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Old 08-30-2006, 06:36 PM
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grass is growing fast

Guys its growing like mad here and I am loving it.. having a hard time keeping up... took on a little to much work since I only do this on the side... I am always wondering how you guys who do this full time keep up with it? How do you keep up with the mowing when it is growing so fast and so rainy??
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:48 PM
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you just do whatever ya have to do is all...longer hours, more people, etc.
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:17 PM
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Same here

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Guys its growing like mad here and I am loving it.. having a hard time keeping up... took on a little to much work since I only do this on the side... I am always wondering how you guys who do this full time keep up with it? How do you keep up with the mowing when it is growing so fast and so rainy??
I mowing between rains and having to go back over it whatever it takes to get through this wet spell. I think we have had about a foot (not joking 6" at one time) of rain in the last month. Worse than Spring.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:27 AM
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I can't believe it is the end of August and most of my accounts are growing like it is April or May. Some lawns are getting 6 + inches of growth a week. Alot of double cutting. Fun wow.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:38 AM
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Long hours, mowing between rains - like someone else said. You gotta do what you gotta do to bring home the bacon!

Maybe we'll get an extra week or 2 out of this season! $$$
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:42 AM
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cut , double cut , and blow the clipping around so as to not leave any clumping. takes longer but what ya gonna do ?
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:12 PM
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cut , double cut , and blow the clipping around so as to not leave any clumping. takes longer but what ya gonna do ?
charge more, that's what
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:57 PM
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charge more, that's what
Amen brother, charge for every extra minute worked, I do.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:58 PM
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you cant do that w/ a contract . so you gotta make it look good at your expence .
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:14 PM
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At least it is growing now... last year everything was brown at this time of the year. It looks like I won't be skipping any mows this year with the rain which is great. I'm happy.
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