Your price to mow this overcrowded yard? (pictures included)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gman1014, May 4, 2013.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    it's just the lawn furniture i don't get. and why 2 swings?

    if you took those 2 things out it would be a piece of cake.
  2. gman1014

    gman1014 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    fingers crossed:sleeping:hopefully they won't be scrolling through lawnsite and see this
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    hopefully they will so they can see how they make it harder on people trying to mow their yard for them. :laugh:
  4. gman1014

    gman1014 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Hahaha...good point!
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  5. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    Or worse??? What do you think could happen? Do you think he could get sued? Just to put that silly nonsense to rest, have you ever heard of "paparazzi?" They take pictures of people and put them on the Internet, magazines, and even on tv. Do you suppose unsuspecting yards have more rights than unsuspecting people???
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  6. 1Sharkey

    1Sharkey LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 29

    I guess I need to file suit against Google earth street view.
    They have pictues of my yard and I didnt ok it.
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    you may be on to something. we can all sue google maps and bing maps and so forth. we'll all be rich and we can stop working altogether.
  8. Penncare

    Penncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    The better question might be> how short is the half life of a thread? I would say ten posts and the value of an original post is reduced by half or more. While I would not fear legal action from posting such pictures, don't over look BBB complaints, bad word of mouth, and God forbid the dreaded facebook and pinterest bomb that may land in your business lap for taking and posting pictures with derogatory comments. You will likely find that the homeowner loves his yard set up. If you need to ask us what to charge, you are as lost as a heathen in heaven because one mans heaven is another mans hell. I have business associates that could do that lawn in 20 minutes and out but I would need 35 - 40 so how could I be so arrogant as to tell him what he needs to charge to make a good profit. JMHO
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,746

    you don't ask anyone to change anything if they don't want to. you either cut is as it is and charge accordingly or just pass on the job.

    this is one of the problems in lawn care. people don't seem to understand that by them having extra obstacles in their yard means that it takes longer to mow therefore raising the price you will charge them.

    you can say ok $75 and if they think that is too high then you can say well i can mow it for $50 if you move that furniture and stuff out of the way before i come to mow it each time. then the ball is in their court. they can either move it, or just pay the extra cost, or not hire you.

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