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For the Northeners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Homeworks, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. Homeworks

    Homeworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Just starting out and working out of toronto (thats Canada-just in case:p )and wondering when you guys start. I'm thinking April first, but not quite sure.
    i know it might depend on how the weather goes, but whats the norm.
    Northern states (New York, Illinois,etc.)we all get about the same weather, so any info would be great! thanks
  2. I try to have everything to go by April 1st. Then I wait and see. Last year I mowed thru April like it was May, but that was an exceptional year.
    That lake between us makes a big difference in climate. I'm 30 miles south of the "snow belt". I only average 2 snows per season.

  3. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075


    My average start is around Apr. 15th for cleanups, Mowings are in Full swing by May 1.

    Good luck
  4. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    cleanups start march 15th, weather permitting, and mowing begins first to second week of april. ear;ier if absolutely necessary
  5. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Looking in the book from last year we started cleanups April 9th.
    We started weekly mowing for 95% of our customers on April 30th
  6. TheLawnBoy

    TheLawnBoy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    last year yard cleanups started in mid april to early march and then the mowing started pretty heavy.

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