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Old 03-09-2011, 06:47 PM
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that may be true....i was speaking more of residential accounts...not commercial...or does that apply to residentials as well?
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:57 PM
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:36 PM
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I bid the job at 247 an app thought that was a good price, man
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Thats about what I would be at.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:39 PM
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greenbaylawns you would be at 150 for 41,000 sqft ? that still seems low to me.
I might go to $189 but I doubt it. This could turn into another one of those what is your cost posts. Were at $3 per thousand and a $25 base charge.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:21 AM
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I might go to $189 but I doubt it. This could turn into another one of those what is your cost posts. Were at $3 per thousand and a $25 base charge.
That means you would be at $148...not $189.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:53 AM
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That means you would be at $148...not $189.
LOL...I noticed that. A little grade school math goes a long way.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:17 AM
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cutting my throat by 35-50 per job they not from my town last yr took one from me that i mow Told owner the mowing rate will go up I always discount the mowing if I have everything customer hires out for the lawn
This same lawn when they sprayed broad-leaf they killed lot shrubs in the lawn and TG told them there stuff wouldnt kill them
Well all I can say is I got job back probly will get the others back in time
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:52 PM
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LOL...I noticed that. A little grade school math goes a long way.
That would be $4 per thousand as I said "I might". But I doubt it $148 $150 same difference
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:51 PM
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TG is garbage and i have weened most of my customers off of them. Goes back to the tried and true saying "you get what you pay for".

I can find more TG horror stories than success stories. How many bad referrals do you want?

We have seen lawns treated by TG that just go downhill from day 1 and after a year of their watered down treatments, the yard is toast...
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:12 PM
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Obviously, situations are local, and unique to the applicator, plus other factors.

I don't know their rates. I do not do applications, so never compete directly. My offerings are mowing, mulching, trimming, etc, but we do have many common customers.

Many years ago, TG and I were at great odds. The application rates were too high, and the release rates were too quick. I was ending up with hayfields two weeks after their visit.

However, over the years, something has changed. It is not the applicator. The same person has serviced this area for nearly 30 years. In recent years, his work has been very good. I no longer see the growth spikes. The growth rates of the turf is consistent with others. I believe two things have changed: (1) Application rates are lower, (2) Material has controlled release N in the mix.

He is one of several larger applicators, and many smaller ones. This means that TG must be not much differently priced than others. They co-exist with other companies, including small-time operators. Certainly, they have no monopoly, nor are they a bit player.

Now that their work has changed, and I am pleased to work on the same property, I do not hesitate from giving their name as a referral. At one time, I warned anybody I could: Stay away! But, all that is changed.

The applicator is friendly toward me, and visa-versa. He is very accommodating to my schedule, and has offered to return another time if we approach a property at the same time. In fact, I would say he defers to me far often than I defer to him. He knows that I have a weekly schedule and respects that position.

My take: Blanket statements are not necessarily true.
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