10 things your landscaper won't tell you

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by elitelawnteam1, May 17, 2012.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I guess Im a year late.

    The customer tells me how great the bushes look around the corner. I just smile and say they are getting pleanty of water.
  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Give it time it's coming.
  3. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    No kidding. Someday you'll get in your truck and go what hell stinks so bad.:laugh::cry::hammerhead:
  4. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    just subscribing. good thread
  5. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    I can not come up with 10 things but the general truth that is never told to customers.

    How that landscape design you are being sold/bought is going to increase the application of herbicides.

    That you are not thinking past paying the bill for the landscape install. That or you are in denial that you have greatly increased the labor and cost needed to maintain your new landscape plans.

    When with time, age will make it to difficult for you to maintain this labor intensive landscape. Then you will have to pay to have it maintained.

    Along with time, age may leave you without the necessary retirement income to pay someone to maintain your poor choice in landscape design.
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am not going to try to talk people out of fancy installs based on the fact they might have to hire someone to maintain it. I could care less if they sell a kidney to have top notch design. Go spend the kids inheritance.
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  7. Joel D

    Joel D LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    10 things the landscaper won't tell you

    1) I hate all the landscaping you cram into you .15 acre lot
    2) I intentionally blow grass clippings into your air conditioner unit because you are always late paying me
    3) Tell me what you want done, not how to do it

    I'll think of some more stuff later.
  8. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    What moment of stupidity made you plant a tree under a power line
  9. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    I love this even more when its the city that does this.
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  10. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,321

    Why did you plant those azaleas in the 3 ft space between your house and your now 6ft holly bush hedge row.
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