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Old 08-30-2013, 04:09 PM
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Customer Says Grass Stops Growing Now

I had a customer say that they are done now with weekly maintenance. That it is not warm enough for the grass to grow. It has been over 75 during the day and at least 65 at night. And we been getting rain at least 3 times a week here. What would you have said ?. I do not have contracts on weekly lawn cuts .
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:14 PM
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Huh? It's still summertime. Sounds like this chap doesn't want to pay for service anymore. Tell him you still have two months to mow, and if that is not agreeable drop them.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:52 PM
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When the days become shorter in length of day light hours along with Soil temperature reduction the grass will start to slow down in growth. Since your customer is not a year round account, concentrate on more important accounts and keep working.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:25 PM
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Regionally speaking of course:

The main reason Sept is PRIME seeding time is that the nighttime temps will (perhaps) begin to dip into the 50s. Sept is also the BEST time to apply fert as turf can take advantage of these cooler temps to repair itself & grow thicker'er.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:15 PM
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Customer Says Grass Stops Growing Now

I like easy lift's idea.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:19 PM
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When the days become shorter in length of day light hours along with Soil temperature reduction the grass will start to slow down in growth. Since your customer is not a year round account, concentrate on more important accounts and keep working.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:50 PM
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In A prefect world we love to be able to have customer that let us call shot on grass but we don't have that prefect world. So the customer own the yard and writes the check for the lawn service. you are the lawn service your job is to take care of lawn you have right to decide if this customer it worth keep as a account don't loose sleep over this type of customer there always lot better customer out there
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:18 PM
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I have had a customer for over 5 years, they stop wanting cut at the end of August. I start their service back up end of April an this particular yard still looks maintained.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:33 PM
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I mow my lawn until at least Thanksgiving - sometimes past it.

I like it to look clean. Some people like it to look... "inexpensive".
Cheap bastages will claim that the lawn no longer needs cut as soon as the first leaf falls.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:39 PM
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I had a customer say that they are done now with weekly maintenance. That it is not warm enough for the grass to grow. It has been over 75 during the day and at least 65 at night. And we been getting rain at least 3 times a week here. What would you have said ?. I do not have contracts on weekly lawn cuts .
Do they want zero maintenance or perhaps every other week. I put lots of accounts on every other week this time of year up here in the north. Very little growth on many yards this time of year. I tell them when its time for every other week. Leaves will be falling and I use that time for cleanups anyway.
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