Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 02-04-2012, 02:02 AM
BeeCreekLawns BeeCreekLawns is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 100
Thanks for the info man. I will have to go check the john deere landscapes place out. It looks like all the rain is east of Austin again. Its gonna be bad out in my area if that lake don't fill up.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-04-2012, 06:20 PM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,509
I got 2" at my house last night and 6" on the prior rain vent. Williamson County got the big 6" hit this time. If all this rain had fallen to the west the lake would be up ten feet. Here is a link that shows how large of an area feeds into the Colorado River http://hydromet.lcra.org/full.aspx.

We may be getting some luck this winter with La Nina. Occasionally, La Nina will actually bring a wetter then normal winter after a dry summer. KXAN was speculating that we maybe in one of those rare wet winters. Lets just hope the rain keeps coming and it shifts to the west 100 miles.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Turf Dawg's Avatar
Turf Dawg Turf Dawg is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gainesville Texas
Posts: 3,649
Well I can BS with the best of them, so go ahead and sign me up also.
April will start my 17th year in the biz. I do maintenance, installs, small water features and licensed by the TDA for T&O. I am a small operation in a small town. I started out solo then added people and then went back to solo in 2008. Now my son is helping me now while he is going to our small college.

I would like it if y'all would post some pictures of yourselves here. I like going to the TTA and TNLA shows when they are close and attend some of the dealer open houses at times. I know some of you also attended some of these, so it would be nice to see what each other looks like so maybe we can say "howdy" to each other. I do not know how to re post pics, but if you will go to this thread I have some pics of the family and myself on the first two pages.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=366967
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-05-2012, 05:10 PM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,509
David Prew

Here's my goofy picture. I'm in Buda next to Austin. I'm 41 and try to workout and not let myself go to hell. Back when I was 25 and had been out of the Army for about a year I could bench 325. I went to hell a little bit a few times since then but I'm on a decent workout kick right now. I'm hoping to bench 300 again in the near future. If you stay in shape your chance of hurting your back or getting some other career ending injury is a lot less.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02-05-2012, 05:25 PM
FoghornLeghorn FoghornLeghorn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 583
You're really cute, David. I'll hire you to take care of my acre if you promise to mow shirtless...
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 02-05-2012, 06:14 PM
JSW Development's Avatar
JSW Development JSW Development is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 41
Satx here. Woot! Grass is already growing at some of my accounts, thanks to all this rain. Cross your fingers for a better year than the last one.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 02-05-2012, 06:22 PM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,509
I've got to thank Turf Dog for correcting me with a PM. The moths we tend to see are Sod, Pecan, Fall, and Oak leaf Rollers as far as pesky moths. I've got to make sure I limit my late night posts when there are a few empty beers bottle on my desk so I don't go awry.

Attached is a picture of the Masked Chafer which is the adult stage of our more wide spread grub you will find. The picture was taken at my house last year. Last year was hell with grub issues and this year may be worse. Luckily only the male June Bugs and Masked Chafers are dumb enough to be attracted to light so you will not find higher concentrations of grubs near lights. The female is smart enough to hide in the lawn and beds and let the male be bait for the geckos.

Last year the soil in native areas was hard like a parking lot and there were few tender roots for grubs to eat. As a result Chafers and June Bugs were drawn to irrigated landscapes like a magnet to lay eggs. To make matters worse the armadillos were starving to death and were drawn to urban landscapes in a huge way to feed.

I saw an area of one of my customers lawns in late January that was torn to hell by Armadillos and that just doesn't happen this time of year usually. I may bring some Allectus with me when I fertilize tomorrow. I was going to wait another ten days to fertilize but I'm going to go ahead and do it tomorrow. I'm thinking weekly mowing may be required as soon as mid March.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02-06-2012, 08:45 AM
Turf Dawg's Avatar
Turf Dawg Turf Dawg is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gainesville Texas
Posts: 3,649
This is a link to some random pics off of my phone. I need to go through my computer and post some more but they need re sized and I will admit I am not very good at doing stuff like that.

The one thing I regret in my years of business is lack of pictures. I really need to start taking before and after pics. Now that I have a phone that takes pictures there is no reason for me not to, but I still find myself forgetting.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=366842
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Rainger001 Rainger001 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dallas,Tx
Posts: 7
I am in

I live in Forney, servicing, Rockwal, garland, rowlett, heath, wylie.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02-10-2012, 12:28 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turf Dawg View Post
Well I can BS with the best of them, so go ahead and sign me up also.
April will start my 17th year in the biz. I do maintenance, installs, small water features and licensed by the TDA for T&O. I am a small operation in a small town. I started out solo then added people and then went back to solo in 2008. Now my son is helping me now while he is going to our small college.

I would like it if y'all would post some pictures of yourselves here. I like going to the TTA and TNLA shows when they are close and attend some of the dealer open houses at times. I know some of you also attended some of these, so it would be nice to see what each other looks like so maybe we can say "howdy" to each other. I do not know how to re post pics, but if you will go to this thread I have some pics of the family and myself on the first two pages.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=366967
If you take a picture already posted on Lawnsite you can resize it a tiny bit, rename it, and then repost it.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:07 AM.

Page generated in 0.09772 seconds with 8 queries