fertilizer fraud

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rmartin, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 204

    I almost lost it today after i came home from a long day of fertilizing. My neighbor pays a company to apply their fertilizer applcations. Or so they thought. when I pulled in the driveway I noticed the truck parked out in the street. So playing stupid I went over to see what he was using. I looked in his truck (he was out back) What did i see? Bags of childrens play sand. So i walked around the back to ask some questions.
    hey how much do you charge. 480.00 per year.
    What do you use? All lesco products
    How many apps a year? 6
    why are you spreading sand? (He almost dropped right there. ) Duh Ah Oh......its good for the soil.......Listen I said. I have been doing lawn maint for 5 years. I have training from a good school and i have my license for this.......He says well ive been doing it for 15 years, I was taught that way. "yeah ripping off people who dont have a clue." He then tells me that I am harrassing him and he will call the cops If I dont leave him alone. Well Sir I said I am a cop so you are out of luck there too. I just left and let him continue spreading his sand. I cannot believe this joker. What a fraud........ Now i normally stay out of other peoples business, but this is just wrong.........
     
  2. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    That's your neighbors problem they should have hired you.
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    martin if you're a cop then stick to harrassing traffic violators and making up ficticious charges. leave us, umm, i mean them fertilzer crooks alone.
     
  4. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 204

    Hey if your just like him then you dont deserve to be in the business. Thats just a black eye for the hardworking honest companies out there doing the right things....
     
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    black eye huh? typical cop, always violent. and of course, you were only defending yourself.........
     
  6. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    Stopped at the coffee shop this morning. Had to walk across the parking lot and in between the cars in line at the drive-up window. I walked to the rear of the TGCL pick-up truck, and noticed the bags of fertilizer in the back. I went in, got my coffee, and stopped to talk to the 2 gentlemen who had parked to have their coffee. I asked why they had Lesco and Scott's products in the rear of the truck, along with several bags of play sand. All I got was "Have a Nice Day," and off they went. Makes you wonder.
     
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    cat litter works too
     
  8. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Bobby, you seem to have had some bad experiences with the police. Care to illaborate? sp.
     
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    sure, anyone care to hear? you wouldn't believe me anyhow
     
  10. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    Lets hear it bob
    I need a good laugh
     

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