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Rain.....WTF

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Allens LawnCare, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 926

    we've gotten 2 weeks straight of rain or to wet to mow.....WTF is going on....The sun breaks for 2 mins and everyone is calling! Great for the grass, bad for my blood pressure!!!!
     
  2. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    Yeah..I feel your pain.
    I'm lucky I have a couple of free days to jostle the accounts around and get 'em while the rain has stopped for a while...It's been worse down south where you are though...wet grass sucks!
     
  3. M&MLawn

    M&MLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 132

    Yea I am going nuts, going to start hauling boats on the trailer next! This week looks like 1.5 days of working weather.
     
  4. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    This whole spring has been tough like that. Rain is very much a double-edged sword.
     
  5. barlowlawncare

    barlowlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I don't know about everyone else but here in PA right outside philly it has rained, rained, and rained again. there isnt anything we can do but cut in the rain we have no choice. It has been horrible this season, and if you skip a week you gotta cut it three times the next week! We just try and keep our blades sharp, our speeds a little slow (so we turf less) and out blowers in excellent working order! pretty much the only thing ya can do! One other thing im not sure if it's a plus or not is that we get a lot of ppl coming out and asking us to cut their lawns? It's a one time cut deal because they havent been able to cut it themselves so the grass is long, and we don't really know what to charge cause you wanna do a good job because they could be future customers, but you dont know the lawn and it's double the work, and your also falling behind schedule for your regulars so at first we were doing it for say like $10 extra what we would normally charge but it got to be so many we had to start saying sorry we just don't have the time. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  6. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,427

    Welcome to the club, at least you didn't have landslides that washed houses away, roads washed out, and declared a disaster area. That was our case this Spring.
     
  7. barlowlawncare

    barlowlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    yes thank the lord for that!
     
  8. hockeypro1411

    hockeypro1411 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 271

    We get some rain every few nights. Grass is healthy and green!
     
  9. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    Grass here is tall, wet and full of fungus infestations. It sucks.
     
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,259

    This was the 6th day in a row we had rain today and they say more tomorrow. Talk about a hard week lost 3-4 hours a day to rain all last week. Somehow the 4 of us managed to do 3 mulch jobs 2 pruning jobs and 170 lawn cuts. But its been beyond stressful what pisses me off is the rain till noon then a wet humid day of cutting why can we not have one full day of rain I could call a day off then some real sunny days to cut in.
     

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