02-29-2004, 02:11 PM
I've been reading and I don't think I seen anything yet but it just may have slipped by. Some of the new guys haven't worked for a Professional Landscape or Maintenance co.. And there are alot of things that easy to mess up. Like this one guy last year wanted me to leave where I work now to run his crews because he was a builder and bought a bunch of accounts and wanted to make some money. I gave him a test run on a saturday. He had a couple of gringos and 3 south american guys. they were averageing 15 lawns a day(horrible). They left clumps everywhere, weedwhacked down to the dirt, left peel out marks with their ZTR, blew grass into the mulch or stone beds, one house a new Volvo was covered with wet grass, they left globs in the street, semi destroyed a gate, ran over toys and a newspaper(that was pretty like a tickertape parade). I got payed cash at the end of the day and never went back to that circus again. I think he gave up after 2 more weeks when he finish the first weeks list. I just wanted to list some of this stuff to maybe help someone out. Like not weedwhacking young trees to death, not putting a heavy mower on a soggy lawn, weedwhacking at the height of the cut so you can't tell whats whacked and whats mowed, A ZTR can be fast and easy but some lawns can't take the weight and usually the operator. I thought some stuff like that might help. Anyone else.