Leaves before and after

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cantoo, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Here is the before picture of a small lawn. You can see the leaves are almost the height of the first step then as they gp around the house they are about 10 to 12" deep. Most of these leaves come from across the street and from the house next door. You can see the pine tree on the left and in the back where a neighbour has put up a fence to stop the leaves. There is a decent sized maple tree jut to the right out of the picture. The back lawn is even worse for the amount of leaves.

    leaves before1.jpg
  2. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Here's the after picture.
    The turf is pretty thin at the steps. You can see the shadow from the trees across the road. The lawn was a little damp so it wasn't as clean as we would like but the customer doesn't really care, she's 90 something. And for the smar azzes in the crowd, no, we didn't suck up the cat off the steps with the blower.

    leaves after1.jpg
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    nice!!! That was a lot of leaves just for a little lot. All I see is pines, where did they come from?
  4. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    If you dont mind, how much for your work on this lawn??? Thanx
  5. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    Looks good cantoo, Did you mulch the leaves first or just suck them right off the turf?
  6. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    Cantoo, very impressive, dude....nice job.

    please tell us the following...
    1. what equipment did you use (redmax, i bet)
    2. how many people
    3. how long did it take
    4. is that the whole yard or there is more in the back?
    5. how much did you charge?


  7. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    I agree doesn't look like there are many trees there.
  8. rshofcols

    rshofcols LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 86

    MAN,to do all those leaves just to get a little pussy.................aint it great being an l.c.o.
  9. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Okay here's where you hear my confession. I didn't even set foot on this lawn. My wife does most of the work on these small ones by herself. She uses the Walker to suck up leaves and it's better whole than to mulch them first. We have two different Echo back packs (getting a Redmax when I can find a Dealer). She said she was in and out in under an hour which included talking to the lady for at least 10 minutes for Can $60 which is decent around here, most people get kids to do it or do it themselves for exercise. My wife likes to work a steady pace but not enough to kill herself, it's almost a hobby. There is a bigger area in the back but there is nothing to work around just suck up and dump. This would only fill our truck less than 1/2 full. We dump for free and have places to dump near every job we do. I posted pics of our truck setup in another thread.
  10. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    nice job and setup

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