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Old 03-18-2014, 01:57 PM
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This list just in for 2014!!

10 things lawn services won't tell you
The grass may be greener, but at what price?

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-...you-2014-03-14
13+ [20] Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-thin...wont-tell-you/
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:09 PM
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You can write whatever date on the check you want but the post mark on envelope doesn't lie!

No I will not waive the first month payment of a 10 month payment plan bc you took three weeks to reply to estimate

If I send you a direct mail post card in your mailbox, yes I service your area

No the wind blowing neighbors leaves on hard day after clean up is not my fault.

My business is not "let's make a deal" it's a business, price is the price period, kinda like every single store you go to.

Yes I know it's hot outside, I'm in it all day as you tell me that thru carjacked open car window.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:05 PM
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13+ [20] Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-thin...wont-tell-you/
"10 Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You"

FNC sez: "Hiring a landscaper to make your yard the envy of the block? Choose carefully. You could wind up with a wasteland and a big bill to go with it.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/2005/08...per-wont-tell/
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:15 PM
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"10 Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You"

FNC sez: "Hiring a landscaper to make your yard the envy of the block? Choose carefully. You could wind up with a wasteland and a big bill to go with it.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/2005/08...per-wont-tell/
Boy, they make us out to be bandits
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The guys writing to this stuff are most likely the ones using black & decker trimmer and murray mower from walmart, who have absolutely no idea what it is to run commercial equipment, insueance and the rest... and they probanly think they can do a better job than us.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:59 PM
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They say you don't need fertilizer and weekly mowing....but if you want a clean lawn that is well manicured... Yes the @&)@&! You do.

They say that if you leave the clippings your lawn will thrive...... If you mow weekly it will, if every 3 weeks- your lawn will die under the clumps.

Here is one of the 10 things:
If you send your rude child out to boss me around and to learn "management skills", I will teach little Timmy a real life lesson about what happens when you mouth off and boss someone 8 times your size
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"My workers chug your beer when they should be cutting your lawn."
Well, no, we always cut first! lol.
pretty lame article-but it does reveal an unmonitored and unregulated industry.
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They say you don't need fertilizer and weekly mowing....but if you want a clean lawn that is well manicured... Yes the @&)@&! You do.

They say that if you leave the clippings your lawn will thrive...... If you mow weekly it will, if every 3 weeks- your lawn will die under the clumps.

Here is one of the 10 things:
If you send your rude child out to boss me around and to learn "management skills", I will teach little Timmy a real life lesson about what happens when you mouth off and boss someone 8 times your size

Get real good at aiming trimmer goo at Timmy while looking in the other direction.
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1.) Part of your bill includes the extra time you stand here talking to me during each visit. Time is money, and it adds up while I'm stuck at your property.

2.) I gave your dog a dozen milk bones to shut him up. If he has a weight problem, that might've been a contributing factor. Note: I still hate your dog as it hasn't stopped barking at me.

3.) All your thorny plants make me loath doing all your pruning.

4.) I don't know what you're feeding your dog, but the stink of its fecal matter is killing me. Please change its diet, or at very least, clean up after it.

5.) Contrary to belief, having spiders all over your house isn't effective for controlling pest problems.

6.) The yard waste trash can isn't there for you to fill up with household trash that couldn't fit in its proper container.

7.) Salt is not a "green" alternative to snail bait. You're just making a mess.

8.) If you have a fruit tree that you don't harvest (instead just let it all fall and then throw it away), just cut it down.

9.) Those wasp traps you bought from Walmart are crap.

10.) You may very well be the hottest person I do work for. God bless
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1,8 & 9 and the solar light.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:30 PM
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This list just in for 2014!!

10 things lawn services won't tell you
The grass may be greener, but at what price?

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-...you-2014-03-14
Homeowners reveal lawn care scams and shoddy service

http://www.angieslist.com/articles/h...dy-service.htm
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