Is your turf better than your customers' turf?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by tlc1994, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. tlc1994

    tlc1994 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I have a few customers in my own neighborhood and I always spend extra time on my own lawn to make sure it looks best. Whenever someone in my neighborhood is interested, I am always sure to point out my house. It helps to exemplify how well I can manage turf, and I'm sure it has gotten me accounts because of it. The only problem is some people will say "Okay, now I want my lawn to look like that!" Do you treat your lawn the same, worse, or better than your customer's lawns? I know it's hard for some guys to get paid all day to mow other people's lawns and then have to come home and cut their own for free.
  2. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    i cut them all the same...even mine...i don't do things like fertilizer and such...never had a problem with grass growing here lol
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    mine is the same as all my clients for the most part. i mainly work for the upper middle class and above.

    of course, i am crazy about my lawn man. i use it to test out things before applying them blanketly

    i mostly get the comments when someone sees my personal lawn of "what do you do to that, it looks awesome" .
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I live in the Sticks and I hate mowing my lawn lets kids beat it down with ATVs probly mow mine maybe once a month never have time to mow it
    Now my business in town that's different story it gets mowed twice a week
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    All treated the same.
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I generally treat mine the same as the others as far as fertilizer, but I also will throw fungicide on mine and sometimes Milorginite and Ironite. I have lawns I do that are nicer than mine, but not many, lol. I definately have the nicest lawn in my neighiborhood, which doesn't take much in my hood, haha. I still enjoy working in my yard when I'm not taking care of all the others.

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