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"Our guy stopped showing up"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SSmith, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,657

    Iv been doing this for 23 years and I have over a 100 that water. I just snapped this 10 mins ago this is my front yards today It looks like this most of the year and I NEVER water. So it may just be location but 1 storm a week keeps my lawn looking like this all summer long. As for weather I mow if it needs it or not I am not going to even dignify that with a response.

  2. Orrdc

    Orrdc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I dont want to cut the lawn when they don't need it, of course its counter productive, some insist for the sole purpose of choppin up those little white clovers. I think this upcoming week I am just going to raise my deck up a ton and just give some of them a quick drive by.

    Smith, ill take that paver job if you go tackle those jungles
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Best hair cut is one that you can not tell you had a hair cut.

    Considering I think most lawns are mowed too high in the spring. Take it down a 1/4" and slowly get the lawn to the top of the recommended height recomendations.

    If the turf is really dormant, it will be a long summer.
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    The way I see it is that if I can see where I'm cutting then it needed it. I bust my tail all spring long cutting tall grass and choking my mower...I deserve a few easy cuts!! But I'm not going to cut it if I think it's going to cause the whole lawn to burn out.
  5. joel29m

    joel29m LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    Lmao! I picked up a duplex to cut. The renter told me a kid was cutting the yard and haven't been cut by him in 2 months, so they were cutting it until they saw the forecast in the 90's....ok. another client I picked up had kids in the neighborhood cutting hers also, 70% of kids nowdays rather be in the ac on Facebook and instagram practicing looking pretty, but that's my opinion and I'm happy with it.
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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012
  6. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I'm currently in Charlotte, NC cutting mainly fescue lawns and the heat has definitely got a lot of lawn guys not showing up. Mostly all my clients do not have irrigation plus even the ones with irrigation are starting to brown up pretty bad.

    Sometimes its not the lawn guy at all its the fact the home owner doesn't want to pay.
  7. tgzzzz

    tgzzzz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Yep on all counts.
  8. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Messages: 447

    I doubt I'll even start my mower til the end of July....and that's best case. Things look pretty bleak here.

    Time to play some golf.
  9. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Maybe we all ought to move to Connecticut

    Yeah that's a lot more what we're looking like, too.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  10. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Messages: 447

    Mine too. I think he's a dustcutter. We have several of those types here too. They're everywhere.

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