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Southern guys, Bermuda discussion thread

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by macgyver_GA, May 18, 2013.

  1. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Last week was crazy for sure.

    My landscaping business isn't full time. I have a full time corporate job I work M-F 8-5. I'm only part time for landscaping. I have 16 mowing clients and 19 turf care clients. Most do both. All very small lots 2500-4500 sq ft. Of turf. I usually do my mowing 3-4 evenings during the week after work. That way I can leave Saturdays for rain checks (did this weekend). Starting on two more mowing & turf care clients this month. Ugh... I have aerating to do on customer yards this Saturday. Gonna be another busy week.

    I mow mine right around dusk after I'm done with customer lawns. My lawn isn't that big either. Only about 2k sq ft of turf. Takes me 15-20 minutes to mow double cutting it. Edge and trim once a week.
  2. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,626

    Were not much different. I work a full time job 0530-1600 M-T OT Fridays and saturday if it's available. I work in 7 Accounts during that with all the random 1 timers that call me here and there. I have a larger lawn though about 10k of grass. This is my first year doing this and I am looking to expand by maybe 3-4 more accounts. I am still making some rookie mistake costing myself money and time, but I am getting better every week.
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,893

    that bermuda is just now starting to take off where i live. it's just now getting warm enough i guess. it's like bermuda has just popped up everywhere in the past week or two. your yard looks great.
  4. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,626

  5. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,626

    I have not mowed yet obviously, I was talking to my weed and fert guy here locally, you may know him as Falcon50EX. He has told me to apply the 46-0-0 quick release this upcoming weekend June 22-23 and keep the water to it. as most of you know we have been getting blasted with heavy rain here in GA the last few weeks so water hasn't been a problem, and I also have irrigation. Do any of you have any recommendations to get my yard to start filling in quicker? also what 46-0-0 fert do you guys recommend?






  6. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Yeah. Mow every other day. Force lateral growth.
  7. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,626

    lowest setting
  8. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Yep. And sharpen the blade each time. Because that sand is going to make it look like a butter knife handle.
  9. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,626

    If I can beat the rain today I will get out there and take care of it. I talked to Level Lawns in Atlanta today and they quoted me $2100 for 7000sqft. At that price I am going to have to learn how to perfect this top dressing thing.
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  10. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,626

    This 22 days post level. i am cutting at lowest setting every 2-3 days, I just put down some 34-0-0 ammonium nitrate, and I am keeping the water to it fairly heavy.






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