September 1st start up

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just got a call from a guy, brand new customer, and he just now wants his system started up. Kinda late, don't ya think? We did have an article today in the paper saying it has been the hottest summer on record, but still. If it's this late in the season, just keep it off. But anyway, we'll take the money. Very slow here right now.
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    As a contractor I used to work for once said, "It all pays the same."
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've had a few of those. Always a surprise, but no complaints.
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Better late than never?
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I suppose so. Money for me so I'm not complaining. I just find it odd. As a consumer, if I had waited this long, I'd just wait until next spring. Water by hand a few more times, and call it good. Save a few bucks. Heck, I have one blow out scheduled for September 23rd.
  6. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Maybe he's gettin ready to replant his yard for all the grass he lost... :laugh:
  7. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've also had late calls in the past. It's almost time to reseed tall fescue and it's vital to water the seed. I guess people want green in the winter and let it die in the summer heat:confused: I dunno
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Got you beat. A lady just called today to schedule for sept 15
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  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    She may be smarter than the rest of us. A lot of plants like a wet application before freeze.
  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    They pay I do

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