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heat wave killing business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bradseabridge, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    What are you guys on the east coast doing about the heat wave? I've only mowed about 10% MAYBE of my normal yards in the past two weeks, and I keep getting more calls about not coming to mow. It's starting to stress me out, I am sitting around on my hands waiting for something to come up so that I can stay busy and make some money. :cry:
  2. mtc2010

    mtc2010 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Watched Nadal win Wimbledon, watching World Cup and Tour de France...oh, and watching my savings dwindle.
  3. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    Im not on the coast but its burrrnnnniiinnnggg here too! Im in Michigan!
    The grass is burning out and no one is watering it. because they cant afford it :cry:

    It was 91* yesterday here! Sucks working in the direct sun all day! All i can say is stay hydrated EVERYBODY!
    Saw a LCO on the news passed out on the machine NOT HYDRATED enough.....:nono:
  4. fastpine

    fastpine LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    I had a recent bout with sun burn aswell..It scared the S out of me. I cant afford to loose my accounts...

    The temps leveled out, and custys watered heavy,,nowthere greening up again...
  5. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 485

    offer other services. biggest down fall is only cutting for source of income. i been doing landscape projects. it gets you through the drought.
  6. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,238

    Ya I'm doing a minor landscape job in the 95' and then a major landscape job tommorow.
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  7. its vacation time.
  8. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,505

    We only cut the green/growing ones. So we are at 50% this week. Not good.
  9. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    we cut weekly. 90% of lawns we do are irrigated and if they arent.....they get new stripes.
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I've been on a full schedule so far but I expect that will change this week. I've been raising up my cutting height so hopefully they won't burn out too badly. I'm a little light on the non mowing work now and not about to go out and do hedges anyway, so I'll just chill out and fart around at home. I just added a bed for wifey to plant her pumpkins and watermelons since she's got the usual garden area full already and hit up the hardware store for some fasters to mount my hand tool rack on my truck better. I thought about running down south to the Grandfather Mountain festival this weekend but the trip mobile is in the shop.

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