Understanding the value of your time.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KirbysLawn, May 11, 2002.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Today when I arrived at one of my customers lawns another lawn guy was at the neighors home...already working in the lawn. He does 2 lawns on the street that are rentals.

    During the process of doing my lawn I looked up and noticed he was fertilizing the lawn...by and!! I had to do a double take, he fertilized the entire lawn by scooping the fertilizer in a bucket, carrying the bucket around, scooping the fertilizer in his hand and shaking it onto the ground.

    When I pulled off he was walking to the other lawn carrying the bag & bucket. I have a hard time understanding why someone would spend this much time when they could buy a spreader for $30 at Home Cheapo.

  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i saw a guy do that one time also. hammered the lawn too(destroyed it)
  3. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Now there's a real professonial at work. I wonder how he calibrates his hand for differents fertilizers. LOL
  4. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    TJLC writes:

    "I wonder how he calibrates his hand for differents fertilizers?"

    Thats simple. He controls how far he spreads his fingers.

  5. RLS

    RLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I watched my Dad fertilize like that all of my life. We had a fine yard. LOL I ain't about to do it like that now!!
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    i just finished plugging a lawn lady hand spread weed n feed on said she couldnt understand why she had so many dead streaks she been doing this for years lol i told her the year before it wasnt a smart thing to do she used to bags of 5k fert on a 4k lawn
  7. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Looks like they'll be calling you next time for work. :D :p

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