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Snow has local landscaper smiling

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Thursday morning, you might have groaned at the sight of  snow. Paul Mosher did something else.

"I said yippee-ka-yay" said Mosher with a laugh.

Paul's laughing because he's the president of Paul Mosher Landscaping, and his phone has been ringing non-stop. People need Paul's crew to plow away the plethora of precipitation.

"Four calls in the last 35 minutes, and there will be more," said Mosher.

Things weren't always so good, though. We spoke with Paul back in January, when a mild winter cost him his smile.

"It's been the worst winter we've had, as far as snow removal, in the last eight or nine years," said Mosher.

Then the summer drought hit, drying up grass and his lawn mowing business.

"We don't want to see this last a long time. We desperately need rain," said Paul's son Sid Mosher, who also works at the business.

Paul estimates no snow, no mow, gave him a 20% cut in business this year.

But don't worry too much about this sultan of the soil. Paul says his summer landscaping more than made up for the losses.

"There's still a lot of commercial building going on. We're pretty strong into commercial design. [It's been] one of the best years we've had in the last five or six years." said Mosher.

Mosher has been in the landscaping business since 1976.

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