How long???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Another question for you guys. How long do you continue to do fall cleanups, into the late part of the season. I have about 6 clients with large oak trees on their props that have about 30-40% of the leaves still on them. I have other clients whose trees are all dropped, but still have some leaves on them each week, and so far, I've been doing all of my clients every week. How long before you guys call it quits for the season? I mean, some of these oak trees could be dropping for another month. Would you give it another week or so, then cleanup the rest (that fall after the final cleanup) of the leaves in the spring? What would you do?:waving:

  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Ill continue to do clean ups as long as there is no snow on the ground. Be it December or January.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I go till i run out of cleanups or go till we get snow that stays, which ever comes first, looks like the snow may win out this year.
  4. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Yeah, in Upstate, NY (my other house) they're supposed to get 6-12" of snow over the next few days. I'd imagine you'll get snow in NH. Here in Northern, NJ we're acutally only supposed to get a rain/snow mix which will hopefully melt (if we even get any snow at all) by the time it's time for me to get back to cleanups (next Monday) after my Thanksgiving break (going skiing at Killington, VT:cool2: :cool2: :blob3: for Thursday thru Sunday).
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    This year i plan on going until theres snow on the ground.It never hurts to have that extra money coming in.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I always go up until there is snow on the ground. I have done clean ups here before in December
  7. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    until they are done or snow...sometimes it seems like we just got done working and the next season is already starting...I am ready for the break..
  8. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    My agreements state they get approximately 3 visits (for leaves). Approximately 2 visits before Thanksgiving and 1 final visit after Thanksgiving.
    We have finished December 5th the last two years and the next day we were doing snow.
  9. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    i think i'm done i have one or two lawns that i'm going to go to around my house and ask if they want a cleanup. then it's on to snow
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    here in fla we clean up leaves till may!

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