Working in the rain

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Decoste76, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Decoste76

    Decoste76 LawnSite Member
    from MASS
    Posts: 155

    just wondering how many of you guys work in the rain? today i seen alot of companies working in the pooring rain. And dont get me wrong i have alot of work that i could be doing but waiting a weekend and starting on a fresh nice week isnt going to change much i dont think. I think working in the rain.. you do a terrible job because everything all soaked and everyone is probably wet and miserable. So why do i see alot of comapnies getting drenched out there?
     
  2. Surfdunn

    Surfdunn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Do you melt because of the rain. With how busy this time of the season is alot of companies cant afford to miss a day of work because of rain. As long as its not a huge leaf cleanup or a job a machine has to be running get it done.
     
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Get good rain gear and take your time and it'll turn out alright. I don't like working in the rain, but sometimes it's necessary.
     
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 567

    I work all the time in the rain. I dont care if its lighting, or tornado!!!!

    I guess thats because my work is in a truck or at a computer screen:)

    But my guys do work in light rain but not pouring rain.
     
  5. emlawncare

    emlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    It started raining yesterday while I was mowing. Luckily it wasnt pouring but still enough to get the rain suit out of the truck. I got my work finished which saved me from doing it today and a 15 mile trip (one way) into town to do the jobs. If it's raining before I leave the house, I'll normally wait a day depending how busy I am.
     
  6. GreenwithEnvyLawn

    GreenwithEnvyLawn LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 21

    I would rather not work in it but sometimes it's unavoidable. If it rains 2 or more days a week I can't afford to not work in it. I would never get caught up at that rate. Gotta do what ya gotta do sometimes.
     
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    None of us can afford to miss a day or two because of rain. My residential customers will not allow us on the grass if it is raining. Period!!!
    I for one will not pony up the dough to fix ruts in quality Zoysia lawns! Anyone who mows zoysia will attest that they aren't as easy to repair greed over common sense. There is other work that can be done, but if it is pouring outside, the day is off.
     
  8. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    I work in the rain, if it's 80' outside and it's been hot all week rain feels good, and I'd be happy to work in it, but cold rain dosent feel good, espsecially when it is cold.
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  9. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    I seldom work in the rain. I have 2-3 days a week to do one full days worth of work. I don't mind light rain at all, on hot humid days it's quite refreshing and I get to show off my 'one-pack' once my shirt gets soaked.
     
  10. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    today was upper 30s-low 40s witha rain snow mix off and on all day an there were alot of people out working in it. You aint gonna see me out in that. that is just asking to get sick, then how far behind are you going to get.
     

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