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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By Moki
I have to ask you guys that never cut in the...

I have to ask you guys that never cut in the rain...

What do you do when your grass is growing 3" - 4" a week and you have complexes that have to be mowed and it has barely stopped raining for 3...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-24-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By Moki
My week is booked so solid that we have no choice...

My week is booked so solid that we have no choice but to cut the lawns or fall so far behind it would take a miracle to catch up or I'd have to hire more employees.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By Moki
We only stop if it is a torrential downpour and...

We only stop if it is a torrential downpour and we start up again as soon as it stops.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-24-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Moki
Is over watering an issue? My understanding is...

Is over watering an issue?

My understanding is if the seed is not constantly wet it will not germinate.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 05-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Moki
This 14,000 lbs dump trailer is perfect for me...

This 14,000 lbs dump trailer is perfect for me and one of the more common sizes used in my area my non-dump trailer is 6.8' X 16' 7000 lbs GVW tandem axle ramp tailgate I use this one to get my...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-08-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,254
Posted By Moki
Not that I am aware of at least not around here.

Not that I am aware of at least not around here.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-07-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,254
Posted By Moki
Its not just that it is a soft wood Cottonwood...

Its not just that it is a soft wood Cottonwood just doesn't burn very well at all I believe it is used in pulp for paper etc.

No one would buy it again from you if you sold it to them the first...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-05-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,254
Posted By Moki
Tree in the picture is a Cottonwood tree they are...

Tree in the picture is a Cottonwood tree they are a very soft wood = no good for fire wood.

I get rid of it all at the green waste dump this wood will be ground into aged/compost mulch.

Last year...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-05-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By Moki
I feel my pricing is very fair and would have a...

I feel my pricing is very fair and would have a hard time justifying billing more for what I do even if it was a flat rate.

I have never had a customer complain that I was charging to much.

Billing...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-05-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,254
Posted By Moki
Most definitely. I/my team have always...

Most definitely.

I/my team have always cut/chopped up and removed the waste even when all I had was a 4' x 8' trailer.

I am always thinking liability = either the customer pays the faller I use...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By Moki
I do most of my mulch work for the townhouse...

I do most of my mulch work for the townhouse complexes and the old folks hospital I do.

The hospital 2 years ago was 85 yards of mulch dropped off by dump truck we moved it all by shovel that job...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By Moki
Ooops just read my post it reads that I am...

Ooops just read my post it reads that I am washing/cleaning 110 gutters what meant is the entire townhouse = vinyl siding/windows etc job is a very fair $15000.00 contract.

Also other than 3...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-04-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By Moki
I plan on expanding again but that's really not...

I plan on expanding again but that's really not new news I have been working on expanding since I started the business Sept 1 two years five months ago.

I started by putting fall clean up ads in the...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-04-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,254
Posted By Moki
AS everyone else has been saying absolutely no...

AS everyone else has been saying absolutely no way that I would do those trees and I have the insurance to do it.

I have no desire to work on trees that tall = I would sub the falling to a fellow...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-04-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Moki
I have a 7' X 14' 4' high sided dump trailer I...

I have a 7' X 14' 4' high sided dump trailer I charge $125.00 per load (customer loads the trailer) to get rid of green waste or wooden fence panels/posts.

I do tree/grounds care work in exchange...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-04-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By Moki
This is my solution the transformation is fast,...

This is my solution the transformation is fast, looks fantastic and lasts a long time especially when you use a top quality landscaper woven barrier cloth.

I buy the barrier cloth in rolls of 10'...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Moki
Good idea I'm now going to get a fire...

Good idea I'm now going to get a fire extinguisher in both my trucks.
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 09-03-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,260
Posted By Moki
WOW some of you guys spewing at the OP is...

WOW some of you guys spewing at the OP is hilarious I haven't laughed so much in a while sounded like a bunch of whining bickering little kids... :p

The OP's story brought back an experience I had...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-26-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,946
Posted By Moki
I live between 2 cities the larger is appr 10...

I live between 2 cities the larger is appr 10 miles to the west and has a population of appr 134,000 people the smaller is appr 10 miles to the east of me and has an appr population of 80,000...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,946
Posted By Moki
Main staffing issue is I really can't afford to...

Main staffing issue is I really can't afford to pay a premium wage for top people yet so basically when you pay peanuts you get monkey's... :D

Basically to remedy my staffing problem I need to pay...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-22-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,946
Posted By Moki
You are correct but you are also wrong = you are...

You are correct but you are also wrong = you are spelling neighbor the American way Being a Canadian I am spelling it the Canadian way.

Including the U started back when reporters were paid by the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-22-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,946
Posted By Moki
Holy cow I can hardly believe it my business is...

Holy cow I can hardly believe it my business is still alive and kicking..

I started it 2 years ago next month hard to believe so much time has gone by already.

I was so totally green when I...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-03-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,073
Posted By Moki
I put my 38" mower deck onto my John Deere this...

I put my 38" mower deck onto my John Deere this morning took it over to the complex and cut about a 3/4 acres of grass I'm now hoping to be finished aerating Tuesday afternoon.

I cut my grass at my...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-03-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,073
Posted By Moki
He will be 19 sometime this month he's 6'4"...

He will be 19 sometime this month he's 6'4" 200lbs.

I tried him out for 1/2 a day Friday 10:30am - 3:30pm my main contract is a 110 townhouse complex contract is for 12 month/year I continually get...
Forum: General Talk 03-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By Moki
I started my business 1 1/2 years ago with my 3/4...

I started my business 1 1/2 years ago with my 3/4 ton F250 SD extra cab 4X4 diesel PU this truck does everything I need.

I am now looking to purchase a second truck looking for an older 1996 F150...
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