Ohio Lawn thread

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Sydenstricker Landscaping, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. GVLandscaping

    GVLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Walker or anybody else that might know. I have a customer that wants a quote for seeding her back yard or somehow getting grass to grow back there. She told me that she is tired of her dogs comming into the house with muddy paws.

    She has a deck that totally shades 50% of the back yard I think I have convinced her to put some sort of landscaping back there.

    Now about the other 50%( sorry no measurements yet) she will need grass. I was thinking of adding top soil on the sloped side and the rest just using a tiller/stiff rake,fescue seed and a starter fert. Yes No? On the right track? Need help.
  2. biggin69

    biggin69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I am not a pro with this but I do know that if you till the bad spot and overseed it, you will have think and beautiful grass. I know this because I helped a friend do this to his entire yard. I assume some starter fert would not hurt. Water, Water, Water should help too.
  3. naturescape lawn dover

    naturescape lawn dover LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    dont forget you need the snow customers next year with an attitude like that you wont have any work next year. It would be stupid to over charge a customer that has paid you all season long.
  4. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 1,291

    Josh, whats going on keep busy? You still working for house flip guy?

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    Hey felas:waving: busier than a one nutted billy goat. I will try to read back and answer some questions.
    GV What kind of landscaping are you doing? The seeding is whould work with tilling and lots of water. Then you should have grass shade tolerrant and make sure it stays on that hill netting is the answer to that.
    Biggin I sent you a PM.:hammerhead:

  6. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Hello all. Got some cleanups done today and have more to do on Tuesday. I will be mowing here on Weds and Thurs routes this week. With this warm weather the yards are sprouting faster than I can type this.

    Got a cancelation today from a customer. She said she was going to have her nephew do it. Cause he needed the extra money for college since he just transferred to Ohio State. Now I know for a fact that a so called friend gave her a price of 3 dollars less than what I was doing it for. He told me that he gave it to her, but told her he did not feel right doing it cause he knew that I cut the lawn. So what in the heck did he even give her the price. So anyways, I called him up today and asked if she called him. He said yep that he was going to be cutting it. I said well, you must be her new nephew than.:realmad:


    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    I have more nephew than I realized too.:hammerhead: Come with the biz thou. There will be plenty more of those ladies I promise.
    Chaulk it up as one of those experiences.:hammerhead:
  8. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Here is the funny part, when he doesn't get to it for about 10 days or so. He will be triple cutting it. He does another in the neighborhood of that same house, I swear it was abiout 18 inches high last year at one point. He doesn't keep his cutomers on a regular schedule like I do. So that is going to be interesting.


    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    Then she will call you back mid season then you can A Dump her a$$, Or charge her 10% more for rescheduling and anything else that sounds official.
  10. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Whats up guys?? BEAUTIFUL day outside!!! Doing some clean ups, and some last minute fertilizing. Feels so great to be out do the landscaping thing finally!!!! Im happier then Rosie O Donel at the Ricky Martin concert!!!! roflmao.gif And the grass is starting to grow now, so not too long before full swing into the game with cutting, etc. Days like today make me happy to be a landscaper, cause when the sun is out and the temps are in the 70's, all the hotties are out walking around in their skimpy clothes!!!!:D


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