I see some good $ from frost damage

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by South Florida Lawns, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I drove around today and a lot of my accounts showed significant signs of frost damage. A lot of plants (Croton Mammy/schefflera) look like a total loss. Hopefully we can make some decent money this spring replacing plants.
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    i was thinking the same thing! i have one customer who called today about replacing 15 orange trees tht dont look like there gunna make it!
     
  3. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's still to early to tell the damage but that could be the one upside here. Many of these plants will simply need cut back in a month or so but others are just done
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    the crotons and hibiscus in my yard are done! o well new design for spring
     
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very sad... I'm sure it's pretty brown and ugly down there right now huh?
     
  6. albhb3

    albhb3 LawnSite Senior Member
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    but but but I thought global warming wouldnt let it get that cold ROFLMAO
     
  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    global warming is supposed to change ocean currents and put us into an ice age. Well here we are.
     
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah it actually is pretty bad. Last year I replaced over 10k worth of palms that just can't take these temps.

    Most of the christmas palms and royal palms that grow well in florida can't take a hard frost without proper precautions. It seems most of my customers let their palms go unprotected and as a result die.
     
  9. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
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    This could be an up sell service. We'll take care of the frost blankets for xxx.xx
     
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thats a good idea provide a forst blanket (not just bed sheets) and install and remove for a fee.

    Although it would suck if you lost a 60ft Royal. I had a neighbor lose one 2 yrs ago even with frost blankets and all, turned brown and died.
     

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