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As Far As The Lateness Of The Season Here In Northern Virginia, The Winter Was Late, With Two Snowstorms Taking Us Four Weeks Into Spring...i Will Not Be Doing My First Mow Until The Fourth Week Of April...
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I still have snow on the ground here...I won't be doing my first clean-up! til the last week of April!!! I'll have to crunch all my clean-ups into two weeks if I can and also start cutting lawns in between...
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...the problem is nationwide, like the dozen storms which blanketed 50 to 90 percent of the country each time...the ranger is in the shop and I am not losing money...I work for a real estate entrepreneur and he has cleanup which will get done later this week...even the customers are slow to get going with the phone...!!!
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Yeah I'm in the same boat...not loosing money really just time. The phones are a little slow but I contacted some the other day and got good responses from them and will call the rest in the next few days.

Got snow to the west of us through the night and supposed to get 1-3" here today but we'll see. We didn't get the 1-3" they called for last night but something is coming....just hope its more rain.

the part I hate is that all my cleanups are jammed up into a couple of weeks, and will probably have to hire another guy or two to make some more time.

Thats how it goes I guess, you can't beat mother nature!
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How has this year's estimated start up date compared with last years start up date?
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How has this year's estimated start up date compared with last years start up date?
Its around the same...last year I had to plow mostly the commercial accounts a few times in April and May and this year so far I've had to plow the commercials a couple of times so far this month and got another bit of snow coming on Wednesday. Don't know exactly how much yet but will probably have to plow a few buildings.

Last year we never really had a spring, it just seemed to go right into winter.

Last year and this year have been really good but long winters.

In contrast to that the previous years before that...2011 season winter was done and gone before the end of March and I was starting cleanups the last week of March. The 2-3 previous years before that 2008/9/10 were pretty normal as far as start up times, but didn't get as much snowfall as we did the last two seasons. These are the winters I remember as a kid back in the 70's!!!

The normal starting time is usually around mid April to the end of April but the last two season is a first for starting in May.

You just never know what the weather is going to through at you...
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