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Anyone turn the blades yet in the Mid Atlantic Region?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GarPA, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    Just curious if anyone in the Mid Atlantic region has started mowing yet. Went over past years records and we started this week in past years but not so this year with this cold weather.

    So much for projecting receivables for this month...might lose 2 weeks at the rate we're going with the temps

    A few commercial props are getting a little shaggy but not enough to justify turning the blades yet...grrr
  2. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    No plans to start mowing for at least a week. The lawns here in Central Pa. are green, but have little growth. The low this morning is 17 degrees with a wind chill of zero.

    Generally I mow 40% for the first time the second week of April. I'm in no hurry, we still have plenty of clean-up's mulching, and odd jobs to stay busy for the foreseeable future....
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I started last week and had a full week to cut but mother nature had different plans, but this week is gonna be regular service from now on, Im in south central va
  4. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    This week or next.payup
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Grass is getting green here but not much growth.With temps in the teens tonight it will be another week or two yet.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I have some I could do right now Gary, but I'm holding off till next week. I have too many things (including a boat load of aerating) to get done b4 "the games begin".

    Little nippy (wind chill of 14) this morning, huh???
  7. Steady Mowing

    Steady Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I cut mine today, and will cut a few others this week. Full time next week.
  8. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Probably cut at the end of the week. Some commercials are shaggy here also. Everything is greening up nice though but cold temps are stunting growth. Been doing a lot of mulch.
  9. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Cen. Va. near the mountains
    I cut 2 over the weekend and had plans to cut 2 today but held off and worked on equipment and spent money. Been doing a lot of estimates and signing up new accounts, and doing clean ups. Just sitting here working on a contract. Plan to do a lot of cutting this week. Hope?! Should warm up and the rain may hold off till the weekend.

  10. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: well being that i didnt fert yet, well probably be on a much reduced sch. next week with the mother load the week of the 19th

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