My shop and equiptment, work

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by 94gt331, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We mow 11 yrds in this nice neighborhood we cut them all in 3 hrs today but look how dry this one was today! Customer wants it mowed every week no matter what. Scary mowing the front yard with the ZTR. We need some more rain.

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  2. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm in the same boat. I'll do hardscapes for people I know with the expectation clearly in front of both parties. Having a random call expecting perfection could be disastrous to you're reputation. If I get more opportunities I'll only take easy ones like a walkway or small patio. My brothers job was way over my head but it worked in the end. Plus he helped me lay the pavers which led to wavy lines. He didn't know to check on that as he laid them.
     
  3. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Agreed!! Around my area I operate there are a ton of landscaping and lawn companies and to be honest they for the most part are all good at what they do. But alot of companies around here do just mostly lawn mowing and hardscapes they seem to skip landscape maint. all together. So that is an area that keeps me busy around here. So for now I will mostly skip hardscaping because it would take to much time for me out of my routine work. If I ever decide to get out of the mowing aspect I would try to do more hardscapes and get better.
     
  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    Man you do some great work! Hills get scary on the ZTR when things are dry. No grip. Keep it up. Looks really good.
     
  5. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks LandFakers!
     
  6. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here is a design install we did about 3 weeks ago, laid out the beds added the plants and put down dyed brown mulch. Took only 1 day.

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  7. 94gt331

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    I love saturdays, I get to work by myself and keep it easy since my guys are done by fridays. So today I mowed this local dog park. It's really bumpy, use to be farm fields. It's a great place for the locals to take there dogs to run freely.

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  8. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Saturdays are another good day for firewood. My friend has 30 wooded acres on his farm that I go cut firewood at. So I went and picked up 3 loads today to store at my shop to sell this winter. Anyone here sell firewood? And do you enjoy it? I like doing it and hope to make a few bucks this winter but will see.

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  9. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Firewood time is the best time of the year, no hard work and good money just lots of driving

    I use it at home and sell lots of it every year.

    Tomorrow I got 4 cords to deliver.


    Hoe much dog **** is there at that dog run ? I hate dog crap :(
     
  10. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cool that will be a nice paycheck for you! How much do you sell a cord for? I figured my dump insert is about a half cord and have been trying to figure how much I should sell it for this winter without ripping myself or the customer. About the dog crap in the dog park, to be honest I don't think I've ever noticed anything. There is about 6-7 acres there and I'm usually going about as fast as I can haha I haven't noticed any and also the park has been temporarly closed to the public because they need to get some things done as per the township says. Hopefully they will be open again here soon.
     

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