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Ducke
06-26-2011, 06:43 AM
Some before and after shots of a new customer I picked up last week.
The house's was built in 1848. The plywood on the front of one of them is there because a car crashed into the front of the house. No one was hurt but the house is in need of some repair.

Steve
06-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Very interesting!

Did you find this property to be unique in anyway compared to other properties you service as far as servicing it goes?

Ducke
06-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Very interesting!

Did you find this property to be unique in anyway compared to other properties you service as far as servicing it goes?

Very small yard with no easy access, Lots of whipper snipper work.
as you can see the lawns are very narrow and you need to lift the mower up to the lawn.
But all in all I enjoyed the job they have done a brilliant job of the gardens, which I an trying t talk them into hiring me to take care of :D

Steve
06-27-2011, 11:24 AM
Great! I do hope you get them to allow you to perform the services for that too. Keep us posted on it.

Ducke
07-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Here are some more shot of a couple jobs I did this week.
First Job was a "My mower is broken can you help me ???"
and the second job was "Bylaw enforcement gave me a Ticket for unsightly property can you help me ??"
I still have to go back to the Bylaw job to Finnish up and do the back yard
I will post pic of the back yard next week.

cruzgardening
07-09-2011, 02:10 AM
Here are some more shot of a couple jobs I did this week.
First Job was a "My mower is broken can you help me ???"
and the second job was "Bylaw enforcement gave me a Ticket for unsightly property can you help me ??"
I still have to go back to the Bylaw job to Finnish up and do the back yard
I will post pic of the back yard next week.

wow they did have a jungle there haha i love working on overgrown properties until you hit a raised sprinkler :eek: but they are really interesting specially when the client sees the results :)

Steve
07-10-2011, 08:33 PM
Nice jobs! I bet if you made some marketing material out of those pics, you could create a great postcard to drop off at homes where they have tall grass.

mzlawncare
07-11-2011, 08:07 AM
Nice work on the property

Ducke
07-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Nice jobs! I bet if you made some marketing material out of those pics, you could create a great postcard to drop off at homes where they have tall grass.

That is my game plan for 2012 I am going to ad them all to my updated web site and use them on some of my marketing stuff.

Ducke
07-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Nice work on the property

Thank you :o

Steve
07-11-2011, 09:59 PM
It be great if you could get some short but sweet customer testimonials too and include that over the picture.

Ducke
07-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Well its been a busy week gained 3 more full time mow jobs and two vacation jobs and 2 one off jobs.
This brings my total for full time customers to 13 Things are looking up.
Here are some before and afters from this week.
first two are a beach rescue I did today.
The next three are of a vacant lot that was ticketed by the City Bylaw officier so I was hired to cut a three foot area around the lot to bring it up to code ?????
The last two are of a back yard I did as well it was a wee bit of a mess.

Ducke
07-29-2011, 07:59 PM
Oh ya after 6 weeks in the repair shop I got my Shtil FS-44 back :)

Steve
08-01-2011, 12:14 PM
WOW! So what was the final outcome with it? What did they say was the problem?

Ducke
08-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Here it goes I will try to describe what was wrong.
1) the spring went in the rope return. (replaced spring)
1) one of the dogs ? that swing out when you pull the rope didn't fall back in place and bent and jammed the whole mechanize, causing the above spring to break making the whole thing go "Sprong,wingo,whapped dooda walla walla ding" :eek: (like the technical terms ?) ;)
I guess it was just one of those things but parts had to be ordered and we had a two week postal strike and the shop lost two techs etc etc.

bruces
08-01-2011, 08:12 PM
seriously ?your dealer gets parts through the mail ? .....awesome!!!!

Did you get any of the resto work on the broken house ? that could be a nice job with big cash if your willing or able to do the work .

monoshock
08-04-2011, 07:18 PM
Here's one I did this week. The guy that was cutting it just up and quit. :confused:

Before
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/8-2-11003.jpg

After
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/8-2-11008.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/8-2-11011.jpg

monoshock
08-04-2011, 07:22 PM
One more from this week. Renters moved out and so they call in Timma!
Needs some pruning,but they just wanted the grass cut.:rolleyes:
Before
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/8-2-11012.jpg
After
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/8-2-11016.jpg

monoshock
08-04-2011, 07:30 PM
One more and I'll quit.
This one if from over a month ago.
Repo house hadn't been cut this year.
So they call in Timma! again. :D
Scary aint it.
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/1589SnodgrassRdNewTazwell004.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/1589SnodgrassRdNewTazwell012.jpg
More gooder.
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/1589SnodgrassRdNewTazwell020.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee337/monoshock57/1589SnodgrassRdNewTazwell016.jpg

Ducke
08-05-2011, 07:40 PM
I was out and did a Hedge job this Morning.
Here are some shots before and After.

Steve
08-05-2011, 10:51 PM
Those are some great pictures! Can you tell us how long those jobs took to complete? Looking back, would you have done them any other way or no?

Ducke
08-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Those are some great pictures! Can you tell us how long those jobs took to complete? Looking back, would you have done them any other way or no?

This job took me 4 hours to complete, I could have done it quicker but it was very hot and I took several breaks to dehydrate.
As for would I change anything No I like the way I did it I broke it down into three sections 1) driveway 2) front lawn and 3) Left side I did the outside of each first then the tops and finally the inside and any touch ups.

Ducke
08-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Here are some shots of a hedge I did yesterday.
This is just one small section but it was of interest due to the fact that the end 3feet was dug out and then replaced in order to replace the water and sewer lines.
As you can see in the before picture the piece was put back leaning forward.
I did a little trimming trying to level it as much as I could.

cruzgardening
08-08-2011, 01:52 AM
Here are some shots of a hedge I did yesterday.
This is just one small section but it was of interest due to the fact that the end 3feet was dug out and then replaced in order to replace the water and sewer lines.
As you can see in the before picture the piece was put back leaning forward.
I did a little trimming trying to level it as much as I could.

again very nice pictures :)