1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Stones and Mulch, Do You Weed Wack in Them?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by statman, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 271

    Where does the LCO's territory stop? My opinion has been that I'm there to cut grass and the owner can take care of what grows in his stones and mulch (unless I get paid to do them). What do you guys think?
  2. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    do what you want, but i never leave before i think everything looks good. I never usually have to go to much trouble to do so but if there are some tall weeds ill wack em down but nothing more unless asked. I just want it to look good so i get a good rep.
  3. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Trimming in rock beds is a great way to break windows.
  4. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Spray it with round-up.
  5. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I hate trimming through mulch. Always get something thrown at me.
  6. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Normally, no. But if I'm ahead or if something is bothering me, I'll nock some of them down so it looks good from the road.
  7. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    If I see some high weeds in the outer edge of a bed near the grass, I will knock it down with the Shindaiwa. I do not do any bed work unless the homeowner requests it. Then they are charged accordingly. :)
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    I include everything that it takes to MAINTAIN their entire property in the contract.

    Use pre-M, and whatever breaks through Roundup.
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    My responsibility stops at the edge of the bed. If the customer desires weeding I have a guy that I set up in a gardening service who will come and do it. I've learned 2 things over the years. If you do it once they will always expect it and that "weed" that you just hacked down was actually a rare $10,000 Mongolian Ringworm plant.

    I stay out of the beds.
  10. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    I agree completely. Do it once and they complain next time you dont do it. I might ask if they want the weeds sprayed and cut next time or so. There happy with that until they get the price, usually not too much for a small area but they really hate paying anymore than they have to. The buggers!

Share This Page