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Discussion in 'Network: North' started by 93Chevy, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Only the good lawns.

    The "natural" ones aren't sure they want to grow yet.

    My lawns are all over the place - some are growing like mad and some still won't be ready next week.
     
  2. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Man I need to update my thread.
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  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What's up with the ivy this year?

    I've had ivy at my place for at least 19 years and I don't recall it ever looking so "dead" after winter.
    All the leaves are brown and crispy. Most everyone else's ivy looks the same too.

    What should be done to it? Let it be? Rake away the dead leaves?

    I assume it will come back, but like I said, I've never seen it look this bad, so I'm not sure.
     
  5. Roger

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    I have seen the same thing with English Ivy -- lots of brown leaves. Also, I've seen boxwoods, especially newly planted ones, totally brown. A new commercial building, next to one of my mowing properties, was erected and landscaped last season. It has hundreds of small boxwoods, all about 15-18" high -- every one of them brown, not a sign of green. I've seen another local commercial installation with a couple dozen upright boxwoods -- all brown, not a sign of green. Maybe they will come out eventually, but am now starting to wonder.

    The other planting I've seen in trouble is weeping evergreens, one that have been trained in serpentine fashion, and with draping branches. One of my customers has on old, large one, perhaps 15' high -- totally brown. It has never looked like this in the 12-15 years I've worked there. But, every one seen on other properties, customers or not, about 5-8 feet -- all brown, not any sign of life. And, these are older plantings, not fresh ones of last season. I think these did not survive the Winter.
     
  6. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well . . . May showers bring June flowers? :laugh:
     
  7. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like 2 crap days ahead.
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  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What was today then - a "crap sampler"?



    :cry:
     
  9. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Absolutely, least I got 5 hours of lawn cutting in today. This week is not going to be pretty.
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  10. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know this week is a bad time to ask.... but does anybody who services the Claridge PA, 15623 area want a job? I got a lead for a job, but don't service the area. Here is the message...

    "Weed control for dandelions NOW, 2-3 fertilization and weed control. questions abt problem areas. Want to build a 10 x 12 pergola and need flat space, proper slope created."

    Looks like a good amount of work - I didn't bid the job yet but figured it would be better to find someone locally who was qualified to do the work. I can't fit it in - and it's out of my service area. Anybody interested please private message me.
     

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