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wat5150
06-29-2012, 08:52 AM
All its been doing up here for the past 2 weeks is either pouring rain or off and on showers. Ive had enough for a while!! Makes it tough to schedule and mow. Some lawns drain good and others can almost be labeled as part swamp. You have to mow around it.....general pain in the ***.

PineHillLawn
06-29-2012, 09:00 AM
All its been doing up here for the past 2 weeks is either pouring rain or off and on showers. Ive had enough for a while!! Makes it tough to schedule and mow. Some lawns drain good and others can almost be labeled as part swamp. You have to mow around it.....general pain in the ***.

We'll take the rain here for a while. We are having 103 temps and no rain in sight. Makes it hard to mow if the clients say it doesnt need it. I don't which is worse, no rain or nothing but rain...

Steve
06-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Some lawns drain good and others can almost be labeled as part swamp.

Could those customers be upsold on some drainage solutions? ;)

http://thefoundationdoctorstl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/frenchdrain1.jpg

wat5150
06-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Its tough either way. When it does dry out up here people are like..."hey I dont think it needs it this week"....lame either way.

Hedgemaster
06-29-2012, 07:40 PM
You can cut wet grass.

You can't cut dead grass.

We haven't had rain in a while. By next week, I may have ZERO lawns to cut.
I'll never complain about rain again.

wat5150
06-29-2012, 07:41 PM
I seriously doubt I could talk any of my customers into a French drain.

Hedgemaster
06-29-2012, 09:47 PM
If it makes you feel any better, here's a pic I took of my back yard at LEAST a week ago and we've had no rain since...


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Oak%20Leaf%20Misc/Dead%20Grass%20High%20Temperatures/20120626_151141.jpg

jrayb39667
06-29-2012, 09:49 PM
I feel your pain Hedge. Your Picture could be a picture of my yard too. I would love to cut grass in the rain right about now!

wat5150
06-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Sorry for bitching guys.

wandfsmall
06-30-2012, 08:12 AM
If it makes you feel any better, here's a pic I took of my back yard at LEAST a week ago and we've had no rain since...


http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Oak%20Leaf%20Misc/Dead%20Grass%20High%20Temperatures/20120626_151141.jpg

I had a commercial guy drop off his mower to me for a minor repair that told me he was in no hurry for the unit back. this was his only mower, that's when you know it is bad out. This is a great customer that would be understanding if I had to keep his unit down for a day or so but he still understandably likes to ask for fast service. I have another commercial guy that dropped his unit off for a new drive belt that has not picked it up for over 2 weeks. I really feel your pain trust me.

wat5150
06-30-2012, 08:36 AM
Where are you at Hedge? Im up in Maine.

Hedgemaster
06-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Where are you at Hedge? Im up in Maine.

Look in the upper right corner of this post. ;)

wat5150
06-30-2012, 09:15 AM
LOL. I see. I look at everything but that stuff. I havent even been drinking yet!!!