View Full Version : How many days a week do you work?

04-27-2006, 09:17 PM
Hi I'm new to the site, been lurking for a month or two now. Just wondering how many days out of the week you guys/gals work? How do you do your scheduling? Do you have certain days set aside for mowing and other for projects? Or???

04-27-2006, 10:17 PM
My crew works 6 days a week. 2 landscape jobs a week, lots of mulch and several lawns. Never do lawns biweekly, if that ever comes up try for every week but if that doesn't work go for every ten days which is 3 times a month.

04-27-2006, 10:21 PM
and if it rains 7, if its cold 7, if there isnt work to do... 7 i do maintenance on the equipment... 7, book keeping..... 7 advertising.... 7 hahahaaaahaahah :)

04-27-2006, 10:27 PM
all of them except the 3 BIG holidays of 4th of July, thanksgiving and Xmas, small stuff like easter don't phase me, it all blends, all I know is what day of the week, time and date / month it is.

CutInEdge Lawn Care
04-27-2006, 10:29 PM
I am going to take bobby G's B-day off this yr.

Dirty Water
04-27-2006, 10:30 PM

Gotta have time for the family.

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
04-27-2006, 10:30 PM
Somtimes it feels like 8 days a week.

04-27-2006, 10:34 PM
6 days for me. Try not to work on Sundays to give the customers a day they can enjoy with their family. I think I have only worked a couple of Sundays and that was to play catch up on some mowing.

04-27-2006, 10:42 PM
8 days a week here.

CutInEdge Lawn Care
04-27-2006, 11:19 PM
all of them except the 3 BIG holidays of 4th of July, thanksgiving and Xmas, small stuff like easter don't phase me, it all blends, all I know is what day of the week, time and date / month it is.

Easter and Mothers Day is on a Sunday so those are given. Anymore, any excuse I can find take the day off as long as it's on a Sunday. To many times I have found myself having to sharpen 40-50 blades on Sunday. That SUX's

04-27-2006, 11:22 PM

Gotta have time for the family.
same here. Long days, but I refuse to work weekends.

04-27-2006, 11:23 PM
I have about 3 full days of work solo. I spread it out over 5 days to do it after school (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday). When school is out, I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (LLOONNGG days). When landscape jobs come in they are done Monday/Tuesday

04-28-2006, 01:32 AM
jobs mon tues wed cut thurs fri....

i was cutting 5days a week last year...me and my partner went two different ways all he wanted to do was cut grass, i wanted to do some installs, mulch jobs, tree stuff, and get into hardscapin...he wanted nothing to do with it

The Kiwi Lawn Ranger
04-28-2006, 03:36 AM
5 days a week Monday thru Friday. Gotta leave time for the new wife.

04-28-2006, 03:43 AM
5-6 days here

04-28-2006, 05:27 AM
Somtimes it feels like 8 days a week.

LOL I wish we had 8 days in a week and at least 40 hours in a day.

04-28-2006, 08:41 AM
Normally five days a week at about 13hrs per day.
Currently both the crew and I are working six days per week.
The recent rain, contract expansion, larger jobs still coming in - have all combined to make us work six days/week.
And it's supposed to rain today/tonight.
However, I will not allow the crew to work seven days straight. Burn out is a real possibility both with them and me. I would like to return to five days per week, yet right now I really can't.

04-28-2006, 11:25 AM
7 days a week. Between running a farm, doing some landscaping, and being a full time student, there is little free time. Most of my days consist of getting up for school by 5:15, school until 2:00, and then doind some sort of work until it gets dark. Weekends are great because I can work 12 hour days to catch up on everything. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Brendan Smith
04-28-2006, 12:52 PM
"regular" job m-f 7:30-5:30, lco operations mon-fri 5:30-dark, sat dawn to dark, sun usually 1/2 day after wife goes to church.

kirk brown
04-28-2006, 01:16 PM
my aim is always 0 but it usually ends up 5 or 6

J&R Landscaping
04-28-2006, 02:00 PM
I have been successful this year working 5 days most weeks. I have worked a few saturdays and 1 sunday so far. I like to use saturday for bigger landscaping jobs. I keep sunday open as a back-up day if we get alot of rain through-out the week. Sunday is my maintnence day as well.

Full throttle lawn care
04-28-2006, 02:14 PM
I'm good for 5hrs a day and 3days a week plus side work,pressure washing,mulch,sprinkler pumps,tree trimming etc. I even replaced a toilet seat for one client last week. I have 9 quality accounts that can be done in two long days if needed. I was up to 18 accounts and running like a madd man,that had to stop. I hiked up my rates by 12.00 a yard do to GAS for my good clients and the ones I really diden't like 20.00, that thined them out pertty quik to say the least. I really like how my biz has turned out half handyman half lawn care. For me it keeps it fun and thats what it's all about.

06-02-2006, 01:53 AM
I just started this year. So far I mow w,th and use tue as my other work day. On wed I do 10 residential yards all about 1/2 acre and thur I do commercial acct which is about 12 acres. Tues is left for mulching, seeding, etc.. The other days a week is for my other business which I'm in the process of selling. My goal is m-thur for about 35-40 lawns, fri will be my make up day or odd job day and weekends are for play or if needed to catch up.

06-02-2006, 08:18 AM
When the crews ran full time we ran 4 10s- left for a makeup if we needed it but mostly gave a 3 day week end
I personally do some work every day but I am very flexible and with the kids a lot

KB Klippers
06-02-2006, 11:26 PM
I work full time at a steel mill. I work 4 12 hour days on, then get 4 days off to mow or whatever. I will only mow 2 days out of my 4 off from the mill. The rest is for the family.

06-02-2006, 11:32 PM
We have been working 6-7 days a week for a while now. Having trouble with the weather and being a holiday weekend. We just take the days off when it rains. Have to make the $$$$ when the sun shines until the first snow.:cool2:

06-03-2006, 12:06 AM
I try to only work Mon-Fri but if someone calls on the weekend and I'm bored I'll usually go out and work a little bit.

06-03-2006, 06:15 PM
March thru Nov 7 days a week. About once every six weeks or so get to the point where I have to take a day off and lay on the couch. Today is that day. Feel guilty as I have a full schedule today. Oh well off at five in the morning and will get caught up tomorow

06-03-2006, 07:00 PM
Work however many days you want to. It is your life after all. For a few years I worked 6.5 days a week, time on Sunday for service, and then back to work. During the week I took time off to go to all my kids school games and support them. Now they are through college, all except one, I work longer hours but fewer days so to have time with my grandson. I figure you only need to work the days you need to make that next payment or to reach your financial or personal goal.

If it ain't fun why are you doing it? If it ain't fun you are doing it wrong!

06-03-2006, 08:55 PM
My normal schedule goes something like this
Fri-Sun Work my regular job(2 16s and 1 8)
Mon do stuff around the house This is my Sat
Tue-Thurs AM work with my neighbor doing his big props(usually done around 2-3pm) then go do a couple of my yards
Thurs afternoon Finish up my stuff
Repeat every week until done

06-03-2006, 10:15 PM
I generally work 5 10s and then spend all weekend working on bids, doing paperwork, fixing/maintaining equipment, and working on my own place. Owning your own business IS NOT for those who like time off, I've decided!

zim bob the landscaper
06-03-2006, 10:34 PM
we dont have many lawns but we mow 7 days a week.

06-04-2006, 01:06 PM
Mow mon tues wed till about 2. Use the rest of wednesday and thurs. fri. for other stuff, landscape, tree/hedge trimming, drainage work, etc. Sat. is maintenance day on all equipment in the morning, and float around on my pond day in the afternoon. I see no point in working 6-7days a week. I work hard when I go at it, but no point in killing myself when I can take a day or to off and do the work the next week. I will see if I can keep this schedule though as I continue to grow.