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working with snow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MikeLandscaping, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. MikeLandscaping

    MikeLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    How unfortunate can i get started working today next thing you know its snowing out if its mind. They are saying we could get upwards to 2 inches im gonna be way behind if that happens. Anyone else with me on this problem or ne other problem?
  2. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Same problem here but with temps going back to the 50s soon you will probably only miss the weekend at most.I remeber last season i was sucking up a pile of leaves with 6 inches of snow on the ground.Plow hooked up and leaf box on the other end :)
  3. Currinson

    Currinson LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 109

    Yeh the snow cut the clean ups short today, I switched it up and started applying the 5th step of fertilizer, that worker for a little while. I hope it melts soon, alot of leaves left here. Arent customers funny, they all want to " be the last clean up, when all of the leaves are down" and then suddenly at the first forcast of snow they all call wondering where you are.
    I tell them the weather is one thing we cant control, they ask well what about the leaves if it snows, I reasure them by reminding them that the weathermen are only correct 30 % of the time, but if they are correct I will plow their driveway if they would like.

    Take Care

  4. MikeLandscaping

    MikeLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    What apr of ct you in?
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I still have about 35 cleanups to do. Hope to be done by Dec 1.......

  6. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I think the snow should melt for us all before next week. Back in action on Monday.

    20 more cleanups to go!
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    we still have about 20 clean-up's to do. I wish it would snow tommorow!!!!!! tired of dealing with lawns............ I will say the same thing with snow bythe end of Jan.
  8. MikeLandscaping

    MikeLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Yea it put us really behind now. I still have about 5 more lawns to do before its snows big time.
  9. grassrootsinab

    grassrootsinab LawnSite Member
    from up here
    Messages: 215

    I got stopped in October. We had about 4 inches of snow on or about the 10th. It hung around for a while and I thought that it was here to stay. Winterized all the machinary and stored it for the winter. This last week we had temperatures of +11 celsius (have no idea in farenheit...never did get the 9/5 +32 etc) and could probably have cut. I only had 2 final cuts left. The clients are OK with leaving it 'til spring. I just thought it wasn't worth having to re-winterize everything again. Dang snow....guess that's what I get for living north of the 49th parallel. Good news though is the snow is in the hills and the ski hills are already open!!! Yahoo!!!!

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