Parked across the street and got what F#$% were you thinking

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Watson's Landscaping, May 29, 2007.

  1. Watson's Landscaping

    Watson's Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Todays a first had to cut late today because i took yesterday off and parked across the street from the house I was cutting (I have parked there all year) and the guy comes home that owns the house across the street and said to me what the F#$% are you thinking parking on my lawn (in his ditch). So my ? is were should I park its a 2 lane main street with no shoulder and I really dont want to park in my clients drive way. and by the way the guy wants me to come back and fix his yard were he thinks my truck left to marks from the tires.
  2. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    Tell him his property stops at the center of the ditch.
    Everything from the center of the ditch to the road is right of way.
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    ....and be sure to tell us how this one turns out.:)
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I don't blame him. He can't do anything about it cause like someone else mentioned he don't own it. But, if you parked in my ditch and damaged the turf, i would be pissed too. Remember he is the one who maintains it and has to mow even if you leave ruts, etc. Also, it reflects on his property. In a situation like that I would park in the customers driveway.
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    You wont park in the driveway of someone who pays you, but will park in the neighbors yard that isnt a customer?
  6. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    If one isn't too far away, I would park on a side street, and just drive the mowers through a few other properties to get the house (make sure you do it next to the curb, though). If you don't feel comfortable doing that, ask permission to do so - I'd be surprised if many people cared. Better yet, you could come by during a low-traffic time of the day and drive the mowers through the street when no cars are coming.

    If that doesn't work out, just park in the driveway. Sure its a pain to have to back out, but it sure isn't nice to park in someone else's yard.
  7. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    your best bet would be to park in the customers driveway. As far as the other guy he does not own it but I would fix it for him anyway
  8. Watson's Landscaping

    Watson's Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Hey guys thanks for the replys I'll let you know how it turns out.
  9. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Id just park in customers driveway
  10. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    i had one guy like that last year come out and yell at a county sheriff for parking like that, needles to say after 10 min of them auguring the guy was cuffed and stuffed :laugh: must have been what the guy said when he came out. I alt to kiss your ass for parking on my privet property with out permission now get off it or ill call your captain. :confused:

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