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Old 03-23-2013, 10:50 AM
dnc19694339 dnc19694339 is offline
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Im having doubts about our usual April 1st start. Im disgusted. we have plowed 4 times this week. lake effect snow hitting us a little every day Moving down south sounding real good!
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Kelly's Landscaping View Post
It's painful every day I don't work is 1000-1500 I'm not going to have in April to pay bills buy new mowers and make payroll with. 2005 was worse went to April 9th before we could do the first clean ups.
Same here, we were looking forward to an April 1st start. We had planned on digging out lawn equipment, until that last round dumped a foot on us.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:57 AM
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we all know in the great northeast that March is so unpredictable.Just make sure your equipment is ready cause once the weather breaks it's mow and mow till the sun won't show!!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:38 PM
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If it continues like this we wont be mowing until June, but I bet winter won't come until January next year!
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:48 PM
cslawnandlandscape cslawnandlandscape is offline
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Yea April 1st for anything is pretty much off the table. I really was looking forward to a fast start, although last year was a tease & most cleanups were well underway in March.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:38 PM
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was going to do door hangers but so much snow ill wait for it to melt a little more ..
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:43 PM
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This next storm may stay to our south! Hopefully if that's true I can start my clean ups this week!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:53 AM
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Looks like My partner and I will get to put 10k of ours back into the business next month on top for 10k already this winter. Very painful start to the new year we really need 15 working days in March and 6-7 isn't going to cut it. Plus side we do have the money but I hate going in reverse. Course I tell my dealer this and he laughs the last year was much harder on him.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:05 PM
Darryl G Darryl G is offline
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I was into spring cleanups by this time last year. I'm in pretty good shape at this point though due to pretty significant plowing income. I'll probably start spring cleanups next week on some of my more needy accounts, those with lots of limbs down and broken shrubbery from the heavy snow. I've already started doing some tractor work.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by cslawnandlandscape View Post
with the never ending winter any of you guys feeling a pinch?

90% of my regular mowing clients are fine having sent in their invoices for April (which I scaled back) but I've got 10% who flat out refuse to pay or are late paying because of the weather (their words).

Also I've gotten a handful...maybe...of calls for new service or estimates.

Last year this time it was in the 70's & phone was ringing off the hook; I feel like I'm praying (silly I know) for a miracle the same happens this year.

I don't know how you northeast people do gosh, I've got over 200 accounts here in texas and I still have a hard time making it through the winter....and our "winter" doesn't really get started until the middle of december.
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