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NEWGUYRI
02-22-2009, 09:36 AM
Just wondering when to start spring cleanups?

mowerrookie
02-22-2009, 09:40 AM
In thinking probably in...... wait for it.................................................................................................. .................................................................................................... ................................................................ SPRING!!!!!!!! lol

NEWGUYRI
02-22-2009, 10:06 AM
yeah, but I want to try and get them done early, like soon, is this possible

Carolina Cuts
02-22-2009, 10:18 AM
as soon as the paying customer says..... "Ok, do it.."

yeayea14
02-22-2009, 10:20 AM
I start mulching and spring cleanups the fist or secong week of march depending on the weather

Woody82986
02-22-2009, 11:41 AM
I suppose I've been doing spring clean ups since it no longer made sense to call them fall clean ups... Clean ups never really stop for me during the winter.

wright5223
02-22-2009, 11:58 AM
I am going to start this week I have clean-up left from last fall I need to get them done before my mailier goes out in a few weeks!

RGM
02-22-2009, 12:11 PM
Here in Baltimore Md we start cutting sometime in the last week or so
of April I like to have mine done by then. My customer know that the
earlier they call me the better deal they get. I will go out Monday
and do one if I get a call.

Tommy Boy
02-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Before you get really busy with mowing and then become reactive, stay on top of this and get it done as soon as possible before prime mowing season starts.

jsw2008
02-22-2009, 01:29 PM
as soon as the paying customer says..... "Ok, do it.."

That was going to be my answer. I did three last week.

STIHL GUY
02-22-2009, 07:06 PM
depends on the weather. the ground has to be dry enough that my mower wont rut it

Fife Lawn&Lane
02-22-2009, 09:40 PM
We just got 3 inches of snow, calling for 8 more by the end of the week. Spring is a ways off yet for me.

White Gardens
02-23-2009, 10:48 AM
My target day every year is April 1st to go out and start cleaning beds. Give or take a couple of weeks depending on how wet, and how soft the soil is. The last thing I want to do is track around on a yard right after the frost has "heaved" the soil.

This time of year I do piddly tree and shrub prunings when the ground is frozen.

mkwl
02-23-2009, 11:35 AM
As soon as people start calling, or start the already contracted ones as soon as the ground is dry enough to work.

yardatwork
02-24-2009, 09:56 AM
Start when you start getting calls from clients! I typically start last week in March or first week in April. It all depends on the weather.

EagleGrounds
02-24-2009, 10:22 AM
As soon as the weather makes up its mind here.....

If you havent been to cincinnati this is what the weather pattern is like: If you dont like it, wait 5 minutes and and it will be different...

But yea its been 60 one day, snowing the next, then raining, then snow then 55....all the changes get confusing......So hopefully it will stay above 50 in the next couple of weeks and stay that way so i can get started!

elite lawns
02-25-2009, 01:31 AM
In Oklahoma i start first of march

RICHIE K
02-25-2009, 05:54 AM
Commercial Propertys in 1 week and all residential in 2 weeks of corse weather is a factor

prizeprop
02-25-2009, 05:34 PM
Depends on how many you have and how many you can get done in a day.When I had a heavier schedule we used to start March 15th. We now start around the 20th. Sometimes if you start too early, there a mess again, so I try to time it just right.Especially with sweatgum balls, they always have some that fall late.

TheCanadianLawnRanger
02-25-2009, 05:40 PM
i start as soon as weather permits. last year wasnt till mid may which put our whole year behind. Heres hoping for an early spring

Mike's LawnCare Landscape
02-25-2009, 05:47 PM
I suppose I've been doing spring clean ups since it no longer made sense to call them fall clean ups... Clean ups never really stop for me during the winter.


You nailed it LOL . Here in NC there is not much snow so It's clean up time all the time.
I mowed a few yards in Dec and LOl and did a clean up this week .
Beside the fire wood I WOOD be bord. and doing my taxes:dizzy::dizzy: I miss the 70 hr weeks
But I do clean up all winter (so you can call it fall clean up or spring clean up ) LOL I don't care

2brothersyardcare
02-25-2009, 06:09 PM
what do you guys do in spring clean ups?

Big Bad Bob
02-25-2009, 06:29 PM
what do you guys do in spring clean ups?

Pretty much the same as a fall cleanup except there's not as many leaves and the ones there are, are wetter compacted to the ground by the snow. I also use this as an opportunity to look at the lawn and see how much winter damage there is. It's also a good opportunity to do a bit of pruning and trimming.

david shumaker
02-26-2009, 07:33 PM
I did 2 today (Feb. 26). One job was raking gumballs. I hate gumballs.

Isobel
02-26-2009, 07:49 PM
i'd start with with mulch and prune jobs in the next few weeks.

leaf cleanups might have to wait a bit longer, when all the mounds of snow are gone.