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Old 07-23-2012, 01:58 PM
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Applesauce or Apple pie?

Ahhh that time of year again where my customers who absolutely had to have fruit trees now find they are indeed a burden to them. Now is when the apples start falling from the trees. My question to you is do you turn the apples into applesauce by just mowing them over or do you stop and pick them up? I have a number of trees where the apples are all over the ground, one customer will pick them up prior to me arriving which is fine with me. The other leaves them to rot on the ground. Those become applesauce.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:01 PM
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Usually ppl will will pick them up but if not i just run them over. Luckily only a few accounts have apple trees
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:16 PM
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In an effort to avoid a potential pest problem, we always pick up fallen fruit before mowing.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:25 PM
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A crabapple almost caused me to lose control of my truck the other day...

Haha not really but I was driving down a road the other day and a crabapple rolled down someones driveway and out into the road. I ran over it, making crabapple sauce.

I've only done one lawn with an apple tree, and it was a 1 time high price overgrown cut and there were crabapples all over the ground. It was obvious they didn't care about their lawn so I just ran over them and sent diced apples all over the yard.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:36 PM
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It depends on how hungry the guys and I are. Our problem is pears, we have one property where the pears are the size of a softball, try mowing over one of those things
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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I pick them up apples and pears and use for deer bait
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:24 PM
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Ahhh that time of year again where my customers who absolutely had to have fruit trees now find they are indeed a burden to them. Now is when the apples start falling from the trees. My question to you is do you turn the apples into applesauce by just mowing them over or do you stop and pick them up? I have a number of trees where the apples are all over the ground, one customer will pick them up prior to me arriving which is fine with me. The other leaves them to rot on the ground. Those become applesauce.
Isn't this is a question for the customer?
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:56 PM
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When I bid the contract I take that into consideration as they will be picked up. I let them know that unless they say so I will pick them up during the time they fall.

The same goes for dog poop, if its on the ground I will pick it up but the bid is always higher when I ask if thats gonna be a issue.

Some say my contract is to detailed, I say its very stright foward so all my bases are covered.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:39 AM
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Same thing here only it is orange and grapefruit! When you run over them they do smell good plus the citrus juice cleans the deck!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:02 AM
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Same thing here only it is orange and grapefruit! When you run over them they do smell good plus the citrus juice cleans the deck!
Now I would like that. I do get a nice apple smell but then I have bees following me the rest of the day. I am sure I would get bees with orange and grapefruit but the deck cleaning benefit is something I didn't think of.
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