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Old 06-10-2013, 11:59 PM
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I've had residential spray lawns with no access tell us to drag through the house. Instantly become a FLO (Front Lawn Only) account..lol..there is no way I'd go through a house. They either have access from outside or no service to that area.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:13 PM
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Did one like that at one time. No mowing. But I had to drag a two hundred foot hose through the front door and out the sliding glass door in back. Worked OK--maybe you could throw the hose over the fence. I wouldn't want to mow it.
This is a good job for a backpack sprayer. Mowing--good luck.
My mother's nursing home has a tall fence--the mowing firm has a key to the gate.

I heard of a couple instances where they had to access by using the elevator.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:12 PM
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Finally got out there and did the job yesterday. Ended up just hacking it down with a string trimmer rather than dragging the mower through the house. The job turned out to be a real PITA by the end of it, and took over a hour just to clean up all the debris. It looked good by the time I left, but it took twice as long as what it was initially priced for. Sorry, no pics.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for updating us.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:04 AM
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Sell them on No Mow grass seeding lol
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:49 PM
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We do a nursing home with a huge interior courtyard also, I guess they are all set up about the same. I get some weird looks walking through with a spreader, blower, and a backpack sprayer. I think the maintenance guys put the mower in a trash bag and carry it through the lobby. Huge PITA.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:09 PM
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I would say, either drastically raise your rates, sell them on installing a gate, or say screw it and discontinue the client. My personal opinion is don't waste your time on such a pita unless the pay is really worth it. Then anonymously refer the account to your competition lol
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:03 PM
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I would say, either drastically raise your rates, sell them on installing a gate, or say screw it and discontinue the client. My personal opinion is don't waste your time on such a pita unless the pay is really worth it. Then anonymously refer the account to your competition lol
Why would anybody have to raise their rate? They should be charging high from the beginning to deal with the circumstances. It's not like it would be a surprise that all of a sudden the only access point to the backyard is through the house.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:30 PM
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by a cheap throwaway pushmower and leave it in the back yard all the time. only use it on that yard then leave it there when you get finished. keep it in the corner of the yard or something.
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