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    Quote Originally Posted by ASTRO View Post
    Studying at TAFE turf culture + management certificate would be an advantage.

    With a business small business management certificate.
    14 yrs ago as an adult student I spent approx 3k Studying the Horticulture course specializing in turf at Urbrae Agriculture College in Adelaide. Money well spent I believe. Not only increased avenues to increase income, the knowledge gave me the confidence in selling my abilities to the customer resulting in continual word of mouth referrals.

    It SH*TS me to see guys that put in no investment blatantly bullsh*tting the customer and performing poor quality work. I have spoken to some BOB'S over the years and they don't even know what type of grass they're looking after. One guy even sprayed 300m2 of lawn with roundup to get rid of some clover. Killed the lawn. There's some fools out there, got a mower whippersnipper Duh, I'll mow lawns for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    I was doing a hort course at tafe but i was so busy with the landscaping and getting home so tired i stopped going,just concentrated on the business growing.These days just walking in circles is ok.

    Circles? But I hear you about just concentrating on the business
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Circles? But I hear you about just concentrating on the business
    Lawn mowing in circles

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    Quote Originally Posted by GardeningSolutions View Post
    14 yrs ago as an adult student I spent approx 3k Studying the Horticulture course specializing in turf at Urbrae Agriculture College in Adelaide. Money well spent I believe. Not only increased avenues to increase income, the knowledge gave me the confidence in selling my abilities to the customer resulting in continual word of mouth referrals.

    It SH*TS me to see guys that put in no investment blatantly bullsh*tting the customer and performing poor quality work. I have spoken to some BOB'S over the years and they don't even know what type of grass they're looking after. One guy even sprayed 300m2 of lawn with roundup to get rid of some clover. Killed the lawn. There's some fools out there, got a mower whippersnipper Duh, I'll mow lawns for money.
    Yep, today turned up to a job where the lady told me the last "gardener" had sown grass seed in her garden beds.
    He told her it would be easier to maintain as it would help keep the weeds down ............ WOW !!!!

    Cheers Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    $60 have a look at the rounds for sale sections on line and see just how many people out there are trying to sell rounds with the listing saying well priced at $45 p/h I think this is more like the price these people are basing their pricing on or the service websites that advertise people from $30-$35 if they are basing it on anything .Last I heard Jims were at $88 and that was a year or 2 ago and as I have said before I would prefer someone to know i charge $80-90 p/h and undercut me at $60 p/h than think I charge $45p/h and under cut me at $30.
    Seen todays ?

    Cheers Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Seen todays ?

    Cheers Fred.
    No wonder it's for sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett73 View Post
    When your 3.5yr old Colorado ****s itself at 10:30am and you have to cancel the rest of the day and possibly some of next week, right when things are starting to grow


    Got the Colly back. Final cost $1100. New flywheel and clutch kit. Not sure of the exact reason for the issue but the flywheel was the cause. Clutch kit was put in due to the amount of km's I've done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Yep, today turned up to a job where the lady told me the last "gardener" had sown grass seed in her garden beds.
    He told her it would be easier to maintain as it would help keep the weeds down ............ WOW !!!!

    Cheers Fred.
    Maybe he refers his friends to weeding jobs! Probably seeded couch!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Yep, today turned up to a job where the lady told me the last "gardener" had sown grass seed in her garden beds.
    He told her it would be easier to maintain as it would help keep the weeds down ............ WOW !!!!

    Cheers Fred.
    Reminds me of a bloke who was doing the rounds top mulching customers garden beds with horse manure which he sourced for free.

    The result was their gardens were taken over be patterson's curse/thistle/rye grass/sour sob/black berry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brett73 View Post
    Got the Colly back. Final cost $1100. New flywheel and clutch kit. Not sure of the exact reason for the issue but the flywheel was the cause. Clutch kit was put in due to the amount of km's I've done.
    In a paid app well known caravan forum. A chap with 2015 Colorado with 60,000 km up at his service have found metal filing particles in the diff.
    One to watch maybe.
    Holden replaced oil and will check at next service to see if anymore metal fillings appear before acting.
    Cheers Garry

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    Lawn mowing in circles
    Which strangely enough is the way some manufactures recommend you mow ,they say to mow in an anti clockwise direction when using the mulching function
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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