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dont you love "i know its been raining" but....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Grounds, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob2: boy i love when a customer calls and says "i know its been raining", i hope you didnt forget to mow the lawn, or trim or whatever. nothin burns my ----- more than that stupid ?, just needed to vent. tony
  2. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    Whats rain again??? havent seen any for a long time
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    same here, one customer, has about 8-10 hrs of trimming to do, called and said, "look, get it done, u can trim in the rain!!"
  4. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Tony im not to far from you so we have had the same weather conditions.. I had about 20% of my customers calling Friday, asking where we are at.. I really felt like calling them back and dropping them.. Its rediculous.....
  5. mh1314

    mh1314 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 133

    What makes me madder is ME being stupid enough to continue cutting after a rain starts. I came off a commerical the other day looking like a Chia Pet. The cleanup took almost as long a the cutting.:p
  6. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: JML, i hear ya its crazy, the worst this year by a long shot. where at the shore are you??
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    DO any of you all mow in the rain??? i dont, but ive been caught mowing in the rain sop i just finished real fast, is that ok, or should i stop, and wait till it stops raining?
  8. ProLandscapes

    ProLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Here in Washington it rains nine months out of the year. If I don't mow/work in the rain then I would never get anything done. I actually like working in the rain and my mowers can handle it. I don't like having to unclog the mowers if we are bagging though.

  9. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    We cut in the rain. In the spring we are doing just about everything in the rain if we need to. Heavy rain we pause till it lightens up. Rarely will we call it quits or not go out. Sometimes we start later that day.

    The work has to get done. The schedule has to be kept. Can't spend all season catching up.
  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    The lco i work for in the summer, I work 5 days a week, 10 hours a day absolutley no questions asked. The policy on rain, if it has rained overnight, we still report on time but may not go out until 10 or 11. If it is raining, we go in and do other work.

    My boss is also a builder as well as living on a larg estate which he is responsible for ALL groundswork.

    So if we are not cutting grass, we are weeding, sweeping, washing and cleaning at the estate. Or painting, hauling, or landscaping at the houses which he is building.

    We usually mow from about 8 until 6 and then spend another 1-2 hours doing his extras...

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