heat wave killing business

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

  1. cdjones

    cdjones LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    We have been doing some small landscape jobs and for some reason a lot of hedge trimming....need rain bad though.
  2. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Posts: 1,123

    We're getting a break from our 100+ days down here with some rain and low 90's weather. The week I was gonna have to start skipping yards it started raining like crazy... thank goodness. I actually got rained out today. Hope you guys get a break real soon with some rain.
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    I can't believe I was still fighting tall growth last week and all of a sudden....no cuts for me until it rains again. I don't want to burn the grass out any worse. Luckily I have a day job and I usually line up as many landscape install jobs this time of year as possible. Tree planting, natural stone retaining wall, paver edging, etc. I kept putting stuff off until the grass stopped growing.
  4. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    I am doing some tree removal and landscaping on a yard this week that will thankfully take up the rest of the week. After that I have no idea what I'm gonna do, but usually something will come along that will keep me busy. It's just annoying I got my mowers set at 4.5 inches right now. I mowed two weeks ago went around this morning to check my yards and I might cut MAYBE a 1/4 inch off the top.

    Another thing I just thought of, I am contracted on a "if we need you we will call you" basis with a gated old folks community (GOLD MINE!) anyway I can always go there and talk to my connection(fiance's dad is maintenance head) about some extra work they need done on the grounds, and the old people ALWAYS need or have something to ***** about.

    It was 115deg heat index of 130 here today when I went out for my second round of mulch/weeding. That was fun, 6:30 A.M. finish, here I come!

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