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PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC - AGREEMENT

Palmetto Lawn Services SC, LLC

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All estimates are valid for 30 days.  After the 31st day estimates will need to be recalculated due to possible changes in material and labor costs. If there are changes with the original project a PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC Employee will need to complete an on-site estimate at the rate of $50.00.

FRONT, SIDES & BACKYARD WORK CONDITIONS:

Area must be clean and clear (i.e. free of animal waste, outdoor furniture, grills, toys, decorations, lawn ornaments, plants, etc., and grass must be maintained at no taller than 2” prior to arrival to start job).  Failure to have an area clean and clear will result in delay in project, job interruption fees and cleanup fees of a minimum of $50.00.


Weekly Lawn Mowing Service:  

NOTE:  All of our Lawn Mowing Services weekly, bi-weekly & one-time cut requires a Credit Card on File.  We charge your Card once the job is completed. 


Core Aeration Service:  Your Lawn needs to be ready for Core Aeration.

Ready means:  

 Yard is Free of Debris.  (If you need us to clean the debris, let us know - Surcharge fee is according to what needs to be cleaned up).

 Lawn is Cut at between 1" - 2" height prior to Aerating.  (If you need this service, let us know - Surcharge Fee - We can refer you - We do not mow grass).  

 Before we get started, make sure the soil is moist enough. Please water your lawn the day before we arrive unless it rains prior to our scheduled service arrival.

 For Lawns that have water sprinklers, please mark your sprinkler heads with flags & any other obstacles prior to the day of Aerating.  

(If you need us to do this, let us know - There is a Surcharge Fee).

DISCLAIMER: 

We are NOT liable for any sprinkler damage that is not marked.

We are NOT liable for any cable, internet, electric wiring that are within 6" of ground.  

Note: Our Aerator Machines will aerate 2" - 5" deep.  It is set at 3".

If you want the tines to penetrate the soil deeper than 3", please let us know in advance. 

NOTE:  Core Aeration Services requires a Credit Card on File.  We charge your Card once the job is completed. 


24 Hour Advance Notice Required to Cancel Service.

We understand life happens.  

In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored:

Minimum of 24-hour advance notice is required when cancelling your scheduled appointment with us. 

This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment.  If you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours prior to your reservation, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of $25 on your Credit Card on file. 

If for any reason, there is a major weather storm on the day of your service, we will not charge the cancellation fee.  We will rebook you in accordance with our schedule. 

No Access Fee:  There is a $25 fee for No access to your property if your privacy gate is locked.


LAWN PROJECTS: TOPDRESSING, DETHATCHING, LANDSCAPING, SOD INSTALL, JUNK REMOVAL
OPTIONAL PAYMENT TERMS:  

OPTION 1:

50% of Project Total is due at time of Acceptance of this Estimate.   In the event a refund is required before the project has started customers may receive 80% of the deposit back minus the cost of materials purchased.  Remaining Balance is due immediately upon completion of the project unless stated otherwise.  If payment in full is not received by PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC within 3 days of project completion a finance charge of 1.5% compounded each day late and a $50 processing fee will be incurred.   After work has started refunds will not be issued.


OPTION 2:  40% of Project Total Deposit is due at time of Acceptance of this Estimate and remaining balance is billed Monthly on the 1st of each month for 12 consecutive months.


OPTION 3:  40% of Project Total Deposit is due at time of Acceptance of this Estimate and remaining balance is billed Monthly on the 1st of each month for 24 consecutive months.

Both options are available for any renewals of service the for the following year for both Core Aeration and Top Dressing combined and any other add on services such as Top Dressing with Sand and/or Overseeding.

ATTORNEY’S FEES: 

In the event Customer fails to pay as required by this Agreement, PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC shall be entitled to recover from Customer any fees or costs incurred by Palmetto Lawn Services, SC LLC including reasonable actual attorney fees and collection agency fees, in the demand, commencement, and/ or prosecution of collection activities.

GUARANTEE: 

All material is guaranteed to be as specified.  All work to be completed in a workmanlike manner.  Due to factors beyond our control, PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC does not warranty against materials provided by lawn supply companies to include sod quality & seeds germinating properly as there are multiple factors involved including not watering.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: 

In the event of delivery beyond curb line PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC will not assume any liability for damages to curbs, sidewalks, driveways, or lawn. Any damage to landscape by equipment or by delivery truck while gaining access to the jobsite, will be the responsibility of the Customer. Access to the jobsite is necessary. PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC is not responsible for soil conditions resulting turf management negligent.  PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC is not responsible for unforeseen or buried items that may be damaged during core aeration of contracted work defined by this proposal. PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC does not guarantee any overseeding will fully make your lawn full and lush.


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LANDSCAPING:  

PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC is not responsible for any landscaping, landscape restoration, or for any incidental damage to existing landscaping including trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers, etc. Repair of ruts from equipment, and landscape restoration along edges of flatwork will most likely be needed and is not included (unless listed as an additional item in Estimate). 

ALTERATIONS: 

Any alterations or deviation from proposed specifications involving extra costs will be executed only upon written orders and will be billed as follows at 7 or more days out from project start date: $100 change order, 2 to 6 days out: $150, 24 hours or less: $200.00.

DELAYS: 

All agreements are contingent upon 811 Dig and/or HOA approvals, weather, accidents, or delays beyond our control. Jobs are scheduled upon receipt of the signed Estimate and Deposit; “first come, first serve”.  Customers will be notified of an approximate start and completion date.  Occasionally, our schedule needs adjusting due to weather, job delays, lack of permits, accidents, employee illness, back ordered material, etc.   In such an event, Customer agrees that such delays do not constitute non-performance and Customer will be notified of their projected start date.

INSURANCE: 

Customer to carry desired homeowners or other insurance.  PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC carries general liability, workers compensation, and commercial insurance.  PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC is licensed and bonded to meet proper requirements in the State of SC.

LIEN WAIVERS/ CONTRACTS PROVIDED: 

Customer acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Agreement prior to the commencement of any work or any payment hereunder, and is hereby informed that Customer is entitled to receive lien waivers from all contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers at or prior to the time final payment is made.

LIEN NOTICE: NOTICE OF LIEN RIGHTS: AS REQUIRED BY THE [SC] CONSTRUCTION LIEN LAW, PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC HEREBY NOTIFIES OWNER THAT PERSONS OR COMPANIES FURNISHING LABOR OR MATERIALS FOR THE PROJECT ON OWNER’S LAND MAY HAVE LIEN RIGHTS ON OWNER’S LAND AND BUILDINGS IF NOT PAID. THOSE ENTITLED TO LIEN RIGHTS IN ADDITION TO PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC ARE THOSE WHO CONTRACT DIRECTLY WITH THE OWNER, OR THOSE WHO GIVE THE OWNER NOTICE WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THEY FIRST FURNISH LABOR OR MATERIALS FOR THE LAWN PROJECT. ACCORDINGLY, OWNER PROBABLY WILL RECEIVE NOTICES FROM THOSE WHO FURNISH LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR THE LAWN PROJECT AND SHOULD GIVE A COPY OF EACH NOTICE RECEIVED TO THE MORTGAGE LENDER, IF ANY (SUCH SIXTY-DAY NOTICES ARE NOT REQUIRED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES). PALMETTO LAWN SERVICES, SC LLC AGREES TO COOPERATE WITH THE OWNER AND THE OWNER’S LENDER, IF ANY, TO SEE THAT ALL POTENTIAL LIEN CLAIMANTS ARE DULY PAID.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY: 

It is the Customer's responsibility to ensure the proposed work is within property lines.   Customers must obtain any necessary approvals and permits including prior to projected job start date.  Homeowners will contact 811 a minimum of 7 days prior to the start date if there is a concern that internet, cable, electric, etc. lines are buried within 6 inches from the topsoil surface.


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CORE AERATION MAINTENANCE:  

We recommend watering your lawn immediately after the service is complete. This will assist in dissolving the core plugs.

We recommend to add CarbonProG ASAP as a topdressing if you did not choose this as an option when core aeration service was completed.. 

We also recommend annually to Core Aerate your lawn as part of yearly maintenance to remove excess moss, thatch, relieve soil compaction, and to improve drainage and airflow.

 

TOP DRESSING MAINTENANCE:  

We recommend top dress with Mirimichi CarbonPro G annually to increases soil’s water retention, improves the overall soil structure, stimulates microbial activity, breaks down thatch, and neutralizes the soil’s pH. It is simply the best, natural, slow-releasing soil amendment, containing everything turf needs to thrive.

 

OVERSEEDING MAINTENANCE: 

Depending on conditions and type of seed, new grass seed will begin to emerge in 5-7 days after seeding when moisture and soil temperatures are adequate. An overseeded lawn can be fully established in eight weeks or less.

Proper watering is critical to successful overseeding. The following is a recommended watering program.

Immediately after overseeding: Water heavily to wash grass seeds into slits.

Until grass seeds germinate (first 10-21 days): Water lightly on a daily basis, soaking first one inch of soil.

After germination:  Water less frequently but allow for deeper soaking and penetration into soil. This encourages deeper root growth.

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AFTER SOD IS INSTALLED:

After SOD is laid, at this point, repeat these mantras: "mow as soon as there is something to mow" and "water, water, water" 


 

CHANGE ORDER

Change of Top-Dressing Materials.  $200

 

 CHANGE ORDER

Change order per the contract for the changes.  $100

ALTERATIONS: Any alterations or deviation from proposed specifications involving extra costs will be executed only upon written orders and will be billed as follows at 7 or more days out from project start date: $100 change order, 2 to 6 days out: $150, 24 hours or less: $200.00.