A Few pics from Perth Western Australia

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by frosty18, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. frosty18

    frosty18 LawnSite Member
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    Kykuyu cut at 10mm

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    A mate at work

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  2. frosty18

    frosty18 LawnSite Member
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    Vertimowing

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    Different style of Vertimower.

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  3. frosty18

    frosty18 LawnSite Member
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    Used on about 95% of jobs

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    After about 10 years of use, lol

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  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Very interesting stuff, looks like you cut the lawns very short. I like the edger.
     
  5. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well I don't know what kind of grass that is but it looks to short, but I don't live there so I don't know.
    Also Welcome to Lawn Site!!!
    1 more thing would Aus be a good place to take a trip to, and where would be a good place to stay and visit?
     
  6. bowhunter1432

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  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Those mowers are neat. I never seen that style except when I went to California.

    Would it not be easier if you let the grass grow a little bit taller and used a larger conventional mower on it? I mean you can get a great cut with a ZTR if you know what your doing. Unless the grass cannot take that type of machine and weight on it.

    Anyways the yards look very nice, almost looks like a green carpet, its that level.
     
  8. frosty18

    frosty18 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your interest

    Our lawns here seem to grow thicker rather than taller. So thick sometimes that they would stop a rotary style mower, at best you get this type of look using one.

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    Couple other things about Perth. The standard size gate here is 30" and all property's are fenced. Currently we are under watering restrictions allowing watering from reticulation only twice a week. We also cut year round being more busy in spring (fall I think you call it ) and summer. Cutting every 2 weeks summer and 3/4 weekly winter.
     
  9. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    lawns look well manicured, good work and I like the edger also :waving:
     
  10. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had some unwanted kikuyu grass growing into my yard back in California. It was more invasive than bermuda, with very thick rhizomes and stolons up to the thickness of a pencil. Tough stuff! Most stoloniferous grasses like this do have to be mowed short, and it certainly looks as if you've done a great job keeping it under control and looking good, Frosty.
     

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