10 things your landscaper won't tell you

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

  1. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Customers that sign up for a landscape job and want it done right away when I have 20 jobs before them and they want done next week before everyone I allready have scheduled. You should have called me before spring idioit.:hammerhead:
     
  2. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Customer asks me if I can stop over this evening after they get off work around 7pm to go over some things in the yard. Yeah sure I want to come over to your place after I've been working hard for 12 hrs now, sound like a blast!!:rolleyes:
     
  3. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Posts: 315

    Oh you found a company who has undercut me by 5 bucks?!?! GOOD!

    1) The fact that we just had 3 days of rain and you're calling me, asking when we'll be there to cut your grass because you want to have a "Mower-less dinner out on the deck," makes me want to drop you as a customer!

    2) Yes, For the record..I DO hide in the trailer just so I don't have to talk to you..

    3) We cut your grass or do your landscape, We're not your personal movers! So don't ask me to move your Kids' Toys, Trampolines and sandbox.

    4) Don't worry, my guys love whipping the side of your yard since you choose to run your pump out the side of your house instead of properly routing the water elsewhere!

    5) yes i cut your grass low since you feel the need to water it non-stop.

    6)Fall Time: I secretly blow all of your leaves into the woods so I don't have to take as much...If any!

    7) Either I'm going to do the complete job or none of it AT ALL! I'm glad you just ordered 6 Yards of mulch and cant even spread 1.

    8) You were so eager for me to plant your "Spring flowers" at your plaza.... and what do ya know? The Day after we planted them, we had Frost... Guess who's not replacing them?!?!?

    9) If everything in the world has gone UP, WHY are you asking me to LOWER your bill?!?!
     
  4. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    lol. It's not as weird for me since I'm only a couple of years older than my clients older daughters.
     
  5. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    Somehow I'm guessing it would be creepy for my clients if I did end up dating one of them. It might also be kinda akward...
     
  6. d_charters

    d_charters LawnSite Member
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    Go hit a fresh pile with a trimmer and come let us know how you feel about dog ****!
     
  7. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Or run over a fresh pile and park the mower in a 120 degree enclosed trailer.....
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  8. JCLawn and more

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

    Another reason for an open trailer.
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  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    I ran open for years. Never again. Its amazing how hard the elements are on eqiupment. I just sold a 3000 hour machine that still looked great.
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  10. JCLawn and more

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

    That is true. My thing is being able to see around my 18ft trailer when backing in and out of small drives in the city. You can't just park on the street around here. And if someing gets banged up who cares. Just throw some black paint. How is fuel milage with an encosed non v nose? Is it about the same or worse?
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