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any one still getting calls for...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nobagger, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Any one still getting calls for mowing? It was in the 60's yesterday and sunny, a beautiful day! And I got 3 calls for mowing yesterday 2 from established customers and 1 from some one who just moved in a few houses down. I had to tell them I just winterized my equipment and they were like dear in headlights "oh, ummm, well, ummm, geez, oh boy etc. ITS ALMOST FREAKIN DECEMBER! There should be a foot of snow on the ground by now, they still act like its Sept. out.
  2. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    I would pull it back out and go to work.. money is money .. may not snow for anohter 2 months.. I had to pull my mower back out .. if someone wants work im there to do it.. if not they will just call somoene else and you could loose them!!!
  3. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    I got 10 to cut tomorrow and did 5 yesterday i will gladly pull my mowers back out to make money. I'm with lawncare18 if someone wants me to work I'm going to do it. You snooze you loose in this business!!!
  4. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    I'm still doing cleanups, which includes mowing after i get the leaves.
  5. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    You should go and take care of them. You may be hungry one day and remember the ones YOU turned away. Be thankful for the calls.......:usflag:
  6. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    Number 1 you never winterize anything in Nov. I usually don't until Jan. Go mow the lawns unless you want to lose customers and create snow mold on the lawns. I am still mowing and the last cut will be on Tuesday but I have cleanups, ect. until January.
  7. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    I will mow until january if thats what it takes.. and trust me im not the only landscaper still out mowing and working.. they are all over around here.. get to work!!! I would be mad to if i called somoene and they refused to service me.. you would be gone and another company in.. i know some will think im crazy on here.. but if the phones rining im working no matter what
  8. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,279

    I understand both sides here...alot of guys like myself are ready to wrap the mowing and clean-ups for the year so they can focus on snow...

    Really though, how much do you think those 3 mows would amount to? $90-$150. Especially for a one time cut. IF they are regular customers i would def. do them.

    Also at this point in the year, most ppl. have made the big money...so they lose motivation to go do a few spotty jobs.
  9. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    I hear you, but my jobs it could mean losing $10k a year now if that does not motivate me then there is something wrong.
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Well we already had 1 plowing snowfall this year which caught every one with their pants down except me and a few others. I need to take my trailer and the equipment to a storage building by the end of November or I loose out on the space that I want. And I don't leave my customer's lawns in bad shape for the winter so snow mold is not a factor. They more or less wanted us to "cut" the lawn and bagging it to suck up leaves which is fine but these 2 customer's didn't like to pay for any extra with bagging leaves so I really don't feel like pulling all of my stuff back out for them. Our climates are somewhat different as well, my parents lived in Cincy and we went to visit them a few times in Dec. and Feb. and it was in the 50's and 60's and up here in NWPA-snow and in the 20's, so yeah your gonna be mowing later than us.

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