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Lucky
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I mow every 2 weeks in the growing season and 4 in when it slows. Clients know what day I'm coming and all cars, dog #### etc is moved.

We sometimes get rain here and the odd public holiday.  My mowing also revolves around my life and not my life around mowing. Just because I turned up Tuesday last time is no indication that ill turn up Tuesday next time.

Prime example is today. I'm going shooting and fishing this weekend (decided to go yesterday) so ill only be doing two jobs today so I can get away early this arvo, I'll catch up on the other 2 Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

What are the downfalls of texting the night before? Maybe the odd "it doesn't need mowin can you do it next week?"? If it doesn't need mowing then you saved yourself a trip. I don't buy milk when I don't need it, fair enough if they don't need their lawn mowed then they don't need their lawn mowed.


Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:08 AM

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Some of my jobs are done on the day their green bin is out on the verge to be emptied so I can empty my clippings in the bin and not take any away. 

 

I fertilise most of my lawns regularly, that means I get more cuts off each lawn per year.

 

Being there on a set day puts me in control of the lawn and eliminates clients putting off mowing. Texting the night before gives them an option of putting the mow off because it doesn't suit them.

 

Mowing every 2 and 4 weeks, means I have to train the client to accept that sometimes their lawn hasn't got much to cut but there are other times when there is too much to cut so it all evens out throughout a year.

 

It's just how I prefer to do things, with a bit of order and structure. Doesn't mean it's the right way and it may not suit everyone. 

 

Having said all that, I still have 30 percent of my clients that I shift around and do as I can fit them in.


Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:36 AM

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Their is no right or wrong way just comes down to how it suites one's own business preferences 


Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:16 AM

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And the location of your business - Brisbane's rainfall over the last couple of seasons has been so unreliable that the idea of any kind of locked in schedule even over summer has been unworkable - and now there are lawns that have been so knocked around by the drought that they haven't come back even with the bit of regular autumn rain we got - cut one the other day and it was a dustbowl that had me coughing through the next day - I won't see it again till spring unless their lease runs out.


Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:28 AM

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Their is no right or wrong way just comes down to how it suites one's own business preferences 

This  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ .

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:57 PM

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Never had a written contract for a suburban residential lawn, has anyone ?

Simply a verbal contract, you know, old school, a hand shake & a smile.

I don't think many home owners want to sign legal contracts to have their lawns mown ?

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:10 PM

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Their is no right or wrong way just comes down to how it suites one's own business preferences 

Like.

 

Me cooking lunch Saturday. (rolled season beef roast and veges.)

 

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:46 PM

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way to go Lucky  :D


Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

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way to go Lucky  :D

No matter how we schedule our clients, life must come first.


Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:00 PM

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definitely - its a lifestyle choice this business


Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:52 AM

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Never had a written contract for a suburban residential lawn, has anyone ?

Simply a verbal contract, you know, old school, a hand shake & a smile.

I don't think many home owners want to sign legal contracts to have their lawns mown ?

 

Cheers Fred.

 Dead right there. Massive turn off for a customer having to sign a contract.


Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:21 PM




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