Guy wants golf course lawn by August 1

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dlandscaping, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    On August 1st he is having a lot of people over. We did a spring cleanup, and 6 yard mulch job for him so far. His front lawn is thin now from sod web worms, but merit solved that. What should I do, put down to fill in the front yard. He told me the water is off, the house is being redone, so I have to be careful not to burn the lawn. The front yard is in direct sun 90% of the day and the back is pretty shady. He is one of these people who is like, if you think something needs to be done, just do it and bill me, and I do not want to lose him.
  2. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    Id have to say its too hot for seeding now. (in my area). Maybe by August 1 2005 you could work that out for him.

    If you had access to water and could keep the ground moist for at least 2-3 weeks you may be able to make the deadline with seed.

    If you applied chemicals to the lawn you might have to wait a few weeks to reseed.

    my opinion.
  3. Palmer Lawn Care

    Palmer Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 42

    You need to do something about the water, its going to be pretty hard to get the lawn not to burn if its in sunlight 90% of the day.
  4. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505


    If he absolutely can't get water turned on for on his property, is there a nearby heighbor who will work out an arrangement to sell you and your client water from his tap?
  5. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    I think I could get the neighbor to give us some water. The neighbor approached us about taking out a stump that was an eyesoar, it was left there from a different company. We did and so now he should let us use his water.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    If he doesn't have irrigtion, there is no help for it.
  7. viking72

    viking72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Kill the old (round up + 2-4d) then wait a week.
    Arerate and make a seed bed (landscape rake).
    seed heavy with annual rye and apply light mulch of straw.
    Water 1 to 2 inches a week with bought water from next door.
    Overseed with quality grass in fall.
  8. sharpcutter

    sharpcutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Why just annual rye?? What about next year?? Should be using a blended seed mix.
  9. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
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  10. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    May I suggest a tribal rain dance of some sort?

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