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should I even bother?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BMFD92, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    two weeks ago we got dumped on with snow and their was about a foot of snow cover. I got all my cleanups done except for one who called at the last minute. Well the snow has melted and all the equipment is locked up in my shed but i am debating whether to just go around with the backpacks and just touch things. I really think it can wait til spring and it was already ok with my customers when it snowed and they said it's fine to wait until spring. But the next 10 days look to be in the mid 40s and i feel that i could get them done. I dont know what to do. What would you guys do if you were in my situation?
  2. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    We are waiting till after the first of the year. We are in the 40s and 50s this week and they are calling for rain. Looks great here right now. I had been thinking of doing the same thing about cleanups. Then I thought about my kids and my wife (school teacher) being home for the holidays. I am staying home and enjoying them. Just my idea.
  3. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    If OK with the customer, I would wait unless the leaves will cause a problem (killing grass). Take into account of the added time to load equipment from shed. If you can't do it right now, I would wait.
  4. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    I would wait. In fact, I am waiting.
  5. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Its kind of nice to have everything done that you can, peace of mind I guess. But never seems to happen, I would do it....if you only have (1) left you might as well get it over with.
  6. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    yea I pulled out the backpacks and a push blower and I am going around my route tomorrow just checking in to make sure everything is in order and good shape
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Everything is put away and customers are OK with you waiting, ide just wait.
  8. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    If the customer called at the last minute i'd talk with them and put them first in the spring...
  9. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    If you have time now, and the weather is nice, I'd get it done now. You dont know how busy you will be in spring and this would be one less thing off the list. Plus the customer has to look at it all winter long and he might start to rethink things. Dig ur stuff out and go get it done:drinkup:
  10. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Wel, after I gave you my advise I had a customer call me today wanting one more clean-up. I will go get it done in the morning to keep things happy for the weekend. Don't want to think they might get someone else while I am home with my feet up. She is one of oue biggest accounts. My wife said it was great having me home this week but would rather be able to pay the heat bill than me sit home with her and our kids for a day.

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