Funny thing I saw yesterday

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by South Florida Lawns, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    While on the phone sitting in my truck I witnessed a local spray company pull up to a property, guy gets out, puts flag in ground then opens a side door on his truck stands in front of it for about a min. messing with something inside, then puts the bill on the door and leaves. I was half tempted to walk up and read the description on the bill. I wonder what they actually did? Driver never once set foot on the lawn. I just do maintenance so I'm no pro in the fert n squirt dept.
  2. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    That my friend, is the practice known as "ghosting".
  3. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,460

    Maybe he was the Grass Whisperer.
  4. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am always amazed when homeowners without irrigation pay for spray services. That itself makes no sense.
  5. abrightday

    abrightday LawnSite Member
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    Sooo was it a Trugreen, Massey, or maybe a Scotts lawn truck?????
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Did you get the name of company?:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Seen it happen more than I would of ever thought I would. Some companies now have GPS built into the trucks to know exactly how long the truck was at the property. So when you see a tech sitting there for a extended period of time but not actually stepping foot on the property - they are ghosting but covering their but with the company in case the customer calls and complains.

    Scotts has been the worst at this from what I have seen. Hell they may actually not be saying they are applying anything but I doubt it for some reason.
  8. sodfather24D

    sodfather24D LawnSite Member
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    Tallrick, not chemicals for lawns need irrigation systems
  9. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Spraying this time of the year on a yard dry as the sahara is a waste of money, is it not? I hate seeing chemicals used to grow grass you cannot eat or smoke. Considering how many homeowners put no effort into their landscape, they should just get rid of the useless lawn and re-landscape with native plants.
  10. sodfather24D

    sodfather24D LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    I see your point if their yard is a desert, and they don't as well put any effort in the landscape. My point was merely that irrigation is not always needed in conjunction with spraying. I have managed several hundred acres of parks with weed control and fertilizer programs without irrigation. But nothing pisses me off more than working hard for a lawn and then seeing the client piss it away. Makes you wanna make a gravel pit.

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