And this is why there are license requirements

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Classified, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
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    So I had a customer ask me to fertilize, ok no problem. I quoted her and I get the usual "Oh this other guy is also cheaper" and then I reply with my usual "Great! give him a call back, I am unable to work for any less". I always love that response that I get back from customers. I had to try not to laugh its so funny. Anyway it normally ends up in a sale with me anyway but this time this weekly mowing customer of mine said OK I call him. So I show up to mow 2 weeks later after my last visit and this is what I came to mow. Looks like he wasnt so cheap after all! That is once you fix your fried green grass!

    Just thought id share because of how bad it is.

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  2. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What did he use to spread it? A shovel?
     
  3. Firefighter337

    Firefighter337 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 373

    Spread it with a bucket?
     
  4. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 988

    I wish I would have proof read what I said. It looks like im speaking another language. I just got home from a really long day so I appologize for the jibberesh.

    And I have no clue what they used to spread that. I was trying to figure that out myself.
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I like how he tried to minimize damage by cleaning up that 2 ft around 3 inch deep spot of fert:laugh::cry::laugh: I guess he thought if a little does good, a lot will do great! Either that or he got a "Booty Call" on his cell phone and forgot to turn the spreader off.:hammerhead:
     
  6. tlg

    tlg LawnSite Senior Member
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    Some days the Lawn God's get even with those that only look at price. This was one of those days. :)
     
  7. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    My neighbor's wife got a hair up her butt once and decided that her husband was taking to long to put down the fert. So she put the fert down herself. Looked just like your pics. 2 years later you can still see the burn marks. Looks like she got to the end of the pass and spun the spreader around in one spot. There are little half circle burn marks everywhere. Oh, the things people think they can do themselves.
     
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Posts: 7,710

    so now what does your customer have to say?
     
  9. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey come on guy's your not being fair. we all know any body with a spreader can do fertilizing just like all the guy's who buy a lawn mower and cut grass on the side. come on now it's now rocket surgery or brain science now!
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    LOL! really! Well,...ONE good thing about this scenario,....this woman definitely got everything she paid for.
     

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