Originally Posted by CreativeLawncareSolutions
Joe-Shmoe LCO or homeowner? The homeowner who mows his own lawn by and large doesn't give a rats A. He just wants it done.
I've never seen a LCO around here that does bad work. 75% of us run the same Exmark machines. All yards are striped beautifully. All clippings are blown off the walks and the street. The quality is top notch. I've literally never stopped and watched another LCO and said to myself "Man, these guys suck." Never once has that happened in my 10 years.
That might be that way in your area but I would say that is not the norm.
Almost anyone can RUN a ZTR, trimmer and edger
But not near as many can OPERATE then.