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Old 02-04-2014, 06:42 PM
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What is your water situation? Our lakes didn't go up an inch over winter so we will likely go fron once a week toooo....who knows.
At this moment we are at watering once a week. Either Saturday or Sunday. Depending on you last digit of your address. October-January were very dry and not cold at all. We just started getting some rain a couple of days ago. Our lawns are not looking to good because we are not watering enough. Don't know how these other properties are getting away with watering every day. Neighbors are also reporting each other for wasting water. We are scheduled to go back to regular watering on March 2. But I do know for a fact that a lot of people here are cutting back on wateringtheir lawn since we have water meters now. Before residents were charged a flat rate no matter how much water they used. This will be our first year that every city resident will be charged per the gallon. We''ll see what happens.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:58 PM
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[QUOTE=orlawncaresvc;4952147]At this moment we are at watering once a week. Either Saturday or Sunday. Depending on you last digit of your address. October-January were very dry and not cold at all. We just started getting some rain a couple of days ago. Our lawns are not looking to good because we are not watering enough. Don't know how these other properties are getting away with watering every day. Neighbors are also reporting each other for wasting water. We are scheduled to go back to regular watering on March 2. But I do know for a fact that a lot of people here are cutting back on wateringtheir lawn since we have water meters now. Before residents were charged a flat rate no matter how much water they used. This will be our first year that every city resident will be charged per the gallon. We''ll see what happens.


No meters until this year that must have meant you had plenty of water. Most people here don't have a clue about how much water the used until bills got over $200/mo. I monitor monthly an this last month I used 2500 gallons and NO irrigation on. In mid summer it will be around 18000gallons/mo.. I have ever new device to save water
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:47 PM
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$$$ Dig stumps out or Grind them out

On this small landscape job we had 5 crapes (11"-21"dia) and 12 mountain laurel (6"- 12"dia). We estimated to grind them. After looking at cost to have them ground we then switched to rent grind at $95+time todoit. I decided faster to dig em out.

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Those 3 tools are a must have.

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It took avg of 2 hours on crapes and 3 hrs total on laurels.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:16 PM
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This car carrier got stuck when it bottomed out. His drive wheel was off the ground. A guy with bobcat was using it to push then he tried to raise front of trailer.

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I suggest he unload the cars but before he could get started the police called a big boy wrecker.
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Thought sure he would break something. The wreaker had to lower that last set of wheels he was sliding backwards.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:38 PM
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Snapper 21" with kawasaki engine

We have 2 of these mowers with kawasaki engine, no more. The gas tanks split at seam on both. And the recoil is undesigned for this application. Spring not strong enough to pull cord in as it wears and gets dirt in it. I would get honda engine. And don't try to repair recoil just buy entire assembly.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:27 PM
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Is there a better brand of sprayers? We go 2 years and out.

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It is mainly the straps and leaking.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:16 PM
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must be nice to work year round.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:09 PM
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must be nice to work year round.
Yes it helps workers also. The cold weather with freezes has slowed incoming spring work. We got a big job just waiting for a break. Sometimes we have tomow early because weeds start growing but weekly freezes nip them. Looking at freezing mist tonight.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:13 PM
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Yes it helps workers also. The cold weather with freezes has slowed incoming spring work. We got a big job just waiting for a break. Sometimes we have tomow early because weeds start growing but weekly freezes nip them. Looking at freezing mist tonight.
Should warm up soon for you. We are to be in the 40's next week. But then we get ice
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:38 PM
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Is there a better brand of sprayers? We go 2 years and out.

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It is mainly the straps and leaking.
Stihl backpack sprayers are the only way to go. And kept inside if possible helps too.
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