I think I take this lawn mowing thing too seriously... Long story short here, our target store in town is maintained by a company from about 45 minutes away (why I don't know). The place just makes me sick to look at it. It used to be a BEAUTIFULLY maintained lawn until this outfit got hold of it! Last year it was only mowed every 2 to 3 weeks, the irrigation wasn't even on most of the summer, usually it was not trimmed or edged even. It just makes me sad to see this happen to such a nice lawn. Of course they are back again this season, only about 4 weeks LATE. Grass was over a foot tall with all the rain we have had. Looks totally butchered now, drizzle and rain today so I was off and had ran to the bank next door, and low and behold, this company was there, in the rain, mowing. I decided to go over and see what their deal is! Talked with the "owner" that was on a demo mower trying to throw clumps back and forth, about how the property looks. I flat out told him that they do CRAP work and that they should be ashamed of themselves. I drive by there frequently, I know how often it gets cut, but he said it was done weekly last season. Bull Chit! I'm sure they were getting PAID for weekly mowing, but it wasn't happening. He also says that US maintenance is in charge and dosn't allow anything to be done before April 1., sure, ok, but why wait to mow till April 9 when it's a foot tall already??? I hope they are loosing their azz on this place. I can't see how they couldn't be, driving almost 2 hours round trip to mow ONE property. I asked him about the possibility of subbing it out to someone local (me) but he said he was looking to get more in town. Wow, with great refrence propertys to look at like the Target lawn there... I'm sure he will take over the town! Am I the only person that gets upset seeing work that's less than substandard like this? What's sad is that the local store management has NO say in the deal, it's all corperate and divided into regions, one lawn care per region, low bidder. Side story... He said that last year, one of his foreman got swung on by the manager there, foreman called the manager "too picky" because he was telling them something looked bad. Now you KNOW you are doing a bad job when people come out ready to fight you!