Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by newjerseylandscaping, Jan 1, 2011.



  1. SOLO operator Takes One

  2. Solo doesnt take one

  3. NOn solo takes one

  4. Non solo does not take one

  5. Takes during the winter.

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    was only able to take two weeks this year in july and october.
  2. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    Hey man this is kinda off topic but I noticed you live in hawaii, I was just thought it would be cool if you started a pic thread of some of your work and equipment. Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread just curious.
  3. newjerseylandscaping

    newjerseylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    thats cool, let us know if you do start the thred. id like to see it.
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    We take short trips over the summer. Like a Friday thru Monday kinda trip. I dont get too far behind this way.
  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,138

    I am usually in the application forum. Sorry not a mowing guy. But you can see some of my work and toys if you search my posts.
  6. Jason

    Jason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    We also get away for long weekends camping. Its nice sitting on the beach and just relaxing watching the kids and not worrying about the grass.
  7. kodak mowing

    kodak mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    i always take a long weekend, take friday thru monday off.
  8. Grass887

    Grass887 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Im a solo opp, I bust my ace, then sneak away wed-sun to go camping. I do that twice a summer. Winter I plow snow, but try and sneak away for a couple snowmobiling trips, but if theres a chance of snow here, I cant go.
  9. greenacres2010

    greenacres2010 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    one week in the summer and weekends at the lake an hour away (when possible) work your arse off the week before try to show your employees a little trust in getting some work done and then work your arse off the week after vacation to catch everything up before it looks bad. In other words I'm wore out by the time i get on vacation wore out from vacation and really wore out a week after vacation, I suffer from vacation but the wife and kids really look forward to it so it works. Winter vacations are out of the question never know when it will snow and if I'm laiyng at the beach somewhere there will be alot of mad customers
  10. CJCuttingEdge

    CJCuttingEdge LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 172

    Ive been both solo and run with employees.... I take a vacation every year in Aug when its hot and dry, lawns slow down in growth and I leave for 1 week... I cut 60lawns or so in 2 days and then come back and start the next week 1 day late, customers are 100% ok with it. I mail out a nice letter explaining there lawn will be cut early that week and up to 1 day late the following week. Never had anyone complain about it since during the rest of the season I am always on a scheduled day heck they basically know what time im showing up within 5mins each day

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