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iphlawns

iphlawns Lawn mowing and lawn care business in Adelaide, South Australia. A snapshot of the man behind the mower http://www.iphlawns.com/
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Back off the road and more fitting up.
0 13 5 days ago
Back off the road and more fitting up.
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Tacked and racked. Really pushing hard to have this on the road by Monday. It’ll be working for a few days this week then it’s back off the road for sanding and painting. It’s a weird thing because there is so much work that will be unseen outside the trailer. But that principle is something I carry with me in my business. It’s not what you do when you’re observed, it’s what you do when no one is looking that build integrity. .
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1 21 2 weeks ago
Tacked and racked. really pushing hard to have this on the road by monday. it’ll be working for a few days this week then it’s back off the road for sanding and painting. it’s a weird thing because there is so much work that will be unseen outside the trailer. but that principle is something i carry with me in my business. it’s not what you do when you’re observed, it’s what you do when no one is looking that build integrity. .
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #aldinga #coffee #radelaide #adl
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When you stop at your Mum’s place while on the mow during a light rain shower, and no one is home, and the Digestive Biscuits aren’t opened, so you only have Marie biscuits. Also, there are no Aldi Caramel wafers in the snack cupboard. Think this is probably a customer I can let go by the looks of it. ;-)
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #Seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #Aldinga #coffee #radelaide #adl
3 16 2 weeks ago
When you stop at your mum’s place while on the mow during a light rain shower, and no one is home, and the digestive biscuits aren’t opened, so you only have marie biscuits. also, there are no aldi caramel wafers in the snack cupboard. think this is probably a customer i can let go by the looks of it. ;-)
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #aldinga #coffee #radelaide #adl
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Couple millimetres out across 2100mm. Hard to leave it but had to accept the tolerances just to get it back on the road. This weekend the signboard goes on and if I pull my finger out, primer and then it’s back to work for a while next week and maybe paint it late week or next weekend. I’ve stopped planning and am just letting it take its course. #trailer #lawncare
1 7 2 weeks ago
Couple millimetres out across 2100mm. hard to leave it but had to accept the tolerances just to get it back on the road. this weekend the signboard goes on and if i pull my finger out, primer and then it’s back to work for a while next week and maybe paint it late week or next weekend. i’ve stopped planning and am just letting it take its course. #trailer #lawncare
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One of these is an embarrassing mess of thicket that needs a good tidy up. 
The other is a pile of branches and sticks. 
Enjoyed some work across town today. :-) .
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #north #portnoarlungasouth #Aldinga #Modbury
2 19 2 weeks ago
One of these is an embarrassing mess of thicket that needs a good tidy up.
the other is a pile of branches and sticks.
enjoyed some work across town today. :-) .
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #north #portnoarlungasouth #aldinga #modbury
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Sneaky preview of the IPH trailer build. Same trailer as before but now building the new cage and signage panels. Took me 18 months to settle on a design.  It’s basic, simple and clean looking. That philosophy started with my logo yonks ago and continues today. 
You can learn a lot about trailers, setups and what you ‘should have’ from others. But at the end of the day, the only way to know what you want is to be out there doing the work and gain practical knowledge. #trailer #lawnmowing #adelaide #lawncare
3 8 2 weeks ago
Sneaky preview of the iph trailer build. same trailer as before but now building the new cage and signage panels. took me 18 months to settle on a design. it’s basic, simple and clean looking. that philosophy started with my logo yonks ago and continues today.
you can learn a lot about trailers, setups and what you ‘should have’ from others. but at the end of the day, the only way to know what you want is to be out there doing the work and gain practical knowledge. #trailer #lawnmowing #adelaide #lawncare
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One thing I came to realise very early on in business is that stuff you do that, while not you’re core service, still contributes to your business. I struggled with that at first. You know how when you go to work in a day job for a company, they do the marketing, they go out and get business, they provide you with a van or Ute, they provide the pens, the paper and the process of doing business. 
I am rebuilding my trailer based on what I’ve learned over the last couple of years. If I worked for a company, they’d tell me what I need, provide what I need and probably not take much away from me telling them what I think about what I need. 
That’s why I love working for myself, with my name on my logo. Because it’s everything from the pen in my pocket to the trailer on my Ute, to the shirt on my back to the effort I put in, to never losing sight of the job until it’s done. 
Each day, no matter what work is being done,  there are these two rigs. My dogs. I reckon dogs keep us level. They keep going all just to make us happy. If I am half as committed to my customers are these two are to me and my wife, I reckon IPH will be here for a long time to come.  You can find meaning in the simplest things if you look hard enough. .
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #Seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #Aldinga #coffee #kelpies
3 23 3 weeks ago
One thing i came to realise very early on in business is that stuff you do that, while not you’re core service, still contributes to your business. i struggled with that at first. you know how when you go to work in a day job for a company, they do the marketing, they go out and get business, they provide you with a van or ute, they provide the pens, the paper and the process of doing business.
i am rebuilding my trailer based on what i’ve learned over the last couple of years. if i worked for a company, they’d tell me what i need, provide what i need and probably not take much away from me telling them what i think about what i need.
that’s why i love working for myself, with my name on my logo. because it’s everything from the pen in my pocket to the trailer on my ute, to the shirt on my back to the effort i put in, to never losing sight of the job until it’s done.
each day, no matter what work is being done, there are these two rigs. my dogs. i reckon dogs keep us level. they keep going all just to make us happy. if i am half as committed to my customers are these two are to me and my wife, i reckon iph will be here for a long time to come. you can find meaning in the simplest things if you look hard enough. .
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #aldinga #coffee #kelpies
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Friday Jamz 4 - Song that inspire a lawn guy 
Band: Faith No More
Song: Caffeine 
Album: Angel Dust (1992)
I could write for days about this album. And probably this song. When MTV pinup boys turn into edgy alternative crossover funk rock metal, you’re either going to love it or hate it. Music changed between Faith No More’s ‘The Real Thing’ album. That slick rock had all but been razed by full tilt alternative sounds. This album, and this song in particular, is a band breaking the shackles and throwing it all out there. I still love this band and this album. I’ve seen them three times. They’ve aged well. This record takes me back to my high school days like few other albums can. I don’t live in the past, but I can sure appreciate the things that got me to the present. If music was was of those things, then this album and band were a big part of ride through life. 
Link is in the bio to a live version of Caffeine. Brilliant back in the day, brilliant now. :-)
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #Seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #Brighton #Glenelg #coffee #radelaide #faithnomore #caffeine
0 10 4 weeks ago
Friday jamz 4 - song that inspire a lawn guy
band: faith no more
song: caffeine
album: angel dust (1992)
i could write for days about this album. and probably this song. when mtv pinup boys turn into edgy alternative crossover funk rock metal, you’re either going to love it or hate it. music changed between faith no more’s ‘the real thing’ album. that slick rock had all but been razed by full tilt alternative sounds. this album, and this song in particular, is a band breaking the shackles and throwing it all out there. i still love this band and this album. i’ve seen them three times. they’ve aged well. this record takes me back to my high school days like few other albums can. i don’t live in the past, but i can sure appreciate the things that got me to the present. if music was was of those things, then this album and band were a big part of ride through life.
link is in the bio to a live version of caffeine. brilliant back in the day, brilliant now. :-)
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #brighton #glenelg #coffee #radelaide #faithnomore #caffeine
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Finally had some rain. Lawns are popping everywhere. Where I live it is predominantly Kikuyu lawns. Water is expensive here so watering is often a budgetary decision rather than a lawn quality decision. 
Either way, my customers get my best effort and I do my best every time. .
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #Seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #Aldinga #coffee #radelaide #adl
0 26 4 weeks ago
Finally had some rain. lawns are popping everywhere. where i live it is predominantly kikuyu lawns. water is expensive here so watering is often a budgetary decision rather than a lawn quality decision.
either way, my customers get my best effort and i do my best every time. .
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#lawncare #lawnmowing #adelaide #southaustralia #southernvales #morphettvale #reynella #christiesbeach #noarlunga #happyvalley #portnoarlunga #seaford #seafordmeadows #woodcroft #hackham #osullivansbeach #moana #mclarenvale #oldnoarlunga #hallettcove #sheidowpark #seacombe #portnoarlungasouth #aldinga #coffee #radelaide #adl
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Grabbed one of these at Bunnings for $109. Normally just use the cheap ones but thought I’d step up to something a bit more UV resistant. This one has lasted three uses despite being ‘Pro’. Leaks air from the handle and doesn’t get any pressure to spray. Cleaned out the centre pump area, still leaks. Always stored indoors. 
Anyone used one of these before? Are they known to be rubbish? Flogging a dead horse? 
I’d expect $109 to last ten times as long as $10.90, not one tenth as long. #Silvan #Bunnings
9 5 4 weeks ago
Grabbed one of these at bunnings for $109. normally just use the cheap ones but thought i’d step up to something a bit more uv resistant. this one has lasted three uses despite being ‘pro’. leaks air from the handle and doesn’t get any pressure to spray. cleaned out the centre pump area, still leaks. always stored indoors.
anyone used one of these before? are they known to be rubbish? flogging a dead horse?
i’d expect $109 to last ten times as long as $10.90, not one tenth as long. #silvan #bunnings
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Friday Jamz 3 - Music that inspires a lawn guy 
Band: The Pixies
Song: Break My Body 
Album: Surfer Rosa (1988)
Joey Santiago’s guitar on this song is amazing. It’s abrasive and right at the front, but it surrounds all the vocal harmonies and verses. The second stanza sounds like it was a captured in one take, one time. It’s as raw as music gets and for that reason it’s a great track on a great album. Link is in the bio.
1 17 last month
Friday jamz 3 - music that inspires a lawn guy
band: the pixies
song: break my body
album: surfer rosa (1988)
joey santiago’s guitar on this song is amazing. it’s abrasive and right at the front, but it surrounds all the vocal harmonies and verses. the second stanza sounds like it was a captured in one take, one time. it’s as raw as music gets and for that reason it’s a great track on a great album. link is in the bio.