Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Health, Safety and Accident Issues. Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.

Mowing has finally ended


Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-12-2010, 09:54 AM
xpertlawnman xpertlawnman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 5
xpertlawnman is on a distinguished road
Default Mowing has finally ended

This has been what seems like the season that would never end. I mowed 6 yards yesterday and that should put a wrap on it. With the exception of a couple of small leaf cleanups, I am about done. I am burned out. In a 16 week period from Jul-Sept. I have had a host of injuries to fight through. It started with a broken hand, then a chainsaw to the leg and finished with hernia surgery at the end of September. I actually had a decent year growth wise. I hope everybody had a profitable season. I am going to think hard about finally bringing an employee on next year.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-12-2010, 11:38 AM
fieroboi's Avatar
fieroboi fieroboi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 142
Rep Power: 7
fieroboi is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Wow, you have had quite the year. I'm sure your feeling somewhat burnt out, not to mention you probably need some time for recovery.

I have to agree with you, I too felt this season would never end. It seemed like the leaves would never stop falling. I have not seen a fall like this yet, we still have green grass here even though the ground is taking on frost. The phone is still ringing, i have stopped taking on clients for the snow season. I even had a call two days ago for an aeration, which is booked for the spring ... if that is an indication, next year will be awesome.

No snow here yet, but i'm sure we will pay for it somewhere down the road.

Lloyd
Blue's YardFX
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-12-2010, 01:43 PM
Martywdx Martywdx is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Iowa
Age: 57
Posts: 94
Rep Power: 5
Martywdx is on a distinguished road
Default

Yesterday I finished up leaves with 5 lawns. One lady wanted to wait till the 15th. She may have to wait till spring. As there is snow for-casted for tonight,5-9 inches.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-12-2010, 10:23 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

This season can go to hell.

It was WAY too long.


My season is over, I am going to get totally wasted tomorrow - by myself!

As I clean my equipment and store it away.


I saved the worst cleanup for last;

One customer already removed the leaves from his property and called and asked if I could just mow his lawn.... sure... saved him for last considering he has no leaves.


I went there... and the backyards leaves piled past my ankles. AND I couldn't get my tractor in there, the property was on a hill, like a castle. So I spent most my time blowing the leaves under the fence, down the hill on the 'outer side' of the house.

From then, I blew them up the hill close to the street. Then used my tractor.

I wasn't going to slave over a lawn using my walk behind - no damn way!

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-14-2010, 01:48 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,361
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Scott,

That place looks like some kind of fortress, I hope they have some sort of bridge you can use to get your equipment across.

Quote:
I have had a host of injuries to fight through. It started with a broken hand, then a chainsaw to the leg and finished with hernia surgery at the end of September.
WOW! I am sorry about all that going on!

How many of those injuries were work related? Has it effected the way you are operating your business or how you will operate it next year?

Are there certain procedures you should put into place to make the job less traumatic?

It seems like there are many potential learning lessons here everyone needs to look out for and hopefully reduce jobsite injuries.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I finally have my name and logo!!! chrisv Starting a lawn care business. 18 10-25-2007 05:26 PM
i finally picked a name rudeboy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 5 08-31-2007 06:51 AM
finally! Ernest Introduce Yourself 18 08-21-2007 12:57 PM
Finally...Palm tiedeman General Talk 1 02-23-2007 10:08 PM
Mowing HeightsThe following are recommended mowing ritchiem Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 1 12-07-2006 08:29 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello
designr69
Today 02:47 PM
Today 02:47 PM
by designr69
0 12
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
Today 08:35 AM
by Chilehead
9 130
Hello All
HappyGrass
05-27-2015 10:10 PM
Today 05:05 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
3 84
big job for me....need...
holymoly
Yesterday 06:15 AM
Today 03:42 AM
by holymoly
4 105
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
Yesterday 03:13 PM
by HappyGrass
16 821
5 things you would...
Steve
09-11-2008 08:53 AM
Yesterday 03:02 PM
by HappyGrass
5 2,161
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 12:31 PM
by Steve
5 125
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
05-21-2015 04:33 PM
Yesterday 12:20 PM
by Steve
6 218
Things your lawn care...
Steve
05-27-2015 11:48 AM
05-27-2015 11:48 AM
by Steve
0 65
I can't believe people...
ExtremeLawncareServices
05-25-2015 10:29 AM
05-27-2015 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
9 266
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
05-27-2015 11:35 AM
by Steve
5 196
Pissed off customers
stonegatedesigns
05-26-2015 05:29 PM
05-27-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
3 138
Great start to the season
jcurr33
05-25-2015 08:49 PM
05-26-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
2 101
uploading video on here?
holymoly
05-24-2015 08:13 AM
05-26-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
2 101
new here ! need help
pgrace
05-23-2015 11:29 PM
05-26-2015 01:35 PM
by Steve
1 119
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
05-26-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
14 413
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
05-26-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
5 234
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
05-24-2015 04:37 PM
by SGL1
12 302
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
05-22-2015 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,487
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
05-22-2015 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 9,230
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
05-21-2015 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 550
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,902
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 844
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 390,420
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 145
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 249
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 2,060
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 255
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 185
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 300
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 737
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,550
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 328
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 554
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 679
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 546
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,153
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 1,066
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,099
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 454
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 472
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 375
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 509
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 379
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 4,062
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 1,076
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 318
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 372
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,159
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 402
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental estimate facebook flyers foreman free advertising google grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care managing a lawn care business marketing more customers business mr dave mulch new business per hour charge per hour service pricing pto push versus ride running a business scag sell the vision seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns swzt theft toro toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy