Hess lawns 2014

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ed2hess, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
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    At this moment we are at watering once a week. Either Saturday or Sunday. Depending on you last digit of your address. October-January were very dry and not cold at all. We just started getting some rain a couple of days ago. Our lawns are not looking to good because we are not watering enough. Don't know how these other properties are getting away with watering every day. Neighbors are also reporting each other for wasting water. We are scheduled to go back to regular watering on March 2. But I do know for a fact that a lot of people here are cutting back on wateringtheir lawn since we have water meters now. Before residents were charged a flat rate no matter how much water they used. This will be our first year that every city resident will be charged per the gallon. We''ll see what happens.
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  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    On this small landscape job we had 5 crapes (11"-21"dia) and 12 mountain laurel (6"- 12"dia). We estimated to grind them. After looking at cost to have them ground we then switched to rent grind at $95+time todoit. I decided faster to dig em out.:cry::cry:

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    Those 3 tools are a must have.

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    It took avg of 2 hours on crapes and 3 hrs total on laurels.

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  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    This car carrier got stuck when it bottomed out. His drive wheel was off the ground. A guy with bobcat was using it to push then he tried to raise front of trailer.:hammerhead:

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    I suggest he unload the cars but before he could get started the police called a big boy wrecker.
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    Thought sure he would break something. The wreaker had to lower that last set of wheels he was sliding backwards.

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  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have 2 of these mowers with kawasaki engine, no more. The gas tanks split at seam on both. And the recoil is undesigned for this application. Spring not strong enough to pull cord in as it wears and gets dirt in it. I would get honda engine. And don't try to repair recoil just buy entire assembly.

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  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is there a better brand of sprayers? We go 2 years and out.

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    It is mainly the straps and leaking.

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  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    must be nice to work year round.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes it helps workers also. The cold weather with freezes has slowed incoming spring work. We got a big job just waiting for a break. Sometimes we have tomow early because weeds start growing but weekly freezes nip them. Looking at freezing mist tonight.
     
  9. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Should warm up soon for you. We are to be in the 40's next week. But then we get ice
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  10. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Stihl backpack sprayers are the only way to go. And kept inside if possible helps too.
     

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