View Full Version : Magic Number

Bob Shoaff
01-30-2001, 10:54 PM
When you are doing your figuring for the number of mowings in a year, what does everyone use? 35, 40, etc....Thanks.

01-30-2001, 11:13 PM
I guess that depends on where you live. If you mean weekly cuts I'm at 30-33 per year.

Jason Pallas
01-30-2001, 11:47 PM
Here in Detroit area 29-30 weeks is a good season. Mid April through the first full week in November with regular weekly cuttings.

01-30-2001, 11:47 PM
I cut all year long in California, so I generally plan for between 44-48 weekly cuts. I've never specified # of weekly cuts to a customer because it can vary depending on weather, et. al.

But, things are done differently out in California. ;)

For example, this has been a rather dry January for my parts, and I've ended up cutting several weekly lawns 5 times already. Now, if that continued I could conceivably cut 52 times this year. However, March is typically a very wet month and I might only get to my weekly customers 3 times. I've seen months around here where it was impossible to cut a weekly account more than twice in a month. Rare, but it has happened.


[Edited by TGCummings on 01-30-2001 at 10:50 PM]

John DiMartino
01-30-2001, 11:54 PM
29-33 here too,depends on rain and temps in the fall.

Bob Shoaff
01-31-2001, 12:09 AM
I know all about that wonderful California weather. I grew up in Santa Barbara. Wish I had this business there. So much big money!!!!!!

01-31-2001, 09:32 AM
Where I am I figure 36 cuts per season, but it has been much drier than normal, so, yes,it does depend on different factors. I'm lucky to be cutting once a month right now. Thank God for comm. accounts.

01-31-2001, 09:38 AM
30 or so, fall temps play a major role here as well
northeast ohio

01-31-2001, 10:31 AM

How much different is the weather up in Washington than the weather down in Cali? Do you get more of a midwest/great north clime with snowfall and complete offseasons?


01-31-2001, 10:47 AM
Same as Obryan here, We get around 28-32 depending on how late we can go in the year..

Bob Shoaff
01-31-2001, 12:11 PM
We do not get snow normally where I am. It is wet though. It has not been to bad. I always find good things to do. We started a deck division 2 months ago and I am so busy with that I do not know what to do with yards. I do have a friend who will help with decks soon. I have been making good money on those though and on these new homes we put on a deck then we will do their yard. This way I can give them the full package. The grass here though has really seemed to grow already. I cut lawns this weekend and I have been puting in alot of primeroses and winter pansies for people. This is beautiful country up here.

01-31-2001, 04:07 PM
If we get a good amount of rain i can cut 35-36 or so.

01-31-2001, 05:20 PM
If the weather is like last season ill get in 35, Always around 31. Marks Mowing Service

01-31-2001, 05:27 PM
Here in NE we squeeze in 28-30 depending on the weather.

01-31-2001, 05:27 PM
Central Florida geets 40 per year

01-31-2001, 07:01 PM
For budgeting purposes I use 28. Just playing with #'s I use 30.

01-31-2001, 07:16 PM
If we have a slow season it will avg. out to approximately 24 cuts.
If we have a wet season it avg. out to around 32 cuts.

Hope this helps.