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Old 10-16-2004, 01:00 PM
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anyone ever do it like this?

i was talkin to a total jackass yesterday, who has been mowing lawns full time for 22 yrs. he's bragging about how he bangs off 30 lawns and is home by 1:30. just him and a helper, 30 lawns in 5.5 hrs. then he goes on to tell me, he only wacks and edges every THIRD VISIT! that's right, the "trick is" , so he says, is to wack down to the ground one week, then u can skip the wacking the next 2 weeks! so, for two out of every 3 weeks he only runs the mower over the lawn and blows off the walkways. anyone do it like this?
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:03 PM
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No- If he is cutting the edges that short they have got to be brown and how his customers don't complain I don't understand.
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:07 PM
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HELL NO !!!

I take pride in my work. I wouldn't do that at my house and I treat my customers like I'm doing my own yard.

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Old 10-16-2004, 01:32 PM
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i cant imagine how he would be getting away with this for so long. im surprised the grass even comes back after he takes it down to the dirt.

the closest thing ive ever done to that-i have a lawn where their is a small front yard and large open area with trees, slanting downhill in the back. i only trim those trees every other week. they dont grow much, and the owners never walk down their anyway.
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:33 PM
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If he's going to do that why not just hit it with round up on the edges? I could see taking it down to the dirt for a ditch or something but not on a manicured lawn.
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:35 PM
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i have never done this.. how ever i have heard people doin that on big accounts that u cant really till now.. if that's what he want's to do hey more power to him..... but thats just wut i typed though !
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:39 PM
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Quote:
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I treat my customers like I'm doing my own yard.
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Shoot mine would FIRE Me if I did that...LOL
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:47 PM
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wait a minute...how can they fire you, you are not employed by them. oh, oh, i see, you mean they could cancel service? ok. yea, talk about complaints, i been to his house, the answering machine is full at all times.
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Old 10-16-2004, 02:06 PM
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We have a few guys here that do that sort of thing. The thing is though that might only work in late summer or fall but in the spring/summer if you do that, the weeds would take over instantly on those heavily trimmed areas. No, I would never do that I trim every visit thats what i'm getting paid to do.
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Old 10-16-2004, 02:52 PM
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I agree with all above--that is not high quality lawn maint.

But the guy obviously has the type of customers who are not too concerned. If they are getting lesser service, probably he is charging lesser rates as well. That is all it takes to make some people happy.
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