Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout March on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com.
|Once you've decided to purchase new equipment, what most influences the brand you select?||Dealer location||20%|
|Past experience with brand||39%|
|Referral/recommendation from friend||6%|
|Test driving the equipment||13%|
Look for this new reader poll question at www.grounds-mag.com.
How specific are your mowing contracts?
A. I bid each job individually and propose a flat fee for each time I mow.
B. I bid each job by proposing a standard hourly fee.
C. I bid each job by proposing a menu-type contract consisting of a flat fee for mowing, a flat fee for trimming and a flat fee for maintaining beds and let the client choose which options he or she wants.
D. I bid jobs by proposing a monthly or weekly fee for overall care, without specifying a set number of times to mow, etc.
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