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    Re: Lawn mowing service vouchers

    following on re council voucher mows, they only took on a few contractors last year (to the point I was glad we weren't on the list) as the extra summer workload would have been horrific for them....
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    Re: VJ is BACK :)

    Good to see you back up and running VJ...you'll do well with your business vision.
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    Re: Tip Fees Green Waste

    Tip fees are now a $15 minimum here at council tips...and with a load of wet grass you can easily double that ...
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    Re: Where have the older members gone

    Life goes on, and so do we, one day at a time. I'm still out there mowing lawns, and doing the edges etc as well these days now as my husband/partner has an office job now and can only help me after...
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    Re: Unwanted grass identification

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    Can anyone identify this grass and advise what poison is best to use to eradicate it from a buffalo lawn?
    Thanks in anticipation :)
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    Re: Working in the Heat

    We've been going through water like it was as important as the air we breathe lately...it's just so dehyrating your eyes hurt at the end of the day sometimes. In addition to drinking water we...
  7. Re: Too much work... not sure what to do... Need advice!

    In addition to being more selective with the jobs you take on/ continue with, as has already been suggested, I'd also suggest you go for an offsider to help in the peak summer season as you won't...
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    Re: How to beat an undercutter?

    Be patient and creative - use could always use your spare time to source work from real estate agents, apartment block owners etc in the area ands see if you can drum up some regular work from them.
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    Re: Where have the older members gone

    I guess I'm an older member, so thought I'd make and effort and respond ;) I do come back here now and then to peruse things, but most times I have trouble viewing photos, doing any posting etc, so...
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    Re: Lawn mowing service vouchers

    I've had to PM Dan to find out more about this lady - I can't recall mowing for her or getting a call from anyone fitting her description since we started the Council voucher work, so ???
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    Re: Sundays

    Sundays - our one day off each week for R & R in every way. I even had the time for a Sunday afternoon nap today - my first for a while today. I really appreciated veg'ing out in the A/c lounge ......
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    Re: Lawn mowing service vouchers

    It was the trans' reference that threw me Dan - now it makes a bit more sense.
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    Re: Lawn mowing service vouchers

    first it didn't let me submit the post, then it doubled up ... not what I intended...
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    Re: Lawn mowing service vouchers

    What's this got to do with the Council tender system?
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    Re: Whats in a name?

    I believe choosing a good business name is important as it can say a lot in a few words....be it location, service summary, quirky name people will remember, whatever. I think you also need to think...
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    Re: Lawn mowing service vouchers

    Dan
    There were all sorts of things you had to do when you applied for that tender...we know!
    Remember, quotes were not just required for different sized yards, but allowance was also made to quote...
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    Re: Up and down or round and round?

    Like has been said, mulch-mowing requires an anticlockwise rotation, so that's what I do, after an initial clockwise border to get nice and close to the edge. Usually I do the catch mowing in a...
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    Re: Lawn mowing service vouchers

    It's a free council service for eligible people, and works on a voucher system like dump vouchers - if you don't use them by a certain date, you lose them, but it's worth $300 a year in savings, so...
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    Re: Damn

    I just got an email update on this thread, so thought I'd better drop in and say g'day. I know what you mean about working around the rain Cory - we've been doing that too. Since I do the job...
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    Re: Hand tools I have known and loved

    I love my pruning shears - small and sharp and easy to negotiate around shrubs when I'm doing fine shaping work...
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    Re: Townsville lawnies BBQ

    I only just read this post - we're a bit busy this Saturday doing some freebie "Neighbour2Neighbour" work as well as our scheduled work, so not sure how things will pan out...have you privater...
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    Re: Renters R Bad Payer's

    good one Daniel! nice to make a good profit to boot...

    We've been getting some woody ones a bit lately (ones that have been growing during the wet/post-cyclone times it seems). I'm so glad we have...
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    Re: Damn

    It doesn't take long for things to go a bit pear-shaped when there is a lot of stress in life - for anyone, and there's been a lot of it lately for you two Cory. I don't know if you get any time...
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    Re: Lawn Fertilisers

    I believe it greens up the grass quick, but the effect isn't long lasting, and it needs to be watered in or it burns the grass. We don't use it as it takes too much extra time to water in and I don't...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    got the grumps when yahoo decided to change to format and flexibility of their calendar the other day - now I don't have all the options I want and have to fiddle around to get it to print out in a...
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