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  1. Marketplace
    Like new Scag Giant Vac 18hp vanguard engine. Comes with tube(not pictured) and hitch swing arm mount Only 100 hours on machine. No holes in housing but 3 small dents. Tube is in perfect condition no holes. Runs like a champ $3300
  2. Professional Discussions
    Some of the newer houses don’t have any where past the vacuum breaker to connect an air hose to blow out the system. If I connect the air to the port before the vacuum breaker will it damage the vacuum breaker? I have heard some say yes and others say no, compressed air won’t hurt the vacuum...
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello All, We live in New York, Long Island. We are currently going to be offering Dethatching, Aeration, Overseeding & Compost dressing to our customers around the third week of September, before all the leaves start coming down. We usually get away with mowing all the way through October...
  4. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    First time homeowner here. Inherited a 7500 sq ft healthy lawn with cool season fescue, ryegrass, and kentucky bluegrass. Has a nice irrigation system and good soil. Though healthy, there are some imperfections including a small weed problem (clover, crabgrass, other), modest brown patches, a...
  5. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I moved into a house where the backyard is full of weeds and needs a complete renovation. I have started the steps to do a fall renovation. Are the below steps correct and the right order I should be doing things? I'm a little concerned about tilling and spreading weed seeds but feel it's...
  6. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Fall season is just around the corner in Michigan and some of my customers want there leaves bagged. I am thinking of ordering a grass catcher instead of a bagger because of the price but I’m not sure if the grass catcher could be on at the same time the chute blocker was if it was in its...
  7. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    New guy here! I'm in need of some advice on planning out my fall lawn care system. This could be a long post but I appreciate anyone who sticks around. I moved into my home almost 2 years ago and my front yard seems to have been neglected for some time. I'm located in SW Virginia and mainly...
  8. Business Operations
    I run local Lawn Care, Landscaping, & Window Cleaning company. Summer and Spring and Fall has been pretty decent but within my first year of full time business. I am approaching off season like we all are. I am located in Texas and its still really hot and still taking on a full schedule of...
  9. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hello All, I've been renovating my house for the last few years and I'm planning on finishing this winter and hopefully putting it on the market during the spring/summer. I have a lot of oak trees in my yard, which is great for shade but sucks come fall time. Most of my Saturdays are spent...
  10. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hi, I'm wondering if it's too late to overseed this week in the Minneapolis area. My current lawn situation is OK. I have about 70% good turf, the rest is a mix of quack, crabgrass and dandelions. My lawn was just mowed this weekend at 3" high. PICTURES HERE: I was going to do 1 of 3 options...
  11. Mechanic and Repair
    Figured I throw out a thread for tips on Winter Storage for Lawn Care Equipment since we are all at that Stage of the Year. Handhelds, Push Mower, & Most Importantly... Your Mowers! I Change Oil in all my Mowers Sharpen all Blades Put Fuel Stabilizer in Mowers Drain Handhelds of Fuel Put...
  12. Fertilizer Application
    So I know Fall is one of the best times to fertilize lawns, but I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for fertilizers. More specifically, does anyone know of a fertilizer that I can use in the Fall that can keep me from getting dandelions and crab grass next spring. I have a guy who...
  13. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Had to empty my bagger a ton today. About every 3 passes. I Really need to keep it moving working solo to get things done. Thought of this Idea, had everything laying around. Some kind of chicken wire..( customer gave it to me) About 30 zip ties (ends cut off lol) Old trashcan lid One...
  14. Business Operations
    I'm approaching my first fall/winter season of business. I'm curious to know if you charge customers in addition to your monthly rate? I have some customers that have a lot of Oak and Pine trees that i can see will be a problem. It would be even better to hear from local Florida guys as I am in...
  15. Marketplace
    I am looking for a 48" -52" zero turn mower with a collection system. walker, scag, exmark, hustler let me know what you have
  16. Marketplace
    Looking to add some stuff as back ups. Intersted in: Push blowers 8hp + Redmax blowers Trac vac cart for tractor, or some similar brand. Old and used is IDEAL! Just want it to work, and or need some work. Im located in glassboro, gloucester county. I can travel 45 mins to pick up. Please...
  17. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hello Everyone, I live on Long Island (zone 7) and had a few questions about lawn care. I used Lebanon 22-0-6 pre-emergence in the spring and Lebanon Pro 20-0-7 weed control a couple of times in late spring and early summer. Unfortunately the front of my yard is covered in weeds and I’m...
  18. Landscape Maintenance
    Hi Guys, Check out our guide on how to approach Fall Maintenance. We tried to supply the best tips to prepare your lawn and house for Winter. If you have any additions or ideas let us know! To see our guide Click Here - The Ultimate Guide to Fall Maintenance
  19. Industry Surveys & Polls
    Just wondering if anyone out there still uses push blowers. I have heard of some crews abandoning the idea in favor of backpacks because they believe its faster. Is that true or false? Also if you do use push blowers, what's your preference?
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