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Customer wanting Lawn Cut at 1.5

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by longislandlawn, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    Much as I agree with you, OP was Long Island, Blazers is in TX with his zoysia sod.
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,870

    No probs. I know where he is. I know where the OP is and I am quite sure which types of grass grow best where.
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  3. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,399

    When I cut lower than 2.5 it takes me longer because I have to be careful so I don't scalp it into oblivion. I would tell them the consequences, and tell them you charge a little extra when mowing less than 2.5 inches or whatever makes sense to you. I don't see the point of turning them away unless it's hurting your equipment or not worth your time financially.
  4. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    Do you have a web site?
  5. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    The thing to keep in mind is that it reflects you at he same time
  6. This is exactly how i look at it. I got in this industry to maintain awesome landscapes, not scalp a yard down for $30 and say the hell with it.
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,870

    He can always replace the magnetic signs and rename his company. Instant plausible deniability. Wasn't me, must of been some other lawn guy.
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  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,064

    Agreed. I also will not be caught on a lawn that is a thatchy overgrown mess either. I was at a zoysia lawn today. It will not be 5" thick after next week. Green and at the correct height of cut or I am somewhere else. No scalp marks or frayed tips either. St Augustine is never below 31/2". Don't care if it is supposedly a dwarf. Dwarf just means it does not double its height in one week. If the OP were talking about bent grass or a mix of KBG, fine fescue and rye. Those grasses can be mowed lower, but with the right mower and better control over growing conditions than is normal.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,870

    I just took on 6 fresh Jamur yards. 2 months old and got buzzed to 2" by a 60" rotary. I showed them a few passes with my McLane and they were sold. My spray guy can heal the scabs and I can take care of the rest. High end yards at 300 to 550 a month each. These will be my babies until I get a few guys up to reel speed. You got me worried now about my fancy bush hog. Is it really worth it for the greensmaster you spoke about? I got to work with what I got for now. My McLane hasn't paid for itself yet.
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  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You're far from any kind of businessman and the above quote, isn't even an ethic. It's just something that was made up by a person in business, who lacked a true managerial skill and was unable to deal with customer complaints.

    You come into a forum of professionals and experienced businessmen and try to teach us about business. If you truly were a member of the elite class, you wouldn't have the time or desire to bother with us little peons of the business world. :nono:

    Now go away.

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