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Planting

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ACutAbovesiny, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Customers have been hesitant about planting. More than one have told me that its too late in the year to plant and its getting too cold. I told them that its fine to plant now, but they would rather wait till the Spring.


    When is it too late to plant??
     
  2. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    what r u gonna plant?
     
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,445

    hey what's up?

    if you referring to shrubbery, you can plant any time now through spring safely. I've planted trees in winter, as long as the ground is workable ofcourse.
    the one headache, is trying to find a decent supply as it gets later in the year. I understand they are not going to get shipments in, so you have to make sure you can get what you can.
    I had to go to Wesiener (on victory) once, and paid 3 times what i get elsewhere.
     
  4. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590


    Yea I've gone to them for a few things...they are alittle expensive.
    I've got a place out in Jersey that is always supplied with what I need and the prices are so good that it is worth going over the bridge. As long as I'm not just getting 1 or 2 trees.
     
  5. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    And to answer im talking about planting trees and shrubs. No flowers or anything like that.
     
  6. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590


    Have you ever used topsoil from SweetBrook? Its excellent. Dark and rich. Its like gold.
     
  7. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    if you know your nursery well and you know their plant quality youll get good stuff however some places there are plants that no one wanted all year and they arent the best so now more so than earlier in the season watch what you grab
     
  8. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,445

    no, i usually just get my fertilizer from them. i didn't know they even have soil by the yard. ou do mean by the truck right? what do they charge a yard? GreenSide UP charges me $28 a yard.
    Just today, i had Green Side Up deliver 5 yds to a job. Same thing, that nice black stuff.
     
  9. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Yea Sweetbrook has it by the yard...$32 though??? Maybe I should check out some other places. Ive used Fanelli and wont do that again. The price was ok but their service is definatly sub par. Its takes forever to get someone there to help you. I get my fert from Sweetbrook as well. They always have in stock. Ive never used green side up...Ive always been under the impression that they are expensive.
     

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