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Grass Busters Inc.
02-15-2005, 02:20 AM
What time do most of you start cutting residential?

We normally start at 8, but when I am in a pinch ( Big time storms coming :eek: ) I have be known to start at 6 (probably not the best idea, but no complaints yet)

derek1
02-15-2005, 02:27 AM
as long as it is during the week 8 is a reasonable time sometimes on the weekends that can be a problem

Anthony-MB
02-15-2005, 03:11 AM
damn rooster keep'n up at 4am .. n'boor behind my house
22 between da eyes..
I respect my n'boors and my clients no earlier than 8 am

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but then as a side business
I'm thinking of selling sound proof windows payup

crawdad
02-15-2005, 06:38 AM
"n'boor?" What's a n'boor?

packerbacker
02-15-2005, 09:34 AM
8:00 is the time a mower can be legally fired up here in a residential area. But if i know its going to be extremely hot ill start at 7:00.

CamLand
02-15-2005, 09:38 AM
damn rooster keep'n up at 4am .. n'boor behind my house
22 between da eyes..
I respect my n'boors and my clients no earlier than 8 am

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but then as a side business
I'm thinking of selling sound proof windows payup

You want to shoot your n'boors witha 22 between the eyes ;) ;) ;)

meathead1134
02-15-2005, 10:42 AM
"n'boor?" What's a n'boor?

I think that might be southern slang?

crawdad
02-15-2005, 11:24 AM
I think that might be southern slang?
Ya reckon?
I wonder if my "naybers" feel the same way about my roosters. I doubt if they'd shoot them, as they have heard me (and seen me) protecting the birds from dogs. And I don't use a 22. My dad told me, you shouldn't send a dog home wounded.
Crawdad

Aaron Marshall
02-15-2005, 11:46 AM
damn rooster keep'n up at 4am .. n'boor behind my house
22 between da eyes..
I respect my n'boors and my clients no earlier than 8 am


You must be redneck to understand redneck.. he wants to shoot the rooster not the guy next door and n'boor is neighbor. HA I like it

Eric 1
02-15-2005, 01:12 PM
damn rooster keep'n up at 4am .. n'boor behind my house
22 between da eyes..
I respect my n'boors and my clients no earlier than 8 am

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but then as a side business
I'm thinking of selling sound proof windows payup

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

Darryl G
02-16-2005, 02:15 AM
I don't usually start mowing until 9:30 or 10. I'm not much of a morning person. Gives the dew a chance to dry too.

Todd's lawncare
02-16-2005, 02:39 AM
I don't usually start mowing until 9:30 or 10. I'm not much of a morning person. Gives the dew a chance to dry too.
9:30 10 are you part time ?

Anthony-MB
02-16-2005, 03:38 AM
NO i don't want to shoot my n'boor
I'd like to shoot the rooster

"Aaron Marshall" got it right

I live somewhat in the country , moved out here 5 years ago
Back then houses were $60k to $70k , now ya can't buy a small house for under $120k, heck mobile homes go for 90k

Anthony-MB
02-16-2005, 04:16 AM
its 3:17am and the damn rooster is crowing

dcondon
02-16-2005, 10:47 AM
We try and wait for the dew to be gone but sometimes that dosen't happen. Mowing starts about 8:30 to 9:00

LawnsRUsInc.
02-16-2005, 11:04 AM
I am just curious how you guys get anything done starting at 8-9-10 We start at 7 and work till 7. Our commercial land buts up too a residential neighborhood and the diesel trucks are running at 6:45 and at the job with loaders running by 7:15-7:30. Am i inconsiderate or do i just want to get work done?

Jason

Darryl G
02-16-2005, 04:02 PM
9:30 10 are you part time ?

Nope, full time. I'll mow until dusk though. I do my errands like bank and hardware/parts runs in the early part of the morning. Or just hang out and have a leisurely breakfast with Wifey.

sgoalie23
02-16-2005, 04:44 PM
I am just curious how you guys get anything done starting at 8-9-10 We start at 7 and work till 7. Our commercial land buts up too a residential neighborhood and the diesel trucks are running at 6:45 and at the job with loaders running by 7:15-7:30. Am i inconsiderate or do i just want to get work done?

Jason

Nope, you are not inconsiderate. When I am not in school, summers, i start cutting at 7:00. Then I have time to clean up, store everything, sharpen blades, gas, and everything else, and still have time to hang with friends.

ince8728
02-16-2005, 04:53 PM
before we finish each day everything that needs it is greased, topped off, cleaned & checked. We start between 7am -8am depending on the circumstances.

Love2Mow
02-16-2005, 05:35 PM
Nope, full time. I'll mow until dusk though. I do my errands like bank and hardware/parts runs in the early part of the morning. Or just hang out and have a leisurely breakfast with Wifey.





I have to get to the first house by 8 or im dragging to get motivated. I dont need to run errands or sit around. GO GO GO

Eddie B
02-16-2005, 05:36 PM
I don't do residential lawns til 9, I start 7:30-8 and do business lawns first.

LawnsRUsInc.
02-16-2005, 06:23 PM
With doing residential in the early morning i have no problem do to the fact that if they can afford to have a landcaper come and do full year round maint. they are probably at work. The only people that i see at homes at 7-8 in the morning are caretakers, nannys or housekeepers. Think about how much time is wasted the sun rises at 6:30 be at the job by 7 if you wait till 9-10am to start your 1st job everyone else has 2-3 hrs under their belt that day. This post is not to offend anyone.

Jason

ed2hess
02-16-2005, 07:32 PM
A mix of commericial and residential helps this problem. You can start at commericial when the sun comes up them pull off to residential around 9:00. Most of the residential HOA want you out before 5:00 pm. A lot of the new subdivision are headed towards no mowing on weekends, the big blowers and mowers are a BIG problem.

tiedeman
02-16-2005, 10:19 PM
I start at 9am

Todd's lawncare
02-16-2005, 11:31 PM
i think if someone is paying you to cut there lawn the work and if its a new home the really work and most of them would be up and about around 7 at least 8 if not 7 why not start then

tiedeman
02-17-2005, 12:04 AM
We used to start work at 8am, but its a pain to start earlier up here. The dew is so horrible in the morning and it usually doesn't dry off until at least 10 to 10:30am.

Also customers and neighbors in the past have complained about us being there earlier

Kelly's Landscaping
02-17-2005, 01:07 AM
No point for me getting up any early then I have to every time we did manage to get on a lawn as early as 8:30 the grass turned out to be to wet and it ended up costing more time then it saved. I prefer to be on the road by 8:30-8:45 am makes no real difference though as I like to cut late and by late I have been on business lawns past 9 pm.

I also never roll out of bed before 8:15 basically its part of being the boss they show up and load the trailer and truck and I roll out of bed and turn the key and drive off thatís they way I like it.

Todd's lawncare
02-17-2005, 03:26 AM
there are laws saying you cant run power equipment that late

meets1
02-17-2005, 09:39 AM
I am up by 4:30, out by 5, I have everything loaded, guys arrive by 5:30, were off.

Bike trails get mowed, trimmed, all commercial business fronts get mowed - b/f anyone arrives to work, that way were out of the way, no equipment running, looking neat for rest of week without seeing us running around.

Residential - we'll start as early as 7. If wet, dew, we'll put on the baggers.

We'll go all day until 7 ish at nite.

Summer time we have to roll - b/c it is GO TIME!

MarcSmith
02-17-2005, 09:52 AM
On campus we can't start any equipment until 9 :( so we spend the first part of morning doing the trash pickups and what not....When I had my own biz in floirda i woudl hit the commercial props around 7 ish. but I wasn't able to do that every, just not enouh commerical props in the right locatoins to keep the route density were it needed to be.....

MImowerkid
02-17-2005, 05:32 PM
I mow mostly on the weekends , and I don't start till 10:00 on the weekends or 9ish on weekdays. I find that dew is a real problem plus then the equitment gets real messy quick
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Shawns Lawns
02-17-2005, 05:41 PM
I didnt realize you were cutting there this time of year.

Kelly's Landscaping
02-17-2005, 07:42 PM
there are laws saying you cant run power equipment that late

No one says anything when no body lives there I was talking about some large shops in a pure industrial complex. 6 am would be the worst time to go there these idiots all start at 6 to 7 am and the parking lots are full which makes the islands uncuttable. By going late they are gone and we had the place to our selves I was doing a 110 dollar a cut lawn by myself in 45 mins if I came in the morning it would have been 2-3 times as long with a crew. They also loved the fact that we were not in there way at all. Iv even though about night vision equipment to keep going but I will need a lot more of these types of businesses to justify that.