We may ALL be out of business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dhardin53, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check this out, If they get this inproved and aproved, and the price lowered. We may only have to mow two or three times a year. Im talking about groth retardents for lawns.

    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.04/turf.html

    Kind of hard to make a living with 3 mowes a year. Spray the yard in the spring and the grass will only grow 6 to 12 inches all summer. GEES... Whats this world coming to?

    Dan H
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    Start charging monthly rates. That could be a good product if it is used correctly.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    If it happens SO BE IT. Most of us will find something else to do.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was more worried about over-population and global warming myself :laugh:
     
  5. GSMOSS

    GSMOSS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    If this were to take off like wild fire, it has the potential to not only put lawn maintenance people out of business but countless other lawn equipment manufacturers in the poor house as well. No grass to cut, no lawn care providers just installers of the the "no maintenance lawn". Possible problem? Yes;but not one to be worried about as of yet. So dhardin53, keep doing what you do and if anyone sees a site to protest this, do it and let the rest of us know.
     
  6. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    Quite a few hurdles to overcome. Even if they do get approval, it has to be installed (probably at a much higher price) in your customers lawns before it puts you out of business. I think the average american would rather shell out small amounts of money each month rather than a large amount for a brand new lawn & all of the mess that goes with installation.
     
  7. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wouldnt worry to much. Like everything else, this will tend to be overused and you can make good money doing new lawn install's and renovations. And I would guess that when eveybodies kids stop growing or start getting cancers, the product will be outlawed.
     
  8. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,381

    I agree w/ muddstopper, it will probably be outlawed because somebody who installs the lawns has a four-eyed kid or something like that. I say in 100 years it will be a factor, but what do I know? :laugh:
     
  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
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    In 100 years, I won't give a damn about how fast someones lawn grows!
     
  10. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree it may never have a big inpact on my LCO but its coming soon. If i was a younger guy starting in this business today. Id get a applictators licences and for shure keep abreast with this consept. It could be a good thing if you get in early.

    I do mostly large commercial yards, and I feel it might inpact that part of the industery first. Most of the City and County work I do is because of the liablity and hassel with mowing in high trafic areas. I bet I could sell them on this concept real fast, and I feel they would not bat a eye over the cost.
     

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