"I'm on a Budget"

Gene $immons

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Oklahoma
Call on voice mail today:

"Hello, I've been calling all around trying to get some estimates for lawn care. I'm on a budget, so I need good prices".

"I want to have my lawn sprayed, do you offer a one time deal? most of the places I have called don't offer one time spraying, but since I'm on a budget, I figure if you can spray it the first time for me, I can take over from there".

"Next, I need the lawn mowed real short. I do my own mowing in the summer, I just dont like doing the first cut. How much do you charge for mowing"?

"I also want to install some shrubs around my house over an 18 month time frame. Is there a way that you can buy the plants wholesale, and drop them off at my house for me to plant myself? "Could you also come by and look at my backyard and tell me what to plant? Do you charge for a design even if I do the work myself?

"Hope to hear from you soon, we want to get started this weekend if possible."


Ahhhh dont yoy love spring callers?
 

blankenshiplawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
savannah
Thats awesome! This is my first spring in the business. Is this what I should expect to hear?! Obfuscate (To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand) the answer. Car dealers do it to us and we still buy cars.
 

Lawn Dog2001

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
South Carolina
Maybe since she is on a budget, you can just do it all for her for free. People like this amaze me.
 

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
I would still try to sell her some services, BUT give her literature on properly lawn maintenance, fertilization, aeration, etc.

Tell her that you will price it out, but before you give her the price you want her to read over the stuff first.

It could change her mind
 

DFW Area Landscaper

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
DFW, TX
I wonder if Chemlawn gets whacked out calls like this?

Yesterday, someone was posting about the customer who asked them to remove a rotting deer carcass from their lawn.

Geez. This industry needs an Public Relations overhaul.

Later,
DFW Area Landscaper
 

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
if someone calls me to remove a dead deer, I would charge them so much. That is like a slap in the face.
 

GrassBustersLawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Indianapolis, IN
I gave a fert. quote at a roughly $1 mil lake front property today. 2 boat docks set up for 3 boats. Gave a breakdown for a 5 application plan. Owner showed up before I left. I explained the plan to him. "Could I just do the first app with the pre-emerg? He had alot of dandelions last year, but he thinks there is alot of stuff in there (apps.) that he doesn't need."

Economy must be bad when the MILLIONAIRES are getting CHEAP!

Mike
 

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