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Old 03-27-2005, 04:17 PM
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Spring Clean Up Bid

What do most of you include in a spring clean up bid?
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Old 03-27-2005, 04:18 PM
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spring cleanup= cleanup of natural debris/sticks/leaves in beds, and on and arouind turf areas
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Old 03-27-2005, 04:21 PM
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Beds cleaned and edged. Removal of organic debris. Light pruning if needed (perennials usually if they werent done in fall)

Then I try to upsell mulch and organic fertilizer applications at this point as well.

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Old 03-27-2005, 04:30 PM
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Who do you use for your organic fertilizer? Do you apply after a couple of mows or before. Once in spring/fall?
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:02 PM
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Actually, for that post I was only referring to shrubs and garden plants for the fertilization. However since we are talking about it..

This year I am switching my product of choice to Gaja Green Products
They are making some really interesting certified organic blends.

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Old 03-27-2005, 05:04 PM
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And as for the application timing with lawns, because it is an organic blend and will not burn the lawn, I apply pretty much the same time i give the lawn a bit of a scalping for the first cut of the season. Encourage the horizontal growth and give the soil a good dose of fertilizer. I am really looking forward to seeing the results of the new products this year.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:19 PM
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I include what they ask done and then recommend anything additional I may see could use some attention.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:26 PM
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I include what they ask done and then recommend anything additional I may see could use some attention.


You mean actually do what what the customer wants??!!


No no..that would be too easy man....

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Old 03-27-2005, 10:07 PM
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You mean actually do what what the customer wants??!!


No no..that would be too easy man....

lol
Ya, interesting concept...providing the customer with what they ask for. More people should try it...it works...satisfaction guaranteed!!
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Old 03-27-2005, 10:50 PM
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what I do for a cleanup is
  • rake out flowerbeds
  • rake out tree rings
  • pick up sticks
  • blow out gutters (1 story homes only)
  • cut grass and suck up leaves
  • and if requested: Aerate and apply first fert app

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