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question for lawn smith

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by marley, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. marley

    marley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    the properties in your pictuers look like city parks. are they? how did you land those accounts? looks sharp! thanks in advance.
  2. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    actually those arent parks although from the pics its hard to tell. those 2 little chunks of property are basically part of the front lawn to a big commerical property. the property has an 9000+ sq ft. mansion that is rented for weddings, receptions, parties, or whatever. this particular area is a part of a 1500 acre working farm. right outside of the "manicured turf" are fields that are cut with a bushhog. there 15 rental homes on the farm as well that have full time tenants and i maintain those. basically any grassy area that needs to be manicured and made to look nice, i take care of. this includes, highway/fenceline frontage and lawns everywhere from .5 acres to about 5 acres.

    how did land these particular accounts you ask? well, that was the easy part. my family owns the farm and when i got started in the business about 6 years ago, i took over for the guy that was doing a terrible job. thats one of the main reasons i got started, i had the security of having jobs right from the start.

    can you believe i use to mow all that with a 48" scag walk behind? those pics arent showing the other 6 acres that surrounds the mansion. two words, "not fun" when mowing that with a 48" deck.

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