Anyone in Jersey starting tomorrow??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TurfStriper, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. TurfStriper

    TurfStriper LawnSite Member
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    just wondering if anyone is starting tomorrow.should be decent all week.
     
  2. lawnboy30

    lawnboy30 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Had planned on it, but there is still too much snow on most lawns and they are saying snow for this upcoming Thurs. and Fri.

    WOuldn't be effective and certainly cannot put pre-em down yet.

    Maybe next week/
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lawns are too wet to even walk on IMO...much less any machines for cleanups.
     
  4. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    I agree with Rodfather on this one. I can see it now JRCO rakes pulling up clumps of sod and Blowers blowing clumps of dirt and grass.
    NOT FUN. Just about the only thing you could do right now is pick up sticks. It isn't time yet, maybe another two or three weeks. :cool2:
     
  5. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    Not me still snow on the lawns! I won't even think about it for another 2 weeks.
     
  6. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    Slow down young man. You got some time before the opening bell. Enjoy your time while you can!
     
  7. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can't afford not to! We're already starting 2-3 weeks behind our normal start date. The truth is the lawns may not dry out. The last 2 years its been real wet. The end of December saw a lot of rain, which of course very quickly became frozen. Then when it wasn't frozen it was either more rain or snow. The only snow left around by me now is that which was piled up by plows & pushers. I know its wet and we may not be able to use the riders, but b4 you know it mowing season will be here. We have way too many clean-ups, mulch and landscape jobs not to start tomorrow.
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i'm going to work. i'm gonna do whatever i can do,pick up sticks, branches, edge beds, i have to do something. this sitting around is killing me.
     
  9. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    I'm starting to see some green, but the grounds are still pretty wet. I'm looking at at least 2 more weeks before I pull out the mowers. On the 21st i'll be getting the landscape committee together during our community meeting. In the meantime, I'm delivering papers 2-6am. Gotta keep busy somehow.
     
  10. Thelawnclipper

    Thelawnclipper LawnSite Member
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    We're starting bright and early Monday morning. Picking up sticks, raking gravel back in driveways, and cleaning up the leaves from the Oaks that didn't fall at the end of the season. Last season we started March 12. Right on schedule for us.
     

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