please stay on till i find a replacement

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, May 19, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i had to dump a client. serious surge growth and disputes over mowing height, bagging, and what an acceptible job is. so i did an extra good job last week, cut it a little shorter, left him perfect (as usual) then bid him farewell. today is wednesday and he calls(he was scheduled for fridays) and asks to please stay on, he hasn't found a replacement yet. i tell him no way, sorry, unless you're willing to pay tripple the original price, c.o.d. so how long would you guys stay on, after you realize you're getting your butt whooped on the job?
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Once he stopped paying triple (cod.)
    John
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    He's probably gonna have a tough time finding a replacement this time of the year bobby...I sure as hell wouldn't take him on.
     
  4. Stripe This

    Stripe This LawnSite Member
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    Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow. I had a call this week about height of the cut...I nipped it in the bud and told him, "it's not the height of the cut, it's the rapid growth of the lawn."

    Just me or is the grass this Spring on steroids?
     
  5. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Triple the price !

    Take it if you can, otherwise tell him he's on his own.
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would tell him sorry, all full
     
  7. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    AMEN!!!! All of my lawns (ferted by TGCL are almost 10-12" high after 7 days of growth (cutting height is 3.5").. That's alittle over 1" per day.. Triple cutting is getting old pretty quick..
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have found it that all lawns fertilized by TG are actually growing less.
     
  9. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    tiedeman,

    They have started slowing down alittle. I think TGCL dishes out the Nitro on the first app. to get the customer hooked and then goes cheap for the rest of the year.. But from mid-april to late-may the lawns are like fields..
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    I wouldn't doubt it.
     

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