Stripes are just too fancy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by anythinglawns, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. anythinglawns

    anythinglawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    After finishing up today at one of my new customers homes, she comes out,looks at the yard and says. "Boy that really looks nice, only one problem. Those stripes are just too fancy for my neighorbor hood." She told me she did not want her neighbors to think she is trying to out do them. She is the only person on her street that pays for lawn service all other do it themself. I told her that stripes are very popular and everyone else wants them, but she instist they are too fancy for her neighbor hood.
    I have never heard that before. Someone not wanting there yard to look it's best because there neighbors might not like it.
     
  2. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    I had one old guy tell me to go around the yard basically in circles, because that's the way he'd always done in on the ole John Deere. I told him I didn't do it to make the stripes, but because it was the most efficient way to mow it, and that I may need to charge more money. In the end he told me to do it however I wanted too. I never heard anything like the yard being fancy. What a moron.
     
  3. cheapcuts

    cheapcuts LawnSite Member
    from Boise
    Messages: 12

    I am new here what are stripes. I am starting out in a month mowing lawns this summer for extra money.
     
  4. AK Lawn

    AK Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I have had a few clients that do not lioke strips, not sure why just thought that they looked wierd, what ever, it is more efficent as well as nicer
    AK Lawn
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    not gonna say who but i think mabe we have a few people playin withus lately. dont bother me ,i been playin all my life.dont think we are that easy tho.we ll see
     
  6. anythinglawns

    anythinglawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    What?

     
  7. toby

    toby LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 66

    Stripes are the scourge of the lawncare industry and the pacifier of the solo op.

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  8. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    Dont knock it cause you can't do it! Around here no stripes no work.

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  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Now, THAT'S what it's all aBOUT!:cool:

    Wow! One more post, and I'll have 2000! My, how time flys!:D
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Now, THAT'S what it's all aBOUT!:cool:
     

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