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Too much RAIN!

mkwl

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
New Jersey
Here in Northern, NJ we are supposed to get 4+ inches of rain in the next 36 hours. It's supposed to rain (according to weather.com) for the next week :angry: . What should I do? I hate mowing in the rain. Would you call to tell customers that you may be more than 2 days late for their mowing? Thanks in advance!

-Matt
 

PROCUT1

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
TN
No reason to call...... With how dry its been most havent seen us for weeks as it is now
 
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mkwl

mkwl

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
New Jersey
PROCUT1 said:
No reason to call...... With how dry its been most havent seen us for weeks as it is now
Well, most of my customers have irrigation systems, so around 3/4 of my lawns have been done every week. The other 1/4 has been on an every other week scedule.
 

jt5019

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
connecticut
same problem up here in ct.I dont plan on calling, i will get to them asap.If there is a break in the rain(which im sure there will be) i plan on doing as many as possible.They can look out the window and see its been pouring.
 

Petr51488

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
NJ
Why would you call? If its suppose to rain all week why not just skip this week and do it all next week? I dont see the big deal. Why would you go out and mow in the rain?
 

new2nash

LawnSite Member
I generally call if I'm over two days late and it's not currently raining. It doesn't take much effort and can't hurt. The customers I get to right away I might not call but the way people are, they quickly forget how much rain there was. Once that sun is shining and they see their grass is getting high they may figure you're not going to show and may call someone else. I've picked up many jobs from other services in just the situation described above after some variation of, "I know it's been dry but I haven't seen the man I hired for weeks and my grass is getting really high. I think he quit."
 

proenterprises

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Connecticut
jt5019 said:
same problem up here in ct.I dont plan on calling, i will get to them asap.If there is a break in the rain(which im sure there will be) i plan on doing as many as possible.They can look out the window and see its been pouring.
JT-I know, its pouring like crazy. At least its knocking some leaves out of the trees...where in CT are you?
 

southtx

LawnSite Member
Location
south texas
send some of that rain down my way I have some clients that I have not been to in 3 0r 4 weeks due to the whole yard being brown. We need some rain bad in south texas
 

mcwlandscaping

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Nashua, NH
Same thing here, all my customers know the drill and i tell them from the beginning, if it rains, im not coming! But im going to have a lot of work to do after it stops next week!
 
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