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07-11-2004, 02:40 PM
What time do you start with your residential accounts each morning? This will be the first really hot week here and I want to get going as early as possible.

Fantasy Lawns
07-11-2004, 02:46 PM
fore us ... on resi's .... it's 8am

07-11-2004, 02:50 PM
today is sunday. fired up the bobcat on a residential at 8:05 am.

07-11-2004, 03:50 PM
I,m out the door by 8 am but will either load the truck the nite before or while the wifes fixes breakfast ,but always on the road by 8

Trevors Lawn Care
07-11-2004, 03:52 PM


07-11-2004, 04:47 PM
8 am most days, but Friday the blades start spinning at 7:45 am.

07-11-2004, 04:56 PM
8:00 am on residentials and 7:00 am on commercials.

07-11-2004, 05:03 PM
We rarely start before 9:00 am. I find that starting later in the morning eliminates most of the " heavy dew " problem I have here I Central Pa.

We also only mow (3) days per week, so it's really no problem anyway you slice it....

07-11-2004, 05:39 PM
I'm out the door at 7:30. Whenever I get to my 1st account is when I start.


07-11-2004, 08:40 PM
Most days it's 7:00 AM. Never later than 8:00 AM.

Yard Perfect
07-11-2004, 08:50 PM
We pull the first mower at 7:30 AM in Olympia, Washington

07-11-2004, 08:52 PM
7:30 - 8:00, 6:30 - 7:30 at the garage.

07-11-2004, 09:10 PM
All the equipment is loaded up and ready to go earlier in the morning, and we leave the house at 8:45 faithfully. Get to the first job no later than 9:05 each morning.

07-11-2004, 09:14 PM
Pull up to the shop at around 6:45 or 7:00a.m. and at the first lawn by 8:15 or 8:30. Around here the dew is really heavy in the mornings, by 9:30 or 10 its burning off. If we get out before 8:30 we try to schedule a small commercial account.

steve in Pa.
07-11-2004, 09:33 PM
our guys are usually on there way by 7:10 am.

Up North
07-11-2004, 09:39 PM
only have 1 residential and usually do that one at noon. Some of my commercials I do at 6:00am. Need to get back to my sales job(sell telecom & data equipment) till 11:30am then off to do a couple more lawns during lunch, then back to the office. Leave office at 4:30pm and finish off my day by knocking out a couple more commercials, usually have the mowers blown off and all packed away in the shop by 7:00pm or so.

Some days can seem pretty long...Can't wait till next year and ditch the sales gig.

07-11-2004, 11:23 PM
The blades usually start spinning around 8:30 am

07-11-2004, 11:25 PM
out the driveway at 730

Davis Lawn Mowing, LLC
07-11-2004, 11:39 PM
Only have residentials right now in my first year, start at 8am as I am only mowing 3 days a week, Monday-Wednesday. When I start getting more accounts next year, I may fire up at 7:30.

Mico Landscaping design
07-14-2004, 08:53 PM
Everything is ready to pull out of the yard at 7 am :) only had one complaint and that was from a new account next door neighbor lol... Its always good to get out early cuz u get done early.. i see get going out at 10 i was like dam kinda late eh lol... The only person i see on this site i know is trevor's lawn care..

07-14-2004, 09:25 PM
Every day, M-F, at 7 AM. No matter what the conditions( rain, frost, or dew). The way that I figure it is, alot of our customers are up for work and the rest are elderly who seem to be up whenever you get there.

07-14-2004, 09:27 PM
Leave the house by 6:50-7am.. Fire up between 7:15 and 8:00.. Usually finish up by 6-7pm.. Tonight, we worked until 8 because it rained all morning

07-14-2004, 10:27 PM
blades start at 7 am on res lawns on commercial they start this time of year at 5 30 am as days get shorter will have to twik the start times

07-14-2004, 10:32 PM
I used to start at 8am, but received a lot of complaints from customers and neighbors. So I start at 9am now. It actually is a lot better for me. Everything is dry and no sprinklers to worry about.