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Used chain saw to cut back grasses=$$

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by NelsonLandworks, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Today we had a large spring cleanup to do. We quoted high to make it worth wild, and got the job. There about somewhere artound 20-30 tall grasses (about 12-15feet high)

    I'm not sure what kind of grass though, they looked and felt like a mini bamboo (i know they weren't, but thats' the best way to describe them)

    Anyways, We started at 8:30, and by noon we were already spreading mulch. We were able to go so quick because we used out MS170 Stihl chain saw.

    It was our first time, and deffinetly won't be our last. We were picked up and driving out of the driveway at 3:30 after dumping all the clippings on site and spreading 12 yards of bark mulch with only two people.

    If you haven't tried it yet, give it a shot!

    Nelson Landworks
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    want to go even faster, try a set of gass hedge trimmers.
  3. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    i'm not sure I know what you mean...do you have a link or a picture? thanks

    Here's a picture when we were nearly finished, this is one of the 'smaller' beds as far as grasses go.

  4. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    oh never mind, I read that wrong and wasn't sure what you were talking about.

    Thats funny because I was looking at them today and thought about how good it would have worked. Sorry about the confusion, & thanks for the idea-

  5. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Hey Wes., Are you in Henniker, N.H.?????? That mulch job looks great
  6. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    or a brush cutter
  7. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    From the picture it looks like ornamental (sp) grass. I use gas hedge trimmers on that stuff. Looks like the chain saw did a good job.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    yes it is an ornimental grass but there are alot of different ornimental grasses and also there are cool season grasses and warm season grasses and they are cut back at different times of the year.So it is good to ask or research what kind of grass your cutting before you do it.
  9. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Good point, although the customer said they cut down thier grasses every spring, and asked us to do the same.

    NH Lawn Boy-yes I am in Henniker. Matter of fact, that job I did was in Concord. Where about are you located in NH?
  10. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Hey yea Im up here in northfield. Do you get alot of work in concord?

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