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How many "Landscape" days a yr do you have

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geoscaper, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. geoscaper

    geoscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Curious to see the difference around the country. Operate out of the greater Cincinnati area. How many actual workable days do you have where it is not too wet, cold, snow on the ground, etc and off on Sundays.

    I know it varies from year to year. I came up with a chart for a great yr compared to a poor year, a minimum and a maximum

    Jan 0 days 10 on a great jan
    feb 0-10
    apr 15-20
    may 15-22
    june 20-24
    july 20-24
    aug 15-20
    sept 20-24
    oct 15-20
    dec 0-15

    On a poor weather year 135, a great year 225. Realistic number 175-185.

    Now i know this doesn't include snow removal and other misc. jobs you might do during the off season, but if you look at it, you better make hay while you can.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Same here, I like to say about 200 but that's probably the maximum,
    actual number of working days is closer to 1/2 year, out of Virginia.
  3. geoscaper

    geoscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Anyone else. How about in the north east.
  4. geoscaper

    geoscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I am going to keep track of the "landscapable" days this year. So far I am at 8 workable days this March.
  5. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    these days not many, last year all the rain we got, its hard to say how many workable and productive days you can get any more, same thing with winter, the weather has just become to unpredictable
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    We don't get many days that are completely rained out a year. Maybe 20 at the most. We're already through our "rainy season" and there were only 8 rain days, including 1 on a Sunday. I'd say we easily have 250 workable days a year.
  7. Kevin M.

    Kevin M. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    I am with Richard here in SC and I would think we work between 250 -- 275 days per year and most winters are dry but a little chilly but this year its been downright awful weather and cold and I am most looking forward to spring.

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