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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 ***.
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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...
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Some lawns drain good and others can almost be labeled as part swamp.
Could those customers be upsold on some drainage solutions?

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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.
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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.
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I seriously doubt I could talk any of my customers into a French drain.
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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...


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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!
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Sorry for bitching guys.
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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...


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.
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