View Full Version : Anyone start yet?

03-09-2005, 09:07 AM
Just wondering if anyone has started doing clean-ups or cutting yet. We still have 2' of snow up here with more expected this week...

03-09-2005, 09:08 AM
Not even close...

Mo Green
03-09-2005, 09:09 AM
Not yet, but it's real close.

03-09-2005, 09:13 AM
I start Friday.

03-09-2005, 09:28 AM
got about 6 inches of snow on the ground with more coming. hoping to start 1st week of april

03-09-2005, 09:42 AM
Bush hogged 2 acres last saturday. It was 64 sunny degrees when I finished. It hit 22 for a low last night. Snow on the way later this week. :rolleyes:

I did recieve a truck-load of grass seed earlier this week. MAYBE I'll get to use it in a few weeks. :sleeping:

Warm weather, and the never ending ringing of the phone will be here in due time... payup :dizzy: :cool:

03-09-2005, 09:56 AM
Started Feb 11 on half our schedule. Full schedule last week, next cut week of the 21st then on a 2 week for a month or so.

03-09-2005, 09:58 AM
Don't want too rub it in but we have been cutting and doing clean ups for two weeks not at full service yet but real close. We have been getting some cold weather .Monday it was 70 but today its 45 .So not a whole lot of growth but its turning real green.

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The LawnSmith
03-09-2005, 10:05 AM
Started 1st week in Feb. Spring leaf cleanups, dethatching.

03-09-2005, 10:28 AM
I thought we were going to but not yet!

03-09-2005, 10:46 AM
I started a couple of weeks ago. Just did a clean-up yesterday. Got 2 or 3 more to do. Also Im going to give a couple estimates today.

03-09-2005, 11:21 AM
Been mowing and cleaning up since the first of Feb. I took a chance and placed an ad in the Verizon Superpages this year. Wow, what a difference in customers. If Feb is any indication of how this year is going to go, I am gonna be slammmmmmmed. March has turned out to be extemely busy as well, right now it is raining and I am pondering whether I should go out or just bump them til tomorrow, and just catch up on Sat. I've been too busy to even pass out any fliers yet........................

03-09-2005, 11:24 AM
Started last Saturday (3/05/05). Mowed first two yards of the season.

03-09-2005, 11:31 AM
Two spring cleanups and three lawns mowed so far...nothing but sunshine and 70s in the forecast :D :cool: Things should be taking off by next week.
EHO payup

03-09-2005, 12:07 PM
I noticed the burmuda is starting to green up here but I haven't had to cut anything yet. All my spring cleanups are done just waiting on the grass.

03-09-2005, 12:12 PM
I started a job on Monday, but can't finish yet since all the debris is covered in snow. Only got an inch or 2, hopefully tomorrow the sun will melt it enough so I can finish.

Not supposed to get any big snows here, but they do mention it for Fri night as well as Sat night.

I'm planning on bundling up, going out shortly to trim some low branches for a customer, really getting tired of sitting around...

03-09-2005, 12:21 PM
Not even close. 6 inches on the ground, more on the way.
Balmy 18 degrees in the sun.

03-09-2005, 12:52 PM
we never stopped unless it was raining

we had a very mild winter

cranked it up real heavy 2weeks ago


03-09-2005, 01:05 PM
Start what??? I just plowed 9 -15 more inches of snow out of the way :))) I know there is a lawn out there somewhere.

03-09-2005, 01:53 PM
i wish i would have started already

Family Man Lawn Care
03-09-2005, 01:55 PM
It's been pretty crazy for me since mid-Feb. I do the majority of my business in deed-restricted communities. One of the things about these communities is that around the same time each year, about now, the HOA sends out letters to homeowners that have let their yards go over winter stating they need to get them in shape or pay the price of some fines. Bad for them, good for me. Just last week I had two people flag me down as I was driving down the street pleeding with me to cut their lawn. Got both of them now on monthly contracts. Good for business but a little earlier than what I expected. Cutting into my fishing time :realmad:

03-09-2005, 02:27 PM
I also started cutting around mid Feb. Almost going full time this month. I love Florida.

03-09-2005, 03:43 PM
February 22 nd is the first cut of this year. 1st week of March is already full cause lots of lawns having weeds popping there and here, it is gonna be at least 2-3 weeks to do weeding before full mowing swing.

Scottish LScape
03-09-2005, 03:50 PM
Maybe April 1st!!! :realmad:

03-09-2005, 06:24 PM
Probably be May 1 for me.........still have Ice Storm cleanups from January to do still

03-09-2005, 06:52 PM
Been cutting every other week since last fall. The growth rates are starting to pick-up and I should be back to every week by the end of this month. I've done a lot of mulch installs and bed clean-ups during the slow season to keep the revenue flowing. You gotta love Florida! We stay busy most of the year.

B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc
03-09-2005, 07:14 PM
We started the first week in February on some of our accounts. We have even started regular mowing on some accts also.

mike payne
03-09-2005, 07:21 PM
I am doing spring clean ups now.

03-09-2005, 07:25 PM
It was 65 here today.I've been doing clean-ups and aerating.

old dog
03-09-2005, 07:42 PM
Probably be May 1 for me.........still have Ice Storm cleanups from January to do still
I'm about 2 hours from you Do you have a lot of chain saw work there yet?
It looked like a nightmare there in Jan. from tv news!
We have 6" on the ground,some forcast on Friday so we still dream.

03-09-2005, 08:07 PM
First of Feb - full steam ahead
Phone will not stop ringing....I love Atlanta ($$$$$$$)

Southwest Lawns
03-09-2005, 08:11 PM
Started two weeks ago... couple of spring leaf clean-ups

Jason Rose
03-09-2005, 08:55 PM
Started last week wednesday or so (3-2-05) Was really warm last week, almost hot to be cuttin pampas grass and wearing long sleeves. I haven't been going real fast, just kinda plugging along. Been trying to get all the pre-em + fert down, hopefully going to have that 90% done tomorrow! Honestly this is about a week or 2 earlier than I usually start but I see everyone else out and I feel like a bum if I just stay home. Also I always put off my 1st app of fert. too late because I used to try to always cut every lawn first before I applied it. Everyone else just puts it down now or even 2 weeks ago and comes back to cut in a week or so. Hope everyone takes notice to the fact that it has to be WATERED IN!

Kinda chilly here today tho, but better for tomorrow!

03-10-2005, 05:59 PM
I'm about 2 hours from you Do you have a lot of chain saw work there yet?
It looked like a nightmare there in Jan. from tv news!
We have 6" on the ground,some forcast on Friday so we still dream.

I've got about 8 or 10" still on the ground here...my saw was really going strong just after the ice storms. I've stopped doing the clean-ups for now until the snow and ground can melt. Too many branches and trees still covered in snow, so I told my customers that it won't be until some time in April til I can finish. Then I might be able to get started on my own 2 acre mess sometime in July or August!

Mo Green
03-10-2005, 06:03 PM
I'm glad we don't see that much snow here on a regular basis.

03-10-2005, 06:23 PM
Just got 3 inches of snow. :dizzy: :cry: :angry:

Precision PLC
03-10-2005, 07:03 PM
I wish!!!!!! A man can only take so much doctor phil in 1 off season,before he goes insane.Budweiser has no idea how much money they have saved me in therapy.j/k