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Old 11-15-2006, 03:26 PM
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When to do final cleanups in NJ???

For you guys in NJ, or the surrounding states, when are you doing your final cleanups? I have a few yards which have like 1 or 2 small oaks with 30% leaves still on them, other than that all the leaves on them (these few acconts) are done. The rest of my lawns will have to wait until the 1st weekend in December for their final cleanups. My question is, is this week too soon to be doing the clients final cleanups? I have been doing their leaves on a 10 day basis, after I do their final cleanup, I don't anticipate coming back. I just want to see when you guys start doing your clients last cleanups of the year, especially on "higher-class" accounts.

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Old 11-15-2006, 03:39 PM
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Sounds to me like you have the right idea. I've had years where I'm still mowing grass/cleaning up leaves right before christmas. I'm sure that snow will play a role with your cleanup schedule just like it does mine. I'm waiting for some oak trees and pear trees to drop leaves right now so I can do a final clean up. I just tell my customers that I will be back for a final clean up as soon as the rest of their leaves drop. I also let them know that it may rain alot or snow and keep me from doing it. I remeber 1 year when I was doing final clean ups for some accounts in January because we had a big snow at the beginning of December that hung around till a warm spell in January.
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:52 PM
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We will completely wrap things up by month's end...if not sooner thank God. Pradford pears and Pin Oaks especially can go well into January before they are all down depending on daily temps. If they aren't all down soon, screw em, they can wait until next Spring IMO.

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Old 11-15-2006, 04:55 PM
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We will completely wrap things up by month's end...if not sooner thank God.
Where in Jersey are you (central, northern, southern)? Are you just getting the rest of the leaves that fall from here on in on the yard, and get to them in the spring? Would you do final cleanups even if some leaves will still come down?
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:58 PM
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I am in Hunterdon County, NW part of the state.
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:49 PM
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Yes , there falling quick this year!!!
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:10 PM
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last year we ended mid december with all the cleanups.... this year does look like everything is already down but who knows we will see
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:12 PM
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So what's with the sig I ask...so you are in debt up to your rear end...BFD
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:34 PM
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We will completely wrap things up by month's end...if not sooner thank God. Pradford pears and Pin Oaks especially can go well into January before they are all down depending on daily temps. If they aren't all down soon, screw em, they can wait until next Spring IMO.
So, you guys don't think it is too early to be doing final cleanups on these lawns? I just don't want to do them, then have everybody elses' leaves blowing onto their lawns, but it seems several other area contractors are starting their final cleanups.
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:50 PM
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Id like to start now but its been raining almost everyday. Im usually wrapped up the week following thanksgiving but this year if it doesnt snow we may be going into december.
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