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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    customer had a walkway installed last year. i mow the lawn there. when the walkway was installed, it was about 1/2" higher than the surrounding turf. the walkway is now about an inch lower than the turf. customer claims, that because i didn't bag the grass, IT RAISED the level of the turf :cry: :dizzy: input please
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    So this dude blames you cause his side walk isnt perfectly flush? That crazy. Stuff shifts in time especially in the cold in the north.
  3. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Can't please 'em all and that is for sure. Myself I would rather have
    the concrete lower than the turf. I like the look of a freshly cut edge
    which is above the concrete. But I don't know how in the world
    you are gonna convince that guy you didn't cause the sidewalk to go
    down . :)

    I had a 24 x 50 slab poured for my shop in 1991. Had the guy set the forms so at the lowest point it would be 8" above the ground.

    Now due to buildup it is about 2 or 3 inches at the lowest point. Are you sure you haven't been mowing in my yard too ? hah

  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Tell them the weight of the grass clippings should have pushed the turf down so the height of the new walkway should have actually gone up LOL! Ya got a real wacko there bobby for sure...
  5. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Sometimes I think the best thing to do is chuckle, shake your head, and walk away. Tell him its ridiculous to think the ground miraculously raised up 2 inches. For christ sake.
  6. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    I would tell the guy he needs to call the original installer and quick. Walkways are supposed to float on the dirt, and he must have a major buoyancy issue with the walkway. :rolleyes:
  7. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    Obviously, you have an inch and a half of thatch. What do you plan to do about it?! :D
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    dump all the clippings on the walk till there the same height
  9. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    I've been mowing and not bagging for 14 years. If the clippings were building up the turf would be up to about the bottom of the windows.
  10. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 953

    Mowing sure gives the ol' brain time to think and come up with new stories doesn't it Bobby? :cool2:

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