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Old 05-22-2012, 08:53 PM
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Look at the banner at very top of this page. Tells you what forum your in. All are welcome with relevant info to share. You won't find any stripe threads in here.
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hell I never saw a stripe in a yard of louisiana unless its the tracks from the ztr!!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:54 PM
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I live in Texas and we have STA too so I like to listen for expert advice from FL. Still waiting.

J/K But honestly you guys could grow twiggs into trees.
Thanks. I think.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:55 PM
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For sure all are welcome and he will most likely find following our threads more useful in his work than the blue grass monkeys with the stripe threads. Beside we are a small group here and for some strange reason others do not seem to like to play with us here!
our LA forum is the same, don't feel bad....
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:40 PM
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But honestly you guys could grow twiggs into trees.
And Here I thought EVERYTHING grew bigger in Texas?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:50 PM
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And Here I thought EVERYTHING grew bigger in Texas?
I hear the same thing and often very true.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for the pictures. Those lawns look great
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for the pictures. Those lawns look great
Thank you and here are some more from today again I am having a problem getting some to load but I hope to get as many up as I can for you.

All of these lawns are currently being cut at 5 inches






















This is what it looks like upon our arrival.







Again another one I think that is already been shown upon our arrival.



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there might be more to follow if I can get them to load.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:58 PM
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I was told we mow over 5" too so what do I know.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:21 PM
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I only do chemical apps and its a constant battle to persuade homeowners to raise their mowing decks or to get them to tell their maintenance company to raise their decks. I have had to take a hard line approach on mowing heights and irrigation/cultural practices. Half of my leave behind paperwork has homeowner responsibilities that puts any failure on their part squarely in their lap.

One of the things that bothers me the most( and does the most damage), is using the mower as a leaf vacuum/shredder in the fall. The grass slows down in growth so the homeowner or landscaper lowers the deck a little bit every two weeks to suck up the leaves or just run the mower over it so the landscaper can bill the homeowner for a cut. Then the frost comes, turns it brown at 1.5-2 inches , then a hard freeze kills large patches. Come spring, the homeowner is busting my chops, "Why is my lawn dead?". Then I refer back to the paperwork ive been leaving after each application. What's amazing is some people go through this every year. The sod installers love them!

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:18 PM
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And Here I thought EVERYTHING grew bigger in Texas?
Yards look good.. I deff couldn't get away with that on many of my yards, uneducated herd of customers that don't want to listen to the advice of the "pro's" .. Like I was saying. I have the guys run 4" on most st. aug. some down to 3.75 .. another problem is mixed yards, st aug and bahia/bermuda mix, never looks right above 4" so the St. aug. gets cut short the match the rest. O well.. until they care, I will only care so much. If they want to go on the fert and pest program, usually no problems at those heights..

I saw a fence in one of the pics, whats the smallest mower you have/ or whats the smallest gate you have to go thru?
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