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a quick question

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by magicmike, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. magicmike

    magicmike LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Im just wondering if the organic or "natural" lawn care is popular with clients or not? Do you guys only offer the organic/natural method?
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    It's usually more popular to just reduce the amount of unnecessary chemicals by spot spraying using compost for topdressing and overseeding one or two good organic fertilizer apps for the summer and only the necessary amount for Late Spring and Fall...

    That way it doesn't cost more and you never have to say... "It's going to get a lot worse, before it get's any better"... that statement is NOT popular and they generally chose to throw the baby out with the bathwater...
  3. JCResources

    JCResources LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    It totally depends on the client's desires. I have clients who only care about results, not the method used. Others don't want a drop of chemical or synthetic on the place.

    Interview the client, find out what they want to achieve, deliver that to them. pretty simple. Another benefit I have found through this interview process, a$$holes tend to identify themselves and I find myself too busy to service their property.

  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    Hey Magicmike, New York state is moving to banning pesticides like Canada in the next couple of years, they have started a program of certifying landscapers in the "go green organic yards" program started by the DEP this year, after successful completion the company is put up on the DEP website as an organic yard provider
    The program is meant to transition landscapers to Minimum risk pesticides (plant based extracts) within 3 years, their hope is to eliminate all chemical pesticides in NY state within 5 years

    so get on board or be left behind in the near future

    you will find a good customer base in the more affluent neighborhoods, their awareness is higher and they are used to paying for maintenance services

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