Your not cutting it short enough!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K.Carothers, May 5, 2006.

  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    "Your not cutting it short enough!"

    "2 days after it's cut, It looks like it needs cut again"

    How many are hearing this crap this time of year?
    The customers get the lawns loaded up with nitrogen from trugreen and think we are not cutting the lawn low enough.

  2. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    Just wait until the real heat hits and the grass is loaded up with Nitro.

    They'll be calling the fire department because their lawn is burnt to a crisp.

    BTW- why does everyone thing that nitrogen is the end all answer to every plant deficiency?

  3. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Its that time of year again. I always try talking them into mowing every 5 days but usually no go. They want their lawn mowed at the end of the week so it looks good on the weekend!! Doesnt that just drive you nuts!!:dizzy:
  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,327

    Lots of people in my area are quitting tru green due to them spraying weeds instead of weed killer in the yard. I 've heard this before. I told them if I cut it too short the lawn could die when the heat comes. Then that could lead to them saying my yard doesn't look like it needs to be cut.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Not to entirely disagree but one reason lawns get burnt when the heat hits is due to too-frequent cutting, not the nitro in and of itself.
    Because I can turn a non-fert'd lawn to a crisp in the heat just cutting it too often.
    As for it not being cut short enough, there is nothing I can do because the 4-foot deck will skru up their yard royal if I set it any lower, it doesn't exactly adjust to the contours so it would greatly increase scalping. But nobody complains with me, I got too many yards so I can't show up any more often than I do and that fixes it because it gets right tall between cuts and everybody is happy.
  6. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    are you supposed to cut 50 lawns on friday????? you get cut when it needs it, and if its fertilized by you know who, they still need double cut on day 5

    all you can do is double cut it if they dont want to pay for more frequent cuts, ...then there yard gets to look like a hayfield.....:dizzy:
  7. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    I know, what you are saying is also very true.

  8. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I hear that a lot as well. Fortunately for me I have a two jobs worth 225 in total that want me to cut twice a week. Just cant quite get it done that way since I have other projects going on the first couple days of the week and no cut days....Gonna squeexe em in somehow twice this week. I need the money!
  9. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    What is it exactly about you know who?? Do they just put way to much product down or is it just cheap chems that they use?? I have a few lawns they "service" and Im cutting 4-6"+ off the top weekly. I really could mow every 2 days. Its insane!!!!
  10. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    The problem lies in the fact that they apply nearly two pounds of N before the lawns and or as the lawns are just coming out of dormancy making the first feeding just that.

    2lbs N. as those two apps stack up in the spring.


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