So....When y'all starting clean-ups in the NorthEast?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnguyland, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Happy almost spring!

    I think I'm gonna start my clean-ups on 3/15. Still have some piles of snow to melt and ground is soaked and muddy. I'm on Long Island- NY.

    When are you planning on starting?

    I'm sure I'll see dudes out next week and feel like I should go out too, but I think I'm gonna wait for better conditions.
  2. DieselLandscaping

    DieselLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I'll prob. start in june, all this damn snow, we still have about 18 inches here. hopefully by ap.1st
  3. Stevegotcrabgrass

    Stevegotcrabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Im in Long Island....Clean ups Maybe end of March depending on weather. In my spring clean ups we redefine the beds which is a silly if the ground is still frozen like it is. Won't cut till at least april 1st. Hope fully we can get some big jobs to stay busy in the early part of the season....We have some sprinkler work lined up too.
  4. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow 4/1 seems late to me, but I guess guys down south started already.
    I'd love to move up north a bit, but the landscaping season even 100 miles from here is probably 4-6 weeks shorter (2-3 wks ea. in spring and fall). That's a lotta $!
    If I start 3/15 and someone else starts 4/1 I will have 2.5 -3 wks more work done and that much more $. I realize no one can help snow, temps, and weather, but I'd go nuts waitng till april and ending in early Dec.
    Thanks for the reply Diesel and have a good season.
  5. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I do the beds and edge them too and wont work on frozen lawns, but if it doesn't rain too much should be good to go by the 15th. I usually do clean-ups (which includes a mowing) until mid april and then start weekly maintenance about 4/15.
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I start as soon as the ground is firm and dry enough. It won't be long. Differs year to year, but bascially as soon as I can.
  7. HighlandLC

    HighlandLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 192

    Full mud season here now. Had 1" snow yesterday, then rain showers and all meted. I walked 2 yards other day, and had to stop. Way too soggy. First of April depending on mother nature.
  8. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 651

    Typically last week of March or first week of April. Seems like I always start mowing the second week of April...however...we still have 3 feet of snow on the ground and about 8 feet high snow piles EVERYWHERE!!!
  9. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    cool... thanks everyone
  10. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    still probably almost a month away, theres powder on the ground here in ri right now, beneath it is a ton of mud...

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