Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-09-2011, 12:23 AM
magicmike's Avatar
magicmike magicmike is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 260
a quick question

Im just wondering if the organic or "natural" lawn care is popular with clients or not? Do you guys only offer the organic/natural method?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-09-2011, 09:27 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,805
It's usually more popular to just reduce the amount of unnecessary chemicals by spot spraying using compost for topdressing and overseeding one or two good organic fertilizer apps for the summer and only the necessary amount for Late Spring and Fall...

That way it doesn't cost more and you never have to say... "It's going to get a lot worse, before it get's any better"... that statement is NOT popular and they generally chose to throw the baby out with the bathwater...
__________________
*
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
*
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-09-2011, 01:19 PM
JCResources JCResources is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: central Kansas USA
Posts: 112
It totally depends on the client's desires. I have clients who only care about results, not the method used. Others don't want a drop of chemical or synthetic on the place.

Interview the client, find out what they want to achieve, deliver that to them. pretty simple. Another benefit I have found through this interview process, a$$holes tend to identify themselves and I find myself too busy to service their property.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Legacy...C/256225321177
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-10-2011, 05:15 PM
ICT Bill ICT Bill is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Howard County MD
Posts: 4,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicmike View Post
Im just wondering if the organic or "natural" lawn care is popular with clients or not? Do you guys only offer the organic/natural method?
Hey Magicmike, New York state is moving to banning pesticides like Canada in the next couple of years, they have started a program of certifying landscapers in the "go green organic yards" program started by the DEP this year, after successful completion the company is put up on the DEP website as an organic yard provider
The program is meant to transition landscapers to Minimum risk pesticides (plant based extracts) within 3 years, their hope is to eliminate all chemical pesticides in NY state within 5 years

so get on board or be left behind in the near future

you will find a good customer base in the more affluent neighborhoods, their awareness is higher and they are used to paying for maintenance services
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 PM.

Page generated in 0.07307 seconds with 9 queries