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Too much RAIN!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Here in Northern, NJ we are supposed to get 4+ inches of rain in the next 36 hours. It's supposed to rain (according to weather.com) for the next week :angry: . What should I do? I hate mowing in the rain. Would you call to tell customers that you may be more than 2 days late for their mowing? Thanks in advance!

  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    No reason to call...... With how dry its been most havent seen us for weeks as it is now
  3. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Well, most of my customers have irrigation systems, so around 3/4 of my lawns have been done every week. The other 1/4 has been on an every other week scedule.
  4. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    same problem up here in ct.I dont plan on calling, i will get to them asap.If there is a break in the rain(which im sure there will be) i plan on doing as many as possible.They can look out the window and see its been pouring.
  5. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Why would you call? If its suppose to rain all week why not just skip this week and do it all next week? I dont see the big deal. Why would you go out and mow in the rain?
  6. new2nash

    new2nash LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I generally call if I'm over two days late and it's not currently raining. It doesn't take much effort and can't hurt. The customers I get to right away I might not call but the way people are, they quickly forget how much rain there was. Once that sun is shining and they see their grass is getting high they may figure you're not going to show and may call someone else. I've picked up many jobs from other services in just the situation described above after some variation of, "I know it's been dry but I haven't seen the man I hired for weeks and my grass is getting really high. I think he quit."
  7. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    JT-I know, its pouring like crazy. At least its knocking some leaves out of the trees...where in CT are you?
  8. southtx

    southtx LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    send some of that rain down my way I have some clients that I have not been to in 3 0r 4 weeks due to the whole yard being brown. We need some rain bad in south texas
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Same thing here, all my customers know the drill and i tell them from the beginning, if it rains, im not coming! But im going to have a lot of work to do after it stops next week!
  10. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Rain Schmain. Unless it's pouring, just mow. Rain does suck, but whatcha gonna do?

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