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But on the note of hiring.. As of right now I have a guy that is going to help me for the week and we will see how well it works out. Hopefully once the initial cleanup is done we can be in and out of there in half a day. I am also placing a bid for a mall 45 minutes away from here that I think I have a good chance of getting since they currently have one guy that mows, but will not weedeat or edge, one guy that does the weedeating and edging, and another that deals with bushes and such. It's crazy and none of them do a great job, hence why she is looking for a replacement. I am submitting my quote for that mall this week so fingers crossed! Then I will definitely hire someone else to work part time with me and my other guy.
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She said she went with me because I showed up 1 hour after she called the office compared to the other companies that responded the next week. I met with her, got my proposal in before they even took a look at the property. She also said I presented myself in a professional way in appearance and knowledge on everything she asked. I think it pays off to look your best and be on time!
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Well we did the first time mow at the mall.. 3 people 10 hours... All I have is my 48" tank but looking at the 72" models right now to help out a little. Just turned in a bid for another mall not too far away. If I can get that one I am going to pick myself a 72. There was an extreme amount of weedeating that we are going to try to minimize with some herbicide around certain post and objects that are not in view of customers. We asked if that would be ok and they said whatever makes it easier on us.
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How did the actual mowing time compare with your estimated time? Also what about the trimming time? Did anything else catch you off guard that you didn't expect about the job?
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I estimated it would take us exactly 10 hours so I was dead on with that.. I was thinking more mowing but it ended up being some push mowing more than expected. I mowed for 4 hours straight, while 2 guys push mowed and edged etc. When I was done mowing I jumped on the weedeater also and got to work. Started 6am and ended 5pm, took an hour lunch break. Heat index reached 115 so that may have slowed us down also. We spent about 3 hours today spraying all the beds and around all the trees with mulch. Still have a small tree and hanging limb to take down. And bush trimming to go along with the first time clean up
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I meant like spray the mulch areas with herbicide to keep down the weeds trying to pop thru. But I have actually seen something that blows mulch and pinestraw.
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I just re-read what I wrote and it sounded like I was saying I sprayed mulch down in the beds and around trees ha
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Yea I saw something that sprayed mulch once and was looking into how well it worked and more important how much it costs. Thanks for clarifying.
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I do recall reading about one and it's basically one of those big power vacs just in reverse and i imagine something that moves the mulch into a feeder. Would be jobs much easier than hand laying mulch, if the job is big enough or jobs to make it worth using. Another update, just put in a bid for another mall and the manager said it looks good. I am thinking I have a good chance at this one because my dad knows the manager of the mall and they are not happy with the current several small companies that are taking care of the place.
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