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bobbygedd
10-10-2004, 09:25 PM
a little of our work, i aint no photagrapher, it's better than it looks.

DLCS
10-10-2004, 09:27 PM
Looks good, nice defined stripes. :)

bobbygedd
10-10-2004, 09:30 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:31 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:33 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:34 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:35 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:38 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:39 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:40 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:41 PM
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Travis Followell
10-10-2004, 09:44 PM
Looks good.

What kind of mower did you use?

fga
10-10-2004, 09:47 PM
looks good bob, looks like Staten island properties...

never saw you take a picture. this kind of makes you obligated to get some old lady throwing a rock at you pics.

bobbygedd
10-10-2004, 09:48 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:49 PM
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10-10-2004, 09:51 PM
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s and s mowing
10-10-2004, 09:53 PM
as good as these lawns look i would say gotta be a exmark

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10-10-2004, 09:58 PM
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10-10-2004, 10:00 PM
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chefdrp
10-10-2004, 10:00 PM
your edges look very niceand clean. Need to work on staying straight. Drink less first. LOL

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10-10-2004, 10:02 PM
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10-10-2004, 10:06 PM
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bobbygedd
10-10-2004, 10:11 PM
actually, i'm a little embarresed. the lawns here are all deep green and in perfect condition, but the pictures don't show that. o well, cheap camera? poor photography skills? whatever. anyhow, these size lawns are the best money makers. in and out in like 20 min or less for anywhere from $28-$38 a cut. fert programs for $200-$385.

GreenMonster
10-10-2004, 10:24 PM
Lawns look good, Bobby.

WTF is with the decorative stone in the mulch? Must be a NJ/NY thing, huh Adam?

Hey, that last pic -- I thought you fired the overweight, sweaty guy??? :confused:

I thought you said you went to uniforms to look more professional too?

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10-10-2004, 10:24 PM
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bobbygedd
10-10-2004, 10:28 PM
overweight and sweaty? hold on, i got a picture of my shovel

GreenMonster
10-10-2004, 10:31 PM
overweight and sweaty? hold on, i got a picture of my shovel

:laugh:

you better bring more than a picture :D

Envy Lawn Service
10-10-2004, 11:00 PM
I'm betting Bob-Cat walkbehind... prolly a 36" belt drive...

Fescue Farmer
10-10-2004, 11:50 PM
Bobby,

Keep bendin' those lines a little more - you'll get the hang of it someday! :)

trying 2b organic
10-11-2004, 12:22 AM
Did you do the landscaping? I like the mulch beds with the white deco around the trees and with the rock on it. Hvnt seen that before. Its sharp and something that stands out.

out4now
10-11-2004, 12:32 AM
Good pics. Nice stripes.

olderthandirt
10-11-2004, 01:13 AM
Very nice work Mr. Gedd. I do believe you have a future in the business

Mac

jajwrigh
10-11-2004, 01:53 AM
WTF is with the decorative stone in the mulch? Must be a NJ/NY thing, huh Adam?

I thought you said you went to uniforms to look more professional too?

I agree! :dizzy:

bobbygedd
10-11-2004, 07:48 AM
yes we did the landscaping. uniform? i got on a collared shirt with my name on it, that aint enough? what, i should wear a tuxedo maybe?

HOMER
10-11-2004, 08:11 AM
Lookin good Big Bob, keep up da good woik and don't let nobody disrespect yooz.

Gravely_Man
10-11-2004, 11:21 AM
Bobby, Thanks for sharing the pictures of your work. Some nice properties.

Gravely_Man

Up North
10-11-2004, 12:40 PM
Looks good Bobby! Are those your lawns or someone else's? :D
Just kidding, look good.

Looks like a new movie is on the way..."New Jersey Hedge Trimmer Massacre" starring Bobby G., co-starring big fat sweaty guy, guest appearance by old high school flame met at Home Depot.

Buck

odin
10-11-2004, 03:31 PM
good work ..altho a couple look like they could have been a little straigher.

Look just a little off ..kinna like a runway at a airport where 50 dollars is the destination fee.

bobbygedd
10-11-2004, 04:36 PM
ah, straight lines don't matter anyhow. point i was trying to make, i think these are the best size lots as far as profit is concerened

bobbygedd
10-11-2004, 05:25 PM
some trimming.....

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10-11-2004, 05:25 PM
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fga
10-11-2004, 05:26 PM
ah, straight lines don't matter anyhow. point i was trying to make, i think these are the best size lots as far as profit is concerened
i agree. these are one step up above 21" lawns, right? what are these done with Bob, your 32?

rodfather
10-11-2004, 05:26 PM
That Japanesse Maple in the foreground doesn't look like it belongs there bg...IMO...nice trimming btw.

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10-11-2004, 05:27 PM
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bobbygedd
10-11-2004, 05:28 PM
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rodfather
10-11-2004, 05:31 PM
bobby, you need to get rid of the computer so you have more room for the beer...LMAO

bobbygedd
10-11-2004, 06:13 PM
these lawns average 3000 sq ft. i use a 36 bobcat on them. yea rod that laceleaf maple is out of place, i love doing that trimming job though. we do it in spring, and again in july every year, nice $$$$

GLADULANDSCPING
10-11-2004, 07:27 PM
was that a walk behind?

GLADULANDSCPING
10-11-2004, 07:28 PM
your bushes look nice and tight, what are u trimming with? ;)

Ol'time Lawncare
10-11-2004, 07:32 PM
nice work,edging looks nice too,are you shore those strips don't come from an exmark? :drinkup:

bobbygedd
10-11-2004, 07:40 PM
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10-11-2004, 07:41 PM
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all ferris
10-11-2004, 07:54 PM
Bobby, nice work. Has something come over you lately? All your recent posts have been great. :p Why no lids on the mower decks?

Maybe someday I'll get myself one of those digital camera thingamabobers and post some pics. It's always nice to see others work.

bobbygedd
10-11-2004, 07:59 PM
deck covers? nah, don't need em. it wasn't a digital camera by the way, it was a cheap 35mm, pictures were scanned. that's why i said they are really much better than they look. they lose color and quality when scanned, plus the 35mm takes crappy pictures

chefdrp
10-11-2004, 09:52 PM
very nice tight bushes. Like that alot. thanx

Precision
10-12-2004, 06:52 PM
Bobby,

If you keep the beer in the fridge it will stay colder longer.

Looks good.

bobbygedd
10-12-2004, 07:03 PM
those are empties my brother

Lawn Maintenience
10-13-2004, 11:01 PM
Looks nice could you give what you charge for some of those lawns thanks

olderthandirt
10-13-2004, 11:04 PM
Price before or after surcharges? lmao

Mac

bobbygedd
11-20-2004, 07:43 AM
Looks nice could you give what you charge for some of those lawns thanks
lawn #1=$30 . #2=$28. #3=$28. #4=$38. #5=$25. #6(shady lawn) = $38. trimming of shrubs=$450

YardPro
11-20-2004, 08:19 AM
i agree that the small lawns are the best money makers.

here on the beach a 75X150 LOT is almost a million bucks, not including a house.

all the beach front lots only have landscaping on the road side.
We have alot of yards with 500sqft or less. about 1 pallet of sod.
whenever i explain that we have a $35.00 minimum charge, the all have no problems with it.
We have worked in some streets for 15 years now and have them pretty well locked up.

it's nice to have two guys pull up on a street and mow 10+ houses in less that two hours.
thest are much more profitable that the large condo's we maintain.

DFW Area Landscaper
11-20-2004, 09:52 AM
Bobby,

Three things:

1.) Nice work. Those lawns look awesome. I wish we could make bermuda lawns look that nice down here. Now I see how you able to get away with some of the schit you are able to get away with. Like dropping customers the first time they do something schitty to you. I guarantee your customers are looking forward to your next visit so they can have those stripes. Your customers are afraid of losing those stripes. A bermuda lawn is either mowed or its not. There's no such thing as striping bermuda. Those stripes are a big deal. I can see where a customer might rationalize that perhaps Juan & Jose, while a lot cheaper, won't be able to do it as well.

2.) When you photograph the lawns, make sure the sun is behind you. If you photograph a freshly mowed lawn going into the sun, it will always look horrible. But if you photograph a freshly mowed lawn with the sun behind you, it will look awesome. I figured this out over the summer.

3.) Good choice on beer. Mi favorita!

Later,
DFW Area Landscaper

YardPro
11-20-2004, 03:53 PM
dfw,
the ket to bermuda is to mow it twice per week, and 2lbN/1Ksqft/month. additional iron helps a ton.

bobbygedd
11-20-2004, 03:54 PM
2 lbs per month? how many lbs per yr?

YardPro
11-23-2004, 08:38 AM
can you not do the math?????

bobbygedd
11-23-2004, 08:43 AM
are you applying all 12 months? that was my question. math, yes, in fact math is my best subject(afterall, i had it 3 years in the 10th grade). with my math skills being my best subject, i can easily figure out, that 260 lbs, crammed into a 6'3" frame= obesity.

YardPro
11-23-2004, 08:50 AM
ooo, did i touch a nerve????
i was refering to bermuda.
those are for the actively growing season.

here's a math question for ya. se it you know the basics of landscape maintenance:

lawn is 25K sq ft.
at the 2lbN/1Ksq.ft
how many bags of 28-5-11 would you apply????????????

quickly now this is timed

YardPro
11-23-2004, 08:56 AM
so quick on the other thread
what's the matter,
you off on google looking for some help

bobbygedd
11-23-2004, 09:00 AM
first of all, how heavy are the "bags????" second of all, what is the application rate of the product? ok, assuming the bags are 40 lbs. and the rate is 4lbs per k, i know that 28% of that 4 lbs = nitrogen. THEREFOR, each 40 lb bag will deliver 11.2 lbs of nitrogen. your answer= a little over 4 bags.

fga
11-23-2004, 09:10 AM
first of all, how heavy are the "bags????" second of all, what is the application rate of the product? ok, assuming the bags are 40 lbs. and the rate is 4lbs per k, i know that 28% of that 4 lbs = nitrogen. THEREFOR, each 40 lb bag will deliver 11.2 lbs of nitrogen. your answer= a little over 4 bags.
i'm blinded by all this science :dizzy:

bob,
einstein would be jealous... :)

bobbygedd
11-23-2004, 09:11 AM
next time you ask a question like that, you need to specify the weight of the "bag" they can be 25 lb bags, 40 lb bags, 50 lb bags....and the manufacturers aplication rate. if the product aplication rate is 3 lbs per k, 4 lbs per k, 3.5 lbs per k....the aplicator needs to know this , then fugure out what the % of nitrogen is, then do his math. the # of "bags" required will change. didn't they teach you that in college? well, it was nice playing with you, but now i have to go out and work for 3 hrs, make my 4 bills. it sucks being poor you know....

meathead1134
11-23-2004, 09:43 AM
Good work Bobby, were any of those pictures of your pita lawns or customers. I wish I had some of those sized lawns.

YardPro
11-23-2004, 12:06 PM
next time you ask a question like that, you need to specify the weight of the "bag" they can be 25 lb bags, 40 lb bags, 50 lb bags....and the manufacturers aplication rate. if the product aplication rate is 3 lbs per k, 4 lbs per k, 3.5 lbs per k....the aplicator needs to know this , then fugure out what the % of nitrogen is, then do his math. the # of "bags" required will change. didn't they teach you that in college? well, it was nice playing with you, but now i have to go out and work for 3 hrs, make my 4 bills. it sucks being poor you know....


well, i am impressed bobby you CAN figure it out.
sorry about the clarification on the bags. We only use commercial products. I have never bought the 25 & 40 lb lowe's specials. We have NEVER been shipped less than a 50# bag.

I was assuming you were using a quality commercial product like lebanon, andersons, etc.

guess it sucks being poor, you must know from experience

bobbygedd
11-23-2004, 12:11 PM
yup, and i didn't even have to go to college. in fact, i didn't have to go past the 10th grade. 4.5 bags to be exact, within a few pellets. my guess here is that YOU DIDN'T KNOW HOW, and were too ashamed to ask. it's ok son, alot of idiots have college degrees on thier walls.

s and s mowing
11-26-2004, 06:38 PM
the hell with staying at holiday inn,im switching to COORS LIGHT

bobbygedd
01-31-2006, 02:00 PM
here it is.........

daveintoledo
01-31-2006, 03:10 PM
i have to admit, i really didnt like the white stone included in the mulch..... i looked a couple of more times and it kind of grew on me..... now i think... hey thats a pretty cool idea..... i may have to try that, :drinkup:

nitrotim
01-31-2006, 05:10 PM
are you applying all 12 months? that was my question. math, yes, in fact math is my best subject(afterall, i had it 3 years in the 10th grade). with my math skills being my best subject, i can easily figure out, that 260 lbs, crammed into a 6'3" frame= obesity.

LMAO:waving: :waving:

DLS1
01-31-2006, 07:57 PM
Wow we finally see BobbyGedd's mowing empire. A 1 axle trailer and a mower with a missing mower deck cover. I also like your cut off pants uniform. :laugh: :laugh:

Gatewayuser
01-31-2006, 08:04 PM
Wow we finally see BobbyGedd's mowing empire. A 1 axle trailer and a mower with a missing mower deck cover. I also like your cut off pants uniform. :laugh: :laugh:

Yea I figured he was bigger then that, good stripes but they could be a little straighter. :waving:

DLS1
01-31-2006, 08:17 PM
Yea I figured he was bigger then that, good stripes but they could be a little straighter. :waving:

Looks like 90% of the lco on this site is just as big or bigger than Bobby and that includes the part-timers and teenagers. At least he is trying to make an honest living. it must be his hotdog stand empire where he makes the big money. :laugh: :laugh:

Scag413
01-31-2006, 09:08 PM
Nice stripes! Looks Great! Keep up the great work!

bobbygedd
01-31-2006, 09:40 PM
ya, amazing aint it. a man who finally figured out, that only a retart would roll up with 75k worth of equipment, to mow a lawn for $25. it's all profit suckers, all profit

Jpocket
01-31-2006, 09:43 PM
ya, amazing aint it. a man who finally figured out, that only a retart would roll up with 75k worth of equipment, to mow a lawn for $25. it's all profit suckers, all profit

Although I like big trailers and Big trucks and big Z's, You've got a point.
A point that most guys on here don't get.

bobbygedd
01-31-2006, 09:47 PM
Although I like big trailers and Big trucks and big Z's, You've got a point.
A point that most guys on here don't get.
my lawns average around 3,000 sq ft. do i need anything besides a 36", 32" and 48"? duh!!!!!!!! the market is set, you can't get more than $25-$30 for these proprties. but, of course, image is everything. most of the jackasses here would spend 75 grand on equipment, and profit $2 a lawn. no thanks, i clear $22, $23, $24 on my lawns.

K.Carothers
01-31-2006, 09:52 PM
my lawns average around 3,000 sq ft. do i need anything besides a 36", 32" and 48"? duh!!!!!!!! the market is set, you can't get more than $25-$30 for these proprties. but, of course, image is everything. most of the jackasses here would spend 75 grand on equipment, and profit $2 a lawn. no thanks, i clear $22, $23, $24 on my lawns.

Good work there Bobby. I also have a single axle with 2 48" hydros and it makes the cash$$. Let somebody else spend the $$$ on equipment not needed and a hefty payment.

kc

rodfather
01-31-2006, 09:54 PM
Bobby for the most part tries to help everyone all the time....that I know for a fact..though his expressions don't always come across so eloquently as others. Now, for those of you who think he is a ****head, back off and take on me instead and I will try and make you understand where he comes from.

Gatewayuser
01-31-2006, 09:56 PM
Thats not what I meant what I meant was I thought you would have multiple crews. Also wheres a pic of your truck?

DLS1
01-31-2006, 10:02 PM
my lawns average around 3,000 sq ft. do i need anything besides a 36", 32" and 48"? duh!!!!!!!! the market is set, you can't get more than $25-$30 for these proprties. but, of course, image is everything. most of the jackasses here would spend 75 grand on equipment, and profit $2 a lawn. no thanks, i clear $22, $23, $24 on my lawns.

You say WE a lot in your post so I assumed you had a crew or several crews. Did you sell your other equipment and moved the workers over to your hotdog empire?

Your right if you only do little yards you can get by with a 21" in the back of your car trunk. So really you do have way to much equipment and running a very inefficient operation. :laugh: :laugh:

bobbygedd
01-31-2006, 10:05 PM
You say WE a lot in your post so I assumed you had a crew or several crews. Did you sell your other equipment and moved the workers over to your hotdog empire?

Your right if you only do little yards you can get by with a 21" in the back of your car trunk. So really you do have way to much equipment and running a very inefficient operation. :laugh: :laugh:
i don't need some hick from k.c. telling me about efficiency. you're showing your ignorance. a 21" is useless.

DLS1
01-31-2006, 10:11 PM
Bobby for the most part tries to help everyone all the time....that I know for a fact..though his expressions don't always come across so eloquently as others. Now, for those of you who think he is a ****head, back off and take on me instead and I will try and make you understand where he comes from.


Not sure who or what your talking about.
Is this Gilligan's Island where you are the Skipper and Bobby is Gilligan. Bobby can dish it out so I assume he is a big boy and can take a joke. Looks like he is doing okay with his equipment but it is a far cry from the impression he gave to everyone with his many boisterous threads. I am sure he is a good guy in person like most people would be from this site.

Of course most of us knew he was blowing a lot of hot air. :laugh: :laugh:

DLS1
01-31-2006, 10:12 PM
i don't need some hick from k.c. telling me about efficiency. you're showing your ignorance. a 21" is useless.

Tell that to Justmowit. You would be happy to make 1/4 the money they make.:)

bobbygedd
01-31-2006, 10:14 PM
Tell that to Justmowit. You would be happy to make 1/4 the money they make.:)
no thanx, seems like an aweful lot of headache for such a small profit

lawn_pro
01-31-2006, 10:32 PM
Those pics look good, get the accounts first, equipment later. Nice to see for a change....

OnMyOwn
02-01-2006, 10:05 AM
Bobby,

I am intrigued by the rock / mulch combination you presented in this post. How does it do after one, or two seasons. Does product mixing become a problem with the elements? Does the mulch discolor the white rock after time, or do you use a separator that is not evident in the photos?

Likewise, do you ever mix multiple colored mulches? I have seen this practiced in different situations and it can be attractive to the overall view.

daveintoledo
02-01-2006, 10:41 AM
i dont give a rats behind if someone cuts with a pair of scissors pulled with a two wheel bike cart..... its the quality that matters..

the most constructive comments in this thread are reguarding the mixture of mulch and rock... id like to hear and see more of this kind of educational stuff.... while the bush trimming is also excellent... the compination of the different bed eliments is really worth more discussion

do others combine this kind of material....

bobbygedd
02-01-2006, 11:17 AM
the stone is not white. we call it "deleware" stone. it's about 1.5-3" in size. "goosegg" in shape. it is used as a "highlighter" along with moss rock boulders, it adds character to the work. i don't mix different mulches, that looks shabby to me. there is no separation between stone and mulch, and it doesn't contaminate eachother. and lastly, it looks better year after year. every spring we do bed maint on these types of accounts, re-edge, re mulch, etc. it looks beautiful. after 3-4 yrs, we may add a bit more stone, as the stone settles, and the mulch breaks down to dirt(i only use natural mulches) there is a need to add a little more stone to "freshen " it up, every 3-4 yrs

Gatewayuser
02-01-2006, 11:19 AM
i dont give a rats behind if someone cuts with a pair of scissors pulled with a two wheel bike cart..... its the quality that matters..

the most constructive comments in this thread are reguarding the mixture of mulch and rock... id like to hear and see more of this kind of educational stuff.... while the bush trimming is also excellent... the compination of the different bed eliments is really worth more discussion

do others combine this kind of material....

The bush trimming is great bobby, and I have seen mulch and rocks in person and it does look pretty neat.

Runner
02-01-2006, 01:08 PM
Bobby is a strong guy, and he for sure can take the ribbing and everything. Most of it is in good fun, and all of us on here have gotten to know that over time. It's what us guys do to show friendship. Anyway, as far as some of the stripes go, some of them ARE on a gradualed rounded slope, so they are naturally going to have a curve to them - it's just plane geometry (not plain). As far as some of BEING a bit crooked, let's face it, for a 36" walkbehind, on a lawn that has bumps and such, that IS pretty straight. Bottom line is, the guy works - and I'm sure he works hard, I might add. The man's making an honest living, and you have to respect that. :drinkup:

topsites
02-01-2006, 01:23 PM
your edges look very niceand clean. Need to work on staying straight. Drink less first. LOL

LOL I noticed the squiggles too but it looks very nice considering some of the trickier lays, such as the one with a fence diagonal to the rest of the borders, turning the machine in those spaces and getting the lines just right can be a real pain.

+++ respect points :)

daveintoledo
02-01-2006, 02:29 PM
the stone is not white. we call it "deleware" stone. it's about 1.5-3" in size. "goosegg" in shape. it is used as a "highlighter" along with moss rock boulders, it adds character to the work. i don't mix different mulches, that looks shabby to me. there is no separation between stone and mulch, and it doesn't contaminate eachother. and lastly, it looks better year after year. every spring we do bed maint on these types of accounts, re-edge, re mulch, etc. it looks beautiful. after 3-4 yrs, we may add a bit more stone, as the stone settles, and the mulch breaks down to dirt(i only use natural mulches) there is a need to add a little more stone to "freshen " it up, every 3-4 yrs

very cool indedd..

OnMyOwn
02-01-2006, 04:01 PM
Well, I'll tell you buddy...it does look very interesting. I may give it a try this spring in a few applications. I'll post pics when completed. Thanks for the info.

Flex-Deck
02-01-2006, 06:40 PM
my lawns average around 3,000 sq ft. do i need anything besides a 36", 32" and 48"? duh!!!!!!!! the market is set, you can't get more than $25-$30 for these proprties. but, of course, image is everything. most of the jackasses here would spend 75 grand on equipment, and profit $2 a lawn. no thanks, i clear $22, $23, $24 on my lawns.

Amen Bobby - And a message to all of you on lawnsite - I once challenged Bobbygedd to call me over a dispute a while ago (maybe 2 yrs. maybe 1 yr). He called me personally - He does have a lot of usefull info hidden in his sometimes sarcastic posts. They may reak of sarcasm, but they boil over with things to think about.

Envy Lawn Service
02-01-2006, 07:32 PM
Amen Bobby - And a message to all of you on lawnsite - I once challenged Bobbygedd to call me over a dispute a while ago (maybe 2 yrs. maybe 1 yr). He called me personally - He does have a lot of usefull info hidden in his sometimes sarcastic posts. They may reak of sarcasm, but they boil over with things to think about.

...and there's a lot of BS too. But I must say I agree.

Pecker
02-01-2006, 08:20 PM
In the first picture, is that stop sign leaning, or is it the stripes?;) :rolleyes:

CutInEdge Lawn Care
02-02-2006, 01:01 AM
Great Job BG!! Keep up the quality work!

BladeRunner1967
02-02-2006, 07:26 AM
Thanks for sharing...pics look good

Triple R
02-13-2006, 10:58 PM
the market is set, you can't get more than $25-$30 for these proprties. but, of course, image is everything.



I get more than the average local rate, it's all about selling you image. Yes image is very important in charging more money and aquiring more clients. Present yourself as a profesional and potential clients will be more willing to spend the money you ask for, it also helps to keep the penney pinchers away since they figure that they can't afford you.

sheshovel
02-13-2006, 11:18 PM
Great lawnwork..lousy landscape elements..what's with the circles of rock with one bigger rock in the middle?And the circles around each shrub??I can't agree that that adds any Characture to the work..besides BAD characture
What's up with that?
Oh I know!clapping
The basic theory must be to make it look as unnatural as humanly possible dancing ..
I got it now!:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
PLEZZZ stick to mowing and trimming Bobby your good at that.

bobbygedd
04-04-2006, 07:35 PM
here u go pga