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Old 12-21-2007, 09:23 PM
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How many suffered the drought this past year?

We (Kentucky) had the worst drought in 20 years in 2007 so I had a lot of customers asking about how much water the yard and plan beds needed to survive. I know that 1" per week is the norm but many didn't have the means to do this and others just didn't feel like messing with it.

So here is the idea; Offer a temp sperinkler systems, you supply the hoses and sprinklers and charge rent on the equipment. Home Depot and Lowes offers a 4 zone battery opperated timer system for $39.00 you get the 4-way and 2-trip relay water flow controlers and the 4-zone timer, you can buy extra flow controlers for about $20 ea. pick up some good hoses $12 for 75 footers and pack of 4 heads (impact or spray) for about $15-$20. Set up and charge RENT on the equipment. and as you mow WEEKLY you will maintain the system and the best part is you still have a yard to cut during the dry months. And supply tree bags as a bonus (cost $10).

Is or has anyone done this?

If so, How did it work out for you?

I was thinking $25-$85 per month added to the bill for this service depending on how much equipment you need to supply and maintain.

The Selling point of this is; SAVE the Plants and the Yard now at the fraction of the cost to pay me more later to repair and replace it. And YOU STILL HAVE A YARD TO CUT!
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