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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spcfoor, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    When you aerate a lawn do you have utilities come and mark their lines( gas, cable, etc.)?
  2. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    If gas, cable, etc is that clse to the surface, then someone should be shot!!!

    I think if you called 4 a markout, the operator would laugh at you!
  3. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    LOL Turfdude. :D

    I usually get the customer to flag any sprinkler heads that are in the lawn so we don't hit them.
  4. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    here in MI, I think the stuff is buried below the frost line, 3 feet
  5. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    What abou invisble dog fences?
  6. theturfsurfer

    theturfsurfer LawnSite Member
    from mtka,MN
    Posts: 102

    In MN all utilities should be buried a min of 12" but sometimes the phone and cable are right beneath the sod. On lawns i know this to be the case I will call for markings as well as invisible fence.
  7. Mowgli

    Mowgli LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Alway ask the home owners if they have sprinkler system or invisible dog fences. If they do tell them to flag it.
  8. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    I know here in FL they only bury cable and phone lines about 3-6 inches deep. In my area anyway. I watched the cable company do mine. All he did was lifted up the sod and ran the cable under it. I would call just to be safe. It's free. Just to a web search. It's called "Call before you dig". They notify all the copmanies for you.
  9. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    Here's there website. You should be able to get the number from there.


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