Spring?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JJ Lawn, Feb 26, 2000.

  1. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here in SW Arkansas we are having our first big thunder storm of the year. Been raining a lightning all night and still coming. Temp's are in the high 50's now and will be in the 70's all next week.<p>Can hear the grass starting to grow. It sure will be nice to get back to work on a normal schedule.<p>Ya'll have a good day.<p>Jim
     
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Temperature here yesterday was 77 deg. Its about that now. Mostly weeds are growing right now. It sure feels like spring and has for awhile.
     
  3. slagerlawncare

    slagerlawncare LawnSite Member
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    ah..the smell of spring$$$.Here in the upper midwest our last snow disappeared overnight.<br>
     
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With temps in the mid 70s last week we are seeing the first signs of spring. Today I saw iris reticulata, snow drops and crocus all in bloom. What a refreshing sight!<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>
     
  5. michael bucher

    michael bucher LawnSite Member
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    We've never started our newspaper ads this early, but with this mild weather, do you think spring clean up jobs could come in this early? (Northwest Indiana)<br>
     
  6. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey, Mike- there were guys out in South Bend this past week doing cleanups. I'm just doing some pruning now though. Hate to have to redo cleanups.<p>----------<br>Jim<br>North central Indiana
     
  7. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
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    clean-ups as far as customer clean-ups must be a northern thing all winter i am looking in my my customers propert for something to do besides edge and blow off, dont get me wrong i do one time clean-ups for people, or am i missing something here, i want to be the best i can be so tell me if i am missing out on something, i have never seen anyone aeriating down here either, should i be doing that or does the sandy soil have something to do with people not doing it,<p>thank you<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
     
  8. michael bucher

    michael bucher LawnSite Member
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    cjcland, A big money maker for our company is fall and spring gutter cleaning. We charge $20.00 flat fee if we can walk the roof and use our blower, if we have to use a ladder or ropes, we charge more. Most don't run over $50.00. Most people up here don't think twice about dropping $20 for having their gutters cleaned and in most cases it takes but a few minutes. It diffently adds up for us. We also pick up yard debris in the spring when the weather breaks. It's always a question for us as when to start our newspaper ad.
     

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