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Dead grass = more time. so what do you do with it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eddie B, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Messages: 859

    Those dealing with the dried/dead grass... I'm assuming that you don't cut grass that isn't growing. What do you do with your extra time? I guess I've got lucky, The News Journal threw me quite a bit of extra work this week filling in for some warehouses. I managed to cut 5 whole lawns this past Friday, thats all I've cut in a week. No landscapes have come up.
  2. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    It’s a great time to do maintenance on all your equipment, get your office updated and files put away, do some updating on yourself you could never have to much knowledge. Start do promotions to your current clients mulch installs plantings or whatever they need. Should I go on.. In this business there is no such thing as down time we always something to do and if you’re not busy doing something you’re doing something wrong.
  3. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    When our dry time hits...which it already has....I'll go to 10 or 14 days on the yard shedule until it starts raining. Then I'll try to do all the little side jobs customers have been wanting done...like installing a bed theyve been wanting, bringing in topsoil for holes or washed out areas, roundup on driveway cracks...all these things they appreciate and I get a little pay on my downtime.
  4. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    I am out, with my cheap Auction Find, Milk Truck, watering lawns, as I have high end properties, and they pay very well, for water, then you still need to cut too, so can get to be a busy time.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    That is exactly what I have been doing this past week
  6. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    Bush trimming, pruning, weeding & edging jobs that we haven't had time to get to during spring! Staying busy so far. Another week of this drought and we'll be sweeping the warehouse out every day!

  7. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Bush trimming, some odd jobs, clean up the mowers and probably sit at the beach while i can!

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