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Old 02-08-2013, 06:38 PM
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Lots can change in 20+ years. Maybe the improved Fescues can hold up now.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:41 PM
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Lots can change in 20+ years. Maybe the improved Fescues can hold up now.
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Good point...I'm sure the fescue does well at coastal areas cause it never gets that hot...I bet the Bermuda is more inland where temps are warmer....all the fescue I saw either had lots of weeds or bare spots or both. It's like nobody wants to excel in the landscape biz out here lol.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:17 PM
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Rained virtually all day today with more coming tomorrow and possibly Saturday. Reminding me of summer. Last couple of nice days coming up I think for the rest of the year.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:45 PM
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So how was the SD expedition? Grass still greener on the other side of the country?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:20 PM
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So how was the SD expedition? Grass still greener on the other side of the country?
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It was awesome. Weather was PERFECT. I mean PERFECT. I will def. be moving out there some day. The area is just beautiful. And the Beach Boys were right about those California girls.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:29 PM
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Glad to check in and see you enjoyed your trip Chris. Fescue huh? Well the good news is that if you ever did screw something up no need to resod , just throw down some seed and go on your way. I was wondering how the landscapes would look and the turf, if it would be all that you hoped. I have not visited a place were lawns are a prized as in Florida as a whole. From our Monostand St. Augustine to weed control - people here in general have high expectations for there grass unlike most parts of the country, which is good because it keeps all of us working.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:20 PM
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Glad to check in and see you enjoyed your trip Chris. Fescue huh? Well the good news is that if you ever did screw something up no need to resod , just throw down some seed and go on your way. I was wondering how the landscapes would look and the turf, if it would be all that you hoped. I have not visited a place were lawns are a prized as in Florida as a whole. From our Monostand St. Augustine to weed control - people here in general have high expectations for there grass unlike most parts of the country, which is good because it keeps all of us working.
Thanks Mike, it was a great trip...very relaxing. Most landscapes out there are very little grass with a decent amount of plants...from the ones I saw. Keep in mind, San Diego is a big area and most of the homes I saw were coastal properties that just don't have big yards to begin with. There is one area called Rancho Santa Fe with large estates that are 2-5 acres with mucho landscaping. I also heard it's an old money wealthy area. I think there is a lot of opportunity out there as it seems there aren't many people doing it to begin with and a lot of white collar workers. I see 20 rigs every day in my area...I saw one or two professional rigs the whole time over there. There were a lot of crossover plants like Hawthorne, BOP, bougie, cape honeysuckle, etc. and they grow about 5 main palms(Queen, King, Phoenix, washy, euro fan). I did see 3 Foxtails at this one home which made me chuckle.....

I'm sure there is Bermuda and st aug but it is probably more inland where summer temps wouldn't sustain fescue.

I will def. be moving out there one day and starting another company. It is a truly beautiful area. Traffic wasn't bad at all in San Diego. Only thing to get used to is all the freeways....
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:42 PM
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What a humdrum week. Good weather. Everything all caught up. Kind of on a plateau right now. First week I haven't added a single account. That's ok, have a huge insert deal starting in April with a community paper deal that services 7 of the nicer developments. Didn't want to spend the money for new flyers or postcards so I am going to use some of the 30k of doorhangers I had made when I gave that a short go 2 years back. If it wasn't for you out of area guys saying hi I'd be all alone in here.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:04 AM
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You know what's funny...I saw another company called patriot plumbing or some kind of service here in Jupiter....patriot is all over the US!
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:58 PM
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Yea, there's a lot of them, just like American or ABC. Mine is just a part of a larger umbrella corp. And no its not the same Umbrella as in the "building a better zombie" company.
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