I left a zillion dollars on the table last week

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ed Ryder, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    I was not aggressive last week and now I've got a ton of lawns that are high and taking me longer to cut. For you guys further north, I recommend you be aggressive about hitting the lawns as soon as it makes sense. There's plenty of money I could have made last week that I left on the table - thanks in part to my rider being down, but that's a poor excuse since I've got 2 walk-behinds.

    Ahh... I was lazy and working on other things. Oh well...
  2. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Gona get on em this week. Looks like some grass growing weather ahead, 70s by the weekend. cant wait!!!!!!!
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Don't go too far north, 1/2 my yards still have snow on them.
  4. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    not much growng here in toledo ohio yet either was out doing clean up last week and it was snow a bit ground is still soggy
  5. Mow Mony

    Mow Mony LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 229

    We have been mowing weekly for a full month already, some properties a bit longer than that, spring has been good so far. We finished all of our returning customers mulch/cleanup jobs by April 1st and are booked through the next 4 weeks with new customers cleanups/mulch installs. We already filled our maintenance routes for the most part.

    A lesson learned in having everything ready to go before you need it...

    This is going to be great year...hope it warms up quick and things start growing for you guys up north!
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Hey, even this far south it's still snowing ... we got some snow with accumulation yesterday on the mountains but the valley didn't have any accumulation !!
  7. We're into our second cutting on the healthier lawns. Pretty normal for southwest Ohio.
    Last week we mowed in shirtsleeves. This week it's been insulated coveralls & gloves. Pneumonia weather.
  8. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 939

    Still really cutting winter rye and the bermuda is just beginning to move.
  9. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    On Long Island still 2 more weeks before cuts.
  10. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Not for me, I'm starting the route today- some will need it and some won't though.

    Next week full schedule.

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