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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fblandscape, May 25, 2003.

  1. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    I am noticing something around my neighborhood which isn't all that good.

    I really don't like cutting grass all that much, that's probably why I gave up all my lawn accounts over the past couple years. I fertilize my lawn maybe once every other year or so, and do no pest management except for a Merit treatment which I HAVE to do in the next couple of weeks. Now there are lawns on my block which are much greener, and healthier than mine is. However the problem is that once I get done mowing my lawn each week, it looks the best on the whole block, even when compared to the ones which are commercially maintained and are on fertility programs.

    The guy who mows across the road from my house leaves a HUGE mess all over the lawn when he is done with those 2 houses, clippings and debris all over the place, the guy next to me... really nice guy, but he mows too low and doesn't make any kind of pattern. Corner house which is fertilized they don't blow the clippings off the road :dizzy: I could go on... but I won't.

    Does anybody else have the same problem I do?
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981


    Most of the lawns around here are cut to the LOWEST setting possible and look like **** because the lawn is dead within a few weeks later. The ones that are maintained profesinally are the ones that have CLUMPS and are left looking like he!!

    I am tried of people wasting their money on these "bargin" LMO's

    If I did a job where I charged less it was for a reason and I spent as much time as it took to keep it looking it's best.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    OK, you don't want to cut grass anymore, and you have the greenest yard on the block. So....What the in Hell IS the problem?
  4. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Seriously- what the heck is the point of this post? What is the problem? Stupidity?
  5. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544


    Get out while you are young!!!

    Most "nice" neighborhoods make me sick. To me they are public housing projects for the $30,000 - $60,000 annual income range.

    Everyone up in everyone else's business.

    I am seriously considering moving to a large property, then digging a moat around the outer ring, with booby traps all over the place. Motion sensors, listening devices, 10' deep pitfalls in the "driveway" covered with leaves to catch trespass vehicles and the sheriff if he trys to drive up, and of course, enough firepower to sink Hawaii into the ocean.

  6. hboyd_com

    hboyd_com LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 150

    I think you have a good plan... sounds like the time for you to make the move.

    Good luck with that.:rolleyes:
  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I have found that 90% of homeowners would have a 100% better looking lawn if they would simply mow higher.

    It's a common problem to mow way to low.
  8. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Here we have a street where I swear the neighbors are in competition to see who can cut the grass the shortest.

    So many homes with lawns yellow-green and always cut down to 2" or so.
  9. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    The point of my post is that I no longer cut grass professionally, and yet I still have the nicest lawn on the block even when compared to lawns which are commercially cared for.

    Home owner does a nicer job than the pros...?
  10. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    ...and wherein lies the problem?

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