anything for money?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by bobbygedd, May 28, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    would you do a job, even though it was not neccesary, and a huge waste of the customers money, if they demanded you do it? here is the short version: she has established beds throughout the property. many plants, trees, grasses, etc, that have been there for years. her request was that we topdress the beds with 2-3" of fresh topsoil, then apply 2-3" of fresh mulch. my advice to her was that the level didn't need to be raised, we should just do the mulch. she wasn't listening, her position was simply that this is what she wanted. i quoted an outrageous price, she bit. now the fun begins. would you have done the job for her, even though you know it made no sense? we are talking roughly 8 yds of topsoil, then 8 yds of mulch. money was no object with her
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Give her what she wants IMO. Period
  3. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    If you explained to her she didn't need it and she still wanted it done i would do it,after all these people are hiring us for our knowledge and you tried to tell her,sp yeah i would do it.good luck man!
  4. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Of course. If it wasn't me, it would be money in someone elses pocket.
  5. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    If she's paying ...... I'm playing.
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    ok, this story has many parts. part 2: sure, i did the work, and charged handsomely for it. then......she requested that the mulch be moved. she said it was too close to the base of the plants, and that a 5" ring should be created around the plants and trees, by moveing the mulch. she asked that we come back, and create these rings. of course, at an added fee. would you accomodate her on this request also?
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Are you new? Just do the dam work and collect your money.
  8. Shadygrove

    Shadygrove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    But be careful, raising the grade by 5-6" (2-3" topsoil, 2-3" mulch) around mature plants could cause some real problems for her landscape. Crown Rot anyone?
  9. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Take the $$$$$ and laugh all the way to the bank.
    Best part is she will be a repeat customer when the plants start to die off. I love idiot customers that know it all!
  10. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    ARE YOU NEW???......... Now that's the funniest line I've heard this week. Well said... :p :p ;) ;)

    Actually, it's just normal BOBBY G.......That's funny in itself :dizzy: :

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