My partner(brother) owns his own construction business. He subs out to a well known contractor in the area. The parade of homes starts in my town this weekend. The sod was laid about 2-1/2 weeks ago and it had taken root very well, but of course had grown very long. I cut it twice, once at 4.5 inches then went to 3.5 inches. The general contractor asked me to cut it at 3, and I told him no way, that 3.5 was as low as I'd go for now, as we're already cutting off too much the way it is. A lot of the ground was very soft, we had to be very careful not to leave huge ruts. I took the sulky off the WBs and just walked for this one. It turned out nice, because of the taller cut height and no sulky, the stripes looked great, everything was trimmed flawlessly, I bagged it all, the property was fit for a king. But OMG, the 2 other houses on either side of this one: General contractor A(who I did work for last year, but he didn't call me back this year because he's very cheap), had his son's wife mow the yard with a push mower. They cut it at 2 inches. With a push mower. OMG, talk about looking scalped, brown and total ass. I basically laughed because of the extremely in-considerate way he blew me off last fall and this spring. General contractor B, had the company who landscaped 5 of the parade homes come in and do one house. He's running a(likely) 1200 pound Toro Z on the yard, which is extremely soft because of all the water. I had to laugh at how many times he stopped to "repair" torn up sod. Discharged everywhere, mowed every which way, clumps all over the place and it just looked horrible. I guess I don't know what the point of this rant is, except maybe that why can't these people see what the property looks like? Sheesh, this is the Parade of Homes, don't you want everything to look it's best? Thousands of people walk these places in the course of a week. Anyways, I'll have flyers and business cards on the table in the garage of this house, and I'm hoping that people walking through will see the difference. Perhaps I will get a few phone calls out of it. I'll be speaking with the homeowner tomorrow, and this is a 700K house, so I'm crossing my fingers that they will sign an agreement. I know it's not the quality of work, it's just a question if they want to pay to have it done every week. Here's to hoping Unfortunately I did not get any pictures. I wish I would have. I will definitely take some. This house is NICE looking and I'd like to have some pictures for use in future flyers.