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Is that a sod cutter machine. If it is are they hard to use? Any one else try one?
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Yes it is,
Not difficult to figure out but tiring. I got it all cut up in about 45 minutes but it takes alot out of you. vibrates like a jack hammer.
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Hi Chuck,

Very nice work!

Knowing what you know now, if you had to rebid the job, what would you bid it at?
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I would probably bid it similarly & I woulduse less labor to do it... Cause I'd spring for the skid steer rental & save my back. About .50 cents per square foot. I suppose
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Chuck,

As you experiment with these different jobs, do you find there are some you enjoy doing more than others or some that you find are more profitable than others?
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Yes I do find there are jobs I don't like & others I really enjoy.
Lawn Care has become the backbone of my business but I do alot of trimming, prunning, & property clean ups (harder work but usually better money per hour). I enjoy landscape design & installation but I don't do as much of it as I would like to as the economy is tough now & new construction is really slow.

I don't like trimming tall trees & I like tree removal even less.
I don't offer these services or if I do I sub it out to a tree company that has the equipment & liability to cover those tasks.
Tree removal (unless there is a risk of it falling on a structure) seems like a shopper item. People don't care about quality or experiance there, just as long as the end reult is the tree is gone. So the margins seem low to me... The real tall palms don't get trimmed often enough (cause they're hard to get to) so there is usually alot to trim off, alot of waste to haul off & time involved. People don't want to pay enough as they see it as just another palm tree, Why's it so expensive? the answer is it's 35 ft tall & it hasn't been done in 2 years! I can't do those for $25 or so. So I just steer clear most of the time.

Pulling weeds sucks too, some people are willing to pay your hourly rate & some are like no way, I'll get my neighbors kid to do it, and that's fine with me too. We have fire ants here that make pulling weeds particularly unplesant.
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How often do you find yourself selling landscape projects to current customers who you provide lawn care service for?

Do those customers buy such upsells from you or are they mainly new customers who get the landscape projects?

Then do they later sign up for you to maintain the property after the landscape project is complete?
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