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Old 01-18-2003, 12:17 AM
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We start as soon as we can in March doing spring cleanups. It all depends on when the snow melts for us. The earlier the better so you don't get too back-logged in Apr/May when all the calls flood in. We start pruning fruit trees in late Feb.
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Old 01-18-2003, 03:56 AM
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Its generally speaking the 2nd - 3rd week of March. I try to start as early in March as absolutely possible with the postage stamp sized city lots and then work my way up into the hills as the ground becomes more acessible.
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Old 01-18-2003, 04:25 AM
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I start cleanups in the first week of March.
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Old 01-18-2003, 06:33 AM
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We start when we can and if you are busy thats the advice that I give you. Spring is by far the biggest revenue time for us with everyone wanting everything done NOW. Cleans, dethatching, remulching beds, aeration, fert and weed apps, after a long winter inside my customers are very happy to see me and my wallet is happy to see them. I just wish the days were 48 hours long.
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Old 01-18-2003, 07:15 AM
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Eary February or as soon as the phone starts ringing.
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Old 01-18-2003, 09:08 AM
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Early March. Accts on my fert. program get top priority so I can get down the pre-emergent. We've had winds in excess of 65mph this winter, so I know most accts will be trashed.
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Old 01-18-2003, 10:18 AM
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The last couple of winters have been warm in the Northeast. We have been lucky and got a head start on clean ups in mid to late March.

Dunno about this year though. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Personally, I am in no hurry...need my hibernation period.
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Old 01-18-2003, 10:24 AM
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When they start calling. My normal customers don't need much for cleanups in the spring. I guess you could say the last few years, fall-winter-spring have kinda ran together. We are basically working year round this year.
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Old 01-18-2003, 11:40 AM
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Last year we started march 1, year before april 1. Depends on weather, we will see this year
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Old 01-18-2003, 11:44 AM
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Toward the end of March - beginning of April, for the actual cleanups to start. I will start fertilizing probably even before that, though. I'm able to do that when the ground isn't even fully thawed, yet.
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