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Old 07-06-2010, 12:44 PM
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heat wave killing business

What are you guys on the east coast doing about the heat wave? I've only mowed about 10% MAYBE of my normal yards in the past two weeks, and I keep getting more calls about not coming to mow. It's starting to stress me out, I am sitting around on my hands waiting for something to come up so that I can stay busy and make some money.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:12 PM
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Watched Nadal win Wimbledon, watching World Cup and Tour de France...oh, and watching my savings dwindle.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:17 PM
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Im not on the coast but its burrrnnnniiinnnggg here too! Im in Michigan!
The grass is burning out and no one is watering it. because they cant afford it

It was 91* yesterday here! Sucks working in the direct sun all day! All i can say is stay hydrated EVERYBODY!
Saw a LCO on the news passed out on the machine NOT HYDRATED enough.....
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:15 PM
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I had a recent bout with sun burn aswell..It scared the S out of me. I cant afford to loose my accounts...

The temps leveled out, and custys watered heavy,,nowthere greening up again...
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:13 PM
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offer other services. biggest down fall is only cutting for source of income. i been doing landscape projects. it gets you through the drought.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:22 PM
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Ya I'm doing a minor landscape job in the 95' and then a major landscape job tommorow.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:29 PM
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its vacation time.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:46 PM
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We only cut the green/growing ones. So we are at 50% this week. Not good.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:17 PM
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we cut weekly. 90% of lawns we do are irrigated and if they arent.....they get new stripes.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:20 PM
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I've been on a full schedule so far but I expect that will change this week. I've been raising up my cutting height so hopefully they won't burn out too badly. I'm a little light on the non mowing work now and not about to go out and do hedges anyway, so I'll just chill out and fart around at home. I just added a bed for wifey to plant her pumpkins and watermelons since she's got the usual garden area full already and hit up the hardware store for some fasters to mount my hand tool rack on my truck better. I thought about running down south to the Grandfather Mountain festival this weekend but the trip mobile is in the shop.
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