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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 11-23-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,524
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Nrs

Necrotic ring spot is caused by a fungus that attacks the root system. symptoms will appear durring periods of drought and or heat stress. Extremely difficult to detect until damage has occurred. For...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-17-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,308
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Ryan

Ryan, also very good machines. Been around forever, and most importantly pulls a good core.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-17-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,049
Posted By Lake Area Turf
tank mix

I always have liked the tank mix of Round up ( Glyphosate) & Surflan (Oryzalin). Round up postemergent control and Surflan pre emergent control.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-14-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,308
Posted By Lake Area Turf
I like the blue bird walk behinds. they pull a...

I like the blue bird walk behinds. they pull a good deep core, you know, like you really feel like your accomplishing something when you pick one up and look at the profile. Any aerater that pulls a...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-14-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,581
Posted By Lake Area Turf
dogs

nothing better than having the pooch on the payroll. The golf course im employed at also employs my 4 yr old black lab for critter control. She gets 599 bucks a year to help out with vet and food...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-14-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,756
Posted By Lake Area Turf
goofy golfers

Ive been an Ast. G.C. Superintendent for over 10 years. This is just my opinion.

Usually the golf hole you will be sponsoring is for a corporate or fund raising event. From 15 + years of dealing...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-13-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,223
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Marketing

Just purchased a late 60's Vermeer big wheel stumper part of a package deal but i figure it to be worth about 1500 bucks as i break down the package. The heart of my new company. I have secured jobs...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-13-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,242
Posted By Lake Area Turf
well Steve, First off a no mow turf stand is...

well Steve, First off a no mow turf stand is exactly that... They usually consists of native vegetation to the particular area but not restricted to native veg. For example in my area the native...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-13-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,421
Posted By Lake Area Turf
I believe so

steve I believe so. Ever hear the expression " a little knowledge can be very dangerous." Ive been out looking at some comercial properties and im really amazed at the neglect of plant and landscape...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,242
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Low input grasses

I see alot of talk about organic and natural chemical apps on here but, is anyone doing any work with low input grasses?

In the past few years I have been encouraging property owners to incorporate...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-10-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,231
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Relax hedgemaster. :p no where did I say ignore...

Relax hedgemaster. :p
no where did I say ignore the law. The guy wants to do some weekend work and see if he can pull it off. There are plenty of legit, insured, self employed Americans working out...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-10-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,223
Posted By Lake Area Turf
$2/ inch

I mentioned the $2/inch rate. just as an example but forgot to mention that the particular client i had pictured was a golf course a short distance away, with peat soil and over 650 ash trees. Not...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,421
Posted By Lake Area Turf
battle plan

steve, great site. Been a silent on looker for a while.
I have kept a good record of pictures of the large projects we have accomplished at the golf courses where ive been. But for now, I will keep...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,421
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Thanks guys, the golf world has been very...

Thanks guys, the golf world has been very benificial for me being in the business for over 15 years you meet a lot of good people.
the reason i got into the green industry was to enjoy the work that...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,231
Posted By Lake Area Turf
my advise would to get set up to do the odd jobs...

my advise would to get set up to do the odd jobs first. Such as spring clean ups, small mulching and plantings, shrub trimming, cleaning gutters, etc. THese jobs will get you the weekly maintenance...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-09-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,421
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Yes, Yes,Yes, and my main marketing source is...

Yes, Yes,Yes, and my main marketing source is from members of the golf course that employs me currently. I also have an extensive network in the surrounding golf industry.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-09-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,223
Posted By Lake Area Turf
stumper services

Hey there,Second post for me been checking this site out quite a bit and just registered.

I just purchased a stump grinding set up. I will be charging a range of prices by the inch, determined by...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,421
Posted By Lake Area Turf
Lake Area Turf

Greetings fellow turf and grounds people...

A little about myself and my new company, Lake Area Turf LLC.

I have over 15 years of experiance dealing with all aspects of golf course maintenance....
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