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Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Grasman

    Grasman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Tscape, It is happening mostly to spruce both norway and blue. They are the ones that are brown to the point of looking dead. The long needle pines could very well be pine wilt. It may be 2 different things going on. It does appear to be localized within 500'. I will give you a call later. Thanks
  2. Leisure Time Outdoor Serv

    Leisure Time Outdoor Serv LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Ha Ha, I do not want what I have..... Make up your mind...... winter or summer lmao. Metro is looking to expand farther west and has a fat wallet :weightlifter:
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    Who does the fert and squirt? Its imprelis that is causing it.
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  4. alpine627

    alpine627 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Good call P. Services. Go on the imprellis thread and they are talking about it
    add the heat and it increase volatility of almost any pesticide. Who knows contact the homeowner to find out what type of pesticide was used to rule out.
    Be proactive and contact the service provider they will want to know. This was supposed to be the cats a$$ for weed control.
  5. Lightningllc

    Lightningllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Getting big sucks, I think i should scale it back alittle, I'm working 85-100 hrs a week is getting old, Sprinklers are becoming a pain with this heat.

    I told 47 people we can't get to their sprinklers til next week and most of them were fine with that, Great i'm busy next week.

    When is it gonna slow down every day 30-50 calls for lawn/landscape/sprinklers/mulch/ plantings/ trees/ sod/ seed/ etc.

    Wow the economy is coming back!!!
  6. Centralmichiganlawncare

    Centralmichiganlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Started the first lawn install of the season. ground was so dry i have to have the homeowner run a sprinkler so i can finish the job. Im ready for the fall forget this bull crap heat, some of my lawns are already starting to turn brown from no rain
  7. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    I'm ready for the lawn to BURN! Looks to be a good rest of the week though mid to low 80's.......
    Got so many landscape jobs we gotta do..... I can pick my own price and if they don't like it F*** em'
    "On to the next one, more fish in the sea!"
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  8. Grasman

    Grasman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Thanks, P. Services and Alpine627 I went to the imprellis thread and from the pictures that sure looks like what is happening. Today I talked to one of the homeowners and he was told it was a fungus and it would take 3 applications of something to correct the problem. It sounded like the homeowner was led to believe that the trees could be saved. From the imprellis thread it sounds like the trees are toast. We had so much rain 4 to 6 weeks ago the explanation about soaking into the roots sounds like what happened. I mowed some more houses in the same complex today and there are alot more pines affected. I am pretty sure the same company treated most of the properties. If all the pines are going to die it is going to be a big $$$$ loss to the homeowners. Some 50 footers are affected. I do some tree work so this could be nice work for me taking them out. In the one subdivision I have seen over 200 pines affected so far.
  9. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Man I'm loving our 4 day work week. Our instal crews work 4 12-14 hours days. So today I'm sitting in the office all day catching up on bids. Seams like during the week all I do is go from one issue to the next. Still more than a month out for installs and the phone is still ringing !
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  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    How about three 15 hour days and then a second install crew starts and does its 3 15 hour days. In a perfect world when finding talented labor that shows up right.
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