What do you do about locked gates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KINGMADE, May 1, 2011.


    KINGMADE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    When I find a locked gate and no one home I usually do the front yard and call and let them know that their back yard is locked and that if I am in the neighborhood again before their next mow, that I will stop by and mow it. But here is my question. If I never get the chance to stop back by, do you still charge them full price?
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,888

    fix and resolve the issue buy them giving you access to the key for when you mow. for an occasionally locked gate the billing is what it is.
  3. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Sounds like a GOOD plan. That's what I did.
  4. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    If it's a chain link fence just loosen the top post hinge.
  5. JShip

    JShip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Mower: 2010 Scag Tiger Cub

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  6. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    After the first time. It costs a couple bucks. Give them a combination lock. Then you dont have to worry about keys and such.

    I would make an exception the first time but after that...Yes...Charge the full amount. The major expense in mowing a lawn is the travel, load, unload time.

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