4th July how many working on residential routes

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by minx, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. minx

    minx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Due to the rains we are running a day behind, and of course Thursday is 4 th July... How many of you are sending residential crews out to cut...
    I will struggle to catch up loosing another day, but do customers get upset at being cut on 4th July.. We isn't go out last year, but we weren't behind either. Thanks guys.
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    With the rain from yesterday and today ill be out for the morning up until lunch or so
  3. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    Early in the morning i wouldn't see the harm. After 1 or 2 pm is normally when all the party's start
  4. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    I have 12 to do in the morning. Should be done by 1pm at the latest. Then hitting the lake.
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Out of respect for the customer having a day off and not disturbing them, there's no way.
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I'll be sending all of my crews out in full force.

    Wait. I AM all my crews!
    And yes, I'm mowing. (like I said in the other thread on the same topic :D )

    I checked in and everyone either (a) won't be home, or (b) isn't doing anything that I would be interrupting.

    The alternative is skipping a week, losing hundreds of dollars, and having a mess to cut the following week.
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,253

    80% rain on Wed 100% on Thur and 70% on Fri, I just want to get done by Saturday.
  8. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    I will be working. I do contact my customers to find out who's having a party and I mow them first
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    The ones I mow on Thursday will be ones that won't care. I only take care of a handful that would have something going on anyway.

    If you are in this business, taking a day of in the middle of summer isn't always possible. Why throw off a schedule if you don't have to? Seven days of growth with all this rain is bad enough. The Thursday people might understand why it got done off schedule, but suppose you have a washout on Friday. You are trying to catch some of the Thursday lawns on Saturday, and some Friday lawns might not get cut until Monday. And so on.

    I don't need a day off bad enough to worry about it. If you can get all your stuff done by to tomorrow and be ahead, go for it. But you are going to have some 8-day growth next week.
  10. M&T

    M&T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    We hit 10 today, the rain has been a real pain this week.

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