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i need you to re-seed

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
what's the deal on this: seeded a not so steep slope, but with all the rain comming hard and heavy, immediately after we finished, some of the seed washed down. client is demanding a re-seed. do you?
 

hoskm01

LawnSite Fanatic
What does the contract say? You could be a hardazz and say not responsible...act of god...bla bla bla, or cough up a couple bucks and 5 min in seed to keep a happy customer, if they are worth it. Depends on your situation.
 
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bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
"not responsible for acts of god"...this covers about anything that can happen
 

hoskm01

LawnSite Fanatic
They agreed to pay for an application of product in the hope that it would grow for them, given whatever weather would come. You agreed to spread the seed, maybe you guaranteed it would grow or not, I dont know. Easy fix for a customer you might want to keep. What are they worth to you?
 

nate1422

LawnSite Member
Location
Pottstown, PA
Throw down a smoke screen....I mean some seed. I have a slope on my yard that I reseeded about 2 weeks ago, the rains came (6") and there was some washout but a lot of the seed is starting to germinate. Just because you see some seed that washed out doesn't necessarily mean that all the seed did.
 

walker-talker

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Midwest
Had this happen only once...it was for a friend of mine. I had already given him a big break in price and fore-warned him that it was going to rain. I gave him advice on how to fix and sold him some seed at my cost, but that was it.

In your case, I would probably want to help make it right, but there would be a charge involved.
 
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bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
so let me ask you, why would you absorb the cost, of replacing product, that was destroyed, as the result of an act of god? i'm just curious. i gave the client exactly what i said i would.
 

Nosmo

LawnSite Bronze Member
It is a touchy situation you have there. If this guy is a good customer and is reasonable you might try bargaining with him.

One approach might be this if you want to keep him happy.
Tell him if you get the seed I will spread it out for you.

Nosmo

PS: I know your contract has a clause covering "Acts of God" . But do you want to keep him or loose him over a few minutes of spreading seed ?
 
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bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
but nosmo.....if he agreed, and assuming he understood, before signing, that we aren't responsible for acts of god, why would he expect me, to take my hard earned money, from my wallet, to seed HIS LAWN? and why, if i refuse, should i be at risk of losing the client? afterall, you heard geo, we are so poor, my children recieve free meals at school. can't a poor man get a break around here?
 
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