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Discussion in 'Network: North' started by 93Chevy, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Things are looking up! Yesterday, I had to double cut one lawn, at least a piece of it. Today, I was out over 11 hours, the first time in many weeks. It was a good, productive day, without any problems, and lots of grass to cut.

    Part of the last job today needed bagging, and I see two scheduled for the morning that will also need partially bagged.

    Need more rain to keep it going, though. A dry August will leave us with poor start to the Fall season.
     
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Absolutely.

    I cut a bunch of biweeklies over the last two days and it looked like spring growth.

    Still a lot of damaged lawns though.
     
  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now that mowing schedules are back at full-throttle, why is this time for people to start asking for odd jobs to be done? Two, three weeks ago, ... home early every day, lot of extra time. Now, full-bore with mowing, and "Roger, ... when you have some time, could you ....?" None of these jobs are time-dependent, and could have been done when mowing was slack.

    Grrrrr...
     
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You must be my evil twin.

    Same crap here.
     
  5. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Maybe we are that far away from eachother but I have only skipped 2 lawns during this "drought". Maybe a total of 4 cutting skipped. None of my lawns have turned brown either, suprisingly lawns that were brown in past years were not this year. I am 25 minutes from oak nut. Maybe the storms just hit the right places. NOt to mention a majority of my lawns are not fertilized.
     
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not much brown any more. Green every week.


    Speaking of green. I hope to be getting more of it as a result of my freshly installed vinyl lettering...

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    I got hosed around by a few local sign places, so said screw it, and I ordered it online and installed it myself today. (Sun)

    Feels good to finally have it done. I'm going to do the side windows too - I just wanted to be sure the color I chose was a good match before plunking down more money.
     
  7. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks good oaknut! You should have checked out quick signs. They were great
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  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    I lost lots of work in July, only billed out about half of what I should have billed out. The last two weeks have had a few skips, so certainly far from a full schedule again. Unless we get some new rain soon, this week will also have more skips.

    I am glad to know you have survived this period well. Some of us have not do well at al.
     
  9. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive been almost back at full schedule. Only skipped one last week (vacant house). Weve been getting rain at least once a week up here. These little storms keep hitting us. Not the same as july at all
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  10. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am pretty much back to a full schedule, been so for the last 2 weeks. July was brutal for billing. Checks are coming in now and are half of what I usually get. There are five Thursdays and Wednesdays in august, which is when I mow a lot of yards. I am really pushing for 5 mows this month.
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