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Old 09-28-2009, 01:14 PM
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Most of my contracts and the ones I see state something like "keep the lawns maintained between 3" to 4.5". This keeps the expectation of a good looking lawn while letting the contractor making the decisions of how often it needs to be cut.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:22 PM
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I don't mind doing number of cuts rather then biweekly. That's fine with me.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:24 PM
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Number of cuts or the height rule are both good ways to go.
Cutting by the calender does not work because the lawn does not pay any attention to the calender.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:46 PM
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Good luck on the bi-weekly thing. Any respectable lawn care operation is not going to provide that. It's bi-weekly only if it stops growing for that week around here. Usually means its a drought. You want to keep it well maintained with fert and then only mow it every two weeks to save money. It doesn't work that way. We have to work harder to get it back to looking good for the same price each week. You may want to get a price for either way. It will be cheaper in the long run bi-weekly (only because the trimming and fuel are less), but it will cost you more per cut. We personally say no to that and cut "as needed". Which usually means you will not get cut if it doesn't grow any considerable amount.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:58 PM
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Every 7 days here May-Aug, with our heat and humidity you don't want to go any longer.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:42 PM
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bi weekly, that is a joke. no real lawn care would ever agree to that for obvious reasons
And those reasons are?
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:46 PM
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I am a Director for the Spring Fields II Home Owner's Association in Crownsville, MD and we are looking for bids/proposals for our HOA common area ground maintenance. This will include biweekly cuts, edging of mulch beds, fertilizer/weed applications, mulching, spring/summer annual plantings, and aerating and over seeding.

If you are interesting in meeting and providing a quote, please contact me at csmpez@yahoo.com

Thank you.

Scott

Scott you will get more reliable results if you put a ad in your local paper or call 5 or more landscape firms in your area and ask for proposals
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:58 PM
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We cut 95% of ours "as needed". Its avgs 26-30 times a year. More often in the rainy faster growing seasons, and stretched out in the summer (dry) times. It always looks good and yer not overkilling or underkilling. I would go for a contract this way and your neighborhood would always look nice. I'm outta reach or I'd love to talk to ya. Good Luck!!!

Contract for XX times per year and you can get a budget balanced... Just my thoughts.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:08 PM
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The bi weekly thing isnt that bad just bill accordingly it balances out in the end..
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:28 AM
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When I bid on a biweekly I charge more than a weekly!! HAHA! It works out. Most accounts sign to 35 cuts/ year - it takes a lot to take care of a property correctly.
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