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  • Teenager and a Toro Z380

    So, yesterday, I got new mower blades, and it looks somewhat like this...

    Last edited by SouthallMowing; 04-26-2011, 08:36 AM. Reason: Link for pictures didn't work.
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  • #2
    Very nice!

    What types of blades did you get?
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    • #3
      I bet that's your favorite property to mow.

      I'd have a a lot of fun using the tractor on that one!

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      • #4
        Wow! Pretty dam fancy!

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        • #5
          That's the OEM blades. Bought them 2 days ago, stuck them on and had my way with that lawn. The first picture is my neighbor, she loved the stripes, cause the true professionals around here are "Quantity, not Quality" and never really pay attention to detail. That's why I've ran them outta my neighborhood. The second picture is my house, which I never really do anything to it cause I'm busy with others. But it still looks good.
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          • #6
            Here's a property behind my house that I mowed today before the huge storm that's pounding us right now.
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            • #7
              You must be very happy with your results.
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              • #8
                Very happy. My clients like it. But now I don't need a striping kit, cause that's all I wanted. I didn't want it to be super striped.
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                • #9
                  Very happy. My clients like it. But now I don't need a striping kit, cause that's all I wanted. I didn't want it to be super striped.
                  Looks great, I would be after that next door neighbour to get the landscaping project

                  Add a little turf dressing/seed/fertilizer to the brown spots on thelawn you did to generate some extra bucks and the lawn will really take off.

                  Sorry, just noticed a few projects, but as always depends on the customer budget, the down spouts tied into a dry well would be one of the first ones I would suggest, we do a lot of these.
                  Andy
                  Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                  • #10
                    Looks great, I would be after that next door neighbour to get the landscaping project
                    Very true!

                    Good thinking!

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                    • #11
                      She hires someone else to do all the landscaping stuff. I just mow and do gutter cleaning. But she overpays me (her choice) so I'm cool with it. But I'm not too into landscaping. But show me another 17 year old who is. BUT, the great thing is, there's this new guy that comes up into my neighborhood, and mows 3 properties, he has ones that are in between two of mine, so mine are all nice and looking good, while he cuts his wayyyyy to short and scalps parts. 2 of the clients have came to talk to me about a price.
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                      • #12
                        while he cuts his wayyyyy to short and scalps parts. 2 of the clients have came to talk to me about a price.
                        Which could lead you to a new marketing campaign. You could promote how you don't scalp lawns and how others in the area do.
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                        • #13
                          Which could lead you to a new marketing campaign. You could promote how you don't scalp lawns and how others in the area do.
                          I mention that at my estimates. But, I'm the ONLY person with a lawn care company in Waverly, Ohio that strips lawns a little. No one else does. There 2 other big companies (3 crews) in Waverly, and 2 Smaller ones (1 two man crew) and then there's me. A one man crew. I've ran the two big ones out of my neighborhood almost. One other small one does a bigger property that I don't want. and the other one does two SMALL properties that I don't want. So it works out. But I've had 4 mowing weeks so far. I've been referred so many times so far it's not funny. I've gotten 10 calls in the last week. Some are too big for my equipment and too time consuming. So I refer them to my friend who does it as a neighborhood kid. But I've been told by one of the other mowing companies that I (a 17 year old) is the biggest competition they've seen in years. I felt like a man when he told me this.
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                          • #14
                            Great job! Keep it up and you will be doing great!
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                            • #15
                              Great job! Keep it up and you will be doing great!
                              Off topic, but Steve, could you chehttp://southallmowing.web.officelive.com/default.aspxck out my site and see if it looks "up-to-par"?
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