Originally Posted by larryinalabama
Are you getting any work? I have a little, last year at this time it was wide open. I hope we get this rain in the summer.
i haven't started yet. i've done 1 estimate and i thought it was too early to be doing estimates. i'm not sure if i got it or not yet. you know how people shop around just to save 5 bucks.
last year in feb i only mowed maybe 2 yards. one mid feb and the other at the end of feb and most started mid march which is when i'm hoping to start this year.
it's not quite time yet but i figure in a few weeks it'll be time to start.
to me starting is the hardest part of the season. once everything gets going it's simple and like clockwork. it seems most customers have their own idea of when the best time to start is. some are ready to start in a few weeks and others will try to hold out til april just so they can save a few bucks. i don't really care to be honest. 2 weeks later i'll only miss out on 1 cut since most all of them are bi weekly.
i hate that this career you go from absolutely nothing and boredom to fighting to get everything together,get it all organized, and keep up with all the changes.
i got it all figured out for existing customers but you gotta work out your routes and all and what days to mow new customers and so forth.
everything is ready as far as me and my equipment. all i gotta do is fill everything up with gas.