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Perfect Lawn
01-04-2007, 06:52 AM
Hey just wanted to see how many cuts per year everyone is doing. I am trying to keep it where I come out at least once a month in the winter, but it seems the lawns dont reallly need it. I live in GA. on the coast. Not many leaves, grass goes dormant. Any response would help. Thanks

01-04-2007, 07:05 AM
35 res 47/48 commercial

01-04-2007, 07:11 AM
35 res 47/48 commercial

Man I wish. Here I get 28, my goal is to fert a little earlier and apply more N in the fall and get 30. More work for me and the clients love having the first and last green lawn.

01-04-2007, 08:09 AM
Approx 30-35 here

01-04-2007, 09:04 AM
Fall Fertilization will green up in the spring earlier but you have to look at the cost vs extra work.

I don't do residential but my Partner does have a res business, he mows once in Feb twice in March, pretty much off to the races from April ~ Nov with a mowing in December. He tells everyone it is to make it look nice for the holiday.

It turns out to be around 34 to 35 cuts for the most part. Then he does Christmas lights and fall clean ups which helps carry work until early Jan with a week off for Christmas. Then he offers Aeration/scalp/ Fertilization in Feb. Flowers and Beds in March.

He has made his res in to a 12 month operation with just a few weeks of down time close to Christmas and Jan. Her also tells people that Jan ( which is true) it is best to trim the trees at that time.

Perfect Lawn
01-04-2007, 03:14 PM
We have centipede grass here mostly. Most people want every 2 weeks. Half of mine are weekly. Oct. began weeklys to every 2 and Bi-weeklys to once a month then nov. everyone wants me to stop.

01-04-2007, 04:17 PM
We do around 30 to 35 for res.

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
01-04-2007, 04:20 PM
Avg about 30 some less some more.

01-04-2007, 04:42 PM
Perfect Lawn, where in Coastal GA are you located?

I am in the Savannah area, and I write service agreements with up to 43 visits per year, year around. The 43 visits does every week, March thru Oct, and every 2 weeks Nov to Feb. In the winter months, we still edge the drives and walks, and either ride the mowers over the lawn to mulch leaves and/or blow all of the leaves off of the turf to keep things clean thought the winter. It also includes picking up fallen limbs from the winter winds. I have only had about 4 customers ask to discontinue service for the winter. Some of my bi-weekly accounts only get visited once a month in the winter.

Let me know where you are, maybe we can get together sometime and help each other out.

01-04-2007, 04:45 PM
38 here give or take depending on the fall.

Matts lawn care
01-04-2007, 07:32 PM
From 26 to 30 cuts per year here in MD for me.

01-04-2007, 07:42 PM
24 to 26 per year. Maybe a trim of two doing the fall cleanups

Perfect Lawn
01-04-2007, 08:20 PM
I am in Brunswick, about an Hr. south of you.

01-04-2007, 08:27 PM
i do one yard in the winter...mine, its the best on the street

01-04-2007, 10:43 PM
17-18 is all I get here.

01-04-2007, 11:06 PM
Residentials ... 30 ... maybe up to 33 if the season is right. Sign up for the annual package, and it includes up to 35 cuts. Twelve-month pay is the best way ... and it keeps me eating in the winter time.


01-04-2007, 11:40 PM
I average 30 cuts here. This year we only got 28. We got a surprize snow storm in Oct 3 feet of the white stuff in less than 24 hours. We are still working on fall clean-ups and tree trimming. Leaves still in the trees and that much snow not a good combo

Villa Lawn Maintenance
01-05-2007, 12:54 AM
29 cuts here up to 36 if overseed with rye in the fall

01-05-2007, 01:24 AM
I have a 38 visit service agreement....
28 Cuts--March-May Bi-weekly, June-Aug weekly, and Sept-Dec Bi-weekly
7 Squirt and Fert--Every 6 weeks
1 Aeration--Middle Spring
1 Lime--Early Summer
1 Power Rake--Late Winter

Scheduling this way gives me open weeks in the spring and fall for weed control which takes a little longer then fert, and Large Scale landscape jobs without having to worry about 25 lawns to do in the same day....I have already gotten my 2007 Calendar ready and, I even have a few days of vacation mixed in this year. I had to drop so many customer last season because they didnt want weekly service in the summer, and I am no longer going to service anyone who does want the weekly service in the summer because it makes a difference in profits.....Lesson learned the hard way my first year and a half...But this is my program, and if it doesnt fit what they are looking for, there are plenty guys out there that are satisfied with 20 to 21 visit, and losing out on lots of $$$$$$$. I am looking for a way to add more visit during the spring and early fall, maybe bumping up my weekly visit start date and extending it later in Sept sometime....Would love to get about 42 to 45 visit, because the extra 4 to 7 visit is about another 40k......

01-05-2007, 01:35 AM
24 cuts which 20 more than i feel like doing