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Old 12-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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Going over the books, trying to figure out new cost for the coming year and well as new service charges - going 100% organic next year!
Has anyone giving some thought on percentage increases for the coming year??
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:18 AM
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Last year I came within days of getting the pre-emergence down too late. It would have been worthless! Spring was a couple of weeks early last year in SW Ohio.

Luckily I'd checked soil temps on this website.

http://www.gddtracker.net/

It has a chart that tell you when crabgrass is going to germinate and the best time to apply pre-emergence. NO MORE GUESSING OR MISSED DATES!


It saved me. For you folks not in Michigan, Ohio or Indiana maybe you have something similar.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:05 AM
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Last year I came within days of getting the pre-emergence down too late. It would have been worthless! Spring was a couple of weeks early last year in SW Ohio.

Luckily I'd checked soil temps on this website.

http://www.gddtracker.net/

It has a chart that tell you when crabgrass is going to germinate and the best time to apply pre-emergence. NO MORE GUESSING OR MISSED DATES!


It saved me. For you folks not in Michigan, Ohio or Indiana maybe you have something similar.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:56 AM
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Still in SNOW mode. Going to stick to our current number of lawn mowing accounts and figure out how to implement the new Bobcat purchase into our scheme...offering no real landscaping(pavers, walls, etc.)
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:16 AM
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For my landscape company, working on designing a new door hanger. I figured id give them a try ths year. For my new flood control company, making alot of good contacts with local govts, levee boards, flood authority etc..
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:25 PM
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got all of my maintenance done. put stabil in everything. changed oil in ztr, pushmower, trimmer, edger. changed hydraulic fluid/filters in ztr. checked all air filters and replaced if needed on ztr, pushmower, blower, trimmer, and edger. greased ztr. cleaned out under fan shroud on ztr. put new blades on ztr and pushmower.

i did a few leaf jobs in december as well as helped one of my customers move a few things into their house. i'm all ready to go for next season. jan and feb i can do whatever i want whenever i want. it's nice to have 2 months off. in late feb or early march i'll do my taxes and then start cutting in the middle of march.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:38 PM
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For my landscape company, working on designing a new door hanger. I figured id give them a try ths year. For my new flood control company, making alot of good contacts with local govts, levee boards, flood authority etc..
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Im going with Flyers this year not sure how its going to work out yet, just ordered 20K of them so will see what happens
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:28 PM
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got all of my maintenance done. put stabil in everything. changed oil in ztr, pushmower, trimmer, edger. changed hydraulic fluid/filters in ztr. checked all air filters and replaced if needed on ztr, pushmower, blower, trimmer, and edger. greased ztr. cleaned out under fan shroud on ztr. put new blades on ztr and pushmower.

i did a few leaf jobs in december as well as helped one of my customers move a few things into their house. i'm all ready to go for next season. jan and feb i can do whatever i want whenever i want. it's nice to have 2 months off. in late feb or early march i'll do my taxes and then start cutting in the middle of march.

Agreed, I look forward to it every coming November.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:32 PM
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