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Weather conditions and appointments

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by walleymo, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Don't cut corners whatever you do. That's not the way to do business. It's not the customers fault that it rained so why is it ok to skimp on their yard? You'll lose several acounts this way and create a bad name for yourself. Schedule your yards out evenly through out the week (if you have 40 yards schedule 8 yards a day m-f) that way when it does rain you'll be ok.
  2. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I'm gonna hi-jack this one a little bit but I think this might be a legitimate question and related to the issue at hand. Reading this thread I got to thinkin about somethin I had never considered before. What if your halfway done a lawn and it starts to pour. Do you leave their lawn halfway done and lookin kinda screwy and then just try to explain to them what happened and then return to it as soon as possible?
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    no! i never have left a yard when it starts raining. i always finish. some may have a different opinion. but thats what i do.
  4. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    On days where there calling for rain I plan my route to allow me to do the quick yards first (ones that are 30 min and less) so that if it does start to pour I can still finish quickly. If I pull up and it begins to pour I let the customer know that I'll be back the next day. I won't even touch our larger yards (2-5 acres) if it looks like it could rain.

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