plant growth regulators

Discussion in 'Sports Field Maintenance' started by tweezerbeak, May 18, 2007.

  1. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thats shooting myself in the foot I actively look for ways to increase my labor/business.... not curtail it.
     
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    Exactly...:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    That would be like a restaurant owner sponsoring a stomach stapling surgeon...:nono: ;)

    Let things grow, that's how we all make money.

    :)
     
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Or the owner of the only gas station in town who makes ends meet by selling electric powered cars.
     
  4. MILSINC

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
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    We all ??? Some of us make more money by proper planning and contracting, thus using products like PGRs. Get a clue.
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Those products are marketed towards grounds supers and in house landscape maintenance crews who operate on fixed budgets and are directed to, or have incentive to reduce the cost of maintenance. To me and to understand my position it has nothing to do with planning or contracting. My planning does not include reducing my invoicing for hedge and barrier maintenance. Proper planning and contracting are not always but mostly 1 time deals. For me the scope of ongoing maintenance and the need for it far outweighs the planning and contracting and the application of a growth limiter that was initially done in a effort to reduce the need for my maintenance crew. My business plan calls for maximizing labor profit. for businesses that do not have that mandate and generate income some other way this may be the product they are looking for. Neither one of us is wrong our business are just wired differently.
     
  6. BlakeReeder

    BlakeReeder LawnSite Member
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    :weightlifter: I think these products are great. I have a landscape company and we use them to cut down our labor on our maintenance contracts. It sure gets expensive trying to keep up with all the new growth. You might try it. You get paid for it wether you do it or not. no growth = no labor = more profit. :hammerhead:
     
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have open ticket service agreements so that would not work for me, we are wired differently, If I operated like you I would most definitely use it. That actually goes without saying. I have been doing this for a very long time. I do not want to be married to a fixed income by a fixed price maintenance contract. I stopped doing that about 10 or more years ago, I use open ticket service agreements. meaning 1 customers invoicing can be 7,000 one month or 10,000 the next month, But never going below a fixed point. It is paid regardless. If a customer is savvy enough to request the growth limiter I would provide it without delay. I do not have to chase more contracts in order to generate more income. My open service agreements are just as binding as a contract. Some find this confusing but it really is not. So please stop hammering my head with your icon
     

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