Anyone still doing fall cleanups?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by KG26, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have at least another week and a half of cleanups, but with the snow recently it's halted progress
     
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    We've still got a bunch. Luckily the snow is about gone so we should be able to start in again tomorrow.
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  3. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hate to admit it, But I have a few that didn't see a final visit.

    Momma nature wasn't playing nice this fall-this doesn't look to end soon-so we may be calling them spring cleanups....

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  4. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am up creek , I had 83 jobs scheduled from now until spring and today one of my vacs died. We have had rain after rain , freezing nights, noon before it warms up and now this . The new vac system will put me 2 weeks out from now before the trailer is ready for pick up.

    Not a happy day
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  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We just Got to wait till we can go back out
     
  6. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Got 31 more to go and we have snow and arctic temps now so its not looking that good. On the plus I have a sever case of gout in my right hip right now and haven't been able to walk for more than a minute or two for the last few days so the snow is a welcome break. I got enough cash to make it till spring with no problems so I'm not that worried.
     
  7. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you guys contact the people that did not get serviced and basically say sorry we lost the weather ect and you will be first on the list come spring? That is what I plan on doing this week. Snow and temps below freezing all week I'm done.
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  8. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    We hit it In force as long as it is above freezing.i have the luxury of mowing all year .
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  9. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    We will be here once all the snow melts
     
  10. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
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    We can't even keep up with the work right now we are so busy. If it isn't raining we are working, even on saturdays and sundays just trying to keep up. The rain has been a little of the problem here and there but we did some marketing this year and the phone is ringing off the hook, more than I ever expected. There's a good bit of competition in my area so I'm not complaining at all. Good problem to have but I've lost, and am still losing, jobs because I couldn't/can't get to them fast enough.

    Up until this Fall, cleanups and leaf removal have always been sort of sporadic, real busy a few days here and there and then days where I was praying the phone would ring. This year I decided to do a little extra marketing cause I need to keep the guys busier in the fall (and me too) and it paid off. I'm bringing in another worker, probably part time to start, next week and buying another blower.
     

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