Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
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    My goals for the New year are finish up my certification courses and expand my client base. Basically, learn, learn and learn some more before I venture out into landscaping. I'm with Loren and Expert as far as suppliers, Weingartz covers everything I need.
     
  2. tiedeman

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    any of you MIchigan guys use a GPS time tracking system? I have been looking into it, but it's so dang expensive.
     
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    My very first venture into the biz, we did everything. Brick pavers, landscaping, bed maintenance, etc. I hated it. I don't like getting down and digging around to plant things. My wife can't even get me to plant flowers at my house. It's just not my thing. Which is crazy because I have a bs in biology! I really didn't mind the pavers/hardscape stuff, but I don't have the $$ to invest in the equipment and to be honest, I'm not real creative. I've seen some of the stuff the guys around here do, and I'm very impressed. I could never compete.

    What I have been thinking about is laying down mulch this coming season. Haven't really done that much of it before, don't know how I'd like it.

    What I like about mowing is it's task oriented. You know what you have to do, you know when it's done, and it feels good to show up and turn a shaggy lawn into a nicely cut yard.

    :D
     
  4. tiedeman

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    I have to agree about the equipment cost and the creative aspect, I am exactly the same way. And I am not that knowledgeable in the landscaping area, compared to the turf area where I am a lot more knowledgable.
     
  5. Moguy

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    Finally, it looks like SE Michigan will get a decent amount of snow. Anyone else in Michigan expecting much?
     
  6. tiedeman

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    right now in Clare we have received about 5 to 6 inches of snow and it's still coming down
     
  7. Moguy

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    tiedeman, did it take long for the University of Georgia to send you the course materials for turf management certification?
     
  8. tiedeman

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    I think only about 7 to 10 days it took.

    We are up to 9 inches and still rising
     
  9. Moguy

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    Thanks tiedeman. I applied for it through the PLCAA last week, just want to get started on it. The snow here is about 6 or 7 inches and still coming down steadily.
     
  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    Now you've got me interested. Care to share?

    We've got about 4 or 5 inches now, around 5pm. It took a while for it to get going here, but it looks like a nice amount of snowfall before it's all over.

    :D
     

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