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Old 03-29-2013, 12:35 AM
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I'm from Iowa and twice a week is common through may and again in sept. but June July august were lucky to get once a week so we will see how it goes.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:40 AM
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They are hit every friday no matter what.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:15 PM
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dstifel: It dose sound a little over the top, but the customer is always right. So do want he asks and charge him well. You could have a great customer if you make him happy.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:10 PM
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If one wants to TRULY subscribe to the 'removing 1/3 of the length of grass' rule...then cutting 2x/week is about the only way to do so...especially in the Spring. However, I've yet to find even one customer that will 'subscribe'.
Yup, same here.
No subscribers at this time.
Most want to take 6-8 inches at a time.
Some people are broke, some are stupid, most are a little of both.
Hard to PRETEND to be a people person in the service industry.
I hide my disdain just long enough to get back in the truck.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:35 PM
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Not sure where you guys are located but around here twice a week is common april may early june but once july and august role around I'm lucky to get once a week with my non irrigated yards. either way got the call today he accepted my bid and wants me to go bid his parents house. PRetty excited. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:04 PM
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I bump my lawns up to 3.5"-4" by May to COPE with the Spring growth. Seriously, I've offered to mow 2x/wk a TON of times to anyone that will listen...but never had a taker. Good for you...AND your customer!
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:57 PM
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Yea I am trying to figure out how to put together a flyer or brochure using this yard as an example of how much better it can be for your yard vs traditional ways to show to new customers. We will see how it goes
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:34 PM
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I agree that it's wise to make your customers happy, but 2C's, 2X's a week is way over the top IMO. His lawn is gonna look like crap sooner than later, espcially with no irrigation. The turf just won't handle that much traffic without showing permanent tracks/stress marks. I would try to explain the 2C's per week should eliminate the need to also double cut each time.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:46 PM
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I have tried to explain this i imagine once i start and his yard starts to show wear i can say see this is what i was referring to last spring when we talked. IF he actually does water it as much as he claims to ig it should be ok then.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:56 PM
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If he irrigates a lot, then I'd expect rutting to occur. Do you know why he wants this much cutting done p/wk?
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