When I was growing up, I had a lot of trouble in both school and in my personal life due to a terrible habit. I was always in a rush to go do one thing or another, and so whenever I would work on something, I would put at most half of my brain into the task at hand while the other was focused on the fun thing I was going to do right afterwards.
Once I was ‘finished’, I would promptly run off to go do whatever it was I had on my mind – play video games, go out with friends, or just skip out on class and go to lunch a little early. Tests, projects, chores, whatever the task and no matter the quality of the work, I would be off in a flash the second I thought I could get away with it.
This, of course, would almost always come back to bite me in the butt. No sooner than I was rushing out the door or booting up my game console, I would hear the unmistakable (and terrifying) voice of my father, calling me back reproachfully. He would make me redo the chore, no matter how seemingly inconsequential or lengthy.
He told me then, ‘If you did it right the first time, you wouldn’t be back. Now it’s taking you twice as long. When will you learn?’ Well, it took me a good, long while, unfortunately for both of us. I was well in to college by the time I could no longer coast by on my natural smarts, at which point I needed to make an effort and take my time or I’d fail.
And I did! It took another 9 years before I’d actually complete my BA.
In the meantime, I did my time in the professional workforce and saw firsthand the effect of rushed and poorly thought out work. Small businesses lost thousands of dollars they could not afford to lose because they skimped on this or cut that corner, leading to high-value projects needing to be done all over again.
That’s why you do it right the first time. A company I worked with recently provided an excellent example of this concept at work.
My friend had decided to throw in the towel with her lawn after she read that we’re probably going to see another La Nina year here in California, which means less rain and more hot, dry fall and winter weather. After years of watching the reservoirs go dry, she decided it was time for a change.
That’s when we started looking up installers for synthetic grass in Lake Forest and came upon a very highly rated organization with a great name: NoMow Turf. They had by far the best reviews of any similar company in the area, and some of the testimonials were very powerful, like so:
Sierra and the team at No Mow Turf were absolutely fantastic. They were so quick to come out and get a proposal. They understood from our initial phone call what we wanted and put the proposal together without even meeting us (due to our work schedules). They patiently waited while we price shopped and then got us on the schedule quickly when we were ready to proceed.
Our project took a lot of work–it included pulling up landscaping, demoing concrete stepping pads, leveling out a 700 square foot area that was in terrible shape, and prepping it for the turf. The crew moved quickly and methodically, but didn’t cut any corners. Although they hoped to finish in one day, they knew they wouldn’t get it done perfectly so they took two days. We were blown away by the quality of the job, including turf installed with precision even behind our two AC units. When the job was done, they cleaned up impeccably and you’d never know there had been a 5 foot high pile of road base in our front yard the day before.
I can’t recommend No Mow Turf highly enough. Everything about this project was top quality, and the price was unbeatable. – Keren de Zwart
Well, Keren was right. My friend got a similar experience, and she has not looked back once when it comes to the replacement.
If you’re looking for a company that does it right the first time, every time, look no farther than NoMow Turf. Call today:
26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630