what do you think of this lawn

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by dan deutekom, Sep 27, 2003.

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What do you think

  1. This lawn is beautiful

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. This lawn is weedy

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. My clients want a lawn like this

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. My clients would fire me for this lawn

    6 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

  2. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

  3. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    ok, so did this have a point or are my "blond roots" showing?
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    As has been said it is a picture from a site that was listed for organics. It is a lawn that was overseeded with clover.(that's how I knew!:p )
    As for A point.......My opinion on that is somewhat biased so in the interest of comeradery i'll wait for dan to answer.:cool:

    Soooo....You have blonde Roots eh?:eek:
     
  5. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Mower_babe nothing wrong with blond roots:D

    The point is that if I have to build a lawn care business I have to provide a product my clients want. The pole shows that the majority of our clients would not accept a lawn that looks like this. This picture is a promotional picture from a Halifax Lawn Care Company http://edmonds.ns.ca/lawncare/lawncare.php. Now I have nothing against organics, or synthetics but I do know that if almost 70% of the population do not find this to be an acceptable lawn then I am not going to have an easy time building a profitable business. The only way that organics can become a viable profitable business is to find a way to deliver what the client expects at a reasonable cost. Otherwise it will always be a fringe element. I always hear that we have to educate the client......... NO. That won't work. We have to give the client what they want. A green, weed free GRASS lawn . Most of them really don't care how it is done.
     
  6. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Dan, hmm...interesting point.

    dvm - sorry to mislead you - I am a brunette with blonde tendencies. :dizzy:
     
  7. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 435

    Dan,

    I understand your point, but overseeding with clover is not what i would offer to the customer. I agree that 'educating the client' is not going sell an organic program. In my opinion, if i can sell one customer an organic program and show good results then i have started the ball rolling.

    Instead of giving the customer the blah blah blah, i can show them tangible results on actual lawns. I can offer the service at a substantially lower price than 'The Weed Man' and get comparable ,or in my opinion, better results over the long term.

    A green, weed free, grass lawn is what i offer and i can provide it.

    A poll with 8 responses isnt what i would call reliable evidence.

    What do you think of this lawn???

    my yard oct3.jpg
     
  8. YardMeister

    YardMeister LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    I like clover. For my own home, I follow an organic plan. For our customers, we offer a choice. If they want an organic plan, we can provide it. If they prefer the normal chemical approach, we can provide that too.

    I have actually converted three of my neighbors to go organic, just from what my own yard looks like.

    Yes, most of our customers want a chemical plan, but not all do.



    :)
     
  9. YardMeister

    YardMeister LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    I like clover. For my own home, I follow an organic plan. For our customers, we offer a choice. If they want an organic plan, we can provide it. If they prefer the normal chemical approach, we can provide that too.

    I have actually converted three of my neighbors to go organic, just from what my own yard looks like.

    Yes, most of our customers want a chemical plan, but not all do.



    :)
     
  10. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Dan, it appears your respirator mask is not working too well....

    Given the fact that the picture is so far away and no one on here could even tell it has clover-- your 'planted' 5 responses mean NOTHING in 8 replies.

    "My customer would fire me for this" for 5 responses???? GIVE ME a BREAK! Again, the photo doesn't even reveal the clover. The photo shows a GREEN nicely mowed lawn with lines straighter than 50% of the turf photos on this site!

    You should go to work for some political party promoting their polls. Good one, you made me laugh!
    :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

    BTW if you do not have permission to post that photo you are violating copyright law and at least one of the "COMMANDMENTS of lawnsite....:p
     

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