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grass tearup

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jglandscaping, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Do you guys tell your customers that you will repair any grass tearups caused by thaws or not raising the blade enough? Any input please.
  2. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    I repair any damage I do to the lawn. Iam usually pretty good getting the plow up before it digs into the grass so it does not happen alot. At the end of the season, I rake up all the dirt, sand, rocks, etc. left on the lawn by melting piles of snow that I put there.
  3. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    Yes, I will reseed or whatever it takes to fix what I tore up. Not a big deal, it doesn't happen that often, however if I screwed it up I will fix it.
  4. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    We run the entire routes with top soil, seed, fertilizer, mulch, straw, etc. and fix anything that is torn up, even if we didn't tear it up. Usually wait until April when its warm enough to get grass going. Also cross market the car cleaning while we're at it.
  5. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    I got around with grass seed and fix any thing that was ripped up. It says in my contract that other landscaping and hardscapes are not are my responsibly.
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Yup same here, fix it for free, not only will it make you a better plower but also help retain customers. I just load up with 1/2 yard of dirt, bag of seed, some starter fertilizer and a bottle of Motrin for the next morning after all the raking :p
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    ?? not sure what you mean.
  8. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Thanks guys, thats what I will do.
  9. Exciteable

    Exciteable Member
    Messages: 38

    Not me, I just tell them that there is no charge for my "shaving off the high spots service" on their lawn.
  10. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I charge them for a mowing when I do it payup and only replace it for the customers that do Lawn care with me.
  11. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Same here they always seem to like that and for what it cost for bulk seed right now it's worth saving a customer.
  12. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Grn Mountain - we cross market our other services via pamphlet along with a "we fixed the yard today" note.