Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Here is a new jobsite


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-26-2010, 09:44 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Here is a new jobsite

We are building the walkway properly, it was built two years ago by another company however itís all wrong.

Took over the lawn care from another company as the client has spent thousands, we are adding top soil to level then 18 yards of turf dressing, they will have a golf course looking lawn in 6 to 8 weeks.

Installing a drain, believe it or not this is what another company did for a drain last year, my son dug it properly with the 17D excavator
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DrainLocation.jpg (168.0 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg ewlawn2.jpg (132.0 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg newlawn.jpg (178.6 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg Trinity-030.jpg (131.6 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg draindug.jpg (134.3 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg draindug2.jpg (132.1 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg Newwalkway.jpg (127.2 KB, 21 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last edited by picframer; 04-26-2010 at 09:57 PM.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-26-2010, 09:51 PM
stew6371
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Its no wonder you stay so busy. Awesome work done right.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2010, 10:05 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stew6371 View Post
Its no wonder you stay so busy. Awesome work done right.
Thanks Bud, here is the Top Soil and Turf dressing, I should have added we are seeding and spraying also, the client called tonight as they were shocked at the work done and didn't believe it was only my son and one helper that did it all, this is when equipment really pays for itself, what took them 7 hours would be four to five days by hand for 2 guys
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Turfdressing.jpg (142.3 KB, 17 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-27-2010, 10:59 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Andy,

Great pictures.

I have seen plenty of properties with walkway issues. Overtime they can be less walkways and more deathtraps. One I know of in particular is a brick walkway that is bordered with railroad ties. Over time the brick had settled about 2-3 inches.

When you walk down a path or stairway, you don't expect raised borders. Especially in the dark, you can really trip on them.

Was that the issue with these stairs and walkway?

What did you have to do to correct it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:49 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Hi Andy,

Great pictures.

I have seen plenty of properties with walkway issues. Overtime they can be less walkways and more deathtraps. One I know of in particular is a brick walkway that is bordered with railroad ties. Over time the brick had settled about 2-3 inches.

When you walk down a path or stairway, you don't expect raised borders. Especially in the dark, you can really trip on them.

Was that the issue with these stairs and walkway?

What did you have to do to correct it?
They are not flat. the ties are a joke, there is no clear stone or sand under them, no landscape fabric, just really poor work and we see this every day.

We started at 8 but the skies opened up at 11, three of us in three hours got the clear stone in for the walkway, now ready for sand and the compactor, drain pipe installed and covered, started to grade the driveway but it was raining so hard I had to stop, guys have most of the turf dressing down, couldn't roll, seed or spray today.

We are moving the clients baby barn and placing it on clear rock for drainage as it's starting to rot, this was our idea, they asked for a quote and I gave them one, they laughed and said do it, man that is cheap, I thought $400.00 was reasonable as I can move it in 30 min, we do this a lot.

It's been 16+ hour days for the past week, I am honestly beat, going to have a cold one and a rest with my dog!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg drainpipe.jpg (151.9 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg drive.jpg (131.5 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg lawn.jpg (138.0 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg shed.jpg (140.4 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg walk.jpg (109.9 KB, 13 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-2010, 07:26 PM
Byron3243 Byron3243 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 33
Rep Power: 6
Byron3243 is on a distinguished road
Default

I know this isnt exactly your topic, But what is lawn dressing? I have been a full time excavator for 10 yrs with a part time lawn care business and have graded hundreds of lawns but never heard of lawn dressing. I am from Virginia and am wondering if that is maybe something I should get into.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-27-2010, 07:33 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Byron3243 View Post
I know this isnt exactly your topic, But what is lawn dressing? I have been a full time excavator for 10 yrs with a part time lawn care business and have graded hundreds of lawns but never heard of lawn dressing. I am from Virginia and am wondering if that is maybe something I should get into.
Some call it turf dressing, it's in short giving a lawn that is desperate sick a major dosage of organic steroids and will bring it back to a golf course looking lawn in w few weeks but it's very expensive to do.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-28-2010, 11:04 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How are you going to move the barn?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-28-2010, 06:46 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
How are you going to move the barn?
Wrap two starps around it that we use to hold the equipment and lift it with the excavator, works excellent
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I'd never even think of that! Can you take some pictures of that process? That would be neat to see. That excavator sure is handy!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More time on the jobsite leads to more sales - GopherHaul 44 Lawn Care Business Show Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 10-09-2009 06:43 AM
More time on the jobsite leads to more sales - GopherHaul 44 Lawn Care Business Show Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 10-09-2009 06:41 AM
New Jobsite by the Ocean picframer General Talk 15 10-09-2009 06:20 AM
Protesters at jobsite- what to do? jeffm1 General Talk 7 11-07-2008 11:30 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Today 12:40 PM
by rootytalbot
6 171
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
Yesterday 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 568
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by mattthelawnguy
5 136
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,735
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:25 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by GreenWorx
1 53
NewVenture
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:38 PM
Yesterday 03:38 PM
by NJDB60
0 42
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
Yesterday 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 206
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Yesterday 11:27 AM
by googus
8 404
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,209
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,232
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,296
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 151
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 253
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 171
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 180
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,563
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,504
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,310
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 199
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 144
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 309
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,318
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 236
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,085
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 211
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,917
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 2,089
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design edging equipment dealer financials flyers foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to hydro increase customers invoicing jobs landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing more customers business mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online scag sell the vision seo shell shreaded snow plowing solo square foot swzt tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy