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Customer Installed Play Set

echeandia

LawnSite Bronze Member
I have a customer who recently put up a large play set for his kids. Now instead of a wide open back yard I have to deal with this monster (driving around it and PITA trimming). When I quoted him the mowing price he never mentioned putting up a play set. Do I tell the guy I need another $5 per visit? What did you guys do in similar situation?
 

dcondon

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Mid-Michigan
If it's just one play set then just go ahead and do it. Now really how much more time is it going to take you.:confused: :confused:
 

grassmanak

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Omaha NE
ive had a couple similar things but have just let em slide, rather than losing the customer
 

MJStrain

LawnSite Member
Location
Lawrence, Ks.
I can't imagine it takes you more than a few minutes at most to trim around even the largest play set. I'd just do what's necessary to get the job done and be grateful you have the account.
 

Woody82986

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
DFW, TX
Man, if it is bothering you this much, then I think the answer is obvious. If you have situations that cause you to worry or brood about them, then you should do something about it. I learned several years ago that even the smallest things will never just go away and they will keep eating at you. Honestly, if it bothers you... then fix what is bothering you.
 

HOOLIE

LawnSite Gold Member
These playsets suck...most people just sit them in the grass and you have all these nooks and crannies to trim around. Not to mention ducking under to do some trimming.

The obvious solution...so obvious as to be easily missed...give them a price to mulch around the playset with woodchips or playground mulch. Then you solve most of your problem and make some extra money :)
 

WJW Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Mow right through that mutha! I actually had a customer do the exact same thing...no biggie...couple extra minutes.
 
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