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Stupid scotts fert guy!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ajslands, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    So I was taking a nap and this fertilizer guy shows up to do my neighbor's lawn, well he was parked in front of my house so I was getting the feeling he was going to do my lawn instead. Well he ended up doin theirs and he put down the wet application, so he streched his hose from his truck across my lawn (which I work very hard on) (kinda my signature lawn) across a flower bed and back across my lawn again and then to my neighbors driveway, I was just wondering if this was common practice? Cuz if it is then I should not have called scotts and complained about it. Was he in the wrong, cuz I realy don't like hose marks across my lawn much less the flower beds!!! :realmad:
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  2. M&S_Lawncare

    M&S_Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Call it in every time I would not be totally rude but I would get the point across ! I called in our trash guy as he was littering all down the road and it was totally obvious and he didn't care but I do having to pick up after him...
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Technically? They perhaps probably aren't supposed to pull across your lawn. However,...I would love to know the reason why he didn't park in front of the customers lawn. Also, depending on where he dragged the hose, it might have been across the right of way. I do have to say though,...and please don't take this the wrong way...but "hosemarks" in the lawn seem just a leeeetle on the whiny side, to me - especially if it WAS out on the row. The flowerbed thing would certainly tick me off a bit, though. Why didn't you throw on your shoes and go out there and say something to him? You know,...you have to understand - these guys are NOT rocket scientists that do this stuff. as a matter of fact, the prerequisites are 1. you have a technician certificate, 2. you are clean cut, and 3. you have a pulse. LOL
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,384

    Massachusetts doe's not require a pulse!
  5. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    Taking a Nap? At this time of year in Michigan and you're a Lawn Guy?

    Good grief.
  6. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I would have to agree with Runner. The only thing that would upset me in the scenario you described is if they were dragging their hose through the flowerbed. Hose marks in the grass I think you're going to the extreme with that one. Also don't be a pussy go out and talk to the guy hes not going to hose you down or anything. If you were to have talked with the tech I think it would have prevented the same issue in the future rather than calling the office where your complaint was probably filed in the wastebasket.
  7. MRMelton

    MRMelton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I'm wondering why the Scotts' guy is fertilzing your neighbor's lawn and not you...
  8. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I have one guy in my culdesac I live on that I don't treat. I refuse to match trugreens price so he sticks with them. Surprisingly it doesn't look half bad.
  9. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    He's napping.
  10. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Actualy we were suppose to get some strong storms today but never did so I went out and did some spring clean up, but I had fertilized earlier today but only 2 lawns, I did mine last week, I'll upload some pictures that I took when I get off my phone, I generaly don't sleep during the day.

    The only reason I didn't talk to the guy is because I am only 17 and he probaly wod f just said something stupid and didn't want to deal with it.

    And to the guy who said something about the trash guys, I am glad I am not the ony one! Are guy litters our street too, and guess who has to clean that up! (me!) I think next week I'll write a big sign on the mailbox or one of the trash can saying "if you make a mess clean it up!" my father used to tell me that all the time, and now I do it cuz I don't want to have to clean it up when somehing good is on tv like mythbusters or some show that is comical like ax men for example.
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