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  • John Schott

Our customer’s grassy lawn separates the wooded zone where we’ll be working and our customer’s driveway, where our Vermeer mini skid steer is. We put down a path of plywood squares over the grass to avoid marking up the lawn with our Vermeer’s treads. And now we have an impromptu sidewalk for our mini skid steer!

Having crossed over we get to work. Our attachment of choice for the Vermeer is the power rake. We weave through the zone’s trees with our maneuverable Vermeer and rake all over the wooded area, eliminating all moss and shrubs. Working in tight spaces like this is where the mini skid steer really shines. A full-size bobcat skid steer wouldn’t be able to fit in an area filled with so many obstacles, but the Vermeer navigates the wood flawlessly. So if you’re concerned about the mini skid steer’s lower power, rest assured. This compact machine can pack a punch!

Now that the brush cutter has done its job, it’s time to move on to the grapple. We’ll use this to gather all the fallen branches and rotten logs for hauling. The process for this is simple. We use the low teeth like a broom to gather all the branches in a line into one spot. Then we move on to the next line and repeat. For the logs we’ll need to be more strategic. They are heavy and unwieldy due to their size. So we break up the logs (which isn’t hard because they’re so old and brittle) and grapple each piece individually. We lay the logs in a pile next to the branches.

The wood is clear of all debris, but it’s not fit to grow new grass on yet. We need to level it first to ensure that the grass has the easiest time it can populating the new space. This is a standard procedure when doing any sort of ground work. It’s simple and helpful. To do it we just lower our leveler to the ground and spread the dirt out. It’s incredible how much better a plot of land looks after doing such a simple thing.

Lastly, we sprinkle some straw over the freshly leveled earth. This protects it from foreign interference while letting the soil absorb more moisture. The work is done, and new grass can now grow there. We pack up our mini skid steer and disassemble its makeshift sidewalk. Another happy customer! 317-784-8760,

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  • John Schott

In this video you’ll see just what it takes to mulch lots of honeysuckle. The customer asked us to save the tree in the video from some old bushes that were crowding it. We obliged! To clear this land we need to cut the bushes down to size with a brush cutter, then grind out the bushes’ stumps with a stump grinder, and finally free the tree from the bushes’ vines with a chainsaw. As you can see in the video, brush cutting is no problem for Schott Services, so contact us at or call at 317-784-8760 for a free price estimate. We can often give a price on the spot from pictures sent by email, so in-person meeting is not always necessary. Call today!

The first step is to cut out the big bushes that are sticking out. Doing this by hand would take hours, so to speed up the process we use our handy mini skid steer and brush cutter attachment. This attachment works like a weed wacker on a huge scale. Its blades spin through the brush with ease, turning the overgrown brush to mulch. We continue this process until all that’s left of the bushes is their stumps. We want to completely clear the land, so we need a new attachment that can grind out the stumps.

The only tool for this job is the stump grinder, of course! With its toothed disc, this attachment eats through all the stumps, leaving only sawdust behind. This stump grinder is designed for tree stumps, which are much bigger than bush stumps, so it takes no time at all for the stump remover to grind out these bushes’ stumps.

There are some vines hanging on the tree that we need to remove. We go retrieve a chainsaw from our truck to cut them down. While dealing with the vines, we notice some roots from the bush forestry that are sticking out of the ground. Laying the chainsaw on its side, we run the saw through these roots horizontally until they are severed from underground. Now we need to collect all the bush mulch and haul it away. A grappler attachment makes quick work of the mulch, bunching it up and transporting it to our truck. We pack the mulch densely on the truck bed, making sure to compact it as much as possible. Now all that’s left is to prep the ground for planting seeds by smoothing it out.

The leveler attachment smooths the soil out and prepares it for planting. By upsetting the stagnant dirt and then flattening it, the leveler makes the best possible seedbed out of the soil. Once it’s all flattened out, the job is done. Remember, call us at 317-784-8760 or email us pictures at for a free price estimate right away!

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Have you ever wanted more parking space? Maybe the number of drivers in your family is increasing, and you need more space. Or maybe you have a rental property in need of more parking for your tenants. Whatever your reasons are for needing more driveway space, Schott Services has you covered! We provide landscaping services like driveway extensions quickly and professionally, and we offer free estimates on price. Call/text now at 317-784-8760 or email at for a prompt response.

The procedure of this job is straightforward. We start out by clearing a space for the gravel. Our high-capacity shovel has no problem digging out a wide, shallow bed that we’ll lay our gravel on. While we’re digging we collect all the dirt that’s been dug out and sort it into a pile. Then we take the pile and deposit it out of sight in the back of the yard. We can haul away the dirt as well!

We need to clear out a second space for even more parking. We do the same stuff as last time with the addition of grinding out a stump in our path. Our powerful grinder takes this stump out in no time.

Once our gravel bed is prepped for putting down stone, we call in our gravel truck and start pouring. We pour out the first layer of #2 crushed stone to act as a firm foundation. The #2 stones support the two upper layers that we’ll pour on top of them. The middle layer is #53 stone, crushed light gray limestone. This builds up the driveway, giving it some much-needed volume. After the #53 comes the top layer, sturdy #8 stone. With all the stones in place, our work is done. Now this house has parking for everyone!

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