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Rain ????????? Where???? Everywhere but here

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman25, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. lawnman25

    lawnman25 LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 22

    If you think it is dry where you are you should be in Southwest Kansas . We have had officially 4 1\2 inches of moisture since last September . 2 3/4 inces came in the form of snow last winter ! Sales are down 65% . But the sprinkler renovation and repair business has skyrocketed ! Droughts let you know how stable you really are and how well you can adapt to change . Let me know how many of you had to make changes to your company to survive drought . 3 large lawn companies in a town of 3700 people . Each company does 70 lawns or better . Plus all the scrubs we compete with . We are all still here . I'll let you know who is still around in November .

    :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :sleeping:
  2. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    We are just the opposite here, sorry. If we could just. send some your way. I feel for you. Hang in there and good luck.
  3. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    I agree with your statement about only the strong survive. A poor business model will fail at the first setback. Good to see you are a survivor. Hope the rains come soon.

    We usually have a week or two of dry conditions here, not drought. I keep personal and business expenses at 1970's rates, just in case. If the drought does not show, then the profit acts as more of a cushion if/when one does arrive.

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