View Full Version : Customer wants lawn mowed 3 times a week?

03-12-2005, 05:06 PM
I try to explain to him that might be tough beacuse of the weather but will try my best to fullfill he request. He fertilizes it himself. I told him we would do all of it I was trying to be fair to save him money on fert by letting me do it. We will see if he bits on it. He is being serious about the 3 times a week to mow his lawn. Anyone mow 3 times a week on one property? I done 2 a week on heavy fert lawns that get water every day. I just don't see How I can cut his lawn 3 times a week. I figure it takes at least 3 days for any real growth to be cut off am I not Right?

03-12-2005, 05:25 PM
It can be done down here in July, but no one does it.

03-12-2005, 05:26 PM
I have some lawns that require cutting every 4 days during the peak growing months (usually May and June). Even after only 4 days of growth some of these lawns are very tall and thick and are tough to cut cleanly. Some people are fertilizer and water freaks, which causes their lawns to grow at incredible rates. If they want it cut every 3-5 days...I accommodate them and charge accordingly.

03-12-2005, 05:29 PM
He wants it 3 times in 7 days

03-12-2005, 05:39 PM
Give him what he wants and charge accordingly.

03-12-2005, 05:47 PM
Mowman, I wished I had problems like this. I have some that would get by with 3 times a years if they could.

03-12-2005, 06:01 PM
Give him what he wants and charge accordingly.

I agree. I would ever go and do it 6 times a week if he really wanted it. But, your schedual might get screwed up if it rains.. Let him know that..

03-12-2005, 06:08 PM
How big is the place btw?

03-12-2005, 06:11 PM
About 10,000-12,000 sq ft

Jason Pallas
03-12-2005, 06:40 PM
Poorman - I hear you on that!

Mark McC
03-12-2005, 07:50 PM
The only problem I would have with it is the amount of running around involved. If all your jobs are close to his place, though, that might not be an issue for you.

03-12-2005, 09:27 PM
Once a week here only during growing season. Of course I have total control of all irrigation and i apply the fert.

The way I work is I have the county divided into sections according to each day of the week. Therefore, I would not cut this person.

03-12-2005, 09:34 PM
Give him what he wants and charge accordingly.

Darn right,cut on Monday,Wednesday and Friday...

03-12-2005, 10:07 PM
What part of Ohio are you in that would need cut three times a week ever??

j fisher
03-12-2005, 11:03 PM
I'd say he's equal to 3 customers.

03-12-2005, 11:04 PM
North East. He lives in a very upscale subdivison.

old dog
03-12-2005, 11:26 PM
If you got the money,we got the time.Hell that is better than going ten days or two weeks when you want it once a week!

03-12-2005, 11:43 PM
Bet hell' be a nit picky sob

the scaper
03-12-2005, 11:44 PM
I'd cut it three times a day if the money's right.

03-12-2005, 11:46 PM
how will he be saving money, if you do the fert?

03-13-2005, 01:11 AM
i'd say cut his grass three time a week ,,more money in your pocket,, :D

03-13-2005, 01:28 AM
I'd say the old man is nuts. I fertilize my own yard, water 1" a week and the most It need to be cut is twice a week.

03-14-2005, 01:12 AM
how will he be saving money, if you do the fert?

With the price he will pay at Home Depot for the fert I can do it at least $20 cheaper per application

03-14-2005, 01:14 AM
Bet hell' be a nit picky sob

No I don't believe he will I know him pretty well he just wants to make this place perfect he wants to sell this place in 5 years. It is a New Home and he wants to make money on his investment so he can buy a larger house in 5 years to please his goofy wife.

03-14-2005, 01:26 AM
OK, I'll ask the question...what are you charging him to do the lawn? 10-12K here would be a 30-35.00 account. Some people have more money than brains. Explain to him you would like to cut it 3x a week, but the consistent fraying and cutting of the grass is eventually going to cause potential problems.When you mow the tops off grass blades, you are opening a wound in the plant cellular structure. A continuous repetitive cycle will make the lawn more susceptible to fungal infections and diseases , not to mention the added stress and compaction to the lawn from the frequent mowings. Hey, if he wants it, do it...

03-14-2005, 01:36 AM
Heck you could probably use a reel mower if he wants you to cut it that many times :dizzy: