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Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-20-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Chilehead
Whether B&B or potted, it does not matter what...

Whether B&B or potted, it does not matter what type of soil containment is used. I have seen both with fertile soil, and both with poor soil. It really depends on the grower. If I were you, I would...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-19-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Chilehead
My business model changed due to two major...

My business model changed due to two major contributing factors. First, Atlanta is home to many land developers in addition to high-volume landscape contractors. They have volume discounts that a...
Forum: General Talk 07-19-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Chilehead
I faced this EXACT problem ten years ago when I...

I faced this EXACT problem ten years ago when I made the decision to implement 12-month contracts. First, one has to realize that contracts are not very appealing unless both parties want one....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-19-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Chilehead
I used to install irrigation systems prior to...

I used to install irrigation systems prior to changing my business model two years ago. I may be able to help.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-14-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Chilehead
I started out with no debt, and what I could...

I started out with no debt, and what I could afford to buy back in 2002. Today, I still don't have any debt, yet my stable of equipment consists of the industry's best. Slow and steady wins the race....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-13-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Chilehead
Steve is right. You should look at taking the...

Steve is right. You should look at taking the class. You'll be much better prepared to apply pesticides after passing.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-11-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Chilehead
Rolando, welcome. A lot of good, knowledgeable...

Rolando, welcome. A lot of good, knowledgeable people here. Just ask, and you'll get answered. Later.:cool:
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-11-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,291
Posted By Chilehead
The other perk about wood mulch, is that it is...

The other perk about wood mulch, is that it is better for the bottom line (CA$H) over the long term. I may do a 4-yard install of rubber mulch once in 10 years, but 10 times in 10 years with...
Forum: General Talk 07-06-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Chilehead
More power to you, man.:cool:

More power to you, man.:cool:
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-05-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Chilehead
You can get a 55 gallon skid sprayer from...

You can get a 55 gallon skid sprayer from Northern Tool for $1600.00 on sale. You also would be ahead to get an Earthway commercial spreader online. It's much cheaper than buying one in a retail...
Forum: General Talk 06-28-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Chilehead
I've never heard of that, but it sounds...

I've never heard of that, but it sounds plausible. Where I live, insurance companies take pictures of homes/businesses all the time. They want to see what condition it is in annually to determine the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-28-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Chilehead
Good for you, man. This is the place to be if you...

Good for you, man. This is the place to be if you want to learn some green industry-related information.
Forum: General Talk 06-27-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Chilehead
Yep, that's me.....stylin' and profilin'!:cool:

Yep, that's me.....stylin' and profilin'!:cool:
Forum: General Talk 06-27-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Chilehead
I started the business 10 years before ever...

I started the business 10 years before ever meeting her. She thinks counseling is weak. I think I'm going to do what I want to do and let the cards fall where they may. If she gets angry, tough. Part...
Forum: General Talk 06-26-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Chilehead
You're talking like someone who's logical.:D My...

You're talking like someone who's logical.:D My wife, well, er, I better just shut up now. Did the whole "show it on paper thing". It does not matter how sound it is on paper, if risk is involved,...
Forum: General Talk 06-24-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Chilehead
I said the exact the same thing.....didn't work...

I said the exact the same thing.....didn't work out too well.:confused:
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-15-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By Chilehead
Nope, no stragglers at all. Granted, I am mowing...

Nope, no stragglers at all. Granted, I am mowing warm season turf (bermuda/zoysia/centipede) at 2" tall every 10 days. I also take my time if the turf is well irrigated and lush, but go a bit quicker...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-14-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Chilehead
The YBravo is in fact overbuilt. I saw one at a...

The YBravo is in fact overbuilt. I saw one at a local dealer, and the design is very simple, yet exceptionally strong at the same time.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 06-14-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By Chilehead
I have to make a correction....my Honda is...

I have to make a correction....my Honda is actually the HRR216VKA, not the HRC. I paid around $400.00 for it. The only tranny issue (if you would call it that) is the belt slipping over time. By...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-30-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Chilehead
You have to find out if a prospect has a lawn...

You have to find out if a prospect has a lawn care provider, and or if they need one. I would suggest searching online on articles for how to sell in person. It would be an essay-length post if I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-28-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Chilehead
It's never too late, although timing in this...

It's never too late, although timing in this industry is very important. If you are willing to pull all your resources together and pound pavement, you'll succeed. For this time of year, I would...
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-21-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Chilehead
It's really not that bad. I don't know where you...

It's really not that bad. I don't know where you are in the country, but where I live everyone has bermuda, zoysia, or centipede. The first two do best with weekly mowing, but will do poorly with...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 05-19-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Chilehead
Ferris' suspension platform and the development...

Ferris' suspension platform and the development of their iCD deck is what moved them into major player territory.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 05-18-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Chilehead
Sweet machine. Ferris has come a long way from...

Sweet machine. Ferris has come a long way from the mowers they were putting out in the 80s and 90s....enjoy it! I need to get a sulky for my walk-behind, because I anticipate a very hot summer where...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 05-18-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By Chilehead
I have a Honda HRC. It mows great and has lasted...

I have a Honda HRC. It mows great and has lasted me two seasons thus far.
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