Customer wants CLOVER?!? WTF?!?!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by corey4671, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sent out emails quoting aeration and overseeding last week and one of my regulars replied back that he wanted to know the price for the front yard only. Said he wanted to go with CLOVER in the back yard...;) Granted this is a SMALL backyard and they have a LARGE dog they keep back there. But CLOVER?!?! Really, some folks....am I missing something here?
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    they used to use it as a regular part of lawn seeding back in the day, it is only the recent times of weed control that it was considered a bad thing. clover is nice and tough, so go with it for him i say.
     
  3. MLAWCARE

    MLAWCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    Clover also adds nitrogen to the soil.
     
  4. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    well...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK
     
  5. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I just know it's a PITA to mow in the spring
     
  6. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
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    Yeah I have a customer that asked about it but their backyard backed up to woods and they have kids and love the deer coming in close to eat...That's really the only logical explanation why any person would want it. Tis a bit strange but I would want the same if my backyard was woods...
     
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    the entire lot house and all is 7k sq ft. there are no woods anywhere around. deer couldn't get in this yard if they wanted to. 7 ft privacy fence all the way around the back yard
     
  8. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
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    Alllrighty than. Give em' some clover.
     
  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I maintain a yard - about 35000sq ft worth. Neighbors are the same size. The guy in middle actually plants clover. There is definite line b/t his the other two. each year these people ask me to spray one extra path over the property line to control the clover that is always expanding its growing area.
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    not that i would not do the same, but dont forget about chemical trespass laws
     

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