Perfect Earth Landscape

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PerfectEarth, May 9, 2010.

  1. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Perfect earth: Sounds like my weather !! Making it a very hard year in the golf biz. Spraying is the hardest, went in on easter to spray 18 greens!! When its not raining we are prety much working sun up to sun down to stay ahead of schedule or try to. I want to send the rain to texas!!!!
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    We've had it bad up here to. Sounds like you guys have it a little worse though.

    It went from bone dry and highly productive, to sit around and do office work and estimates in the rain.
  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What are your bunkers like at you facility? High maintenance? clean edges or more of a natural look? Do they drain well or wash out?

    You guys are getting pounded tonight, huh? We're in a bit of a break right now but the next two days look ugly.... Too bad I misjudged today- could have got to one of the jobs on the list but just ran errands instead and spent 850.00 on new AC for my truck. For some reason the clutch-type plate on the front of my compressor has been MIA... got the serpentine belt changed out too. Terrible day!
  4. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Perfect earth: We edge them all the begining of the season. Every other week we go through with weed wips, and keep that clean fresh edge. They all drain really well. We do have some washouts from time to time but have a brand new john deere trap rake with a plow to push it all back in place. Takes about 3 hours for 2 guys to do all the bunkers and hand rake the edges. Is the rain getting you behind?
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    We got nailed again last night. I think we've had around 6-8 inches of rain over the last two weeks. It's been disgusting. It would be better if the sun would shine and the temps would come up, but after it rains it's just been staying wet.

    I'm just glad we didn't get the massive amount of rain that fell on AK, and MO. They've had 14+ inches of rain in a 24 hour period.
  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One of my first job tasks when I worked golf grounds was "the sandpro guy"... Grew up working on a course with like 75 bunkers, and they all had very steep faces and bad drainage (if any)... I would stay on that machine for two days to get everything back to normal- forward, reverse, forward, reverse, a million times. Bulldoze, cultivate, rear rake....I got pretty good at it so I was that guy. I've been on bunker crew for 5 PGA/Ryder Cup events at Valhalla here in Louisville, very detailed hand raking and leveling. Skipping the Senior PGA here in a few weeks, no time this year for volunteering. And yes, I'm behind! Customers are waiting on me... too much rain.

    Same here. but yes, at least it's not been 14 inches. The Ohio River here is way up, could be a top 10 flood of all time. Tomorrow we are due for 3-4 inches with a major severe outbreak!!!! I don't believe it... It'll rain, but that's crazy.

    So today we weeded a HOA, did boxwoods there too cuse the rain was making them top heavy, and then sloshed thru a regular customer's yard- trimming was about the only thing you could do today. I hated even being on the grass, compacting everything. Swear I trimmed about 70 or 80 barberry, boxwood and holly today at this house. and they are all TIGHT.




  7. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
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    what do you do with all the clipping, or how do you get them up?
  8. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My guy comes behind me and cleans up (and I do too). If you're trimming Green Velvets, the cuttings are so small, we usually use our hands and "rake out" the trimmings from around the shrubs. We get the stuck leaves out too. We can use a small red fan rake for Holly trimmings or larger cuttings in open areas.... either way, we leave it as clean as possible, even if we're gonna mulch right over it.

    We flip or fluff the mulch too, to hide and mix in the tiny leftovers. All gets thrown in the green buckets and hauled off.
  9. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dang man ! That looks incredible. How much do you take off each time you trim do you cut like and inch in to get that perfect shape? I tried doing it like you the other day on a boxwood I went over it 3 times still did not look like that.
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    My gosh, you certainly have a lot more patience than I do!

    Of course, I'm sure you're getting paid well for it, so maybe patience can be bought, lol.

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