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Old 04-26-2013, 09:03 PM
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I was at i want to say 4 inches last year max. but that was in a drought. it kept the grass green much longer than anyone else. 2.5 to 3 is good
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wait why do you prefer Scag? I thought you owned a Bobcat that mowed the first American Colonies
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:31 PM
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I cut at 3", a few request lower and I comply as they are good people. However if you sense cut it low/every other week is just to save a buck, then OP you were right to let this dog go.
Same here. I normally cut at 3", but if someone wants 2.5", I can do that. I have one customer's yard I cut at 2".
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:56 PM
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Can't kill grass by cutting it too short? You sure as hell can. St Aug will not grow back after a scalping.
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noone has st. aug in my area.

2" isn't really scalping. some mowers go down to 3/4".
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:01 PM
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Do you do commercial as well as residential? Most commercial I see want lower than that, and the schools and athletic fields all want lower.
Yes. Nobody has ever even mentioned a height. No schools, though.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:03 PM
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green mowers could be measured in millimeters
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:04 PM
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and her neighbor never asked you to do his lawn either. you are lucky you didnt get sued for taring up her yard. sure you woudl have won but 3k worth of attorney fees worth making a point to someone who obviously did not understand?
I've been mowing this lady's grass for close to ten years... and as a matter of fact had the neighbor as a customer for a couple months while his house was on the market. I just hate when a customer argues with me or tells me whats best so I've given up, I just do what they want and if the check clears that's cool with me. I don't want anymore work really, I'm tapped out. I mow from sun up to sun down 6 days a week, so if the neighbor doesnt want me , screw him, I never have to worry about getting work.

And this lady wasn't going to sue me, it's a terribly unhealthy lawn. That was 5 years ago and I still do it. Point is I cut it low like she wants it, looks decent, but when I say it's not a good idea, it's not a good idea.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:04 PM
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I pretty much mow at whatever height people request. I have some clients that want me to mow high and some clients that want me to mow low. I have a client that has me mow at 4" and another client that has me mow at 2.5". As long as I know it will not kill the grass, I do what the client wants.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:07 PM
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I pretty much mow at whatever height people request. I have some clients that want me to mow high and some clients that want me to mow low. I have a client that has me mow at 4" and another client that has me mow at 2.5". As long as I know it will not kill the grass, I do what the client wants.
I've mowed for 100's of different clients and never once has anyone ever requested a specific height. Odd. I wonder why that is? I've never asked them outright what they want, though. I've had people request bi-weekly....never a specific height.
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did I mention this guys lawn looks like crap?


my contract States I chose the height
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:24 PM
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Why don't u just cut it 2 inches for him and make him happy, then change it for your other customers
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