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Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by dan deutekom, Sep 27, 2003.
I think it needs this -- www.trugreen.com
ok, so did this have a point or are my "blond roots" showing?
As has been said it is a picture from a site that was listed for organics. It is a lawn that was overseeded with clover.(that's how I knew! )
As for A point.......My opinion on that is somewhat biased so in the interest of comeradery i'll wait for dan to answer.
Soooo....You have blonde Roots eh?
Mower_babe nothing wrong with blond roots
The point is that if I have to build a lawn care business I have to provide a product my clients want. The pole shows that the majority of our clients would not accept a lawn that looks like this. This picture is a promotional picture from a Halifax Lawn Care Company http://edmonds.ns.ca/lawncare/lawncare.php. Now I have nothing against organics, or synthetics but I do know that if almost 70% of the population do not find this to be an acceptable lawn then I am not going to have an easy time building a profitable business. The only way that organics can become a viable profitable business is to find a way to deliver what the client expects at a reasonable cost. Otherwise it will always be a fringe element. I always hear that we have to educate the client......... NO. That won't work. We have to give the client what they want. A green, weed free GRASS lawn . Most of them really don't care how it is done.
Dan, hmm...interesting point.
dvm - sorry to mislead you - I am a brunette with blonde tendencies.
I understand your point, but overseeding with clover is not what i would offer to the customer. I agree that 'educating the client' is not going sell an organic program. In my opinion, if i can sell one customer an organic program and show good results then i have started the ball rolling.
Instead of giving the customer the blah blah blah, i can show them tangible results on actual lawns. I can offer the service at a substantially lower price than 'The Weed Man' and get comparable ,or in my opinion, better results over the long term.
A green, weed free, grass lawn is what i offer and i can provide it.
A poll with 8 responses isnt what i would call reliable evidence.
What do you think of this lawn???
I like clover. For my own home, I follow an organic plan. For our customers, we offer a choice. If they want an organic plan, we can provide it. If they prefer the normal chemical approach, we can provide that too.
I have actually converted three of my neighbors to go organic, just from what my own yard looks like.
Yes, most of our customers want a chemical plan, but not all do.
Dan, it appears your respirator mask is not working too well....
Given the fact that the picture is so far away and no one on here could even tell it has clover-- your 'planted' 5 responses mean NOTHING in 8 replies.
"My customer would fire me for this" for 5 responses???? GIVE ME a BREAK! Again, the photo doesn't even reveal the clover. The photo shows a GREEN nicely mowed lawn with lines straighter than 50% of the turf photos on this site!
You should go to work for some political party promoting their polls. Good one, you made me laugh!
BTW if you do not have permission to post that photo you are violating copyright law and at least one of the "COMMANDMENTS of lawnsite....