Recent content by gardiner

  1. How do I stop my mowers from moving around while driving?

    The only time I noticed the mower moved in the trailer from job to job. Is when the trailer needs blown out. Or I was on a ruff road bouncing the equipment
  2. Lawn Repair

    Loosen the soil. Lighty rake in the seed & start fertilizer .water. But first investigate what killed the grass. I would check for grubs
  3. I need advice

    I do not think you will be able to match the benefits . plus 85k . In 8 month season. Mowing grass. Snow plowing does help. If you get the snow to plow. I'm in Ohio. 2019 I did not even put the plow on the truck. 2020 . I plowed snow 3x . I believe most guys mowing has a 2nd job. mowing...
  4. Cutting Frequency (days)

    Apparently some people do not realize how much rain we get. Or that they are your only customers
  5. Ohio- Tall Fescue Over Seed with KBG

    I'm a hours drive south of Cleveland. I tried lots of different blends of seed over the years. I went to site one. Came out with a bag of great lakes turf. 4 years now. I buy the same mix. I have gotten compliments. Seems to match up with most properties blending in.
  6. Cutting Frequency (days)

    Once I get up to the 4 inch cut. I keep it there. When the leafs start to come October I go to 3.75 Then down to 3.5 in November . Depending on weather.
  7. Cutting Frequency (days)

    Weeks like this one . Is why I keep my stops under 30 & all properties under a hour to service. I do not want to be that guy stressing. That it has rained the last 3 days none stop & 40 pissed off customers . For a solo operator I learned the hard way.
  8. Cutting Frequency (days)

    Massillon Ohio. I start the season with the winter cut at 3.5 I only do weekly cuts. This is the 5th cutting for the season. The 3rd cut . I bumped up to 3.75 as it started growing spring like. That week we got more snow. & cold temperatures that the grass was little to no growth for the 4th...
  9. Trimmer string

    What trimmer do you use ? Using .080 string. & is the cutter / guard on your trimmers ? To me it does make sense to use smaller string. If running without the cutter.
  10. Help please

    I would not be interested. As a solo operator. I like to keep all my stops under 1 hour. If I'm spending 10 hours at one place . That could be 10 other properties . That could be more profitable. With advertising, snow plowing, spring cleaning up and mulching. Ect , even if I had a day...
  11. What gas trimmer to get?

    The stihl 56 is a good trimmer.
  12. Trimmer string

    That's the one. I'm good for the year. Just changed to new roll last week. That's doing 20ish properties a week. Most of them 20 I do the edging and mulching. So I keep the edges sharp looking. This property get mowing on Thursday. The mulch was put down the Monday before the mow that week. I...
  13. Trimmer string

    Only time I seem to use more string. Is when it is lower temperature
  14. Trimmer string

    If trimming edges . It needs to have a edge to trim. I get echo spool from HD . I'm getting a little over 20 properties on one fill up. That's doing flower beds with sidewalk and driveway. Top of the line service. I use the fs56 . it's my favorite trimmer. Once the edge is there. All you...
  15. Dealer recommends toro over scag

    I find the handheld to be easier to blow under truck , trailer, cars. You can just set it down on the ground. Pick it up and move on. I do have the 800 with me. But it is quicker to grab the hh . I have the bg86 with the leaf gutter kit. I still use it without the gutter kit