customers neighbor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cambo4783, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. cambo4783

    cambo4783 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I've been mowing this yard since last year and yesterday i did her first cut, well her nieghbor comes out saying he wants me to blow the grass and leaves from a 3 inch high curb over it back into the yard, well here yesterday a blower didnt help much because it was windy as hell, so usually on curbs i just blow it in the street where the cars will take it and spread it out, he said he doesn't like me to blow it in the street because it makes his house look bad, its not that much grass to make anyones house look bad, does anyone else have this problem with customers neighbors, am i in the wrong? i wanted to tell this guy to pay me if he wants this done, whats everyones opinion.
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    If grass does get blown into the street, which is unpreventable. I try to blow it back up onto the lawn. sometimes I just leave it if its a busy street. if you put the leaves and grass there its your mess, there is not reason for him to pay you to clean it up. Its like dumping a truckload of leaves on someone's yard and turning around and ringing their doorbell offering a clean-up. JMO
  3. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 439

  4. millenium_123

    millenium_123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I bag all my lawns so this really isnt an issue. But on some yards that I do every other week, the edging gets a bit worse, I do blow the grass into the street. It only looks tacky for a little bit, then will blow away...
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Personally I don't blow it in the street and nobody working for me does it either. I always thought homeowners was the only ones that did that silly stuff.
  6. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,642

    Yeah blow it back into the yard
  7. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Unless its raining or foggy or very humid,, the grass clippings dry out rather fast. Only if you blow a ton of clippings on the road will it be noticeable.
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    I blow it back on the lawn
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I can understand the neighbor getting upset about leaves but he shouldn't have a problem with a few clippings. I'm guessing that the neighbor that is complaining lives to the left of your customer's house and gets the leaves? If that's an issue then try to minimize the debris you blow into the street especially leaves.

    I know that if someone was causing leaves to end up in my yard from his yard I would have words with somebody.
  10. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 948

    It's always breezy here, we try to keep clippings on the turf. If some gets blown out into the street it's usually gone in a few seconds.

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