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LawnGuy35
03-08-2012, 11:38 AM
I'm in Iowa, and the rest of this week is supposed to be in the 50's, and next week in the 60's and 70's. Last year my first mow was around April 4th, but it looks like things could be starting sooner this year. Anyone else thinking this could be an early season in the midwest?

K&L Landscaping
03-08-2012, 12:04 PM
I'm not in the midwest but I'm in the mountains of NC and I did a few mowings the last week of Feb. I usually get started the last week in March so I'm about a month early.

mowerbrad
03-08-2012, 12:33 PM
I can definately see this year being an earlier year than usual, but only by a week or two for me. I usuallly get out by the first week in April and start clean-ups and then am mowing weekly by May 1st.

If the temps keep getting warmer and stay that way, I can see myself out mowing by mid April and starting cleanups before March is over.

jsslawncare
03-08-2012, 02:04 PM
I started some mowing the last week of Feb. It's picked up little every week since.

headz77
03-08-2012, 03:15 PM
I just saw on the news last night that this has been the 4th warmest winter since 1901. We are definitely about a month ahead of schedule on lawn mowing and weeds here.

Mahoney3223
03-08-2012, 03:28 PM
That means winter will be here earlier next season !

Hansen's Lawn Care
03-08-2012, 04:30 PM
I'm in Iowa, and the rest of this week is supposed to be in the 50's, and next week in the 60's and 70's. Last year my first mow was around April 4th, but it looks like things could be starting sooner this year. Anyone else thinking this could be an early season in the midwest?

Similar situation here in Woodbury, MN (twin cities.) Starting Saturday it's going to be mid 50's to low 60's for at least the next 12 days. I'm thinking I'll be doing clean ups by the end of the month and mowing hopefully the first week of April.

Up here we can easily see snow still at the end of March so we'll see.

Hansen's Lawn Care (www.hansenslawncare.com)

scotts lawn care
03-08-2012, 06:23 PM
My thoughts also. I hope to start my cleanups by the end of march, and start mowing maybe mid-april.

weeze
03-08-2012, 06:53 PM
started about a month earlier this year (mid feb). mostly weeds growing so far. last year started mid march.

Lawn Enforcer
03-09-2012, 07:51 PM
The spring of 2010 I was out dethatching by March 31. Last spring was terrible, did my first dethatching job on April 22, so anything earlier than that and I'll be happy! All we need is good moisture to get things off to a good start!

Hansen's Lawn Care
03-09-2012, 08:15 PM
My thoughts also. I hope to start my cleanups by the end of march, and start mowing maybe mid-april.

Hey Scott Lawn Care I see you're up in the Frederic area...I have family that live in the Burnett County area...just thought that was interesting.

Cheffy
03-09-2012, 08:17 PM
I agree So. Wisconsin I am hoping to do some clean ups about March 25 or even earlier. Last spring was way late. Cant wait to get some cash rolling. Was a LONG winter.

APLUS LAWN CARE
03-09-2012, 08:33 PM
I am in Missouri and it is looking like this mowing season could shape up a little sooner than usual. The grass is greening up pretty good around here. The temperatures are about the same as yours except maybe a few degrees warmer.

cooperthumb
03-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Over Here in St. Louis and Im planning on starting to mow Next week
which about 3 weeks from usual.

bel-nor
03-10-2012, 04:33 PM
Got a few early cleanup calls from new customers. I will do the first cut Tuesday March 13, 2012. The season will be great if we don't get to much rain this spring. Cool season grasses are greening already. I hope everyone has a prosperus and safe season.

wahlturfcare
03-11-2012, 03:47 PM
i have already starting doing cleanups this past week and have started alot of lanscaping jobs already. even though some were done in the winter along with alot of tree work.

Get Some...
03-11-2012, 04:14 PM
First cut for some properties next week......N/E Kansas.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
03-11-2012, 07:17 PM
Last yr was last week of March and this yr will start Tomorrow with spring cleans and thatching over seed new and old lawns

rreyn1812
03-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Yep! Just checked some lawns and will start the first mowing of the year this week. Am putting together an adjusted mowing schedule now. It will be in the high 70's to low 80's all week and all the grass is greening up nicely. This will be around 4 weeks earlier than last year.

Stopped to talk with one of my customers while checking yards, and he paid up front for 20 mowings. :):):)

Blades Lawn Maintenance
03-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Starting this week actually march 14 (tomorrow) lol
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nola lawn maintenance
03-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Im in the New Orleans metro area, been cutting for a month, lol. It has gotten into the low 80's already. I don't mind, i need the money.

APLUS LAWN CARE
03-14-2012, 09:22 AM
I heard a climatologist from the University of Missouri say that he thinks we will have some freezing temperatures in April. I hope he doesn't know what he is talking about.