Neighborhood Boys Work/Equiment thread!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by makktruck, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. RSLM&LS

    RSLM&LS LawnSite Member
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    No landscaping fabric??
     
  2. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Landscape fabric should only be used under gravel/rock. Used under gravel/rock the fabric stops/slows the sinking of the gravel/rock.

    Using it under mulch makes it harder to pull weeds and water doesn't flow through it as fast and your mulch can float/wash away.

    Mulch naturally decomposes into soil so eventually you'll have soil on top of the fabric anyway.

    The misconception is that fabric will stop weeds.... weeds grow from the top down so you'll have just as many weeds with fabric as without, but with the fabric the weeds root into the fabric making them harder to pull.
     
  3. makktruck

    makktruck LawnSite Member
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    Turf tracer? And thanks
     
  4. RSLM&LS

    RSLM&LS LawnSite Member
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    That is a good point actually however it is not my yard and I charge extra for my "green" fabric (plastic grocery bags). It is not my yard so why should I care. Good point but its not MY yard.
     
  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You'll go far with that kind of outlook!!!
     
  6. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
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    RSLM&LS it would be a smarter business decision to educate all your customers as to why landscape fabric or putting anything under mulch is not needed.

    You cant have the view of its not my property because you need to treat each of your customers property like it is yours. Its wasting their money putting anything down (labor and material cost)

    What happens if that customer wants you to weed their beds after the weeds germinate? You will be sorry you put fabric down because it will be harder to pull the entire root system out.

    These are all things you should take into account and will help you go very far in this industry. Always exhibit good integrity when dealing with your customers.
     
  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well put. I wasn't going to waste my time typing it out for him lol.
     
  8. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's what happens down here when fabric is used under mulch:

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  9. makktruck

    makktruck LawnSite Member
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    Its been awhile so I thought I would Update this thread.

    This is our new mower! It only had 250 hours on it when we picked it up.

    Another one is a detaching job we did and then a few random pics.

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  10. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice Scag WB. It will serve you well!!
     

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