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Old 05-04-2011, 09:39 PM
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haha....i called a small apartment complex to see if they needed someone to mow their grass...the grass was a foot tall...they said nah we got someone think he's cut it once this year
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:47 PM
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This is what happens when you keep getting more and more mowers relative to the number of customers. The good part will be a thinning of the herd. A lot of guys who do this for extra money will soon stop because they just can't make enough per hour.....relative to their other full time job.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:55 PM
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It has been this way for well over 20 years, the price of a grass cut today is the same as it was in 1987,
that's why the real money is in irrigation, laying sod, tree work and installs.

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:07 PM
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Pricing here has gone down a lot. City parks are going for $8 an acre. Use to be $25 an acre 10 years ago.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:15 PM
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I'm looking forward to this summer when the "unemployed" lawn care guys get a dose of reality. I'm looking to pickup some great 2 year old equipment.

Really though, I can't complain. I have more business now than ever.
Doesn't matter what you use, only how it looks at the end of the day!!!

Low overhead is king.

Celebrating America one yard at a time!!!
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