Client wants a better yard
I have a client that had Centipede about 4 years ago(before me), but is now pretty much gone because of weeds, his soil is horrible and swampy. He's never had the lawn fertilized or anything(pre/post emergent, herbicides, etc.). The guy just watered for 4 years. Now his lawn is just weeds and really looks bad. He has so many inconsistent weed spots, I'm almost ashamed to bill him. I gave him a few ideas.
#1. Fertilize/treat and hope the Centipede comes back.(90% weed now, big hope)
#2. Take up existing lawn and replant sod again
#3. Cut existing grass really, really low and replant sod on top of that.
#4. Take up old grass, seed.
He hired me to cut the lawn, but this was damaged when I started. So why do I feel so bad? When you all take on a property, do you automatically treat it and fertilize it?
Ford F150 ex cab
Ford F150 reg cab
5 acre wholesale tree/flower farm
(1) Zero Turn
(3) Husqvarna Packpack Blower
(2) Stihl stick edger
(1) walk behind edger
(3) handheld blower
(6) walk behind mowers
(1) attachable aerator
(2) 22" Husqvarna hedge trimmer
(1) college degree
Your taking this job to personal. Determin what your customer wants to do and give him options based on a budget he has in mind. Once you have a budget work from that point and give him choices so he can make an informed decision. It's a job not an adventure.
Do your homework and check back later.
|clients , herbicide , sod care , weeds|