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Would you cut it??

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by daysel, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Langford2000

    Langford2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    As far as price - unless you are starving you come up with a price your almost embarassed to give them. If they bite then its prepay. I have a policy - first two cuts for a new customer I get paid before the gate drops. If they are honest its not a problem, if not then I dont get paid & their junk don't get cut.
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,821

    Do you have much Burmuda in Oregon? I don't think you would cut 12 inch high thick Bermuda or 8" for that matter. 4" is a killer when you try to bring it down to 2.5":cry: Really depends on how much you have to lop off. I don't think the highest setting on a lazer would get through 12". Taking down Bermuda 2" or more makes a hugh mess and/or lots of bagging
  3. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    I stopped taking crap jobs to, I don't do storm windows, I don't go across the city and no more over grown lawns.
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Only bermuda is what you don't want to have. We have mainly rye and some fescue lawns.
  5. GLLawns

    GLLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    Agreed, and don't forget no more gutters. I will not even stop as others have said if it is out of control upon pulling up. The only way I will consider anything overgrown is if they agree to weekly service, and understand it will take 2-3 cuts to get it back in shape. I hate the turds that think the lawn should go from a foot high with weeds mixed in, to golf course standards in one cut. These are the ones I say have a nice day, call so and so he can take care of you.
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    nope I would not have cut it I only provide service to "owners" who care.
  7. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 140

    I should have made her pre-pay, and just mow one strip down the middle...or a few crop circles.
  8. LawnMowerMan3875

    LawnMowerMan3875 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    When I have a customer call me to mow an overgrown yard, I call the guy down the street who has a tractor and brushhog. I tell the customer that I will mow it on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule and rate after this guy knocks it down to a mowing highth that my machines can handle. But like you Daysel, I would love to cut a few crop circles in it and make it read: Call before gets too high....
  9. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I usually turn them down unless I think I am going to get more business from it.
  10. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    Ill do em with the tractor.

    250 for the first hour. 125 for every hour after that.

    Oh and its not going to be cut pretty or level and the clippings will probably form piles as they come out the back.

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