Heavy duty yard work!

mudpuddle

Active Member
We need some serious yard work done and am looking for suggestions!
We need to have some hedges trimmed, along the front of the house- and around the pool, small tree pruned, bushes trimmed and removed, mulching, etc.
Looking for a local "company" or business or just some people with experience and who are hard-working!, We live in Charlotte Hall, and do not want a high-end company such as Went Worth's, etc.

Thanks to all for your suggestions!
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
Wentworth, one word

you don't want a "high end" company, but it's heavy duty and you want people with experience.

Got it, good luck with those requirements.

Got a pickup, drive up to Home Depot in Waldorf and pick yourself up some day labor.
It helps if you can speak Espanol.
 

LightRoasted

If I may ...
If I may ...

There's always the kid down the street. Awe geez, that's so 50's, 60's and 70's. Are there anymore entrepreneurial spirited kids at all anymore?
 
I'm interested in providing you with a free estimate for the yard work you need completed. 16yrs experience as owner of a small local lawn care business started up I 1999 by the name of Murph's Lawncare right here in Southern MD. I am
now the owner of Murphy Enterprises which provides lawn care and pressure washing/cleaning services. Donald "Murph" Murphy 240-925-6925 Murphy_Enterprises@yahoo.com
136447
 

Chris0nllyn

Well-Known Member
Wentworth, one word

you don't want a "high end" company, but it's heavy duty and you want people with experience.

Got it, good luck with those requirements.

Got a pickup, drive up to Home Depot in Waldorf and pick yourself up some day labor.
It helps if you can speak Espanol.
It's trimming hedges and trees, not hardscaping (patio) or putting a pond in.
 

glhs837

Power with Control
Frank at Yankee Services did some work for us, we were quite happy with the results. A co-worker had he and his crew sod her new yard in a subdivision and she expressed that she was quite happy also. He's a Yankee, so there's that. He and the wife have a small farm down St Inigoes way, I follow them on FB just to see whats up with additions to the goats or rabbits :)
 

glhs837

Power with Control
I like that! A Southern Yankee! lol I consider SOMD to be a mix of both the South and the North combined for a unique flavor! I don't know if natives here consider themselves to be "Southern".

My dirty little secret is that I was actually born here in Leonardtown..... didnt stay more than a year after my birth, and neither parent was from here, so my "native" status is suspect. :) Wife, born in D.C. calls me a Yankee, I remind her that to us SOMD born folks, ;) she'alls the "Northern Scum" :)
 

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GregV814

Well-Known Member
If I may ...

There's always the kid down the street. Awe geez, that's so 50's, 60's and 70's. Are there anymore entrepreneurial spirited kids at all anymore?
No, there are NONE. Most kids want 25-50 bucks an hour to use YOUR lawn mower or TRACTOR...No kiddies, there isn't an app for that!!
 

David

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We need some serious yard work done and am looking for suggestions!
We need to have some hedges trimmed, along the front of the house- and around the pool, small tree pruned, bushes trimmed and removed, mulching, etc.
Looking for a local "company" or business or just some people with experience and who are hard-working!, We live in Charlotte Hall, and do not want a high-end company such as Went Worth's, etc.

Thanks to all for your suggestions!
I hired one of the mennonites from Loveville for $20 per hour. I worked along side of him all day and managed to keep up, but he worked like a mule. Took 30 mins for lunch and never stopped beyond that. I did have to give him a ride to and fro and I think he charged me for travel time. Next time, I'll get all, of those details out of ahead of time.

Anyway, probably would been charged many times more by a business to do the work he did. Plus I knew it was done right.

I guess the potential downside if you hire a freelancer who is not insured, is that any injuries would probably go against your insurance.
 

OldHillcrestGuy

Well-Known Member
Were neighbors, Im in CH also. I'll ask me son if he might be interested in another yard. I use to love doing yards with him till my health has prevented me. I can hardly get my own yard done now. He is really busy so he may not want to tackle another yard. Last year he had about 18 yards, 5 in my 'hood' His son who is 13 is a workhorse and helps him out greatly. This is a part-time thing cause he does have fulltime job. I'll see him Saturday morning I will ask him if he wants to maybe at least check out just how much there is to do,
 
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