Which would you choose, drought or too much rain?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by absolutelawnman, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. absolutelawnman

    absolutelawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    It sounds as though many of you have too much rainfall, while us in Oklahoma are a foot below this year and almost 4' for the last two. I have forgotten how much of a pain it is when it rains all the time and feel like I would choose a drought over wet weather any day. Especially, if you have other services to offer, sprinkler installs, lighting etc.

    However, I am getting tired of people asking to skip when they know I do not do it, and if I do when they ask; it is because I have another big project working.

    So Rain or no rain?
  2. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    drought = low growth on the grass, watering restrictions, hard soil, no sod/planting installs, etc.

    rain = extra growth on the grass (which means no skipping) soft easy to shovel soil, plenty of sod work and great sod from the farm, etc.

    I can still work in the rain although I have to work harder to make my money I would rather have it a rainy season then a drought, last year we had a terrible season due to the drought
  3. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    I'd rather have rain. When it rained 8 days in a row here I still managed to come out only a day and a half behind and that was because I was lazy.

    Drought, I'm out of work unless I have alot of upsales on mulch/landscaping/other work, and it would take alot of other work to make up for the money lost on mowing.
  4. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Rain eventhough it sucks having to mow extra long grass week after week atleast im working and making money.
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    better to be a day behind, than a day ahead.
    take the rain.
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,948

    Yea, rain gives you hope.
  7. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Hands down rain... I'm not made of sugar and **** floats so... The rain isn't going to kill you... it's the hail and lightning i could do without!

    Drought = Sit on your can or find a new line of work, I don't know how a guy could make it if we had a drought & no snow durring winter.

    All Clear
  8. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

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

    Rain without question.
  9. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    If I want water I can hit the pool or hot tub. :)
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Very well said!!!!!:cool2: :cool2:

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