Finish your clean-ups now people!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lawnguyland, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    I know it's easier said than done and everyone is working as fast and as hard as they can, but if you need anymore incentive it looks as though the weather is going to get miserable here in the Northeast starting thurs and then into the weekend. I know in lots of the country there is ice and misery already or snow and it's too late, but boys and girls not done with clean-ups yet best get crackin over the nexrt few days, rain or shine. Then put your plows on or rev up your snowblowers....have fun everyone...
  2. grapeford

    grapeford LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    My plow is on and my Clean-up truck is sitting waiting with the enclosed box and my truck loader. Tomorrow and Thursday *(hopefully) are the last shot at getting 8-10 clean-ups done. If you're not a weekly customer, see you in the spring. Looks like we've got some serious **** coming in late Thursday and then a big one late Sunday.... Go Pats !
  3. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    What? Go Pats? Booooooooooo. J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets....I know, they bite. Have fun plowing!
  4. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ohhhhhh looks like Terry Glenn is going be back for the playoffs he was running routes and catching passes last friday. Romo , Glenn, TO , Whiten and Barber = superbowl WIN number 6
  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Thank gosh you told us...because no one could have known that they should finish their cleanups....?
  6. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    We have been done for ten days now, still snow on the ground from the first storm and now we might be getting hammered with more snow.
  7. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Its only snowing early this year because alot of us are NOT done yet. If we where done, it would be rainy and in the 50's all winter, go figure. Leaf box is coming off today, finished or not cuz I hate plowing with it on, so the rest of my cleanups are waiting. Bring on the SNOW!!!!! payup
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    At least it explains the sudden flurry of phone calls :laugh:
    You gotta laugh when everybody calls within those FEW days right when the worst first dawns.
    It's like business was dead as a door nail, but suddenly you got 30 jobs all need doing in like, 4 hours!

    Now you're all pumped up, that is, until you see the weather forecast, then it dawns on you, too.

    It does blow, another HOT day in the 80's then rain and then brrrr cold.
    Now what I can't get done today don't get done until it gets done, nothing much I can do about it.

    But all right, I'll get on down the road and work for effect.
  9. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Well, we wrapped up about 20 properties this week, Monday-yesterday morning. It started snowing at about 10:30 in the morning, but we were still able to get three done before it got bad. We have about 60-70 more finals to do, and two heavy ones that haven't been done yet. I'm still watching this weather we have coming in for Sunday, hopefully it is rain. All I want for Christmas is a clear week of weather! Good luck ot there, guys:waving:
  10. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Yeah man, I was actually mowing a bit in the sleet and snow yesterday. I have a few houses I did the final c/u in the am and then was there at night shoveling snow! I don't think I have ever done fall clean-ups and then shoveled snow in the same day. At 9:00 last night while shoveling I couldn't believe it was the same day as when I was doing leaves. I'm in good shape leaf wise- only have about 10 finsh-up jobs- maybe a day, day and a half, then 2 days of gutter cleaning.

    Last night I noticed a lot of oak leaves had fallen on top of the snow
    I bet I could work all winter doing clean-ups that other guys could'nt get to if I wanted. But I don't.

    I wouldn't mind another inch of snow or two that then rapidly melts so we can do clean-ups next week and I can make money on snow removal route too!

    Yesterday was huge payup I love snow! Especially that kind-

    I shoveled all my houses in about 6 hours! Snowblowers were useless. In fact I haven't used a blower in 3 storms. Nothing but icy mess around here going back to last winter. Also, since there was no plowing of streets there were no annoying piles at the end of the drive to shovel. All customers were very happy I came so it wouldn't freeze overnight. Hooooooray.

    Have fun next week.

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