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Old 02-12-2011, 04:22 PM
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Funny thing I saw yesterday

While on the phone sitting in my truck I witnessed a local spray company pull up to a property, guy gets out, puts flag in ground then opens a side door on his truck stands in front of it for about a min. messing with something inside, then puts the bill on the door and leaves. I was half tempted to walk up and read the description on the bill. I wonder what they actually did? Driver never once set foot on the lawn. I just do maintenance so I'm no pro in the fert n squirt dept.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:56 PM
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That my friend, is the practice known as "ghosting".
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:26 PM
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Maybe he was the Grass Whisperer.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:29 PM
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I am always amazed when homeowners without irrigation pay for spray services. That itself makes no sense.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:42 PM
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Sooo was it a Trugreen, Massey, or maybe a Scotts lawn truck?????
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:52 PM
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Did you get the name of company?
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:24 PM
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Seen it happen more than I would of ever thought I would. Some companies now have GPS built into the trucks to know exactly how long the truck was at the property. So when you see a tech sitting there for a extended period of time but not actually stepping foot on the property - they are ghosting but covering their but with the company in case the customer calls and complains.

Scotts has been the worst at this from what I have seen. Hell they may actually not be saying they are applying anything but I doubt it for some reason.
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Tallrick, not chemicals for lawns need irrigation systems
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:55 PM
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Tallrick, not chemicals for lawns need irrigation systems
Spraying this time of the year on a yard dry as the sahara is a waste of money, is it not? I hate seeing chemicals used to grow grass you cannot eat or smoke. Considering how many homeowners put no effort into their landscape, they should just get rid of the useless lawn and re-landscape with native plants.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:02 PM
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Spraying this time of the year on a yard dry as the sahara is a waste of money, is it not? I hate seeing chemicals used to grow grass you cannot eat or smoke. Considering how many homeowners put no effort into their landscape, they should just get rid of the useless lawn and re-landscape with native plants.
I see your point if their yard is a desert, and they don't as well put any effort in the landscape. My point was merely that irrigation is not always needed in conjunction with spraying. I have managed several hundred acres of parks with weed control and fertilizer programs without irrigation. But nothing pisses me off more than working hard for a lawn and then seeing the client piss it away. Makes you wanna make a gravel pit.
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