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Another company's sod job

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by pseudosun, May 21, 2013.

  1. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    I saw them finishing up on the 15th. I meant to get some scrap sod from them, but forgot to go back. I was in the area today, and saw their job has turned yellow. I do minimal landscaping, but this isn't normal for new sod huh? Do you think it was a miscommunication with the condo management about watering? It looks lost to me. Will it come back?

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  2. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Somebody failed to water it. New sod MUST be watered & kept moist for at least (7) days and not allowed to dry out.
     
  3. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Oops. Hit the do-over button. Toast.
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  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,290

    Is it the customers responsibility to water? All depends what the agreement was. Failure to obey watering instructions is not the companies fault unless they were to be doing the watering. Who knows on this one.
     
  5. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    I really want to know what happened, and if the company got paid. I saw some sprinklers where the sod starts. It's a big waste.
     
  6. M&L

    M&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    I've seen this before, It goes dormant until the check clears:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  7. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599


    I explain to the client all about the watering, Have a little speech I give, Dont go out of town blah blah blah. I explain it will DIE if a rigorous watering schedule is not followed for (1) week & neither I or the sod supplier offers any kind of warranty if the sod dies because client failed to water. Most understand.

    I once had a old couple I mowed for & resodded (1) pallet of St Aug out front. I gave em the watering speech. The guy uses this type of sprinkler:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Melnor-Oscillating-Sprinkler-with-Metal-Nozzles/16561388

    I said no no no. Wrong kind. Use this kind:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nelson-Sprinkler-Pulsating-Sprinkler-Combo-Pack/20958596


    St Aug ended up dying a cruel hot death because he refused to follow my advice.
     
  8. I would think contractor would have full control over the irrigation. If not, then no deal. The burden rests on the contractor.
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  9. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    Did a small repair job with sod a few weeks ago. A week later I get a call stating the sod is brown. I asked have you been watering it enough and they said was we supposed to. An here's your sign
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