Michigan LCO's

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

  1. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    Posting from my phone is a pain!!!

    If I had the problems on my other sites I would understand that it may be my fault. But I don't. A good portion of my lawns all have the fert work done by a local company, and those lawns all thrive, with very few weeds.

    But that's just my 2 cents.
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  2. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    I'm not referring my clients not going to happen.
     
  3. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    Wrong. Lawns won't even think about growth until the soil temps are closer to or over fifty degrees. It won't be long but certainly longer than a couple days. Now if you want to say the roots are active and stimulated earlier than top growth I'll buy that.

    I don't anticipate seeing anyone mowing a lawn until the third week of April at best and this is normal.
     
  4. Centralmichiganlawncare

    Centralmichiganlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    Hey Guys I need some help on a sod install estimate. The job is 5400 sqft total, I have to truck in 45 yards of topsoil because the soil in not the greatest. I get my sod for .20/sqft.
    Any help would be great.
     
  5. Hidden Talents Lawn Care

    Hidden Talents Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Livonia
    Posts: 27

    Oh god no you won't see any top growth for a long time. I am not even planning on being out mowing until the first week of May. I'll be lucky if I'm out by then. The adventitious roots of the plant begin activity around 38 to 42 degrees which after the warmup of this coming weekend, wont be long.
     
  6. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    I'd charge around 5k for that job. Of course I don't know what you have to get the soil/sod there, or if its all delivery, that would weigh in.
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  7. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    Centrsl michigan, Where are you getting sod for.20 a square foot. I would call around I don't remember exactly what I paid last year but that seems kind of high.
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  8. grassmaster06

    grassmaster06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    Anyone starting cleanups or aeraations next week, I plane on trying to start the season next tuesday
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  9. Mid Michigan Maintenance

    Mid Michigan Maintenance LawnSite Member
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    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: Waterford, Michigan
    Posts: 338

    I have one client who uses Tru Green. Most of the rest use a local company.

    The tru green lawn has been burned on more than one occasion, theyve already done an app this year, and I think the first thing they teach the techs is to blame any problems on cut height. Three times now, when my client makes a complaint to them, they blame my cut height, so I've showed her with a tape measure that I'm cutting at 3.75". Her lawn always has weeds in it too.

    The lawns treated by the local company have none of these issues


    I mow my Clients lawns at 2.5-3.0 inches and they are not brown. Also no Fert. is ever applied.
    Just my $0.02
     
  10. Centralmichiganlawncare

    Centralmichiganlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    It was a place near grand rapids, Im in lansing and the job is in mason. I have another price for 1.30/yd+del. only putting down 12yds of soil with the sod. I need 45yds if they decide to do hydroseed. Builder only put sod in the front yard which is stupid because now we are going to tear it up to get equipment in the back.
     

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