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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by hudson, Apr 17, 2015.
That is insane
If I can charge $75 an hour for lawn guys, Immanuel about to start my own business
I like how this kind of works
yeah and how skilled is this labor?
dunno. They are very highly reviewed so I was guessing they charge what they can because they are seen as the best in the area. Then, I had another company out today and they said they also charge $75 per man per hour but they estimated it would take more like a half day than a full day like the first company said.
Fuck if I know
I mean what is the job...simple landscaping? Or uncommon materials, grading work etc?
For design and consulting, that figure seems reasonable.
Simple landscaping maintenance imo. Flower bed cleanup, weeding, shrub trimming, small tree shaping, pruning, etc... Neither company distinguishes by activity. It’s all the same $75/man hour rate. But I’ve vomited all over this thread enough so I’ll move on
Nah we aren’t moving on until we get to the bottom of this. There is no such thing as a minor tangent on this board. Let’s dig in.
Fine - but if you want to dig in, you better be willing to pay $75/man hour imo
Tough but fair.
Unless this lawn is in DT LA, NYC, Chicago or San Fran - you should probably be paying $25/hr for those tasks. If they are climbing trees, bringing in expensive equipment, etc then separate the jobs & rates on the quote.
Like others said if trimming shrubs pays $75/hr, then I'm about to quit my job and start a landscaping biz.
quotes from two different highly reviewed companies in the metro Detroit area
I’m getting a third quote next week but it seems like there might be a lot of people on the board starting businesses soon
Looking good bro
Fence, sod and concrete look really good. All new?
Landscaper was doing some work next door today. I was out doing some stuff and he hollered at me. Hey man that yard is amazing. Ultimate grownup compliment.
fence and concrete circa 2022. No new sod.
That's a top tier dad moment right there
Yes, it was funny because yesterday my daughter was like our yard looks like turf. Then another neighbor came over to ask what I did to get it to look like that.
Dropped my Ryobi 40v mower off at a local place on May 5th. And even that was a shit show, trying to figure out warranty stuff through Home Depot and Ryobi, eventually found out the closest Ryobi warranty place was two hours away in Portland. Decided between driving up and back twice for free repairs, it wasn’t worth the $190 I was quoted 10 minutes down the road.
Anywho, on Tuesday after two months of one returned call/text, I sent a very direct text about how this seems rather unreasonable. The owner immediately called me back, and said they’d no longer be working on my mower. I said I’d pick it up on Friday, this is what I saw when I went to pick it up yesterday (Friday) LMAOOOOO.
Thanks for letting me know you’re not even open.
Checked the Google reviews in a bit of a rage, and fuck me lol.
I’m just gonna have to buy a new lawnmower, I think. This has to be a drug front lol
Surely you have better recourse besides this one shop? Also, Ryobi will surely work with you if you have receipts on the poor service from this repair facility if they are indeed preferred/authorized.
This is where I screwed myself. They are a “capable” shop, which means they can do wheels/handles/blades. The mainboard (ha) is the issue, so having them tinker with that may have voided the warranty, I’ll find that out for sure next week. That part is 100% on me. I was just trying to save the world with an electric mower LOL!
Did the front yard today. I mowed it yesterday but had to weed eat it today. Took hours. Hit the base of all my oak trees where the mower can’t get. Have tons of flower beds that had grass growing into them. Have trenches that I made around all flower beds that had to be worked on. Have shit tons of hedges I have to trim. Stihl battery powered hedge trimmer is great. Had to edge a ton of side walk area. Started at 8am and finished at 10:30am. Had about 3 gatorades. Stihl weed eater putting in the work. PS-All my petunias died in that front bed near my front door. It holds water and I can’t get anything to live in there. All my petite knock outs died and now petunias. Whenever it rains hard for multiple days it just doesn’t drain well and eventually kills whatever is in the bed. Going to probably just put down some fresh straw and give up on trying to plant anything in it.
Nice, shit feels good especially when you have done most of the work yourself.
Last weekend I was doing my customary morning coffee front porch sit, and like a group of 50 people walked by and stopped in front of my house and checked out my landscaping. They then said that my house (specifically my Star Jasmine) was on a Tree Walking tour.
I nearly teared up.
Getting old. Can't mow both the front and back in the same day any more. Had to stop halfway through mowing the front yard this morning and finish it a little bit ago.
While I have absolutely adored my Rachio sprinkler controller for years, I just went in and manually added 30 minutes per zone to 3 out of 6 zones because of this heat
I get it that Rachio is wanting to save me on my water bill, but I'm on a damn well for the sprinklers and parts if my st augustine are suffering
Extra water is cheaper and less of a headache than replacing your lawn
I'm on a well
Rachid needs an option for that
Anyone tried this yet? Has a small amount of nitrogen and iron, but I guess the surfactant is supposed to help retain water during drought conditions. Might give it a go soon instead of Milorganite just to see.
Yard is already looking better
is there a go-to nut roller/picker upper or one that someone recommends before I yolo one from amazon?
I bought one like this because it looks like the ones my grandparents had at their house
There neighborhood was built in an old pecan orchard with huge trees
K&H H & K Company 701 Pecan Picker Upper, 1, Brown/A https://a.co/d/bwPqFJX
Thanks. ditto to my grandparents having one that looks the same for pecan trees.
Just ordered 8 bails of pinestraw at ace , then grabbed some gum and put it on the counter. A guy behind me in line tried to step to the register I was at in the second it took me to grab the gum. I could feel him behind me. Then he went to the next register. Lady at his register said “hey how are you doing?” He said “Fine except for that guy that just cut in front of me in line.” I said “I was actually already in line and ordered a bunch of pinestraw and was just getting gum.” He said “I just cant stand ppl cutting in front of me in line and you were just blocking me.” We went back and forth. The Ace lady said to him “ Do you want to pray with me? Sometimes that helps when I’m grumpy.” It was a heated exchange. I thought I was about to get in a fight in Ace.
Did they end up praying?
Grass was going dormant due to no rain, we’ve had 3” and is growing like crazy. Hopefully the freeze in the morning zaps it. Still will have to mow again
no he said “I already did that today (prayed).”.
When do you guys think is too late for late fall application of 2-4D in northern Ohio?
When the target crop stops growing. 2-4D mimics growth patterns and causes the plant to act out of character that ends up killing it.
i’m about to waste some money on my yard. paying a guy to fix a broken sprinkler line, we tested it yesterday and it works except a few of them. it’s pretty badass-it covers the entire front and back yard about an ancre. gonna pay to put some sod down and trim the trees back so some sun can come through. They are going to put down 2 pallets of St Augustine with a little top soil. Whole thing will be $2k. See how it does and get other 3 pallets and top soil later if it's taking. My yard guy said the soil in areas where no grass will grow is like concrete from the oak trees . He said lime will help with the acidity as well.
Anyone have recommendations on a rain gauge with a good iphone app?
$2800 for them to put down 4 pallets, fix broken lines and heads with the rain bird and get it operational, trim trees so sun could get to sod, put down dirt , and put down lime.
Keep going, I'm almost there!
Man, I wish my neighbors gave a modicum of shit about their property.