Didnt take a client cuase i wont cut at 2"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by birddseedd, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    i dont want to lower my blades for other customers and screw up their lawns and loose them.
     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    if it turns brown tell them cutting it short is the reason for it doing so. let them know beforehand you can cut it short but the lawn will most likely turn brown during the heat of the season. suggest cutting it a bit taller but if they still want it short then cut it short.
     
  3. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    down here in west texas, the height tends to change with the seasons. call me crazy, but the height of cut is dependent on whether we are talking about Bermuda or St Augustine. I have to flip flop the cutting height to fit the time of year and type of grass. I never cut St Augustine lower than 2.5 and prefer 3.5. Bermuda can be cut much shorter than that however. As the weather gets hotter and depending on the amount of rain, the height may go up on Bermuda, or stay on the lower side. Hope that makes sense. I don't have much problem switching heights because my 2 primary mowers are a Honda HRC and the Exmark 30.

    Are yall just hesitant to change heights because its hard to do on the Walk behinds? Not trying to call anybody out, but if the customer is paying the bill, and you have advised them on what is best, its still ultimately their decision to determine what height they want they grass mowed in my opinion.
     
  4. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We had a customer last year that complained when we cut his grass taller, the clippings just laid on top of it. So let me get this straight, if we cut it shorter with more clippings they're gonna magically have somewhere to go? Some people's reasoning is baffling. I do most of our cuts at 2.5 so there's less room for error and I don't spend so much time changing the deck height and having to remember who is at what height.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Very true on the public
    The lawn I cut under 2'' each week I cut 1/3 growth its a Fescue lawn Thick as he11 when you walk on it feels like carpet.
    It grows as fast as a lawn I cut at 3''
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    another thign he wants is edging. which is a southern thing. so i might have to get some prtice doing that with my trimmer.
     
  7. greenstar lawn

    greenstar lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Edging is a southern thing? I edge once a week on all properties and I'm from the same state as you
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  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    how much do you charge? most peopel do .50 a foot for edging. with an edger not trimmer.
     
  9. greenstar lawn

    greenstar lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its worked into the weekly price. I use a stick edger every so often but use a string trimmer most of the time
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  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I edge every 2-3 mowing's Its a part my service plan
    Only time there a extra charge if the customer is new its a one time fee depending on the growth.
     

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