Landscape Maintenance Needed

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  1. GVM

    GVM Beach Lover

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    Can anyone recommend someone for routine, every other week landscape maintenance?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    We made several contacts last year simply trying to get someone to spray weeds and freshen the mulch. We had "no shows", "couldn't finds", companies that weren't taking any more customers, but mostly they just didn't call back or it was 3 months later they'd call. :bang:

    The need for service pesonnel is great. When we get there in a few years we may do a bit of selective yard work ourselves as we enjoy that. Until then we take a couple "working" vacations each year and stuff our van with pine straw and do the major work ourselves. In between, we supply the tenants with roundup! :roll:

    Good luck to you!
     
  3. Landlocked

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    Sounds like I may need to pack up my trailer and come do some landscaping. :)
     
  4. Rita

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    Anyone know the name of the product that landscape companies use to take sprinkler stains off of white painted fence? I started a websearch but gave up.
     
  5. hutch

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    Stains on walk ways and fences. Go to Ace Hardware in Sandestin they
    have Rid O Rust products to remove rust stains. There is a cheaper product that people that do pressure washing use. Ask the people at Ace , they are very helpful. Hope this helps.

    Here is the link for Rid u Rust.

    http://www.americanhydro.com/

    hutch
     
  6. Rita

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    Thanks Hutch! That looks like what we need.
     
  7. kurt

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    Camp Creek Landscaping - 411.

    James Willard lawncare 850-225-2119.

    Darn Good Landscaping 850-231-0100 www.darngoodlandscaping.com.

    Eastern Supply Company 850-267-3336.

    Barefoot Lawn Service 850-622-0310.

    Evergreen Landscaping 850-267-1717.
     
  8. Smiling JOe

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    Anyone looking to build should consider planting only native plants, and you will not have all of the fuss and frustrations of maintenance. Also, planting only native plants is very beneficial to the environment.

    Look at the difference between the landscaping at Seaside vs. WaterColor.
    Seaside is 100% native. WaterColor is not. I have no idea of the variance between the cost per sq ft of the two developments, but I bet you that WaterColor's cost is at least 100 times greater than Seaside's. Who wants to mow grass when the temp. is 90F in May? I don't understand some people.

    On a side note, I know that some of you think that Round-Up is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I encourage you to find other products that are friendly to our environment. Round-up and many other chemicals go into our water source. Take "ownership" of the land on which you live as well as that of your neighbors'.
     
  9. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    SJ,
    The active ingredient in round up breaks down nearly immediately in the soil. Better yet is if you apply it as a spot treatment when the weeds are actively growing the plant will have pretty much take it up in it's growth.
    Many pesticides are harmful to our water supplies but round up must be very low on the list. It isn't organic but nearly works as though it is.
    Rita
     

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