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it's july 15th

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    your customer had asked for a price on trimming. you gave him one. he declined. he has his nephew trim everything. you arrive on july 15th to cut the lawn, there are piles of bush clippings, and tied up branches bundled in spots throughout the lawn. do you 1) pick them up, throw them in the truck, proceed to mow. 2) mow around them, do the extra wacking around them. 3) move the piles off the lawn, then mow. 4) bang on front door with wacker, while it's running, tell him to clean this crap off the lawn so you can mow, and proceed to weedwack. 5) pull up, see obtacles in lawn, drive off, bill them for the visit, return next week
  2. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    Bobby, I would do 2 without the weed Trimming option.
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Depends on how many piles there are. If it's just a few, I'd make one big pile and mow around it, no wacking. If there are a ton of piles, leave them and mow around them, no wacking.
  4. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    Depending on the customer, might offer to get rid of the piles if I had the time, for a fee of course. Otherwise, mow around them.

    Wouldn't this also be subject to the $5 'extra obstacles' surcharge? :p
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    yes mustang, and a $5 aggrivation surcharge
  6. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    You waited how long to post on the subject of this July 15 event?
  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    If there were say 1 or 2 of the tied up piles, close together, I would move them off the lawn. Mow around the other non tied piles. No extra trimming!

    It sh!ts me up the wall when they get out in the garden, do some pruning and leave there cr@p on the lawn! I might kick it back on the garden while trimming if its not going to be to much of a strain!
  8. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    With Mr. Gedd there's always a motive, you just have to look into it a little bit.
    His comparison example is a poor one..... as usual. ;)
  9. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    Okay, Bobby, for the record, my answer is that I mow around stuff like that. Never have heard anything about it from the customer. On the other hand, I suspect you wouldn't pick the debris up, either, which leads one to believe that this thread is another form of entertainment for you.

    Having fun yet?
  10. green with envy

    green with envy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    If it was really bad I would do # 5 with a phone call to reschedule.


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