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Old 03-25-2013, 06:08 PM
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Posting from my phone is a pain!!!

If I had the problems on my other sites I would understand that it may be my fault. But I don't. A good portion of my lawns all have the fert work done by a local company, and those lawns all thrive, with very few weeds.

But that's just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:39 PM
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I'm not referring my clients not going to happen.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:22 PM
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I already replied to this when I said " I have not applied a drop of fertilizer to any of my commercial customers or any of the customers that I am sub-contracted to do through other landscapers". I am in complete control of when I get started and what I apply to my customers lawns. I wasn't planning on getting started until Tuesday but I am putting it off. The current 4" soil temperature is 32 degrees as of today so guess what guys, the lawns will begin growing in a couple days when the temps go up.
Wrong. Lawns won't even think about growth until the soil temps are closer to or over fifty degrees. It won't be long but certainly longer than a couple days. Now if you want to say the roots are active and stimulated earlier than top growth I'll buy that.

I don't anticipate seeing anyone mowing a lawn until the third week of April at best and this is normal.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:16 AM
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Hey Guys I need some help on a sod install estimate. The job is 5400 sqft total, I have to truck in 45 yards of topsoil because the soil in not the greatest. I get my sod for .20/sqft.
Any help would be great.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:23 AM
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Wrong. Lawns won't even think about growth until the soil temps are closer to or over fifty degrees. It won't be long but certainly longer than a couple days. Now if you want to say the roots are active and stimulated earlier than top growth I'll buy that.

I don't anticipate seeing anyone mowing a lawn until the third week of April at best and this is normal.
Oh god no you won't see any top growth for a long time. I am not even planning on being out mowing until the first week of May. I'll be lucky if I'm out by then. The adventitious roots of the plant begin activity around 38 to 42 degrees which after the warmup of this coming weekend, wont be long.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:36 PM
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Hey Guys I need some help on a sod install estimate. The job is 5400 sqft total, I have to truck in 45 yards of topsoil because the soil in not the greatest. I get my sod for .20/sqft.
Any help would be great.
I'd charge around 5k for that job. Of course I don't know what you have to get the soil/sod there, or if its all delivery, that would weigh in.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:54 PM
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Centrsl michigan, Where are you getting sod for.20 a square foot. I would call around I don't remember exactly what I paid last year but that seems kind of high.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:28 AM
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Anyone starting cleanups or aeraations next week, I plane on trying to start the season next tuesday
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:35 AM
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I have one client who uses Tru Green. Most of the rest use a local company.

The tru green lawn has been burned on more than one occasion, theyve already done an app this year, and I think the first thing they teach the techs is to blame any problems on cut height. Three times now, when my client makes a complaint to them, they blame my cut height, so I've showed her with a tape measure that I'm cutting at 3.75". Her lawn always has weeds in it too.

The lawns treated by the local company have none of these issues


I mow my Clients lawns at 2.5-3.0 inches and they are not brown. Also no Fert. is ever applied.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:10 AM
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I'd charge around 5k for that job. Of course I don't know what you have to get the soil/sod there, or if its all delivery, that would weigh in.
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It was a place near grand rapids, Im in lansing and the job is in mason. I have another price for 1.30/yd+del. only putting down 12yds of soil with the sod. I need 45yds if they decide to do hydroseed. Builder only put sod in the front yard which is stupid because now we are going to tear it up to get equipment in the back.
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