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Old 04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
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i dont want to lower my blades for other customers and screw up their lawns and loose them.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:38 PM
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if it turns brown tell them cutting it short is the reason for it doing so. let them know beforehand you can cut it short but the lawn will most likely turn brown during the heat of the season. suggest cutting it a bit taller but if they still want it short then cut it short.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:42 PM
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down here in west texas, the height tends to change with the seasons. call me crazy, but the height of cut is dependent on whether we are talking about Bermuda or St Augustine. I have to flip flop the cutting height to fit the time of year and type of grass. I never cut St Augustine lower than 2.5 and prefer 3.5. Bermuda can be cut much shorter than that however. As the weather gets hotter and depending on the amount of rain, the height may go up on Bermuda, or stay on the lower side. Hope that makes sense. I don't have much problem switching heights because my 2 primary mowers are a Honda HRC and the Exmark 30.

Are yall just hesitant to change heights because its hard to do on the Walk behinds? Not trying to call anybody out, but if the customer is paying the bill, and you have advised them on what is best, its still ultimately their decision to determine what height they want they grass mowed in my opinion.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:44 PM
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We had a customer last year that complained when we cut his grass taller, the clippings just laid on top of it. So let me get this straight, if we cut it shorter with more clippings they're gonna magically have somewhere to go? Some people's reasoning is baffling. I do most of our cuts at 2.5 so there's less room for error and I don't spend so much time changing the deck height and having to remember who is at what height.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:44 PM
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I had one ask if we could cut it lower so we didn't have to cut off as much next time.

One of the hardest things when working with the public is not telling people they are idiots.
Very true on the public
The lawn I cut under 2'' each week I cut 1/3 growth its a Fescue lawn Thick as he11 when you walk on it feels like carpet.
It grows as fast as a lawn I cut at 3''
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:53 PM
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another thign he wants is edging. which is a southern thing. so i might have to get some prtice doing that with my trimmer.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:57 PM
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Edging is a southern thing? I edge once a week on all properties and I'm from the same state as you
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:58 PM
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how much do you charge? most peopel do .50 a foot for edging. with an edger not trimmer.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:00 PM
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Its worked into the weekly price. I use a stick edger every so often but use a string trimmer most of the time
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:08 PM
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another thign he wants is edging. which is a southern thing. so i might have to get some prtice doing that with my trimmer.
I edge every 2-3 mowing's Its a part my service plan
Only time there a extra charge if the customer is new its a one time fee depending on the growth.
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