Winter ending

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by zak406, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    on a good spring i don't get to start first cuts until the last week of april first week of may.
  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Snowing like crazy right now chance of snow for next 24 hours straight
  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No point in thinking about mowing. I started mowing 3rd week of march last year which was rare, usually 2nd week of April is the average. I did place my order last night for some blades, spare parts, trimmer string, edger blades ect.....but I have no intention of getting any equipment out for a few weeks yet. I tuned up, sharpened blades and changed oil in everything in December so I would not have to get anything out until season starts. I still am not ready to see all this stuff cluttering up my garage yet as I keep most equipment down at the end of my property during the winter.

    I guess I am getting old as I see no excitement in spring anymore. Since I got in the snow removal game for the first time this winter, money was not as tight. Frankly, I dont care when mowing starts I am still hoping for another snow storm.
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  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah I'm still hoping for more snow as well. I won't be getting mowers out and ready until some time in march.
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    robins have been in the yard for awhile now here. it gets warmed up into the 60s and then gets cold again. i don't think we'll be able to mow until it stops raining. it seems like it hasn't stopped raining for the past 3 months. we had 2 days of sun and the ground didn't even dry out and then it rained again last night. it's gonna be an ugly start. might be mud ridin' for the first month. :laugh:

    i'm hoping to start mid march.
  6. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Michigan can't have much more snow. We get it ALL or nothing..!
    I say first week of may for first cut, no early spring this year.
  7. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Half a foot on the ground no sign of letting up
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  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Robins come and go durning the winter. If the ground is showing there will be some Robins. However, I do have 6 Blue Birds that are hanging out eating suet. First time I have seen any durning the winter.
  9. CutterCutter

    CutterCutter LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Posts: 76

    Here in southern WVa last year's mowing season was unusual with mowing starting a full week early. This year looks like a normal year with the last week of March being the first full week.
  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    you never know here. you may start cutting and then it could snow. it was in the 60s here and now they are saying snow flurries on saturday with temps in the 30s. i'm sure sunday or monday temps will be right back up in the 60s. :laugh:

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