Rainy Day Make-up

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JD Mowers and Lawn Care, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. JD Mowers and Lawn Care

    JD Mowers and Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 14

    So I was wondering how you guys handle rainy day make-up. Lets say it rains for 2-3 days and you aren't able to mow. Do you do the normal accounts and stuff the other ones in? Do you just say hey, 3 days late, I might as well wait for the normal mowing time next week? Do you throw together another temp crew to hack em out? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. coif_kid

    coif_kid LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 93

    Honestly, I don't let myself ever get behind that much. If I have one rain day I may take it off, but two in a week and I'm working through the second day unless it's completely pouring. Usually, it is spitting or a light rain outside. A little rain never killed anyone and if you have the right equipment, the lawn looks just as good.
     
  3. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    here in fl. in the past we have had trop. storms throwing off bands of rain for 2-3 days i just cont. w/ the schedule where i had stopped. i will also work on saturdays and hire extra help that is how i deal w/ it.
     
  4. JD Mowers and Lawn Care

    JD Mowers and Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 14

    I bag most my lawns. DO you guys bag, mulch or side discharg when mowing in the rain?
     
  5. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    i have a mulching deck on my lazer. not a option dry or wet.
     
  6. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    We pick op right where we left of, we've had rain for the past 2 days so my guys started with thursday's yards today then they will start on friday's tonight or tomorrow. Also I when we get behind like this I'll move my bed crew & landscape crews over to help the mow crews. Yes we bag 90% of our lawns & the rain can make it a little difficult.
     
  7. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    evergreenedmond, is it normal in your area to bag ?
     
  8. lucky4511

    lucky4511 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    rain??? what's that?
     

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