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Old 11-13-2012, 04:06 PM
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Classy.



^^^ You saved me from having to say it.
I'm not gonna spend time picking up the crap. no need to. it's fertilizer for the lawn.

it's a big enough lawn I can avoid when walking through it to trim but its always on the tires of the mower.

I don't think a single client I have that has dogs picks up after them.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:38 PM
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:16 PM
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM
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Find a large load and make sure to drive over it with one of your drive wheels. Then drive across the sidewalk by their front door making sure that you leave a deposit for them to step in. If they complain tell them it's unavoidable, what with the condition they leave their yard in. If they decide to clean up, the problem is solved. If they don't then drop'em!

That worked for me now they have a pooper scooper service and if I get there a day early for any reason the wife would run out to clean up the back yard while I am doing the front yard
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:37 PM
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I can manage it if it's just a small amount. But this is one of my biggest "pet" peeves. If I have to pretend I'm on a slalom course mowing around the piles, that's the end of it. I've gotten rid of at least two clients for this reason. It's the worst.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:29 AM
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1. contract a $1 charge per pile hit
2. refer a removal service
3. give them 30 day notice, tell them the truth, you can not be tracking feces between properties.

It seems like those of us who know what is actually in dog feces, do not like it. (Blue pill vs red pill)

If you can deal with it, simply charge enough to be happy. If this means double the price of the cut so be it. Leave it up to the customer if they want to pay. You know how much removal companies charge?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:14 PM
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No way...$ is $, especially in this economy and the stiff competition nowdays. Just run over it, spread it around, if they mention something...It's like the other poster said, unavoidable.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:03 PM
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No way...$ is $, especially in this economy and the stiff competition nowdays. Just run over it, spread it around, if they mention something...It's like the other poster said, unavoidable.
It's avoidable if you want it to be.

I won't work for pigs who don't clean up after their pets. You can have them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:57 AM
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If you do low end mowing (under 250K homes) you going to run into more people too tight to pay for scooping and too lazy to do it themselves. Rich people are not often going to scoop their yards either but it's easier to charge extra for the service and just deal with it. But pay nothing and expect my crew to just mow and weedeat a mine field is not a service I offer.

The more upscale you guys are able to go the less of a problem lazy people unwilling to scoop or pay for it becomes. I only have one rental customer who is leasing my clients home who kept giving me the "my kids will scoop it" speech but they never did. The guys works for the UT football team and makes $320k but between he and his wife they have taken turns giving me the run around. I finally started billing him for it and it took four months to get paid.

I can't wait for their lease to expire. The water bill to keep the yard looking nice runs about $1500 a month and they have been torturing the lawn to death trying to keep the water bill as low as possible. I highly suspect they are living higher on the hog then they ever have before and are out of their element. I am looking forward to seeing a moving van in front of the house in a few months.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:45 AM
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