Scalping at 3"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CSRA Landscaping, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have a customer whose yard is in good shape, but uneven in places. She got kinda hot because places got scalped a little in the 3"-3.5" range. Problem is that if I raise the deck to 4", there are high places, easily seen. How would you guys handle this? Dropping her is not an option, don't even go there.
     
  2. casey

    casey Guest
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    Are you using a floating deck?
     
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    Have you tried changing your mowing pattern? You might have a little luck with that.
     
  4. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Floating deck, check!

    Changing pattern .... duh .... didn't think of that. Thanks Jodi!
     
  5. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    What kind of mower are you running and how wide?
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you have cut it several times, you should know where to be careful at. Changing pattern would make a big difference.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Either that, or it sounds like some serious finish grading is in order. Order the topsoil! You can sell it like: "It will improve drainge, and enhance the overall health of the lawn." :blob4:
     
  8. Change pattern, I agree this could help.

    Sell her on renovating the lawn in the uneven spots, either tillling to level it or bring in some topsoil.

    Sounds like it is seriously uneven in these spots if your scalping at 3-3.5 inches.
     
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea, upsale. Good idea Runner. Selling to current customers is easier than finding new ones. More profitable tooooooo!!!
     
  10. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of grass is it?
     

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