Dallas-Fort Worth Area LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: South' started by TurfGuyTX, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Posts: 695

    OH yeah I have certainly seen the quaility drop. My guy flys through lawns like I have never seen. He does not miss spots but the mower can't even give the grass a good cut.

    Jason
     
  2. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    When I was doing maintenance, I noticed there are a lot of customers who notice it too.

    Good luck,
    Bryan
     
  3. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    Does anyone here buy from Southwest Landscapes in Coppell. If so, how do you like their service and plant quality?

    I used to use them several years ago, but at least at that time, if you werent a large company, they acted like you were bothering them. But they have an awesome selection and I was wondering if they have gotten better.

    Thanks,
    Bryan
     
  4. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    We haven't used them in several years. I always liked the plants thay offered, but we only used them when we were doing lots of work in Flower Mound.
     
  5. Texas Landscaper

    Texas Landscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    If there are any Dallas Ft-Worth Landscapers out there looking for a good chemical applicator to take care of their properties, please E-mail me. I have a licensed chemical applicator working for me who also has a degree in Horticulture from N.C. State. He is very personable and will make you look good. We use only Lesco products and do not cut corners. You can make money on our services...Let me know if we can help you EWynn0262@aol.com
     
  6. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    I hope all you you are staying busy and making $. Later.
     
  7. Buena Vista

    Buena Vista LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 17

    blafleur..

    regarding Southwest Landscape.. I understand the 'attitude' you encountered but I have been using them for several years and have found their staff to be outstanding and plants the same.. I have used them on large projects as far away as west texas and they have assisted in design work as they have more plant knowledge than I ... and many times I get only a few bags of mulch, with no problem.. they simple don't want people off the street buying...

    speaking of nursery's.. has anyone used the Home Depot Landscape shops that have been set up in the area?? I understand they offer a year warranty?? and how is their pricing??
     
  8. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 269

    I tried using the Home Depot for mulch once. They just opened a new Landscape store about 3 miles from my home. The prices seem to be identicle to the regular Home Depot.

    I've been using the Earth brand mulch at Lowe's. It comes in Tan, Black & Red. The Tan looks the best in my opinion.

    Wish they sold the Earth brand at HD. The new HD Landscape store in Lewisville is a lot closer for me. I tried doing one job with the Cypress mulch, but I don't like it as well as the Earth brand. To purchase a similar quality mulch at HD is about 50% more than what I pay for Earth brand at Lowe's.

    Later.
     
  9. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    Thanks Buena Vista, its been a long time since I went there, I was hoping maybe they changed. They cant be beat for selection in the out of the ordinary. I usually use JD landscapes in Lewisville, but their selection can be limited.

    Meier, if you like the cypress, have you tried the cedar from Living Earth? I buy in bulk from them, good prices compared to bags, and I really like the quality.

    Bryan
     
  10. DowntoEarth

    DowntoEarth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Like to expand my lawn business to include Fertilizing & Weed Control. A few questions for the more experienced.

    What kind of certification do you need in Texas? How much does it cost?

    Does the state or city regulate Lawn Service companies?

    Where do you get Liability Insurance? How much do you need? What's it cost?

    Thanks!
     

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