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Old 03-28-2011, 06:39 PM
tlc1994 tlc1994 is offline
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Is your turf better than your customers' turf?

I have a few customers in my own neighborhood and I always spend extra time on my own lawn to make sure it looks best. Whenever someone in my neighborhood is interested, I am always sure to point out my house. It helps to exemplify how well I can manage turf, and I'm sure it has gotten me accounts because of it. The only problem is some people will say "Okay, now I want my lawn to look like that!" Do you treat your lawn the same, worse, or better than your customer's lawns? I know it's hard for some guys to get paid all day to mow other people's lawns and then have to come home and cut their own for free.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:08 PM
kilgoja kilgoja is offline
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i cut them all the same...even mine...i don't do things like fertilizer and such...never had a problem with grass growing here lol
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:08 PM
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grassman177 grassman177 is offline
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mine is the same as all my clients for the most part. i mainly work for the upper middle class and above.

of course, i am crazy about my lawn man. i use it to test out things before applying them blanketly

i mostly get the comments when someone sees my personal lawn of "what do you do to that, it looks awesome" .
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:13 PM
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Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is offline
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I live in the Sticks and I hate mowing my lawn lets kids beat it down with ATVs probly mow mine maybe once a month never have time to mow it
Now my business in town that's different story it gets mowed twice a week
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:29 PM
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All treated the same.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:35 PM
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Jason Rose Jason Rose is offline
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I generally treat mine the same as the others as far as fertilizer, but I also will throw fungicide on mine and sometimes Milorginite and Ironite. I have lawns I do that are nicer than mine, but not many, lol. I definately have the nicest lawn in my neighiborhood, which doesn't take much in my hood, haha. I still enjoy working in my yard when I'm not taking care of all the others.
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