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why do the yankees always win?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    anyone see the movie, catch me if u can? WHY DO the yankees always win? cus thier opponants can't see past the pinstripes. how is this relative to lawncare? well, it came to mind as i was checking out a big companies lawns. there is a company here, huge, hundreds and hundreds of lawns, the properties all look perfect.....but are they? not hardly. this guy will not take on a simple mow and blow client, it's all or nothing. the shrubs are kept trimmed nicely, the beds edged , weed free, and with fresh mulch, the edging and weedwacking are perfect, the curb and walkways are kept spotless, and free of weeds. but look closely, the overall quality of the turf, is probably a 5 on a scale of 1-10. oh they ARE green, but lots of weeds. yet he is considered "the man" in this area. his properties are by far considered the best around. so you see, it has alot to do with the ENTIRE property, not just the lawn quality, his quality actually sucks, yet his properties look the best.
  2. CJ GreenScapes

    CJ GreenScapes LawnSite Member
    from AL
    Messages: 249

    Yes, its the little things that matter. Those few you mentioned can seperate you from the rest.

    That and a winning attitude will put you over the top!
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Because they have the higest payroll in baseball...........oh, you weren't really asking that....sorry. LOL
  4. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    they got that pay roll from winning championships......
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Wrong. They got the payroll from George Steinbrenner. He buys the championships!
  6. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    the chicken and the egg......

    but alot of the key members of the championships came up through the farm system, on non impressive money contracts. they've proven themselves and now get more money. its good business.
  7. 1Royalone

    1Royalone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Bobby, good insight. It is good to review all other LCO's and note good points and bad points. What county in NJ do you do most of your work in?
  8. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Image is everything and people pay us to make their stuff look good. Turf quality? Who cares as long as it's green and growing. This guy must be doing something right.

    I do very, very few mow and blow only accounts. 95% of my accounts are full service, year round cusomers.
  9. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Maybe one day you'll get your OMB a tenth of the way there.

    Keep dreaming.

    Coming from you, I'm sure you shortchanged the turf quality a bit to "juice up" your story.
  10. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    spoken like a true Yankee fan. Take off those blinders anytime, Adam.

    sorry guys, I know this ain't a baseball thread.

    Largest market and no cap, Adam. That's how.

    don't you clutter the off topic forum enough with the chicken and egg garbage?:D

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