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Smallaxe
01-09-2012, 08:13 PM
When a cheap client calls and wants to have a 'lawn' but doesn't want to 'invest' anything; has anyone just thrown out Annual Ryegrass in the Spring and tell them to mulch mow?

fl-landscapes
01-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Not sure your serious. But I'll bite. I would never risk my reputation doing work on a lawn that I knew would end up looking like crap at some point or even right away. People will see you working on the lawn, see the less than desirable results and associate it with you and your company. I walk away from situations like that. Someone is that cheap, I would advise them that if they want to just throw annual rye to go buy it and start throwing.
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Smallaxe
01-09-2012, 09:15 PM
Not sure your serious. But I'll bite. I would never risk my reputation doing work on a lawn that I knew would end up looking like crap at some point or even right away. People will see you working on the lawn, see the less than desirable results and associate it with you and your company. I walk away from situations like that. Someone is that cheap, I would advise them that if they want to just throw annual rye to go buy it and start throwing.
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Good Point... But I am serious and look at it as a way for people to actually have a lawn that can be mowed w/out dust and add OM to the top layer of soil... I would add the promise to seed them in the fall with real grass and build a new client from someone who's normally not in the market...

My reputation is at a level that everyone would be pleased to see that I'm doing those folks a favor... :)