"I am a bad businessman ( very bad reading through the comments and previous threads ) I do quite a lot for £10 + some even less poststamp lawns but avoid unless next to other jobs . Its not worth pricing hourly not here to many throw a wobbler if…"
"Maybe I have been lucky, in that I come and go as I please. I never have set times for anything. I am never told or guided by clients as to what and when to do things. I think though that is isn’t luck, but rather the decades of hard work and…"
"I suspect the majority of your customers differ from the ones a lot of us have. It's not "dancing to the tune of professionals" etc. My "domestic" customers like to know when I'm coming to give me access to the rear garden and provide that…"
From bunkers to greens, Martin Scothern – Head Greenkeeper at Wollaton Park Golf Club has long relied on a range of products from Mansfield Sand.Wollaton Park Golf Club in Nottingham is widely regarded as one of the finest parkland courses in the…
"Never liked other people in charge of my diary i find i can plan more efficiently with a flexible approach .
I am constantly aware and anticipate growth in all my gardens and it makes me more productive .
Often customers dont need to be present i…"
"I wouldn’t last long if I were dancing to the tune of ‘professionals’ who ‘work in the city’. It has a touch of hierarchy to me. I wouldn’t be working around coffee mornings or personal trainers either. I have to say, you make them sound awful.
"Yes I gather it's been rough down there with Storm Aurore coming in from France, terrible flooding if the main stream media is to be believed. Nice here in the East Midlands which is not generally a high rainfall area to be fair although we did get…"
"I quite enjoy my regular mowing days, probably now about 50% of my week and always the first 2 or 3 days. It's the bread and butter work and makes me decent £££. The remainder of the week is freestyle, and gives me the flexibility to shift days…"
"Everyone works differently but I find regular routines tedious so I tend to have a list of which gardens are due to be done, and make it up as I go along. Certain jobs yes it's courteous to give clients a bit of notice, a phone call or text to ask…"