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Aeration and Inground sprinklers...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    ...do NOT mix! I ripped a Rain Bird impact head up today!!!:cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  2. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
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    I always have the customer turn the system on and flag all the heads........ :dizzy:
     
  3. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's not good. You're still aerating now? I got done 3 weeks ago.
     
  4. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    you havnt sold an aeration in three weeks?? thats not good! now i admit that the bulk of mine are finished and i got done recommending aeration three weeks ago and prime time is meandering away ,however, customer is boss , money is money, and if the stragglers and procrastenators wait till the eleventh hour to call me for an aeration , well .. so be it ..i'm on the way !! i have this little motto - hey- we can do it my way- OR- we can do it mr and mrs customers way! just remember, if i have to put on my snowsuit to aerate your yard - A: i'm telling you right now the timming is not good and B: prices may vary! :D
     
  5. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    oh yea, opps! didnt mean to get off topic . you definatly dont want to aerate your customers srinkler system. locating/flagging the heads and shallow aerating is what i do.
     
  6. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    I dunno about that. I got a call just last week for aeration that I turned down. Way too late in the season for that stuff. I don't know if the guy went elsewhere, but I wasn't doing it.
     
  7. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No, Its more of the fact that I said "Is there anything I should look out for?" And the fact that You couldnt see the heads becasue they were all WAY below grade! (someone spraypainted them green (ya, REALLY dumb)! :angry: I asked after I finished why they were a green color, and the wife said "My hubby didnt want ugly black circles in the yard, so he camoflaused them" Well, He did a good job!:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
     
  8. SuperShovel

    SuperShovel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    I don't think it is too late to aerate. You are right, it would be better in September or earlier in October, but aeration is aeration. It is still a benefit.

    I just started doing aeration this year, and right now. I was worried about maybe being too late being out of prime time for grass seeding and all so I talked to some turf experts I know and they said when seeding into existing lawn the grass that is there will protect seedlings and what doesn't germinate will germinate in the spring.

    I know I'll lose more of the seed then I would in September, but it will still be a benefit worth the cost I believe.


    Camaflouge sprinkler heads lol :) I hope they are paying for the repair. Are they?
     
  9. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    :) I agree with troblandscape, I always have them trun on the system and flag the heads and pipes which aren't deep enough......Marks Mowing Service.......Its not to late to core plug.....Heck it was 75 here today in Evansville In. Wind was a pain in the butt today with all the leaf work.
     
  10. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: i provide flags for the customer a week in advance with the date baring any weather, if the flags were not put up its there problem to fix the heads and they are well aware because they signed the contract with the sprinkler clause in there. tony
     

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