Will maintenance free lawns ever become popular?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danslawncare, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
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    Do you think people will ever get the grass that only needs to be cut once a month or once a year? Do you think people will ever swictch over? What will this do to the future of our business?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What grass are you refering to?
     
  3. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    any of those "new grass varities" that do not require frequent mowing. According to the flyers, they need mowing once a month, never need water, fert and are insect and weed free.
     
  4. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Do you guys just not worry about those types of things or do you think they'll never pick up?
     
  5. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds too good to be true.
     
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    they are like the mower that does the lawn itself, pet rock, ect. Fads.
     
  7. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    So you think the need for a lawn company will contine to grow? What would deter people from these great lawns?

    Heres one for example.....www.zoysiafarms.com/par
     
  8. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Dan we have a few idiots up here that tryed that product they still get cut weekly and the lawn is a dead yellow 8-9 months out of the year its not meant to be grown in cool season states.
     
  9. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dan, I wouldn't lose any sleep..I just had my first estimate the other day for a synthetic lawn install. Never seen one around here, and probably won't once she gets the price. :D
     
  10. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    Slow growing turf grasses of one kind or another have been around for a while now. They've been tried in the south and southwest where water shortages are common. As said in a prior response...they are not very popular with homeowners because of the yellow appearance for most of the year.

    Don't lose any sleep over it. Not many homeowners are going to rip out a perfectly good lawn to replace it with something that is slower growing.
     

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