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Old 06-26-2014, 11:13 PM
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Lost 3 customers this week because I wouldn't cut it shorter than 2.5"!!! One guy told me how I should cut grass like his neighbor - basically scalping it to the dirt...

One lady said I did so great but 2 days later it looked like it needed cut again - yup that happens when we get 5 days of rain... grass grows, as if you never would of expected that to happen!

I just don't get it... oh well I guess you can't win them all
You're better off. I don't cut lower than 3" no matter what.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:55 PM
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I wouldn't want to win them all. Guy with the most lawns doesn't win. I'll cut at 2 but I tell people when it's brown and crisp they can bet it will be cut and put on the bill for each week of the month.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:25 AM
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I "lost" one this week because the grass was 10-15" tall after two weeks.

It's nuts out there. I've cut this place the last two years and while it got high on a biweekly schedule, I could still cut it with my Ferris even with the mulch kit. Not this year. The growth at this job is unbelievable. I've been side discharging with the TimeMaster instead - it's the only way to cut it.

I'm done. Not worth it. Several other biweekly cuts are going buh-bye this season too.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:44 AM
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Need yards, willing to pay discharge fee.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:27 AM
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Need yards, willing to pay discharge fee.
Are you looking for lawns? Where? I have a stop with three neighbors that I may be willing to drop. Good customers, I have too much work.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:27 PM
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Anyone looking to buy a landscape company? I'm really trying to get out. Around 100 accounts with 85+ being weekly. All equipment except one walk behind and 2 trucks. Enough to keep 4 guys busy for 50 hours a week. Also plenty of landscape work
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:42 PM
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Anyone looking to buy a landscape company? I'm really trying to get out. Around 100 accounts with 85+ being weekly. All equipment except one walk behind and 2 trucks. Enough to keep 4 guys busy for 50 hours a week. Also plenty of landscape work
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Oh my! Let's just combine forces?
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:45 PM
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http://www.abcactionnews.com/money/b...f-lawn-mowers#

What say you?

No talk of prices. No talk of specifics on what is wanted. Custom lawn mowing reduced to a commodity.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:30 PM
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http://www.abcactionnews.com/money/b...f-lawn-mowers#

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No talk of prices. No talk of specifics on what is wanted. Custom lawn mowing reduced to a commodity.
Yeah, they aired a segment on WTAE the other day. It's here in Pittsburgh too apparently.

No thanks. I'm not giving up 10-30% of each job AND taking photos to prove it was done.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:57 AM
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http://www.abcactionnews.com/money/b...f-lawn-mowers#

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No talk of prices. No talk of specifics on what is wanted. Custom lawn mowing reduced to a commodity.
Never saw this before.
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