day for 5 years or so you have a pretty good idea of how long a lawn is gonna take to mow after a quick walkaround.

Ed and I have since parted ways and are no longer doing any landscaping or lawncare work. I do like to check these forums every now and again to say hi. Hello! =D

ALarsh
09-20-2008, 03:53 PM
What have you been up to now? What was the reason for the break up? It is quite a story you guys had that I looked up to. Did you sell the business and all the equipment?

old oak lawn
09-21-2008, 12:45 AM
i was also wondering what happened. i remember this trend from a few years ago,you all looked like you were doing so good.

terracare
12-24-2008, 08:05 AM
We are still doing well, just in different trades now. Ed is a union pipefitter now and I am a union electrician. I'm sure he still enjoys doing this. The business was fun but we weeded out a lot of mowing to make way for hydroseeding. Parting ways was a mutual decision as Ed was just finishing welding school and wanted to pursue fitting. As far as I know they still have the hydroseeder and install a few lawns per year. For now, I just stripe my own lawn with the 60 inch from the pictures :)

I do enjoy the feedback, this was a very fun and exciting time in my life. Ed and I were glad to share with everyone

Todd

STIHL GUY
12-24-2008, 12:32 PM
those are some of the best stripes i have seen in a while

ALarsh
12-24-2008, 01:27 PM
Have you sold the business and it is still operating today? http://www.terracarellc.com/

Looks like you guys had a sweet business going, kind of sounds like a downgrade?

As long as your happy, thats all that matters.

DLAWNS
12-24-2008, 04:24 PM
Dude, those are some of the nastiest stripes that I have ever seen. You have some serious skill.

pj550v12
12-24-2008, 06:38 PM
Have you sold the business and it is still operating today? http://www.terracarellc.com/

Looks like you guys had a sweet business going, kind of sounds like a downgrade?

As long as your happy, thats all that matters.


I'd also like to ask if you'd care explaining. Its obviously none of our business but when some one looks at a thread like this they see nice equipment, nice homes, nice work, they along with myself are bound to assume you were taking home some where in the $100,000 range a year, approx. Also we all love our freedom of being our own bosses and running our businesses that we could not imagine leaving it. I guess my question is, can you shed some like on some of the things others may be overlooking that would lead to the eventual exit of the green industry, even in a case such as yours, in which you had what appeared to be a succesful thing going for you.

freshprince94
12-25-2008, 11:10 AM
These have to be some of the best stripes I have ever seen. Go eXmark!

Ztwo
04-09-2009, 01:49 AM
We run exmark machines, a 52in hp and a 60in diesel xp. Both mowers have rollers. Hopefully will have more pictures of some larger commercial accounts come late April. Thanks for the comments, we are very proud of our work.

Todd

EDIT: Sorry, the mowing height for these is most likely 3 1/4 or 3 1/2 inches.

What stripe roller are you using and where did you get?

turfrider1020
03-11-2010, 05:51 PM
ive gotta know.....who is this Eric Elm, why dont i see any pics of his work i want to see what he does, why is he " no longer with us "

windsory
03-11-2010, 08:10 PM
ive gotta know.....who is this Eric Elm, why dont i see any pics of his work i want to see what he does, why is he " no longer with us "

i believe he passed away

terracare
04-23-2010, 02:19 PM
Eric's pictures were a big inspiration to Ed and I when we first got into the business. We never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, as he passed just as we were getting started.

I actually just got in touch with the other guys from Terra Care recently and I guess we're going to put in a few lawns while we're all laid off. Maybe we'll have more stuff to post

TriCountyLawn
03-14-2012, 01:05 AM
Eric's and your work was a big inspiration back at the beginning of this thread. After scaling my mowing back to 4-5 lawns in 06-07' selling off the big stuff I have and got in as a sub with a good builder doing finish carpentry and cabinet building/installs. With construction pretty much in the dumps Ive decided to try and drum up some more lawn work again. I didn't even look at LS or LF for probably 4 years or so. Interesting in seeing where everyone ended up. Hope all is well.

matt10486
03-14-2012, 04:59 PM
I just read this whole thread, first off amazing work, im kind of pissed that after reading it i went back and realzied this started in 04. :hammerhead: but some really nice work man

terracare
03-22-2012, 07:05 PM
I still lurk here from time to time. Brings back some cool memories :)

LifeBack Lawns
05-05-2013, 09:24 AM
I am trying to pick my jaw up so that I can stop drooling. Can you PM as well? Great pics!

terracare
06-13-2013, 10:09 PM
funny how things change. I was just out mowing today (at my house, I no longer own a business) and was thinking of these pictures and how proud ed and I used to be about our work. I actually saw him recently at a wedding and he suggested that we start and do some mowing and/or hydroseeding stuff again. AHH! I doubt it, but we'll see