Delaware

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by stslawncare, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    hey guys, just wondering who all here is from Delaware??? where at in delaware also??

    For those who are in Delaware or close by just wondering when everyone thinks we will be able to do our first cutting???? When would be a good time to aerate and overseed? dethatch and fertilize also for that matter??? i am newer so still not completely up to par with my times. i know that all of this rain will have some effect on your answers to the above questions.
    thanks for your help
     
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    anyone?
     
  3. TurfTamer

    TurfTamer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Scott,

    I run my biz out of Newark, but generally service everything above the C&D, and a little below. Have one customer asking for a cut this week and it looks like a few will definitely be ready next.

    Aerate dethatch and over-seed now if you have the time, the rain will help with seed germination, and if you advertising, you'll be too busy cutting in a couple weeks.

    I have already applied a fertilizer to my lawns with a combination fert/herbicide to go down in about 3 weeks. It has both pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicide in it so I will get better crabgrass control thru the summer. If you are doing applications in the Newark area, Check out Lesco. the guys are very helpful

    Danny
     
  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    hey, it is great to find somone else on here from delaware and thanks for your help. my plan is to do my aerating and such next week and begin mowing soon after depending on the weather of course. question, is it better mow the lawn once before doing aerating and dethatching and seeding? how soon after do you mow after you overseed.
     
  5. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Hey guys, I too am in Delaware around the Newark/Glasgow area. This is my first year and am still working on obtaining clients. I have a couple am looking at doing the first cut next week sometime. I do this part time. My full time job is as an EMT in Wilmington so I work 2/2/4 schedule there.

    Steve
     
  6. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 425

    Hello guys hows the business treating you? Im down here a little south of Middletown!
     
  7. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    hey guys, for the first time i have been asked to give a price for the enitre year. about how many cuttings a year do we get to do. i cnt get an accurate number from my records last year because of the weather, drought and all that other good stuff. any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Got another account today.
     
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I'm also in the Newark/Glasgow area. This year I got rid of all my residential customers( except for 2 of them ) so I can concentrate on the commercial accounts.
     
  10. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

    Hey Bob, if any of your residentials that you got rid of need a new lco, let me know, that would be great. Going tomorrow to do an estimate on aeration.
     

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