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After snow cleanup

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by jrjr2u, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. jrjr2u

    jrjr2u Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Just curious, how many of you offer to patch up lawns, etc, after plow season?
  2. B.Bells

    B.Bells Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Well, if your a legit company that's a must to keep your clients happy! even if your not. its your work on the line. i.e. don't hit the grass!! lol...
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    i say its only grass and just pass the buck onto someone else....:gunsfiring:,jk
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2009
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I backdrag it at the end of the season,maybe!
  5. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    The way I look at it, if I made the mess, I will clean it up. SO I clean up the mess for free- usually
  6. jrjr2u

    jrjr2u Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Nice Truck Grandview :jester:
  7. jrjr2u

    jrjr2u Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Interesting concept, how much return business do you get? j/k
  8. jrjr2u

    jrjr2u Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I may take this approach too lol
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    im just the employee :drinkup: lol only commerc here...my 8' bed doesnt like driveways too much
  10. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    We always fix it
  11. o'snow patrol

    o'snow patrol Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Got to fix it. The cost to fix the grass at the end of the season is nothing compared to possibly losing a potential contract customer.
  12. hdelectraglide

    hdelectraglide Member
    Messages: 62

    always fix what you mess up. but look at the job at had before you get snow so you dont get suckerd in to something you did not do. and always have signed contracts! GOOD LUCK
  13. azandy

    azandy Member
    Messages: 73

    We have in our contracts that we will not repair any damage but always do for free if we are doing their lawn care or weed and fert.
    I'd rather spend a few dollars on labor and a little seed and keep my customers happy. We have very little turn over. I also will stake some driveways and most commercial jobs to eliminate a lot of damage
  14. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Only fixed 1 yard in 20 some years of plowing.(3 mins of raking)
    Experience goes a LONG way in not tearing stuff up
  15. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    tHAT IS TRUE buT IF THE GROUND DOESNT FREEZE YOU ARE STILL GOING TO HAVE RUTS WHERE THE TRUCK DRIVES ON THE LAWN . (sorry for the caps) I fix all lawn damage some I do for free or I charge some depends on how good of a payer they are.Just take the Half a day and fix it
  16. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I don't fix dead grass but if a put ruts in sombody's lawn or dig into the sawd I will fix the lawn in the Spring. My clients understand that when you plow on grass some of it might come up.
  17. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Mercer when do we get to see a pic of your set up...?
  18. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Earl....I raise the plow when I get to the grass lexing snow for me to drive on. Rarely if ever is the ground so soft you leave ruts.