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Old 06-21-2013, 07:40 PM
SoCalLandscapeMgmt SoCalLandscapeMgmt is offline
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Don't be a hack. Dig that $hit up and replace the head properly..... this also allows you to ensure that the head is straight and the soil around the head is compacted properly.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:56 PM
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They take out turf and soil around the sprinkler head so it can get crooked when the mowers run over it.

I also provide the mowing at my sites, bad haven't seen this problem yet. I find most heads are buried too low and end up stuck under the mat of grass encasing them. I don't dig all the way down with it when I'm doing spring startups, just enough to get the sod. Here we are a month later and I can't see most of the heads again.

I can see it being an issue if you remove too much dirt when using the trimmer, but I remove just enough to get the sod.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:38 AM
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They take out turf and soil around the sprinkler head so it can get crooked when the mowers run over it.
....... True dat
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:45 AM
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They take out turf and soil around the sprinkler head so it can get crooked when the mowers run over it.
Only if you are using the tool improperly.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:54 PM
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Only if you are using the tool improperly.
The tricky part of "cookie cutters" is to avoid pushing down too hard and rotating the heads. We once trimmed a site and the crew managed to rotate the heads into the picture windows that had just been washed!
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