finally, EOW

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. welp this is my last week of weekly service for a good portion of my properties. another summer in the books and im looking forward to picking up a lot of new business this winter. congrats guys on another successful year!
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  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does the zoysia and bermuda go dormant in your part of Florida.
  3. depends on how cold it gets...growth def takes a halt.
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  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Then do not reel cut those lawns too short. Even here, if the weather turns cold and cloudy for more than a week, I need to stop mowing so low. The people who mow at the same height regardless of weather have problems with grass declining.
  5. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yup.....did not mow last week
    I just trimmed up all the shrubs on my propertys. This week I will mow them all. I am timeing it to have Thanksgiving week and Christmas week off.
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  6. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do that every year. ;)
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  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    The fact water is so expensive in Florida and both Bermuda and Zoysia require so much water to look good, is a bigger reason for them going dormant. Last couple years even the best Golf Course in town had brown Fairways in the winter dry months. Of course we were in a semi drought condition. For years we never had a freeze in my area or maybe one every 5 years. However we have had several Freezes each year for the last 5 years.

    For years St Augustine has been the preferred fine turf for home lawns here in Southwest Florida. While St Augustine has it's weed issues, It still requires LESS Water and Fert than either Bermuda or Zoysia to look good.

    FYI Just because a turf is Drought Tolerant, doesn't mean it will look good on less water. IMHO Zoysia has been over sold as a drought Tolerant turf. Maybe one reason I am not a big fan of Zoysia, Besides the Golf Course, No one even has a reel mower. Biggest and Best Golf Course in town mows fairways with Rotary mowers


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