View Full Version : How is your 2006 starting off

6'7 330
02-06-2006, 10:03 PM
You guys in the south who may be mowing, landscaping etc, how is your 2006 starting off--good, bad, in between.

Our 2006 season has started out poorly, with the lack of snow and ice here, snow plowing results have been less then inspiring lol.

Carolina Cuts
02-06-2006, 10:24 PM
it's only my second year in the biz down here... so things are obviously slow for me. Now, if I can just get off my @ss and start makin' some flyers or something, I'd feel better about myself. :p Last week I had ambition... today? NOTHING! Hoping for a better tomorrow.:p

Envy Lawn Service
02-06-2006, 10:27 PM
My answer is semi-related.

I'm mostly fielding calls about trees budding and landscape plants blooming in the low elevations where I take premo care of everything. It was cold today though.

We have had some snow in the higher elevations here, but below normal. In the lower elevations, some areas have seen one little spat of bad weather all winter.

It's been wierd this year. We had some of the hardest early frosts I have seen in years and we keep getting hard frosts, but it's been mostly warm during the day. If it wasn't for the hard frosts, I'd still be running full throttle from last year.

02-06-2006, 10:45 PM
off 20K in plowing already big guy:cry:

02-06-2006, 11:10 PM
Starting off great..now if I could only get myself to get going I'd have it made!

02-06-2006, 11:29 PM
not a lot of snow here either and plenty of unusal warm weather. are grass start's comeing up in mid to late march but im getting a lot of call's for power rakeing, and aerating, i have 16 power rakeing's to do and 20 lawn's for sure to aerate im likeing 06 so far.

02-06-2006, 11:35 PM
Bill, we signed some nice $$ maint. contracts for '06, and really haven't had an "off" season yet. The weather has been mild to say the least, so we are already working on spring '06 jobs.I would like a few weeks between now and spring to take the Mrs. on a getaway before the gates of hell open in 6 weeks..LOL ..I feel for you guys trying to get some snow $$$. I promise I'll send all I can up to Illinois, Jersey and Connecticut.:p

6'7 330
02-06-2006, 11:44 PM
off 20K in plowing already big guy:cry:

We are off big time to :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I promise I'll send all I can up to Illinois, Jersey and Connecticut.


If you do confine it to February-early March, March we want to start getting into landscaping mode lol. Now that I bring the subject of landscaping up,I wonder about that damn hydro seeder LOL.

02-06-2006, 11:45 PM
pretty descent for me so far. I havent stopped mowing though. I think i put on my jacket once this winter. Ive picked up 5 new yards in the last month with no advertising and 2 more when a cust. buys them. 2 redone flower beds. And 2 possible concrete jobs for a buddy.

02-07-2006, 11:30 AM
So far I have spent 40,000

New 2005 chevy 4x4 dump

new 2005 scag 52 hydro wb

Magnamatic blade sharpener and balancer

Getting ready to send out 5000 flyers

Looking for new 6.5x20 trailer

I substitute teach over winter and cant wait for spring.
I hate the who teaching thing, great waste of 20k there

Im 33 this year and dont plan on working too hard in my forties

02-07-2006, 12:23 PM
With the lack of winter have had virtually no break. Am playing catch up and already mowing. Man I need to retire again.

02-07-2006, 02:29 PM
0$ so far this year. Winter started out great, now its been in the 40's for the last month. I'll be down 20K before we start work with new equipment purchases.

02-07-2006, 02:53 PM
Very slow start over here in the UK..Great weather though dry and mild