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Old 11-17-2013, 03:56 PM
Busy Blades Busy Blades is offline
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Mowing Swales / Ditches on residential Home

Most homes we do are on 1.25 acre lots and have big swales or ditches out front for drainage , usually junk grass that needs to be cut low .... other than a weedwhacker is anyone using a "walk behind weedeater" ? How do you guys cut your swales / ditches?
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:24 PM
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I have one HOA that has five retention ponds that I cut I use my 52 zero turn on them the city cuts the bottom of these maybe twice a year or three times if they are lucky..
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:55 AM
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Retention Vs Detention Ponds


A Retention Pond: RETAINS water year round.

A Detention Pond: DETAINS water after a heavy rain until it can drain into the ground.

The reason I am making this point is because there is a Market for Aquatic Weed control. A $ 600 under water weed eater can be a money maker. Of course Pond management is a Science by it's self. But with some aquatic Herbicides and algaecide keeping these Retention/Detention clear can be a nice up sell.

But first get an Aquatic Certification, BTW they aren't hard to get.

PS the Big Boys have all the bigger jobs tied up because of the requirements and extra paper work needed for the EPA. Small area don't need that much paper work.


it is one thing to do a off label applications. It is total stupidity to post it on the world wide web and expect people to approve.

You can lead a Donkey to water but you can't make the Jackass Drink
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:24 PM
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Nice to know thank you.. My mistake I am taking care of detention ponds...
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