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Offline Chump

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HELP! I am new to hydroseeding and need advice!
« on: Mon June 13, 2022, 09:46:00 PM »
I am curious on what everyone else is using for contracts or terms with customers. Is there a rule of thumb with growth and  coming back for respraying?

Recently we hydroseeded a lawn, roughly 3 weeks ago. It came in alright, not super super thick but not bare either. I will attach pictures. I explained to the customer before we hydroseeded that there will probably be some weeds due to the past growth in this area. (Was an overgrown garden) Let me know what everyone thinks I should do, I offered to spray and reseed any bare spots. What would most companies do? Let me know!

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Re: HELP! I am new to hydroseeding and need advice!
« Reply #1 on: Tue June 14, 2022, 10:38:01 AM »
When I was seeding we guaranteed everything we did. We hardly ever had to reseed because most failures were because of lack of water. Once it rained everything would come up.
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Offline Chump

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Re: HELP! I am new to hydroseeding and need advice!
« Reply #2 on: Tue June 14, 2022, 11:54:08 AM »
Thank you

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Re: HELP! I am new to hydroseeding and need advice!
« Reply #3 on: Tue June 14, 2022, 12:19:10 PM »
My guarantee has always been that I will come back one time at no charge if there are any issues.  Everyone seems happy with that guarantee and usually I get close to zero problems, so it isn't an issue for me.   Typically, if I have an issue, it is a job I did late in the season and I told the customer that it was a high-risk job.   I would rather go out of my way to make sure I have a happy customer because I get a lot of both referral and repeat business.  The "come back one time at no charge" limits my exposure to a reasonable level. 

Some guys use a contract.  Most of what I do is residential or small commercial with some residential or commercial erosion control, but I prefer to stay away from the big jobs where a contract would be a benefit. 

Some people will have an agreement or contract that excludes acts of nature such as a really heavy storm.  I have always felt that a customer isn't hiring me to hydroseed his lawn.  He is hiring me to give him a nice lawn.  I have so few issues with washouts that I just do what I have to in order to see the customer has a nice lawn. 
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