You know you're a landscaper when.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sodgod, May 19, 2005.

  1. BNC SERVICES

    BNC SERVICES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    yaaay its the weekend, finally here. time to go touch up a couple of jobs , fix the retaining wall you hit with the ztr on wed , do a couple estimates , order supplies / materials for next week , start to clean out the truck and get a call for a quick job , get back and fix the wheel on the ztr(retaining wall) , hit lawnsite , sunday , stare at the pile of paperwork that needs done for two hours while checking out lawnsite again , finally take care of the paper work , give advice to all your friends while they call you all day asking stupid questions about there houses/yards .........................did i get it all.....gotta love weekends.......................Bryan
     
  2. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
    from PRM
    Posts: 4,536

    When your lawn is the disgrace of the neighborhood.

    Mine is dead, except for the crap that the hydrodseeders threw down when they fixed the utility trench.

    Six or seven million feet of fertilization a week and I haven't fertilized the homestead in over a year. Great Dandelions, better Poa trivialis, Japanese Beetles that belong in a museum.

    My 21" mower, the only one I own, is broken. I haven't put its replacement on the to-do list.

    Sprayers, spreaders, trucks, trailers, computers, fertilizers...buy all we need - a stinking mower? Are you crazy? Do I look like I'm made of money?

    I think I'm going to call Dr. Phil.
     
  3. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    You're know you're an landscaper when you take off your hat everyday and note the increasing sweat and dirt line surrounding the brim (which can never fully be washed out). While disgusting you wouldn't dare leave home without it the next day.
     
  4. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    When you refer to your clients' lawns as "my lawn"
    When all your friends are other landscapers
    When your reading this, got ya
     
  5. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    When you mow in your sleep.... When you think using a line trimmer should be an Olympic sport....


    When you can tell what kind of blower the competitors crew is using on the home behind the one you're servicing, and laugh mockingly, knowing your Redmax enables you to be jumping back in the truck when their feeble sissy blower is restricting their performance.... :cool:
     
  6. Ferrante/TDF

    Ferrante/TDF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    When you are more worried about the amount of grass on a accounts sidewalk than in the CAB of your truck!

    You give your Z more oil changes than your wifes van!

    When you can talk on the phone, eat lunch, tie your work boot, all while strinng you trimmer!

    When you should be sleeping but thinking of the 8 ton of river rock that you have to move the next day by yourself!
     
  7. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 153

    i often find myself judging the equipment of other lco's and muttering a few choice words when i see them in my own neighborhood. i often point out mistakes to whoever i am with.
     
  8. grasshopperslc

    grasshopperslc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    1. You know you're a landscaper when you drink 2 gallons of water or more a day.

    2. When you got the biggest,baddest most powerful lawn mower on your street.

    3.When you have a pile of yard waste the size of a boat in your backyard.

    All the really funny ones where taken
     
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Mabey this thread should have been titled You Know your a Lawncare Operator instead of You know your a Landscaper when...cuz I am a full time Landscaper and my shovel is much more important to me than my mower .And you Know your a Landscaper when you wear your kneepads so much you forget to take them off and go walking around like an idiot with a pair of Nailers on after work,to the bank,gas station,hardware store,bar.
    When your shades are standard equipment and you go thru
    4 pairs a summer cuz you leave them on posts,rock,porches,patios and under plants and in ditches
    AND when you lay down in bed everybone in your body pops and creaks and you shower is the same color of the soil at the last job you did.
     
  10. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    you vacuum stripes into your carpet.
     

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