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Old 08-21-2011, 05:28 PM
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Hey Bud .
What is with the " Fluid Film" ???? Do you use it on you trimmers? I own a very busy hedge trimming company and am always looking for little hints here and there to make things go better and I would like to know what its use is.
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Just do a search online or click one of the Fluid Film sponsor buttons. They have a section on LS too. Good stuff for a million uses. Keeps your trimmers pretty clean (no green buildup) while doing shrubs. It's not petroleum based so foliage won't be harmed. Good for lubing up a million things and preventing rust on equipment.
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I do use fluid film but did not know that it was not petroleum based . I'll give it a try and thanks for the tip. Did you know that fluid film does not conduct electricity which I found out when I sprayed the tongue on my boat trailer and rewired it twice before i spayed parts cleaner on the hitch and well I now have lights. I use " Orange Kutt" which I keep it in a 5"/30" tube to dip my bars in to keep sap free and to disinfect them.Also I have another tube with " Stihl Bio Chain bar oil" to keep them lubed.Works very well.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:15 PM
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Here's a new project- total backyard renovation. Theme is very simple. We're not going to have tons of plants and tricky designs. Still, it'll look great. Ground is hard and lots of underground surprises here

Found some really nice Foster Hollies for this job. Brought a lot of spoil into the back yard. These are not the true 'before shots'... for some reason i slacked on pics at the start. Hooked up a soil cultivator to the Dingo. Thing kicked ass, really prepped the ground nicely (in the open areas, not under the trees)
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:21 PM
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a few more........ one day I'll finish it.
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clean and simple! I like it....the oakleafs will really fill that corner in nice
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:08 PM
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Boy, you guys look just as dry in KY as we are here.

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Old 08-23-2011, 08:57 PM
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clean and simple! I like it....the oakleafs will really fill that corner in nice
Thanks, it's really looking better as of today. Oakleafs are one of my favorite plants.

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Boy, you guys look just as dry in KY as we are here....
Yup, that backyard is dust right now. And about 5 inches down, it's the reddest clay ever. It's friable clay (it'll break up easy in your hand) so it mixes in well with the soil mix I brought in. I'm digging the holes a bit larger than usual to get that water to soak in around the rootballs.

As dry as it is, things still look decent as far as being green and somewhat lush. I think the plants have stored enough water from earlier in the year or something!

I'm afraid to lay sod on Friday- it's that kind of dry soil that is hard to get wet. The water just runs off. Often, light watering I suppose....
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:37 PM
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looks very good..with the foster holly do you take a aggressive approach to trimming them because of how big they can get?
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:40 PM
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Here's a new project- total backyard renovation. Theme is very simple. We're not going to have tons of plants and tricky designs. Still, it'll look great. Ground is hard and lots of underground surprises here

Found some really nice Foster Hollies for this job. Brought a lot of spoil into the back yard. These are not the true 'before shots'... for some reason i slacked on pics at the start. Hooked up a soil cultivator to the Dingo. Thing kicked ass, really prepped the ground nicely (in the open areas, not under the trees)
Looking good as usual. I have that same Wolverine shovel
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:26 PM
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looks very good..with the foster holly do you take a aggressive approach to trimming them because of how big they can get?
The more you trim them, the more full they get usually. It stimulates them like crazy. You can trim a Foster 3-4 times a year. We're going to let these get some size on them by not aggressively trimming them. The plan would be to knock off just a little of the new growth once or twice a year, halfway back to the tight part of the leaves so they can grow vertically also. Heavy trimming tends to keep them smaller in terms of height.

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Looking good as usual. I have that same Wolverine shovel
They're great shovels, aren't they?

Added a nice dogwood today, some Karen Azalea, and Otto Luyken Laurels. Wating on my Green Mountain Boxwoods to come in. Sod Friday.
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