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#1 chknwing

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

ok my front and back yard are pretty far gone as far as maintenance.  I blame the 1 year old lawn mower that died.  I am extremely lazy, lol.  Neighborhood kids wont touch it.  But basically I need, Leaf removal, grass cutting, and over grown kudzu/hedges cut back.  Most of the places in charlotte just kinda do lawn care ballentyne style. Which is not what I need.

 

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So I threw my lawn mower in the trunk and went to find a repair shop. I got a few blocks and some guy flagged me down and asked me what I was doing with the lawnmower.  I told him I was looking for a repair shop.  He says he does small engine repair and would be happy to look at it.  While he was fixing it, I noticed he had dish network. Told him I work for them etc.  Just so happens hes been having an issue with his Dish system.  So we ended up fixing each others problems.  I still gave him some money anyways.  Lawnmower works perfectly on the first pull.  I will update again if I decide to do something with the leaves that are 3 years old. :)



#2 Cary Kollins

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Craigslist. You can find someone to come do all that poo for probably around $50-$80 bucks. Make sure you don't pay until absolutely everything is finished though. I got burned a couple years so. Had two guys come and haul some leaves from my backyard. They had to leave cause it was dark and said they would come back to get the rest the next day. I stupidly paid them and they never came to haul the rest.

#3 Hawk

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:35 PM

maybe I'm just picky, but I do my own yardwork....I like it the way I do it!



#4 catfang

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

So, Hawks "yardwork" = shoveling snow?



#5 Happy Panther

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

I avoided hiring anyone for a long time and finally got so busy that I pay a lawn service. Local guy. Started 6 months ago and we have the perfect lawn now. Just immaculate.

 

But I will tell you there are tons of Mexicans working for $10/hr cash who do a great job as you would expect.



#6 Bronn

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

it doesn't sound like anything that gasoline and a match won't take care of



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

I avoided hiring anyone for a long time and finally got so busy that I pay a lawn service. Local guy. Started 6 months ago and we have the perfect lawn now. Just immaculate.

 

But I will tell you there are tons of Mexicans working for $10/hr cash who do a great job as you would expect.

 

so how do I find them? hangout at the laundry mat?



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

So, Hawks "yardwork" = shoveling snow?

lately, that's a big Fricken yes!!!!  not impressed!



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:53 PM

so how do I find them? hangout at the laundry mat?

 

 

You can usually find quite a few hanging around lowes/ home depot type places that are really hungry to make a couple of bucks.  As noted they usually do good work as well.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

so how do I find them? hangout at the laundry mat?

 

Usually one of two ways

1) There will be a corner somewhere in Charlotte where guys congregate looking for under the table hourly work. They may need transportation and food but they will work like demons for a great hourly wage.

2) Word of mouth. Somebody in your neighborhood has a guy. Ask around.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

You can usually find quite a few hanging around lowes/ home depot type places that are really hungry to make a couple of bucks.  As noted they usually do good work as well.

 

What he said.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:32 PM

it doesn't sound like anything that gasoline and a match won't take care of



#13 Doyle

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

I thought this thread was about trimming pubes.



#14 Crixtala

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

this thread screams "i like to waste money"

#15 Anybodyhome

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:56 AM

One of my favorite stress reducers after a day in the office:

 

iPod, cold beer in the cup holder and 90 minutes of riding my 46" Husky front and back...




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