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Just curious if anyone does watering as a service. If it’s gardens or lawns.
I’ve been asked afew times recently, but I can’t see anyone wanting to pay $60 an hour or something to have someone water the lawn.
Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:09 PM

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When I used to do gardening I would set sprinklers and move them around while I was there but I can't see a buck in just watering


Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

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But then, in the current drought, if someone's got the bucks to pay for water, maybe they'll pay for someone to apply it - although, installing watersmart irrigation systems would be a better business opportunity into that market tho IMHO -

 

I used to install them in the 80s using the type of Pope bits and pieces anyone can now buy from Bunnings but I'm sure there's way more sophistication (and profit potential - "there's an app for that!") now.


Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

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Only for new lawn installs. I have charged $45 a 'visit'. Mainly for customers that aren't available to do it themselves due to a variety of circumstances. One customer was on holidays when I installed the lawn, another did not live at the place of the install.

 

But for general watering I have never heard of it in Melb.


Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:10 PM

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Bloke down the road from me is a semi retired lawnie. he does quiet a lot of watering for customers when they go on holidays and what not.

He charges $50 an hr and is flat stick over the holiday period.

Would be a good gig for most of us when our mowing days are done ha ha
Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:15 PM

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Bloke down the road from me is a semi retired lawnie. he does quiet a lot of watering for customers when they go on holidays and what not.

He charges $50 an hr and is flat stick over the holiday period.

Would be a good gig for most of us when our mowing days are done ha ha

I could see this as a pretty easy income..Feed the pets, water the lawn, bring the mail in...mmmmm. To bad no one waters their lawn here...


Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:57 PM

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Weve had bugger all rain here somthing like 12mm in a month and most days over 35 so even with watering its not doing much lol
Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

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I think I’ll just keep saying no for this season. But if I keep getting asked into the beginning of next I’ll start thinking about it. Might send the Mrs out on the road with a hose and sprinklers.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:28 AM

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I think I’ll just keep saying no for this season. But if I keep getting asked into the beginning of next I’ll start thinking about it. Might send the Mrs out on the road with a hose and sprinklers.

Get her to take the mower and whipper too! - she's going out anyway  :lol:


Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

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It's probably the nicest most relaxing job I have done.


Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:16 PM

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Another local lawnie and I were thinking about forming a vigilante group of sorts and sneak out in the middle of the night and turning on people’s sprinklers to get things going
Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:44 PM

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It's probably the nicest most relaxing job I have done.

It would be good, grab a couple of stubbies and wander around the yard with the hose. Bit of music and its ideal job.


Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:48 PM




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