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Old 05-20-2005, 12:29 AM
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Itsgottobegreen Itsgottobegreen is offline
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Originally Posted by meathead1134
your personal lawn looks like crap and all your customers lawns look great.
I am thinking about putting a picture of my house and one of my customers. "Ours looks like this, because we spend all of our time making yours look like this."

You might be a landscaper if your lawn mower is worth more than your car.
You might be a landscaper if your girlfriend gets turned on by the combination smell of sweat, diesel, mulch, grass, etc.
You might be a landscaper if you vacuum the carpet in your house so it has strips in it. (don't laugh, I am not the only one who has done that)
You might be a landscaper if Play Boy and Turf come in the mail on the same day and you read Turf first.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:40 AM
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you're on this site when you should be sleeping
every pair of jeans you own are now green
after a long week's work, you drive by a couple of your best striped properties
you see one of your customers driving on their lawn and you mutter under your breath "get of my lawn a-hole, you're ruining my stripes"
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:39 AM
Sean Adams Sean Adams is offline
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forgot one....during slow growth season you drive past one of your properties and for a split second you swear it looks like it was cut...and not by you, and you sit motionless in the middle of the road in your truck staring to see if someone did actually steal one of your accounts, only to realize the grass hasn't grown, you let out a sigh of relief and then you and the 7 cars behind you get to contnue on their way.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:34 PM
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you know you are a landscaper if ...

bottom line ... you know you are a landscaper when you have been sporting the same haircut (the mullet) for the past 25 years because some one told you in the early eightys (between bong hits) that it was known as "The Landscaper Mullet (a.k.a. The Ape Drape)" ... because the mullet was short on the top and sides, yet long and wavy in the back, it fit your landscapers philosophy of "Business in the front, party in the back" ... yeah thats the ticket !!!!
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:51 PM
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You know you're a landscaper when your wife makes you leave your work boots outside/in the garage, because if you bring them in, the house smells like your truck overnight!

(goes along with the dog smells better than your boots!)

when you get excited about opening a new pair of ear plugs, instead of using those nasty ones from last week one more day!

when you'd rather wash the inside of the bed in your truck than the actual painted body!
TWINS Lawn Care
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:08 PM
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You have to remove your boots & socks before entering the house (grass must come off of socks prior to hitting hamper so you can't get sreamed at for grass in the washing machine again)

You get hollared at at least 2X's a week for leaving ear plugs in your pants and they come out in the wash

You forget to turn your socks right side out befor putting in the laundry and they dry in whatever position they leave your feet because your feet sweat so bad in workboots all day

You can no longer smell mulch and if you do it doesn't offend you

When you come home after a long day, the kids say man dad you need a shower - you stink!

When ever your wife points out a house she likes, you automatically go off critiquing the landscape
If you fail to plan ..... you plan to fail.
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BCSteel
When the person who your reading this too is politly smiling and nodding but really wishing that you would just shut up with all the lawn talk for 5 minutes.
BC you too? She acts like she cares but is really interested in American Idol.
J and B Lawncare:

On our own as of 2003. Proud to be a full time, legitimate company.

Equipment we use:
Ford trucks
Pro Line and GatorMade trailer's
Gravely, Exmark, Honda and Snapper mower's
Echo trimmer's and blower's
LittleWonder equipment
BillyGoat equipment
New Holland and Dresser loader's (snow removal)
Fisher snow plow's
DownEaster and Fisher salt spreader's
TurboTurf fertilizer tank
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by nobagger
BC you too? She acts like she cares but is really interested in American Idol.

did u mean American Idiot?
Motto: cutting deals & not corners
Ambition: ball sweat & the green stuff

Rig: 2004 ford ranger 4.0 ltr. & 10X8 trailer
Equipment: 2005 Bobcat 61'' ztr 31hp
torro 21'' super recycler
torro 21'' recycler
Stihl FS 81
Echo Backpack 403T blower
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:23 PM
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When you pull into a neighborhood and can tell by the scent of grass in the air that a lawn has just been cut within a 5 block radius.
Improvise, Overcome, Adapt
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Old 05-21-2005, 01:07 AM
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When you have a sprinker key on your key rings for the trucks.
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