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What WON'T you mow?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnBrother, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    The gas station thread got me thinking about this. What WON'T you mow? Steep hills? The ghetto?
    I said it in the other thread. No gas stations, parking lots, hud homes, or car dealerships. There are some hills I will not attempt also. What about you?
  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    I want mow around kids...ie.playgrounds,schools...if something would happen I could'nt live w/ myself kids are to curious
  3. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 943

    I will not mow in any neighborhood under $250k, or if they dont have a strong homeowners association. Weak homeowner associations dont press their residents to keep their lawns manicured, so I stay away from them.
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    If any job is a pain in the butt, I wont mow it...if any customer is a pain in the butt, I wont mow for them.

    Thats pretty broad and includes alot of stuff: hills, ghetto-scaping, lots with rocks...etc...
  5. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    Any property with less than 75 ft of frontage, nasty hills, any property that is more than 15 minutes from my accounts, anyone who tells me what they are willing to pay, I'm on the verge of not mowing anything that I cant do with a 60" mower, and in 2007 I'm staying away from these "target neighborhoods" everyone tries to get into these and dirve the price down. There is more that I will add later
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    Commericial properties without irrigation and persons wanting grass mowed on a 10 day schedule.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    If I take one look at it and don't like it, I'm gone.
    I've done my time cutting yards consisting of 99% dirt and a dozen blades of grass.

    Hills don't concern me much, it's hard to describe how I decide, but basically I'm through with run down lots where the owners don't care.

    Has a lot to do with when I suspect that a person will never spend a dime on anything except cut the ... weeds.
    I don't so much care whether or not I get to do the improvements, it's that someone has to do something to the lawn on occasion.
    And folks who haven't touched their lawn in 10 or 15 years, they don't need me.
    That they need help, that much I'll concede...
    But whether I can help them, that is usually another story.
  8. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    I will not mow for any residential lot paying less than $60 per cut. I will not cut ANY residential properties in 2008. Other than that, if it's green, I'm there.

    Oh and NO friends or neighbors
  9. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    No family or friends, I learned a lesson not to work for anyone that works for my wife. No condos- I'm not going to the the lowest bidding wh0re for a year.
  10. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Asphault, trees, buildings. other than that I love the dirt lots. still get paid to show up. I will mow just about anything if the price is right. What I use to mow it is a different story.

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