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You have the option of doing it yourself
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:36 AM
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Default You have the option of doing it yourself

We've lived in private homes most of our lives.

This is actually the first time we ever hired someone to mow our lawn. It is a new for us pain in the ...........

The basic guide is a mower should be sharp. Does your commercial guy use a sharp mower-probably not. To maintain a sharp mower would require sharpening several times a week.

You should never cut off more than 1/3 of the grass blade.
At times, summer, that would require mowing twice a week.
I don't think any of the commercial guys, except on the golf courses, do that.

You get cross contamination. St Augustine into your Zoyzia and the other way around. Also weeds and fungus.
Do any of the commercial guys clean their mower after each mowing-I doubt it.

In high school I started an ran a lawn mowing service..
I do my best to be reasonable. Like anything else, some people are too demanding. .Perhaps, everyone should mow their own lawn for a few months to realize what they have CHOSEN to pay someone else to do. .
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:27 AM
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Most services charge by the month. As long as your grass doesn't get too long, you should be happy they are keeping up with the growth.

Agree.

Our neighbor keeps track of their scheduled mow days.

Not a stress point for me if mine gets skipped.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:21 PM
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My service just comes the next day if they are rained out. By the looks of the replies, that appears to be the norm.
Some people aren't going to be satisfied if the Queen herself pulled up in a mercedes, cut every blade of grass with scissors, then shared a bottle of expensive scotch with them.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:30 PM
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Our lawn cutters showed up since I posted today and it is not good. There are several different crews, today we got Stevie and Ray! Either they don't care or it is the heat. Whatever, to the pool, we're off! I'm not stressing it or calling on them.

I wish I had the guts to do it myself. I'm sure I would not show up for weeks.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:41 PM
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Our lawn cutters showed up since I posted today and it is not good. There are several different crews, today we got Stevie and Ray! Either they don't care or it is the heat. Whatever, to the pool, we're off! I'm not stressing it or calling on them.

I wish I had the guts to do it myself. I'm sure I would not show up for weeks.
I thought you had lobsters cutting your lawn.
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:28 PM
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The rain might have been where they were cutting and they did not realize you did not have rain. They should cut latter in the week. I don't think you will find someone who will give you a credit.
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:43 PM
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I thought you had lobsters cutting your lawn.
Now that's thinking Outta The Box. Maybe Edward Scissorhands also.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:24 PM
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Can you recommend the company. I moving to TV in Dec. need recommendations for yard work. Thanks to all
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