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Old 07-22-2014, 07:04 PM
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Another verticut job today. Underpriced it just a tad. There was a lot of thatch from this one. I believe 16 bags. Not done either. Have to topdress the back and scalp one small section. This stuff will WEAR.YOU.OUT. I made 2 complete passes in every section meaning I went 4 different directions 2 times.



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Old 07-22-2014, 07:40 PM
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The only thing more fun would be a front tine tiller job. I wish I could sell the verticuts like you do. People look at me like I'm barking mad when I explain it will look rough at first and rebound better than new.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:44 PM
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I've yet to do that and don't want to lol...
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:49 PM
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My last was a Plumbago patch tear out right up to the house in a corner. They wanted 99% root free and the rental yard was out of rear tines. Underbid that one a bit too.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:54 PM
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The only thing more fun would be a front tine tiller job. I wish I could sell the verticuts like you do. People look at me like I'm barking mad when I explain it will look rough at first and rebound better than new.
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I need to post pics of that Bermuda one I did. In 12 days it was 75% filled in and already needed a cut to level out the growth.

The hard part I've experienced is the cheapos that installed Zoysia or Bermuda and won't pay for it to look like it should. A lot of times its HO that take care of it themselves or have a hack tearing it up and Just won't fork out the dough to make it right. Both are pretty annoying.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM
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My last was a Plumbago patch tear out right up to the house in a corner. They wanted 99% root free and the rental yard was out of rear tines. Underbid that one a bit too.
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Funny you mention that. I have about 20 mature plumbagos to transplant on Saturday on a cleanup job. Should be fu...n....
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:43 PM
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I have a strong dislike of PLumbagos. To leggy and when you prune you lose the flowers. Our ROW medians had them for a while. Nothing but cubes of sticks after the county guys hacked them. Next bright idea was Oleanders. Again trimmed when they leaned into traffic into flowerless sticks. Boobs in the planning department.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:50 PM
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I have a strong dislike of PLumbagos. To leggy and when you prune you lose the flowers. Our ROW medians had them for a while. Nothing but cubes of sticks after the county guys hacked them. Next bright idea was Oleanders. Again trimmed when they leaned into traffic into flowerless sticks. Boobs in the planning department.
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I really like Plumbago...when they are allowed to grow naturally. The cubed look is so stupid. I like the dwarf oleander...but not the tree. I remember those were the hot ticket in the 90's here.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:53 PM
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Here's that Bermuda renovation after only 12 days. You can see how quickly it bounces back. I did hit it with 24-0-11 before Topdressing it and the spray company hit it with liquid feed....but still...12 days.

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Old 07-23-2014, 08:57 PM
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Here's an install I did at a client's house back in December. It is pretty much filled in. The only existing material was the jasmine diamond pattern. Everything else I installed. Very low maintenance here as the minima doesn't grow as fast due to more shade and the Begonia's and Dwarf Mussaenda are maxed out at height(where I wanted them to ultimately be). The only thing I have to keep in check is the Calliandra. Once winter hits I will let it go wild as it flowers then. I think this came out really nice.


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