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Old 04-10-2013, 08:29 AM
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Not pulling the trigger

Spring seems to be at least 7-10 days behind here. I have a ton of quotes out, but no one willing to pull the trigger. Anyone else seeing this?
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:58 AM
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Not pulling the trigger

We are 3 weeks behind. I'm definitely feeling it
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:18 PM
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i'm having trouble even getting any calls for mowing. gotten several for other things. mind you i am a small solo operation but if mowing doesn't start pretty soon i'm gonna be feelin it
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:06 PM
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1 call for a commercial cleanup next week, other than that........
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:02 PM
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gotten some calls for estimating for mowing, a lot of low ballers out this year... i have only cut one yard so far this year... have gotten a lot of calls for other things like rock on hillside, taking trees out, etc....
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:55 PM
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Just wait till a warm spell hits you like it has here. People are wanting all kinds of things done right now. It's like stuff is greening up overnight and people are noticing it since it's nice enough to get outside.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:00 PM
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I callled 2 regulars this week to start them back up, they said wait 2 weeks, its 85 degrees today and the lawns are still brown.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:08 AM
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A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in front of my tv! Now I have work booked everyday for the next week and a half and once thats dome ill be out with the mowers. its funny what the warm weather will do to customers. They don't think spring until they feel the warm weather and actually go outside!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:48 AM
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Here its a lack of rain causing the problem (again). Hopefully we get some rain and warmer temps. It was starting to kick off in march but once I got the clean ups done, its a waiting game to start the mowing....hopefully it picks up soon
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:59 AM
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Get ready!

I think you will find that in just a few short weeks every-one that is established will be swamped no matter where you live. Already getting that way here.
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