What do you enjoy most about your work?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by YardGal, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. YardGal

    YardGal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    What makes you love what you do? Being outdoors? Working with people? The machines?

    Tell us why you love your work....
  2. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    #1 collecting the check.
    #2 making a ugly mess something nice to look at.
    #3 running the equipment
  3. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Looking as good as I do because of all the hard labor after 20 yrs!!! Flexible hrs ( business owner) . And just looking back at the before pics!!! BIG STEVE B CT STRENGTH WSL
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  4. YardGal

    YardGal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Excellent..maybe you could develop the 'landscaper's workout"?
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    My favorite aspect is solving problems that the homeowners have with their landscape. Water is the biggest issue and I've helped alleviate water issues around their foundation and their basements.

    Second, satisfying "Picky" customers. I get some customers who just aren't sure what they want. Even if the process is more drawn out, or it takes a bit of extra leg work to satisfy this group of people, it's still worth it in the end. These are the type of people who actually know they are picky and will apologize for it during the process.

    After that, it the feedback I get from my customers. If it wasn't for all the positive comments from my customers, I might have quit a long time ago.

    And thanks YardGal. I know you are doing what you can to promote the New Holland contest, but ultimately the Landscaping section of LS has been pretty much a ghost town after they changed it to the Landscape Installation and Design section.

    So thanks for trying to get more interest in the Landscaping section. Thumbs Up
  6. YardGal

    YardGal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    going home to my girls is my favorite part of the day. Everything else is just a job.
  8. Karmascapes

    Karmascapes LawnSite Member
    from NLR, AR
    Messages: 44

    A lot of people tell me its my stubborn irishman background, but I truly love building things with rocks. I love rocks
    And I can openly admit that front of my wife b/c she already believes I'm crazy. I'm not like a lot of the other guys on here, I've been afforded an opportunity to where I wouldn't work if I didn't want to. I enjoy being outside and like yall said earlier, helping customers with their problems is always satisfying.
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  9. Creating beautiful landscapes, turning crap into beauty, not having enough time in the day vs watching the clock tick.
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  10. YardGal

    YardGal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I think that's great! Rock on Karmascapes!

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