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Anyone in the northeast still have leaf clean-ups to finish?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by General Grounds, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    But of course, as the owner of Ferris equipment you know I was joking, right????
  2. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob2: rodfarther, im not trying to piss anyone off, but saying it is insane thatwere not finish by mid-december, b/c we took to much work on is a little bit of a strectch. esp. after we lost 2 weeks to poor weather conditions, i expect my customers not to understand, not someone in the treches w/ us. tony
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I'm not PO'ed Tony and I hope you aren't as well.

    And I do understand cause we had to deal with the same wacky weather as you. In fact up here north of you in Hunterdon and Warren county, the snow probably stuck around a little longer than where you are (s***!).

    I ain't looking for sympathy either...but I know after 8 years how much in the way of leaf clean ups we can do regardless of the weather.

    I guess I will end it by quoting Dirty Harry, "Man's got to know his limitations". Nuff said. I am sorry if I offended anyone.
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: Rod, no offense taken but how can we have taken on to much if we lost from the 5th of dec. till just about the 20th, i can see if we had no snow and we were still out there jan 1, then i would agree 110 %. tony
  5. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    So, how many in the Northeast STILL have leaves to do?

    I know I do, my situation hasn't changed at all during all of January. Every weekend has been very windy, way way too wet or snow covered ground.. We had snow on Thursday night, it's now Sunday night, 72 hours later and the ground is still covered in most places...

    Problem is that we only had 1 INCH of snow..

    We haven't cleared 29 degrees outside as a HIGH temperature now for over a week.. Overnight lows in the single digits.. 6 to 9 degrees.. So NOTHING is melting..

  6. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    I still have about 20 to go. It has been in the 20's and low 30's for at least the last week with a bit of snow on the ground. It looks like more of the same for the next few weeks. I'm done. I'm just going to wait for spring at this point. I've been in this business for a long time and NEVER had a fall like this past one. We tried, but that was just BS. If it wasn't snowing, it was raining, or the ground was frozen and the leaves weren't going anywhere. If the client can't understand that is the reason why I didn't finish, they can take a walk.
  7. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I did all but 3 large ones. I'll finish in the spring. Did smaller ones first.(better to have fewer people unhappy)
  8. just Cuts

    just Cuts LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 130

    YES!!! I have about 4 clean-ups to take care of if the weather permits. I've told my clients if the weather lets up we would be out. If not we would see them in march.
  9. matitude

    matitude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I would be glad to only have 20 left, we have 63 left and 471 completed and have been waiting for some good weather so we can get back at it. I called the 63 remaining and most said they would prefer us to complete them as soon as possible. Hope it gets warm soon!!!
  10. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    You guys up north don't feel too left out.

    The leaves falling late, coupled with the wacky weather, had some of us down here behind as well.

    I finished my last cleanup last wed.....and then it snowed 7.5 inches the next morning! Talk about timing....whew!

    Good luck up there fellas...but spring is right around the corner. :)

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