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Done deal-pack it up!

Discussion in 'Weather' started by lawn king, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I know most of you good people don't want to hear this but its time for the green industry to rockNroll. Ten or twelve consecutive days of warm sunny weather to dry things up and we shift into landscape mode.:drinkup:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Just make sure you salt after your done!

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  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Its got to get really warm and sunny to dry up 12 inches on lawns and pile 6-8ft at the ends of driveways and 2-3 feet windrows from town crews. Plus this is New England, only a rookie landscaper would think winter is over now. We'll get 1 or 2 in March if not April.

    Sure start getting ready, I have been tuning equipment the last two weeks, but you won't be rolling onto lawns arounds here for 6 weeks, unless you want to rut up the lawn good.
     
  4. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Same deal here- at least another 2 weeks before ground will be close to dry enough for cleanups- and that's only after 2 weeks of dry, warm weather- it's not over yet!payup
     
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I will always 2-3 good snowfalls in March and sometimes a couple in April. Last March, we got two over 12"; plus several smaller ones.
     
  6. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    If friday was the last of the snow & the weather warms up, we will start landscaping march 10th.
     
  7. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Supposed to be a soaking rain Tuesday then below freezing the rest of the week with more snow on Saturday.

    If you showed up on my property to do landscaping March 10th I would no longer be your customer.
     
  8. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Well today is the 10th. You start lawn king?

    Lets see, we had soaking rains and now the ground is frozen again. End of March before I will be on lawns.

    Of course we still could see snow.
     
  9. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    20inchs of snow i wont be mowing for sometime o ya i still gotta buy me new mower
     
  10. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    i would be lucky if i could get the mower from the shed without tearing up my turf
     
  11. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    dude we are spreading salt here not smokin it!! march 10th you'be landscaping?? that sounds like a good story line for the "twilight zone" i've plowed in april the last 4 years. good luck with those cleanups.
     
  12. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Just plowed a foot this weekend. No lawns in the near future here.
     
  13. TLC Snow Div.

    TLC Snow Div. Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Its very tempting to jump the gun and get out to cleanup anywhere the snow has melted but i'm going to use the time to get ready and start when i know its safe. Its getting close though...
     
  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    I say another 2 weeks here in jersey, but im going to start getting ready on the 18th!:rolleyes:
     
  15. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    not packing it in yet

    well i'm not giving up yet, we still hav time at least in my area, cleanups won't even start till well after easter, i'm not taking spreaders off till early april.prsport
     
  16. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Well, everybody in Maine can get ready for several days of 10" snowfalls. I just unloaded my ballast this afternoon.:rolleyes:
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Mick,pretty soon your going to have to start getting ready for next winter!
     
  18. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    Snowplows will be buried behind 10,000 lbs of lime & fertilizer by saturday!
     
  19. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn Member
    Messages: 78

    Thanks for the heads up, I will expect it to snow on Sunday now.:D
     
  20. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    You just guaranteed your self a snow storm!