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rain day solutions? alternatives for your workers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, May 16, 2006.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    what do you do?
    if its raining, moderately. what do you do instead, that's billable?
  2. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Adam,I wish I could come up with something,because the way its raining here it doesn't look like we will do any work this week.
  3. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    you can always mulch or prune or work on equipment
  4. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    what's up Larry?
    we lost yesterday.
    and this morning, we tried to mow, but got soaked.
    all my extras i have lined up, i really can't do in this weather.
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Same here...we lost Mon. & Tues. this week,the rest of the week doesn't look that promising either.
  6. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    This week looks like a total bust here also.

    I don't have any customers on a monthly price, I get paid per cut.

    I need to re-think this for next year but I don't think it will go over well around here.

  7. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    On the good side, all accounts will need it after all the rain. youll keep busy. Im just telling my guys not to come in, and for me, spring shop cleaning!
  8. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i hear ya. i have to clean out my storage shed, i can barley walk in it, and three months ago there were two tractors and a snow blower in there that aren't in there now! it is only a small shed, but with any luck it will be teice it's size at the end of the summer.
  9. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

  10. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    There isn't anything that you can really do about it. I usually schedule 40 hours of work. By doing so, if it rains a couple days, we can work daylight - daybreak if needed to get caught up. I'd rather work a few days than all week if I can get away with it.

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