The "Weeds from Hell"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerman90, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is one of my residential customers that I have been mowing for 3 years. The owner is a single school teacher with 2 cars living in a nice home on 1/2 acre in a nice neighborhood. Her lawn is in excellent shape (St Augustine Grass) and she always pays her bill on time. However, she claims proverty when it comes to anything else. The beds around the home have not been weeded for the last 5 or 6 years!!! By the way, in case you're wondering, the thing under all the vines at the back of the home is her pool cage. Some people just don't make sense to me.

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  2. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    and ya havent talked her into cleaning that mess up yet ?
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    yah, why do you all have pool cages? I never understood that.
     
  4. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Because I don't have time to do it for one. Besides, she doesn't want to spend any money on it.
     
  5. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just spray the crap. It will die and look 100 times better.
     
  6. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Exactly.... after a while, I just break down and spray the beds.... It makes the lawn look better and the customer happy.
     
  7. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That a good idea except that under all of those vines and weeds are her shrubs. Can't spray one without killing the other.
     
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Yes you can, with a selective herbicide.
     
  9. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    haha I have a customer that, well its my x-girlfriend of 5 year's family and they own 3 very sucessfull companies and they own the biggest jungled out flowerbed i've ever seen. Had a nice install done 4 years ago, haven't touched anything ever since except the lawn.
     
  10. WhitakerServices

    WhitakerServices LawnSite Member
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    It is Fla... maybe to keep the gators out
     

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