no stripes in Florida?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by gnosis, May 9, 2011.

  1. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
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    7 am to 12 we work.....12-12:30 lunch......12:30 to 2 we work....2 until 3 SIESTA...3-4 work....home by 4-4:30.....on extremely hot days.....lol
     
  2. gnosis

    gnosis LawnSite Member
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    Ok, thanks for the reply. That's exactly what I was wondering. Are you guys doing 6 days a week? When hurricane season comes around is the grass growing more steadily? Thanks man.
     
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    just asking but is this because you refuse to use a smaller mower?

    i haven't ever seen a yard that can only be mowed one way.

    even my cookie cutter yards can be mowed with the different directions, i just have to use a smaller mower to do it.
     
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see stripes on all grasses except for st augustine and centipede here. If the lawn is mowed with a properly adjusted reel mower that will leave a stripe.
     
  5. gnosis

    gnosis LawnSite Member
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    Gotcha, so I take it that St Aug is mostly down in Florida then? Thanks for the replies guys
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, SA is the predominant turf in most newer communities. Zoysia is probably second. Bahia is for cheapskates. Bermuda is actually making a comeback as residential turf. When properly maintained it is beautiful.
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  7. gnosis

    gnosis LawnSite Member
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    O ok. I really didn't drive into any gated communities or anything like that, mostly subdivisions and businesses etc so it was all looking the same really. I noticed more tree care companies down there actually.

    Does the grass cutting schedule increase all that much when the wet season comes in?
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hell yes. Getting ahead before the rain is your best bet. Weeds grow while you watch. You find out real quick who put pre em down and who didn't. It becomes a constant game of catch up during the wet season. And before I get called an elitist, SA can found throughout the southern states all the way to CA.
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  9. gnosis

    gnosis LawnSite Member
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    Ok I see.

    So you guys are constantly scraping the decks of the mowers and working in the rain? Just trying to get as much info as possible considering I may end up moving down next year.
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nope, won't cut in rain for 2 reasons. I respect my clients lawns by not rutting them, second this is the lightning capital. Have never had deck problems. Before you relocate realize their are 30 new start ups for every established (5 yrs +) LCO down here. We mow year round and prices aren't what the northern guys get.
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