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Discussion in 'Network: North' started by 93Chevy, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Think there's 15 tomorrow for us, easy work.
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  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I hate wet feet.

    Not as much as I hate dog poop, but yeah... wet feets sux.
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    They do make waterproof boots there man. I haven't had wet feet in years. :clapping:
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, the grass never really dried out all day, did it? At 6:00, I was still seeing wet on my boots, still getting wet from rubbing against a tree. The heavy clouds, no sun, not much breeze, ... kept the humidity high, and nothing dried off much.

    I was surprised that mowing worked as well as it did. I suppose it speaks to the lesser growth than a couple of weeks ago, and the water content of the grass blades is much less too.
  5. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    growth was minimal which was nice. we knocked out 24 today (most of yesterday's schedule and quite a few of todays). only had to work for 13 hours
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Meh. I only wear boots when I wear long pants.
    Once it hits 70 degrees the shorts come out. I simply can't handle long pants.

    Once the heavy spring growth is under control, trimming is less of a hazard to the legs and by then it's time for shorts, so it all works out. I carry a pair of lightweight, elastic waist "pants" that I bought in the section where the "sports" clothes are. If I need to do any extensive trimming, or where I know poison ivy is present, I slip them on over my shorts until finished with that section.

    You guys would probably shake your heads if you saw me. I look nothing like a landscaper when I'm working. Aside from my Toro cap and ear plugs, I don't wear the typical long pants, boots, and sweat-soaked, cotton t-shirt of your typical "landscaper".

    I found that those "breathable" poly running shirts are SO much more comfy than plain cotton tees. It's like wearing nothing and any sweat dries quickly - light colors barely show the sweat at all. I bought light/neon green for visibility/safety. (and because the sweat doesn't show like on the darker colors)

    I wear black, poly "Duo Dry" moisture-wicking running shorts that are also super-light and dry quickly if they get wet.

    Running shoes on the feets - whatever is on sale, fits well, and has aggressive tread - mostly New Balance.
    I always carry 2 pair, plus extra socks "just in case".
    The alternative is to wear work boots with shorts and I don't know if my wife could keep her hands off of me if I walked around in shorts with tan lines half way up my legs when I'm "off duty". LOL

    The Oaknut in action... Lookit that - uphill and no sweat! :p

    Ultimately, I cant stand being hot and I don't like looking like a slob, so this is my solution. The clothes cost a lot more and won't hold up to abuse (they snag easily), but 90% of what I do is trimming, and pushing a mower, so it works for me.
    Even if I have to deal with wet feet once in a while. ;)

    I'd love to get some of these type shirts with my logo on them, but they are expensive enough "plain". I'll save the logo wear for cooler weather when I DO wear cotton tees.
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey whatever works for you man, but I'm much more comfortable with feet that don't hurt, smell, or get wet. :)
  8. DoubleClutch

    DoubleClutch LawnSite Member
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  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I wore boots and long pants today. :D

    I had to tackle an overgrown property with grass up to my Bojangles, so shorts would not have been wise.
    Thank GOD it wasn't 80 degrees today, 'cuz my boys were already hotter than a goat's a$$ in a pepper patch.
  10. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oddly enough, I got a sunburn today!

    After last year I refuse to wear shorts... got attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets (underground) and my legs were covered, some made their way up.

    Oaknut what part of Pittsburgh are you from?

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