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Went from ahead of schedule, to way behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Grounds, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob2: well we went from doing very well and ahead of our mulching and trimming schedule to what can look like a week or 2 behind with this last spell of snow, and a terrible week of weather ahead. i know we are in the same boat just neede to vent a little. cant wait till it gets nice and the phone rings w/ the "when are you coming" calls.:angry:
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Welcome to the lawn care business. :D :D :D :dizzy:
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    I'm backed up for 3 weeks right now and got more calls coming in.
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    Me to, and its going to be a mess when this melts fast.
  5. cturner

    cturner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    i wish i was behind i can't get enough work to keep me busy even with the snow:(
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    This last snow was about as much fun as a root canal:angry:
  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Last week I had two a couple of clean-ups to do. This week I have had calls everyday. I've got 17 to do in the next week, I hope the weather is good to me!!!
  8. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    I for one am happy that it snowed in a way because i hurt my back 2 weeks ago and it got progressivly worse and the doc told me to take a week or two off.... So far its been a week since i stopped working and there has only been maybe 1 or 2 days where work could have been done.

    HEHE I'm not making money and getting better and the competition isn't either.:D
  9. Brother1

    Brother1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Rodfather - I'm with you. This is gonna put us back at least 2 weeks since it's gonna be wet until Sunday. Only good thing (if you can call it that) is our foreman from Ecuador had to go home for 2 weeks b/c his wife was sick and he'll be back on the 20th so since we're not working this week anyway we didn't miss not havning him too much. This week will also give us a bit of time to get caught up on some estimates and phone calls that need to be made.
  10. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900


    How could you possibly have been ahead of schedule?? We never finished our fall clean-ups, nor got to our winter projects. That was further compounded by the fact that we started approx 3+ weeks late on March 17th.
    We still have some clean-ups left (especially new clients), we've only mulched 4 of approx 180+ accounts, our sod delivery for this Friday has already been pushed back to Fri April 18th, and so the story goes...

    This weather is killing us this week. By us I mean the industry as a whole!!

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