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Old 04-18-2011, 09:03 PM
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Yep, i remember that year- kinda wet like this, but definitely not as cold.
I just hope they stay slow growing if its gonna rain that much.
Most of the old lawns always take off like crazy and newer lawns are barely out of dormancy. Gonna be a weird spring for sure...
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:35 PM
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TruGreen is already on their 3 Application!
Same guy i saw a couple weeks ago at my neighbors house got stuck again today!
Yes being the nice guy i am i pulled him out AGAIN! but i told him "Next Week im charging u $75 bucks to go in the mug with my yellow boots to pull u out!" He just smiled--probably wondering if i was being serious or not!

You'd think after getting stuck once the guys would more cautious but i guess not!
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:44 PM
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Yea i remember that Jason. We had to bag our hole route just to make them look decent. I remember alot of companies were blowing clumps off the lawns for weeks.lol There was also 2006 when we got like 2 weeks of rain the start of the season and had to let everything dry for another 2 weeks. I think the 2nd or 3thrd week of May is when we got our first cut in. It all works it self out, we ended up cutting later that season, so we got our 26 weeks in.
26 Weeks! I usually try to shoot for 30. Last year I think we got 31. A couple of years ago we hit 32 weeks. The worst that I can remember is 28 weeks about 10 years ago. With a May start we're looking at about 29 IF we run full routes until the 14th of Nov.
On the good side, I'm sure we all made good $ this past winter - unless you had contracts. So, a little lost revenue now is only fair - it all evens out in the end.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:46 PM
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WTB Billy Goat Blower

WTB Billy Goat Blower, possibly the 9 HP with the Honda. I'm located in Oakland County, willing to travel some. Must be in good to excellent shape. Will consider possible dealer demo or new model if priced right, Please contact Jerry @ 248-953-9784. Thanks everyone.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:49 PM
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26 Weeks! I usually try to shoot for 30. Last year I think we got 31. A couple of years ago we hit 32 weeks. The worst that I can remember is 28 weeks about 10 years ago. With a May start we're looking at about 29 IF we run full routes until the 14th of Nov.
On the good side, I'm sure we all made good $ this past winter - unless you had contracts. So, a little lost revenue now is only fair - it all evens out in the end.
Really?? I think i only had a couple years of 30 or more cuts. Usually if my cuts start in may i get less weeks in. 25-28 is an adverage. Now if we get a early april cut ill get my 30 plus. Last summer we got 28 weeks of cutting in. Bad weather hit early november, but we had a early start too. My first cut last year was second week of April
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:54 PM
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I'm panning on 25 full weeks. No way do I run full routes into November. I would like to be the cheap asses start cutting service around the last week of october. I'm not worried. We will all make money this year.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:05 PM
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I'm panning on 25 full weeks. No way do I run full routes into November. I would like to be the cheap asses start cutting service around the last week of october. I'm not worried. We will all make money this year.
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some people believe you can't make money chargin less than $30 for a lawn, even when it takes you ten minutes.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:10 PM
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Aj, stay in school. Pay attention.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:11 PM
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it's spring break.

plus i have a 3.8
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:14 PM
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is it me or are alot of condos and apartments late on getting their bids out.. we still have 20 unconfirmed bids and are still getting 1 or 2 calls a day for new bids...
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