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    Re: Employing Staff.

    Any worthwhile employee who is trained and can do the job as good as you will eventually catch on that working for 22ph award wage is not as great as making double if not triple that going it on his...
  2. Re: Thinking of moving state to South Australia

    Hi Alan,

    Been in the industry 5-6 years now and the market is flooded with lawnies.

    Since the drought ended there has been a steady growth of businesses both legitimate and beer bob. Seems to...
  3. Thread: Lowballers

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    Re: Lowballers

    Professional body would fix this, every other industry has one, why do you think drs, plumbers, electricians all make good money, they all stick together!
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Waiting at the dump for the guy with his home lawn mower to take his time unloading at the dump, stop wasting actual contractors time and stop double claiming a pension
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    Re: Large Conifers dying in hedge Help!

    Thanks for your help everyone!

    What fertiliser would one recommend for conifers?
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    Large Conifers dying in hedge Help!

    I have a client with a large hedge surrounding their house made up of about 40 two metre high conifers. So its a prominent fixture of there garden.

    Three conifers in a row have died completely,...
  7. Thread: Edging

    by SM MOWING
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    Re: Edging

    Stihl KM130 multi with the brushy head and 2.7 or 3mm line, goes like a chainsaw through wood.
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    Re: Lawn herbicides

    Had just installed a new 50sqm lawn for a customer, mowed a few times over the next few months, she called me one day to say that she was worried that the lawn was going patchy yellow, so I go and...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Went to get a new chainsaw chain yesterday, was a little further away from my usual place I go to get parts so I decided to go and try a new place which was closer. Went to said place (opposite...
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    Removing Bamboo

    Have a customer that needs to remove bamboo hedge and stop it growing and ruining the concrete next door.

    Any tips?
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    Re: Workboots

    Ive had the card for over a year now, discount was minimal when I first got it, but it looks like they have put the discount up in the last 6 months as im getting more discount at the checkout. Each...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    This is really frustrating , how can you afford to run a business and only charge $30 per hour!!!! Do you pay yourself super, put money aside for sick leave and annual leave, pay for petrol on a...
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    Re: Brushcutting large areas

    Sites like service seeking are bad for our business as they drive down prices because the customers price driven and businesses are competing on price! And the winner is service seeking! they should...
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    Re: Getting calls while working solution

    Plug in the headset ie earphones and you can hear it ring and get messages/emails, most bud earphone sit neatly under most ear muffs, works well for me
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Good customers know they have to pay for good service and a quality job, anyone can charge low rates but if they arnt operating after one season or a few weeks it's because they arnt running a...
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    Re: Rover Pro Cut 560 Mulch 'N Catch self propelled

    Clutch material looks to have come loose from the engagement plate, needs to be stuck back on.
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    Re: New start, new industry!

    I agree with some stuff but you can push marketing to far. I learnt this when being dragged to 5 sessions of a Amway marketing group! You can oversell and people can smell overselling a mile away!
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Had a $10 steel white shovel from bunnies and $5 fork and spade from km^rt, they have lasted two years and still going, had heavy use on many occasions still going strong.

    Don't pay for the exp...
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    Re: comfortable 3 seater utes

    Driven all the newest dual cabs, found the Ford Ranger the bee's nee's of dual cabs but very expensive! How could you go past a triton $28k drive away with 5 year warrenty! Only thing I didn't like...
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    Re: New start, new industry!

    After reading the last few posts I would get advertising ASAP! once you have all the equipment so you can start.

    At least get a basic website going and update gumtree constantly. Also make up some...
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    Re: New start, new industry!

    Hi Benno,

    Firstly start by buying what you can afford.

    Honda make a good motor, rover make a good mower!

    Rover are good for the price and replacement parts are cheap compared with the Honda....
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    Re: Will Australia follow?

    Ive used Richgro beat a weed a bit and it works quite well, its a acid/salt spray available at the Bunnies, says its a natural product but use protection. Use it mainly as a preventer ie spray weeds...
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    Re: Digging up Agapanthus.

    Digging to keep or bin?

    They have roots that spread outwards around in a circle, so you'll need to dig around to sever as many roots as possible then leverage out the ground. Can be a bit&h....
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    Re: Winter services and service ideas.

    I was in the same boat a few years ago...

    Some of the things I do now that I didn't know then

    On sell when on the job, the more you onsell the more confident you get at it.

    Ideas include
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    Re: Snapped Honda drive clutch lever cable

    Replaced mine on the rover procut the other day, genuine part was $28 (bargin) and fitted in 5 min no worries.
    gotta love rover cheap spare parts
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