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Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 09-21-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By swstout
I'm back to work!

Got my final cast off yesterday! Today was my first day back on the job. 80 degrees with a 5-6 mph breeze (nice). I didn’t do much, sprayed 5 lawns (3 Aerify with Natures magic, 1 with Wipeout,...
Forum: General Talk 09-09-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,542
Posted By swstout
Storms

Between Irene and Lee we got clobbered twice. The main problem here was rain saturated ground. So saturated that the wind uprooted many Pine trees. Just got power back today. I was the only one...
Forum: Promote your products or services 06-13-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,040
Posted By swstout
Facebook Fan Pages

I just posted these on another post.

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Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 06-13-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,762
Posted By swstout
Facebook Fan Pages

I use Facebook - It's the new Google!

Try these

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Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-29-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,428
Posted By swstout
I use Google adwords. Check what you bid on! ...

I use Google adwords. Check what you bid on! "Lawn Care" will cost you about $9.00 per hit. I pay $0.02 per hit for "Organic Lawn Care".

Steve
Forum: Community Assistance 04-25-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,505
Posted By swstout
New Product from Nature's Lawn

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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-18-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,435
Posted By swstout
Aerate and Dethatch at the same time

You can do both simultaneously with much better results if you get away from mechanical...
Forum: Community Assistance 04-11-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,354
Posted By swstout
pricing

Check what they charge for mechanical aeration and dethatching in your area. Here they getabout $40 per 1,000 sq. ft. for both. I charge $20 but apply both at the same time for $40. I mark up my...
Forum: Community Assistance 04-09-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,354
Posted By swstout
Organic solutions

http://www.natureslawn.com/liquid-fertilizers.php

http://www.natureslawn.com/notes-on-core-aeration.html

http://www.natureslawn.com/biological-dethatcher.php

The above is much more productive, no...
Forum: General Talk 04-08-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,779
Posted By swstout
Update on my status

I have been going pt PT M_W_F for a few weeks now. I can get by without crutches for short periods of time. The soft cast is a big improvement!

My main difficulties now are mostly...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-08-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,598
Posted By swstout
Gas prices are crazy

Price at the pumps has risen 119% (more than double) since Obama has taken office.

After the BP spill, he stopped all drilling and even production from 50,000 working drill sites (he had them...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 03-30-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,848
Posted By swstout
Another Option

Try Facebook Storefront. It;s free! Half million

http://www.facebook.com/payvment

Steve
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-18-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,829
Posted By swstout
It's to early in the season for grub damage. ...

It's to early in the season for grub damage. Fron what your describing, it sounds more lime Brown Patch.

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Forum: General Talk 03-13-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,420
Posted By swstout
Rehab

Unfortunately, they say I will probably have 6-8 weeks additional rehab. I go M-W-F now for the partial paralysis from the stroke. The paralysis is on my left side and the cast is on my left...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-13-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 79,931
Posted By swstout
Canada

Picfraimer is in I believe Nova Scocia, and he uses them.

Steve
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-11-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 79,931
Posted By swstout
Still happy with Nature's Lawn

I still recommend them.

For Centipede lawns, I have started adding liquid lawn sulfur. It lowers pH and frees up iron for the turf. Ideal pH for Centipede is <6.0. Also, most broad leaf weeds...
Forum: General Talk 03-11-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,420
Posted By swstout
Get cast off Monday.

I get my cast off next Monday. Cant wait. So far insurance has covered all bills.

Negotiating loss of income and pain and suffering with insurance company and my lawyer. He says it will probably...
Forum: General Talk 02-25-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,420
Posted By swstout
Been out for a while

I have turned my business over to my wife and oldest son. I had a stroke following an auto accident where I had a compound fracture of my left leg and a clot caused the stroke. I have lost control...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-25-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,632
Posted By swstout
Weeds

Most of the broad leaf weeds prefer a soil pH above 7.0. The only turf with an ideal pH over 7.0 is St. Augustine. I use liquid sulfur to get the soil pH at about 6.5 and most weeds are controlled....
Forum: General Talk 11-14-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,069
Posted By swstout
We have had crazy wether here too. In October we...

We have had crazy wether here too. In October we had 22 Inches of rain - our yearly average is 42" (2 tropical storms/hurcanes went up our coast). Novenber 6th. was our first snow (in the air - no...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10-15-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By swstout
For the cost of any one of the equipment you rent...

For the cost of any one of the equipment you rent you could buy a tow behind sprayer. With the sprayer, you can aerate, dethatch and fertilize in one run. http://www.natureslawn.com

Less...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-13-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 79,931
Posted By swstout
As for watering in, it depends on what you are...

As for watering in, it depends on what you are applying. Natureís Magic works as a foliar. It is absorbed directly into the leaves (blades). The bio-enhanced products (Aerify, and dethatcher) need to...
Forum: General Talk 09-08-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,346
Posted By swstout
Deposit

My deposit wasw from The US Treasury. Also, the Merchant Account, the FBI and I were on a conference call on the first day of the governmnets involvement. They wanted the email addresses I had, the...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-08-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,211
Posted By swstout
Gluten-8

http://www.ictorganics.com/
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-08-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,211
Posted By swstout
Selling prices

Pricing really depends on your area and what it is willing to pay. Aerify is another product you should carry. The going price for core aeration here is about $15/1,000 sq. ft. I aerate (Aerify)...
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