what will happen in court?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    well, it didn't last long, i had a bad feeling, and i'm glad everything is in writing. took on a new client maybe like 3 weeks ago. property a wreck, she requested mowing service, as well as weed control in the lawn, and along the fenceline which borders the entire property. fert plan calls for 2 granular weed apps, 2 ferts. spraying WEEDS along fenceline, and on driveway and walkways. spraying was completed, she is "unhappy" with results. you see, about 4 feet in from the fence, there is a border which runs about 80 feet long. it's made up of cactus, yucca, and an assortment of cr@ppy shrubbery. she claims she thought i would remove this as part of the service. i refered back to the contract, which reads, "weeds along fenceline to be sprayed with non selective herbicide." i explain to her my roundup will not kill the other stuff, and i never intended to kill the other stuff. her payment of $300 is due, and i'm sure i won't get it. i intend to stop service as of now, file a complaint of theft, and pursue my $300, plus late fees, filing fees, and any other expense incurred trying to recover my fees. opinions?
     
  2. ElephantNest

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

    Get your money! Her plants cannot be considered weeds, stick it to her!
     
  3. Brandyanna

    Brandyanna LawnSite Member
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    By definition any plant in a undesireble location is considered a weed.
     
  4. primecutmo

    primecutmo LawnSite Member
    from SWMO
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    thats true brandyanna when a few corn plants come up in a wheat field from the previous crop they are considered weeds
     
  5. primecutmo

    primecutmo LawnSite Member
    from SWMO
    Posts: 85

    but i agree with you bobby, and so will a judge just be more specific next time
     
  6. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Settle for half and save yourself the stress of dealing with customers like that. Next.
     
  7. ElephantNest

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

    Um....yes, I am quite aware that even a rose in a cornfield is a weed. When someone clearly has planted, and grown plants along a fence line, you're telling me those are weeds?

    Thanks for setting me straight, how have I gotten along all these years.......
     
  8. seven-up

    seven-up LawnSite Member
    from la
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    Is it something in the water down here Steve?
     
  9. ElephantNest

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

    LOL

    Must be man, must be. Darn egg-water. Ugh!
     
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    so brandy, she has a 90 ft maple tree in the middle of her yard, it's in an "undesireable location", since i said i would spray the weeds, am i also responsible for cutting down the tree?
     

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