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  1. Turf Renovation
    I need assistance determining whether I have a problem, or whether this is just grass that is seasonal and will revive this Spring. I would also like to know if anyone can identify what type of grass this it is. I included pictures so you can see how it is intermingled with the other variety...
  2. Business Operations
    My company has been very slow this winter. I was thinking about hauling cars until spring hits and go back to regular maintenance cuts and blow. Can anyone suggest what I can do in the winter? I was also thinking about detailing cars if thats anything.
  3. Network: South
    Hello my fellow aggies, what does everyone do in the slow season to keep revenue coming in? Or do most people just shut down for the cold months. Just looking for ideas to have constant revenue coming in. I know it takes a dip in winter time but there has to be ideas on how to generate...
  4. Business Operations
    I feel like after the money it's going to cost for a plow and repairs and depreciation on my truck the plow is not worth it. Is it possible to do it without a plow? Snowblower? I would be just starting to do winter snow work so I'd probably have 10 driveways.
  5. Turf Magazine Talk
    Winter Weather: Selling More Than Plowing By Christine Menapace We all know that a heavy snowfall can do more than just make roads and sidewalks impassable. For property owners, the weight of the snow, the ice, and the water can cause real damage to roofs, basements, and existing landscape...
  6. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I got all of my compressor adapters stolen. What are the most common and necessary sizes I need to be able to hook up the bulk majority of newer irrigation systems to do a blow out?
  7. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    What can I do to keep my business going im the winter? I live in California and it does not snow where I live.
  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. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    What services are you providing right now? I'm getting started up right now in Middle Tennessee. I'm going to focus on core lawn maintenance services plus low-voltage lighting. Is it too early to go after commercial contracts right now? Is Feb/March more appropriate? Would love to get your...
  10. 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...
  11. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    OK - I have been wanting a 997 since I bought my 757 in 2005. 757 is working fine after I put a new engine in it. Going to keep it but would like a larger mower. Pricing: Z997R - 72" side discharge, suspension seat - $19,299 Front Lights - $247.42 Rear Bumper - $251.46 Heavy Eequipment...
  12. 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...
  13. Turf Renovation
    So far it has been a really wet and warm winter with high humidity. Looking at some of my properties, I am starting to see some disease present. Anyone else seeing this? I am in VA.
  14. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    In most parts of the country, lawn grass goes dormant in the winter. In the south, cool season ryegrass is often overseeded into the turf to maintain a green lawn. In the north, it's too cold for any grass to grow so we wait patiently for spring - sometimes under snow cover, sometimes not. Lawn...
  15. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Where I live, snow sets in as early as late October and stays sometimes into April or even May. We can hit -25F for weeks. What sort of prep should I be doing to my lawn that will benefit it come spring time? Aerating is good I'm sure, but is that a good time to overseed as well, or should that...
  16. Mechanic and Repair
    Ok so i just realized i did not run my mower dry before winter.....i guess i had a brain fart when i put it away.....anyways it is a 15hp Kholer engine. Toro 36" wb. Should i go run it dry? I realize it has already been exposed to cold temps out in the shed, but is it a good idea to start it...
  17. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I'm thinking of processing some firewood to sell next winter. Not many people in my area want their leaves cleaned up so I need something to do. Anyone have any advice or suggestions??
  18. Lawn Mowing
    How much is going to come down in your area (if any at all)? Anyone already have some on the ground? We're expecting roughly 4-6 in. Do some of you do snow removal in the winter?
  19. Lawn Mowing
    Looks like it's time to put away the lawn equipment and bring out the blowers and plows.
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