Fall Clean Up- Hate or Tolerate?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Nov 15, 2007.

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Fall Clean Up- Hate or Tolerate?

  1. HATE leaves, no matter how much $ I can make!!!

    23.2%
  2. They are a PITA but I tolerate it.

    76.8%
  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    I for one.. HATE leaves, but can make a decent amount doing clean ups. Wanted to see who tolerates them, and who HATES leaves more than anything.
     
  2. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I choose C. Love them.

    I like doing leaves. Fall cleanups are the best part of the job IMO. Right when I get sick of mowing the leaves fall and I start making a lot more money. Dont get me wrong, I wouldn't want to do cleanups all year long but for the final month and a half bring on the blowers.

    P.S. I dont even own a tarp. NO TARPING HERE.
     
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,331

    Normally I dont hate leafs, but god, today NOTHING went right. Note to self: a cheap set of lights from Wal Mart is NOT a substitute for a Walker light kit :(. And my JX75 seems to SUCK on leafs:hammerhead:
     
  4. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    I'm with Uranus... I do enjoy doing cleanups. Its tough work but rewarding.




    KSgrasscutter, i paid $130 for the Walker light kit and its extremely easy to install. Worth the money, those lights are bright!.
     
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    Moneys good but Id rather be mowing.
     
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    I don't mind them good money, just sometimes very dusty.
     
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    EXTREMELY dusty! when working in lawns that haven't seen water in weeks... but this also makes sucking up the leaves with the mowers a LOT easier since they pretty much grind up into powder before going into the catcher.

    I never use a tarp either. everything is bagged with the mowers.

    I don't like leaves, really don't make anymore money in the end, but they are a fact of life, like death and taxes. You just have to deal....
     
  8. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237


    Couldn't have put it into a better statement myself. VERY well said! :clapping:
     
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    I don't hate doing clean-ups. There not my favorite thing to be doing but I can stand them no problem. Its a big volume job come fall so if you do a thorough job, you'll get lots of calls which leads to more money.
    Since it doesn't snow around here much, this is money that I can bank and use the flow things through the winter and spring as well.
     
  10. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    lady next door to the house i cleand today askd how much to blow the leaves i am like 40 shes like ohh thats alot of money and turnd away so i went right back to work. leaves were 4 inchs deep i thought that was cheap. my bad maybe i have lost the value of a dollar
     

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