Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grasscapeinc, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    This is getting a little rediculous. Yes, I'm glad it is not a drought but nearly 4 months now have been MAJOR excess or rain. A few more weeks and the "good couple months" will be over and the leaves will come down and rain will start again. Exception being this time there will not be the heat to dry out the wet lawns. the trees this year are huge. No way I will get all the clean-ups done......So...What is everyone doing about all of this...I can handle double cutting and doing some extra work, but double cutting EVERY lawn EVERY week for 3-4 months straight with gas hovering at $2...Gotta be some solution..I'm afraid it will continue....Farmers almanac, although didn't predict heavy spring rain says we will be absoulutely hammered with rain and cold this fall..I'm damb near going to get out of the business...I can handle temporary set-backs but not permanent ones.
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    If you don't want to double cut, bag the clippings.
  3. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    just suck it up, it will all pass in time. We had the same prob last year & it passed so just hang in there.
  4. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    weve had rain and more rain overhere and the temprature has struggled to get above 70 all summer this sure is some strange weather
  5. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    IF you dont want to double cut then tell the customer to go 2 times a week... If not then tell them cuz of the gas price's you cant afford to cut the lawn 2 times.... I know what your goin threw but we basically just cut it up HIGH and make it look good and if we have to double cut its half a cutting more cuz of the xtra time we have to be on the job.... Its better we got the rain and stuff cuz last year at this time we were in that drought :) so let it rain :)
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    I wish we had the spring that we had right now. We have been going through drought conditions here for the past two weeks and counting

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