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ok tell the truth

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by traman, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    ok lets just say everybody on this sight was not in the lawn care busness and did somthing else ,dosnt matter what you do ,it just has nothing to do with landscaping,lawn care ,sprinklers , fertilizing ,tree trimming ect. would you hire someone that charges the same that you charge or would you do it yourself . i for one would do it myself,i have never had someone do any outside work for me since i was old enough to do it myself or at least had a friend to help me. so tell the truth , remember its what you charge not just have the neighborhood kid do it for $5.00 bucks ! think about it
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Winter must be getting long.
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    I would do it myself. There are very few things around the house that I can't or won't do myself.
  4. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    I would do it myself.....
    I'm just glad there are plenty of people out there that don't want to do it them selves,
    their the kind of people that keep us all in business.
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    I haven't cut my grass in 5 years .... my company does it as a perk
  6. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    I would do it myself...but I have more free time than money. The people I sell to have more money than time.
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Most the stuff I will do it myself, if I have the time, the knowledge and I can do it in a safe manner.

    If I get old and can't do the work to my own lawn that I am doing now.....would I pay somebody what I charge? Sure, I do great work at a fair price!!!
  8. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I would do it myself !
  9. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    I was raised watching my Dad, an office professional by trade, work on our vehicles, change oil, plugs, just about anything auto related, lawn related, carpentry/construction, electrical and plumbing related. He was raised this way, his father, my grandfather owned a service station. I do most of the things such as lawn/landscape, auto related, and some carpentry/construction, electrical and plumbing related. No I'm not undertaking the pole building I'm having put up, mainly because I want it done fast and I got a great price :) . I have framed up and finished basement living space, worked on outside hydrants, roofing etc.

    If I can do it myself and can make the time to do it, or the time to complete is immaterial I will not pay someone double or better the amount it would cost me to do myself. But I will happily take someone elses money to do these things they do not wish to do or know how to do.

  10. Cobra Jock

    Cobra Jock LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    I would do it myself payup

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