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Question DetailsAsked on 8/28/2017

Is expecting your lawn service to blow off the very heavy grass clipping left after cutting to much to ask?

Very Young Lawn Mowing crew just getting started in business. I tried to help by letting them mow my yard. They are not consistent on the day that I requested to be mowed and no weather is not the problem. They simply do not show up. They miss entire weeks and I end up having to mow myself. I've had crop circles cut into my yard and the weed eating into the dirt. After all that I was still willing to give them one more chance to learn. I've repeatedly ask them to be sure to blow the grass clippings from my sidewalk and driveway and it's always a hit and miss. This past week was the straw that broke the camels back. They missed the week before so my grass had gotten extra tall, they finally showed up on Thursday to mow. When I got home the grass clippings were so thick it looked like fall leaves had began to fall. My past lawn service would never have left it in that condition. So I told the current young crew that I was disappointed and they were fired. Am I wrong?

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Sounds like they were amateurish and/or sloppy enough for me to kick them to the street, if I used a lawn service. So maybe time to go back to your old service, who it sounds liek gave you decent service.

The cuttings pickup thing is something that needs to be worked out with the vendor in advnace - whether they are never collecting cuttings, not picking up but raking/blowing out any clumps or windrows so they do not choke the lawn, picking up and disposing of only if thick enough to cover/choke the lawn, or always bagging and disposing of them.

And if picking up/bagging, also clarify in advance whether they are disposing offsite themselves, or just bagging and leaving at the street by your drive. A lot of the cheaper lawn services are cheaper because they leave the bags at your drive, so you pay the added garbage disposal pickup fees instead of them having to have a dumpster or make periodic trips to the dump.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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