Anyone kicking off the mowing season yet

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Ridge89, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. RandallM

    RandallM LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 122

    You got that right Blazer. My wife and I are taking a few days in Gatlinburg and the grass is growing like crazy.
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  2. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    Mowed a few on Sunday and Monday then the rain started by 11 monday morning. It has not stopped yet. I think we will have to work all weekend just to keep up after 5 days of rain. We are just north of you.
  3. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Started last week.
  4. Ridge89

    Ridge89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    yea TMlawncare its going to be quite hectic once it stops raining.. defiantly going to be a working weekend. How far north are you from St. Joe?
  5. mpriester

    mpriester LawnSite Member
    Male, from Dunbar, Pa.
    Messages: 104

    did 2 yesterday, got 1 tomorrow and 1 next week. its starting. the rest will start april 1st.
  6. Minister Bob

    Minister Bob LawnSite Member
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    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,024

    Did about 4 yards so far. The grass is getting green here in south jersey. Who knows what this week will bring:clapping:
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Today was my first Sunday this yr working but was a good day made $780 solo mowed 5 lawns and thatch school soccer field and sweep it work 9 hrs made 86.67 per hr not bad
    Sundays is day for boss to work I dont get over time and gets me out the house away from the wife honey do's list
  9. zspeed130

    zspeed130 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Started Apps on the 9th and I am glad I did! Record temps in The midwest. I am really interested to hear predictions for the summer???

    Started mowing on the 16th and had to mow a couple twice. Full mowing weeks this week and last. This is a really interesting weather pattern and a great opportunity to get new business from those who are not prepared or larger companies that cannot meet the small service window we had here. I have been spot spraying like crazy while the few lawns I do not spray are covered with chickweed!

  10. phlandscaping

    phlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    We've had a lot of rain, this is our second week mowing. Have had a few calls from jealous neighors (grass is green on the other side), so we have some sod jobs to quote. Lately people have just been too cheap, and want seed tossed even if it won't give them the results they want. Seems like I'm pushing customers away by telling them the truth instead of what they want to hear. Maybe they'll keep the card for when they figure it out. Sorry for venting, just want to get other takes on it...

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