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Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Hamons, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
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    So when is everybody going to wind down there fall overseeding. I am just about done but I am not sure how to handle the straglers that call last week of September first week of October. It seems to be cooler daytime temps and night as well just wondering what you thought.

    Matt
     
  2. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What do you mean by "handling" them?
     
  3. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
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    By "handling" them I mean do you try and do it and take a chance of the grass coming up does one day, two three days mean the difference between successful and failure or not looking as good as possible. When do you cut the seeding off. We know that you should do the job six to eight weeks before a hard freeze which for us is around the 28th of October according to National Weather Service.

    Do you recommend spring seeding even though it doesn't work as well, DORMANT SEEDING how do you explain that to them and how it works. Do you charge as much for dormant seeding because it is a different type of work. T

    That is what I mean. In years past I would have a couple overseeding jobs this year I am not sure that I am going to get them done. The lawns that are looking nice that I did at the first of September their neighbors are calling on and asking I really do not want to do any jobs after the first of October.

    Matt
     
  4. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im still going to seed. Seed can germinate in 7-10 days with plenty of water and some starter fert.

    I wont seed in the spring. At all. Once the pre-m's go down there is no point in doing it. Ive never tried the dormant seeding and doubt I ever will. To many intangibles that go into it.

    Id go ahead and do it in all honesty. It really cant hurt anything if you do. If its just aerating and overseeding to an already established yard then you have nothing to lose.
     
  5. KC lawn guy

    KC lawn guy LawnSite Member
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    just curious what the going rate for fert per sqft is in the area. I always just kinda knew by the guy I use to work for. but never knew the sqft. thanks
     
  6. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey all, been along time since i've been on. hope everyone had a good year.
     
  7. wright5223

    wright5223 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Be glad when this year is over!

    I've been wanting to let everyone know that Shawnee Repair is no more:laugh: I drove by and there was a lease sign in the window and I saw everyone putting displays in the trash

    and 2, I went by Arnold's the other day against my own will and good old curtis isn't looking to good by the looks of it, he mite of had a stoke or something
     
  8. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im a smaller company and Im at $8.00 per thousand sq ft. I was talking to a guy from Ryan the other night and they are at $10.00 per thousand sq ft with a price increase coming next year.
     
  9. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Only Reynolds and Maisch for me. I wont step foot near Arnolds with their high prices and terrible customer service. Curtis is a nice guy but they are con artists.
     
  10. wright5223

    wright5223 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    Ryan goes up every year that's what makes are phone ring
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