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Striping bad grass...

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by KathysLGC, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    This is one customer who has Chemlawn come out and do their fert...

  2. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    As you can see from the pics this lawn needs overseeding pretty bad.. A soil sample would sure help out chemlawn...

  3. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    This is actually the best side of this lawn. Total property size is about 1 acre. This customer just wants the lawn cut/trim/blowed.

  4. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    This was done with my 48" TTHP
  5. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Why is there a 3rd line in the middle of the stripe? Is it from a sulky?
  6. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    Yup. When I first got into lawn care I thought the one wheel Velke was the way to go. I'd like to trade this for a duel wheel Velke or Jungle wheels. I have a few places with nice grass that I walk to keep that line out of the stripes. I just happened to have my digi cam with me yesterday.
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    those stripes look real good, other than the burnt grass alittle.
  8. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    Yeah the grass didn't do the stripes any justice. The lawn was cut @3" using doubles.

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    As A Competitor , I Am The Last Person That Will Ever Defend Chemlawn In A Conversation But Those Bad Areas Dont Look Like A Problem That Chemlawn Caused. Esespecially If The Customer Is Being Cheap About Things.
    I Agree That There Is A Need For A Seeding Job , But Most Of The Time All Of The Soil Tests In The World Wont Do A Bit Of Good For A Heat Stress Or Fungus Related Problem. And If It Was An Insect Problem Then The Customer Or His Mowing Guy Needs To Recognize That There Is Something Going On And Make A Call. Most Fertilizing Companies Only See The Property Every 6 To 8 Weeks .........we Rely On The People That See It Every Day Or Every Week To Help Keep A Lid On Things.
  10. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    I mentioned to the customer that he might of had pithym blight *spelling* about a month ago. I noticed the spider web signs in certain areas. I explained he would need a fungicide and he said he'll have Chemlawn take a look at it. I am not licensed to spray so can't but I did tell him I could take a sample to Lesco. I also told him he needs to water the lawn. He doesn't want a thick green carpet of grass and doesn't want to spend much money. I just do what the customer wants.
    I have another custom who does want a nice thick dark green carpet of grass but doesn't wan't to spend a few dollars watering their lawn.... Now i'm an honest person and tried telling her that it would be cheaper for her to keep her lawn watered then to have it die from heat stress and lack of water and have me dethatch all the dead grass, lime/seed it over and over. It's happened twice so far and she just doesn't get it. Don't get me wrong i don't mind taking her money but i just don't want people to see her water starved lawn and think it's something i'm doing.

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