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Old 02-18-2013, 09:46 AM
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This exact # of mowings....customers going into bean counter mode if there is a super wet Spring and mowings get pushed out past a week in heavy growth.

Mowing taller wet grass is more work even if the client is stuck on a mow is just worth a mow. So....I'm thinking contract terms of every 5-10 days with a clause every effort is made to stay on schedule but weather happens and taller grass is more work and time so it all evens out.

This is the only place I see potential problems for me....?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:42 AM
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Chart your expenses and you will see the majority (40-45% or better) will come in the first 2.5 - 3 months of the season (20-25% of the calendar). When you are going thru 3-4 semis of mulch a week all spring, you will quickly see that 12 mo level billing is going to eat you alive. You will spend more in spring than you bring in and it will take easily until Aug or later for your income to catch up to your expenses.
You need to try better record keeping. 28 mows is easy - last year our irrigated clients got 35-36 mows.
Right. My most expensive months in 2012 were

1)April
2)October(small equipment purchase)
3)May
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