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Anyone ever call you their gardner?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ofishil, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Sounds like a "compliment to me", I intro myself as a "Horticulturist", but very happy being there "Gardner" [ as we all no I dont cut anybodies grass],,,Dont make a big deal outa it :)
  2. ndunn

    ndunn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    that's the title I would shoot for with customers anyway. If you are the "lawn guy", you probably get paid to cut the lawn. If you are the gardener, you probably get paid to cut the lawn, trim the hedges, keep the beds sharp, plant spring flowers, tend vegetables, control weeds and pests, and any number of things that lead to a better paycheck from a house you've already dropped your gate at anyway.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    You should not use that title unless your holding a degree in Horticulture or are a certified Horticulturalist.IMAO :cool2:
  4. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Gardener, Lawn Guy, Grass Cutter, Landscaper.......whatever. I could care less which one someone calls me....as long as they pay. payup
  5. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I guess it would depend on how it was said. If it sounded like I was being referred to as one of the staff, then I would not like it. Otherwise I would take it as a compliment. I would take it to mean that this person wants everything maintained beautifully and is empowering me to do it all.
  6. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    As long as they do not call me thier boy or lawnboy. That costs way extra
  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I don't care what they call me, as long as the check comes on time every month.

  8. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I do everything from installs to pruning to mowing...I would MUCH rather be called a gardener than a 'lawn guy' any day! No one is going to ask their lawn guy what to do about their roses, or that camelia that stopped blooming last season...And I like to have my clients know that they can approach me about anything on their property from the perimeter drains out and that i can provide a solid answer for them!

    But at the end of the day, I rather people call me by name to be honest.

  9. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Call me what you will. Pay me. payup
  10. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    i usually get called a gardener by people with serious money which irratates me... it makes me feel like a house keeper or something...

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