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Old 02-05-2013, 10:04 PM
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A little background, I started this company about a year ago. I had been mowing under a different company for about 6 months before that, and before that I was just mowing on the side. This year I hope to have a crew on the road doing maintenance. Right now I do most of the work myself with part time help. I'm really wanting to move on from the mowing (Ill run crews for maintenance) and focus on Irrigation and Landscaping.
I hope to purchase another truck (thinking 3/4 ton diesel) and a dingo or boxer this year.
Ill try to keep this thread updated often.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:09 PM
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Bob T140 I rent to do jobs....
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:10 PM
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X-Core I installled.
Sorry some of the pics are a little blurry. I have a lifeproof case on my Iphone and sometimes the pictures come out blurry
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:05 AM
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Looks pretty good! A little bit of CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... on your controllers, instead of leaving a wound up amount of wires going to the controller from the wireless rain sensor, pull your excess into the box and cut & strip new ends so you don't have any leftover hanging around outside. Also, you might try "zip-ty'ing" the power cord to the pvc instead of all the tacks in the wall. Then turn it out to go to the outlet when it's closest. (That would be the place for the tacks.) Keep a few holes out of their wall and just "de'clutter" a bit. I'll post a photo later. I have a picture of an irrigation & low volt light job we did that I'll post.

Just a few pointers, Took a few before I figured out what looked best to me. Not saying its the best way or only way, just what I have found works for me and I think it is the cleanest install. (I can just about someone who has done it longer than me, will probably have a "better" and maybe cleaner way to do it.

Also, whoever the guy is fueling up the weed-eater in the background on the grass. Tell him to move off the people's lawn. Gas & Grass don't mix. I don't even trust myself to fill up on the grass. A little overflow and you got a nice little dead spot. Take a look at the job a guy did at the golf course I worked at a few years ago. Gas tipped over in the bed of his gator while he was edging bunkers and there is a dead line of grass connecting the dots between the bunkers. Took a while before it finally wore off.

I would also try and sell property owner on new shrubs in place of the dwarf yaupons where you removed one to avoid the bald spot. Not a big deal, it will eventually leaf back out, but will be a little unsightly in the mean time. If they didn't want to do that, come up with a shrub that is going to minimize it's appearance.

I like the azaleas and the pansies you put in. Looks good!

On the bird bath pic, might would of tried to sell customer on enlarging the bed to give everything in there plenty of room.

Again, a little CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Overall, looking good!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:16 AM
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Looks pretty good! A little bit of CONSTRUCTIVE criticism... on your controllers, instead of leaving a wound up amount of wires going to the controller from the wireless rain sensor, pull your excess into the box and cut & strip new ends so you don't have any leftover hanging around outside. Also, you might try "zip-ty'ing" the power cord to the pvc instead of all the tacks in the wall. Then turn it out to go to the outlet when it's closest. (That would be the place for the tacks.) Keep a few holes out of their wall and just "de'clutter" a bit. I'll post a photo later. I have a picture of an irrigation & low volt light job we did that I'll post.

Just a few pointers, Took a few before I figured out what looked best to me. Not saying its the best way or only way, just what I have found works for me and I think it is the cleanest install. (I can just about someone who has done it longer than me, will probably have a "better" and maybe cleaner way to do it.

Also, whoever the guy is fueling up the weed-eater in the background on the grass. Tell him to move off the people's lawn. Gas & Grass don't mix. I don't even trust myself to fill up on the grass. A little overflow and you got a nice little dead spot. Take a look at the job a guy did at the golf course I worked at a few years ago. Gas tipped over in the bed of his gator while he was edging bunkers and there is a dead line of grass connecting the dots between the bunkers. Took a while before it finally wore off.

I would also try and sell property owner on new shrubs in place of the dwarf yaupons where you removed one to avoid the bald spot. Not a big deal, it will eventually leaf back out, but will be a little unsightly in the mean time. If they didn't want to do that, come up with a shrub that is going to minimize it's appearance.

I like the azaleas and the pansies you put in. Looks good!

On the bird bath pic, might would of tried to sell customer on enlarging the bed to give everything in there plenty of room.

Again, a little CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Overall, looking good!
On the controller...The outlet was like 8-9 feet away. I was doing good to get the cord where I did. This is like the second controller I've ever installed so still learning.
He isn't fueling a weedeater LOL. Thats actually one of the roses off the rose bush. He is actually getting into an irrigation box right next to that pole. We know better
I put in exactly what the prop owner wanted. It was one of those deals that they needed something as inexpensive as possible. They needed something in the ground asap after the car crash. Those youpons grow back pretty quick, I have cut them back in the past.
Yes, that bird bath area could be enlarged, she just wanted some stuff dropped in. Maybe Ill upsell her on a new bed this year....
Mike
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:20 AM
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Here's a pic of my new to me trailer that I got a few weeks ago, hope to get some more pics up soon.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 AM
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Dirty truck and trailer....both need a good wash.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:26 AM
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