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Old 12-06-2012, 02:26 PM
rbljack rbljack is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
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last year watering restrictions were so tight, and we received no rain in the summer. The bermuda grasses slow way down and dont grow. So during the summer, without rain or any irrigation, the grass doesnt grow.

There are lawns that I probably only cut 3 times from late june thru late august. And those were lawns that i fertilzied in the spring too!

I dont think customers will be ok with paying for weekly service when there isnt any growth from week to week. Now thanksfully, ive picked up a lawn that is on a well, and she can water whenever she wants....and does! She was my only weekly customer, and I can see how yall make a lot of money on weekly customers. It IS easier to keep up, the grass looks fantastic, and money comes rolling in regularly.

I just dont think i can convert my other customers to that. I think what im going to do is get the customers "acclimated" to weekly mowings in the spring, and see how it goes. Ill offer a discount for fertilizer apps in late may (thats typically our second or third application), and if the weather cooperates, grass may stay green into july..hopefully
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