How are you preparing for spring

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Trucklover, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,041

    Going over the books, trying to figure out new cost for the coming year and well as new service charges - going 100% organic next year!
    Has anyone giving some thought on percentage increases for the coming year??
     
  2. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Last year I came within days of getting the pre-emergence down too late. It would have been worthless! Spring was a couple of weeks early last year in SW Ohio.

    Luckily I'd checked soil temps on this website.

    http://www.gddtracker.net/

    It has a chart that tell you when crabgrass is going to germinate and the best time to apply pre-emergence. NO MORE GUESSING OR MISSED DATES!


    It saved me. For you folks not in Michigan, Ohio or Indiana maybe you have something similar.
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Dimension opens your window for you on CG.
     
  4. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Still in SNOW mode. Going to stick to our current number of lawn mowing accounts and figure out how to implement the new Bobcat purchase into our scheme...offering no real landscaping(pavers, walls, etc.)
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    For my landscape company, working on designing a new door hanger. I figured id give them a try ths year. For my new flood control company, making alot of good contacts with local govts, levee boards, flood authority etc..
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  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,044

    got all of my maintenance done. put stabil in everything. changed oil in ztr, pushmower, trimmer, edger. changed hydraulic fluid/filters in ztr. checked all air filters and replaced if needed on ztr, pushmower, blower, trimmer, and edger. greased ztr. cleaned out under fan shroud on ztr. put new blades on ztr and pushmower.

    i did a few leaf jobs in december as well as helped one of my customers move a few things into their house. i'm all ready to go for next season. jan and feb i can do whatever i want whenever i want. it's nice to have 2 months off. in late feb or early march i'll do my taxes and then start cutting in the middle of march.
     
  7. Trucklover

    Trucklover LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 90

    Im going with Flyers this year not sure how its going to work out yet, just ordered 20K of them so will see what happens :hammerhead:
     
  8. BOSS LAWN 2343

    BOSS LAWN 2343 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407


    Agreed, I look forward to it every coming November.
     
  9. treelawn1

    treelawn1 LawnSite Member
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