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Old 09-18-2010, 06:35 PM
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We sometimes like to stray away from this type of work for 2 reasons.

1.As someone mentioned earlier you have no idea what is hiding underneath that grass. Anything could be in there, like a dead cat, loppers or a log 7 inches in diameter. All of these from personal experiance. You bid a job at $40 and you ruin a set of blades, your profit is gone.

2. If I was someone driving buy and saw a yard that a lawncare company was mowing and was like "hhhhmmmmm...ok" then drive by the next day and looks like complete s&*t do you think the chances of them calling you for a service would ever happen. Not to likely. Even tho you did EVERYTHING you could to make it look good and couldn't help that the people are stupid, the driving by customer won't care in the end. The expect everything to look like a million dollars after you leave.

In my opinion people like this should pay good money in the end. If you are to lazy to get up off ur butt and mow ur yard then in the end you are going to pay me for it. I for one hate leaving a yard look like crap because that is my name on it. That is your advertising.

1. well what you do is walk through the yard and make sure nothing is in there before you cut it...if you find something remove it before you cut

2. why would it look bad when you got done?...keep going over it until it looks good lol
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:59 AM
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1. well what you do is walk through the yard and make sure nothing is in there before you cut it...if you find something remove it before you cut

2. why would it look bad when you got done?...keep going over it until it looks good lol
Well it all depends on how tall the grass is. When you cut it it will be brown colored on the bottom with a ton of clippings on top. Even if you cut it 3 times there will still be clippings on top no matter what. And as far as walking the yard, that also depends on how thick it is. You wouldn't want to spend the whole day digging through the grass to find something. The big stuff yes, you will see when you walk the yard, but as far as the small stuff good luck. JUST USE DULL BLADES.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:47 PM
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1. well what you do is walk through the yard and make sure nothing is in there before you cut it...if you find something remove it before you cut

2. why would it look bad when you got done?...keep going over it until it looks good lol
The only way you'll get it to look good is If you bag it, 3/4 acre is going to be about 46 bags maybe 47.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:21 PM
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The only way you'll get it to look good is If you bag it, 3/4 acre is going to be about 46 bags maybe 47.
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Not true, I just cut 4 foreclosures Friday and Yesterday not a single clipping was bagged...pictures in the pictures section.

To the OP, I'm charging $60 per hour for foreclosures.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:50 PM
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Not true, I just cut 4 foreclosures Friday and Yesterday not a single clipping was bagged...pictures in the pictures section.

To the OP, I'm charging $60 per hour for foreclosures.
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waste high?
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:00 PM
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Look at the pictures, some was taller than that...some was so tall I had to trim with trimmer first, but that was one small area in one of the 4 houses. Waste high...no problem, tall and woody...trimmer time.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:37 PM
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Look at the pictures, some was taller than that...some was so tall I had to trim with trimmer first, but that was one small area in one of the 4 houses. Waste high...no problem, tall and woody...trimmer time.
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Ok well he's talking about 3/4 Acres, and it's all waste high, so if he just has to mulch it, then I wanna see what it looks like when it's done, and how many cuts he did.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:59 PM
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3/4 acre or not the end result is the same. The only thing that changes is the time it takes to mow.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:59 PM
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Do it for a 100 bucks and learn a good lesson in the process.
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