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leaf clean up weather..

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by fga, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    If I can use the wind to my advantage I do. The other day that same wind was here and it come out of the northwest. The weatherman forcasted it and he was right. I planned to be at a property that would put the wind to my advantage. It was like I had 50 Billygoats working, I would kick some leaves up and they sailed into the woods down wind from me. The only thing was that I kept eatin exhaust until I learned to turn sideways and walk. The property looked great and the leaves are trapped in the woods now.
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    bill, good idea with the fencing.

    mow ed, the problem we have on days like this, there was no set direction at all. it gusted every way. leaves out of the yatd. leaves in the yard. and in 2 minute intervals:dizzy: total circus.
  3. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    I fought the wind and the wind won.

    There are some days when it is pointless. Customers may get angry, neighbors do get angry. On super windy days I say F it. One good thing is that there should be a lot of leaves down by Monday so we'll be in good shape after next' week is done.
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    yup, then the next round of arguments will begin, "i'm not paying for the whole cleanup, you finished up by nov. 10th, you don't expect me to pay this entire bill."
  5. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Exaclty bobby.

    That's why I go every week, like FGA, to do leaves until Turkey day. Then one or two visits in Dec and all done. This way when they get the final bill all is clean and no bizatching.

    It's gonna be pretty windy this week again and friggin cold in NYC metro area. First freeze should be here which is great cause lawns will stop growing.
  6. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    oh man, lows around 32 degrees. i actually like that weather. hooded sweatshirt, and a warm vest, and a thermos of coffee. :) also, its too cold for anyone over 35 to come out and "chat" with me...

    i hope we don't get the wind chills though... nothing helps with that. :help:
  7. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Yeah, go away chatters of the people variety and hello to chatters of the teeth.
  8. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,575

    We called it quits early on friday here in CT. After a while, there is simply no point to doing leaves. We had 50 mph gusts blowing from 3 different directions, so it was pretty pointless to try and work. If it were all going in one direction, it would have been different. Sent my guys home early, filled up,the gas cans, made sure the equipment was greased, and went home. If we had tried and worked through it, we wpould have accomplished little, and pissed our customers off by billing them for nothing.
  9. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    thats the day it hit us. and weather speaking, you're not too far from us, so you got hit with the same front. blowing in every damn direction. i actually got in 9 hours though. how productive i don't know, but i got alot of the smaller ones done.
  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    When it's windy, I won't do cleanups. I get far too frustrated. I nearly blew a gasket today with the winds.

    Petrentz, I agree. You shouldn't have done the cleanup on such a windy day. I wouldn't have wanted to pay for it either.

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