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Old 03-27-2002, 09:07 PM
nubbie nubbie is offline
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any suggestions?

I have got a friend of the family that wants his front yard redone. The yard is 1568 sq/ft, has good ph balance, very lumpy and un-even and brown patches are everywhere. The problems with this job is that he has a sewer in the middle of the yard and Funk has already applied pre-emerge w/first application. I have some thoughts, but I was wondering what everyone else would do and charge?

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Old 03-28-2002, 09:13 PM
nubbie nubbie is offline
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Does anyone have any ideas I will see this guy for the holiday's and I need some suggestions on what to tell him.
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Old 03-29-2002, 05:14 AM
stslawncare stslawncare is offline
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what exactly do u want to do to it? whats the ground like? charge by the hour
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Old 03-29-2002, 06:06 AM
totallpm totallpm is offline
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Dont do work for family

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Old 03-29-2002, 12:00 PM
Kent Lawns Kent Lawns is offline
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A agree, don't make it a habit to work for family.

Step 1:
Communicate to him that your friendship is FAR more important to you than the business.

Step 2:
If he still wants to go forward (and agrees NOT to let any job jeopordize your friendship) I'd suggest the following:

Step 3:
Kill the existing grass
Bring in some topsoil to grade
Slit-seed in 3rd generation Kentucky Bluegrass blend.
Follow-up with fertilizer and watering instructions.
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Old 03-29-2002, 08:17 PM
cantoo cantoo is offline
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I would spray it, til it,level it, sod it, rool it and walk away.
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