Lawn & landscaping is not your typical 9-5; between the driving, heat, and loading/unloading, it’s physically taxing and highly detailed work that varies from lawn to lawn. Within a typical service, there’s a lot of gray area for lawn care pros – this isn’t about that.
This is about 4 crazy awesome examples where our lawn care pros decided on that particular day, their job included something most people would think is WAY outside the box.
If you’re in need of some AMAZING super-fast local lawn care services – just smash this button, choose your service, and get it booked. I promise, these amazing stories will still be here when you’re done. If your yard’s already perfect, just skip past this Captain Green Thumb to the 4 incredible stories below.
1. Exmarks the Spot
Rather than doing nothing (property protection isn’t really in the service description), James made a point of confronting the perp and saving the day [read: “package”].
Afterward, he hid it from view and got back to making Ken’s yard shine. While it isn’t going viral like that glitter bomb package video (watch it, it’s f$%#ing cool) he technically beat that guy’s efforts. ‘Cause, you know, there was no theft. James has our vote for Batman 2020.
2. Lawn Care Pros Never Get Board
Keith L, another top provider in Metro Detroit, was cleaning up an abandoned property to get it in ship shape for a real estate wholesaler (Costco sells land now?).
While he was there, he noticed the windows on the side of the property had been kicked in and someone was coming in and out.
After confirming no one was inside, he realized the boards he was removing from the property had been piled there for a reason. A quick chat with his customer was all he needed to proceed.
Using his trusty hammer, natural cunning, and some spare nails he had in his truck, he boarded those windows up and earned an unexpected $100 tip from his customer.
3. Snoked the Snake Den
Houston is a booming-metropolis and boasts a breadth of culture and a rich history. Which is why it’s an amazing place to start a lawn care business.
But it’s also hot. And sticky. And has snakes. Lots of snakes. Large and small.
So it’s no surprise that our Houston pros come across these reptiles from time to time when out on the job. What is surprising is while mowing an overgrown property recently purchased by your customer, you find your mower COMPLETELY surrounded by snakes!
This is exactly where Jim U. found himself. Apparently, in the midst of all this tall grass was a real-deal-holy-feel snake den and he’d driven his mower right on top of it.
Had it been anyone else, this is where the service would’ve stopped. I’d have abandoned the mower, it’s a lost cause because I’m never coming back. #safetyisouroverridingpriority #snakesholdgrudges #donttreadonme
Jim didn’t even balk – he actually offers pest control services locally and has a penchant for breeding snakes as a hobby (WTF?!). In other words, this was just another day in the life.
He grabbed his equipment, bagged and bucketed the hold outs and collapsed the den as best he could. He said it took barely 15 minutes!
After alerting us and the customer, he put their concerns to rest. With the grass cut and the pool getting chemical treatments, the snakes he didn’t catch weren’t likely to stick around.
4. Squatter Squad
In Detroit, there’s a LOT of blight to manage which has given our pros tons of business in helping to tackle this problem. One particular pro though, James A., has found himself on this list. Again.
When tackling a job in a rough area at a property that had just been sold, James’ was confronted by a group of squatters who weren’t keen on his presence.
Initially, it seemed like things were escalating – the neighbors even gathered to gawk!
Because of the size of the job he committed to, James thankfully had a crew with him and kept a cool head.
Everything stayed calm, and after James coordinated with us, the property owner, and the squatters, they were able to reach an understanding and the squatters left amicably.
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