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Old 08-16-2011, 07:26 PM
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I like to keep my mow days the same

I dont know about you guys but it is much easier for me to keep the customers on a certain mow day. We have some guys around hear that mow customers all different days from week to week. Some days they are on an 8 or 9 days schedule to a 6 day schedule. How do you guys do this? I know my customer want me at their lawn every 7 days this time of year. Not 8 or 9 days out. This one family in my area have about 200 customers and mow all different days. This has got to be tough to schedule this.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:30 PM
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I'm going to take a wild guess and say they are prob behind from the rain. Think about it, if you had 200 customers and were dealing with rain a couple times per week do you think you would always be on sched?
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:10 PM
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This one family run company has been doing this for years. They come at all different days and hours. They have alot of lawns and do good work. They do a lawn behind my customer house. But it is always cut different days and rarely cut on a 7 day schedule. The must have a loyal following
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:14 PM
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Not sure then.....my vote still goes for rain....
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:22 PM
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Well when you do full service not every stop is the same. The add ons are where the money is. My schedule is fluid. Weekly may 5 days this week, 8 days next. No complaints.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:00 PM
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3 cuts per month verses 4

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10 day mowing cycles have a place as a Business model. Sure the scheduling can sound a bit confusing but it works. The big advantage is by charging a customer a slight lower price per month you actually make more money per cut because you only cut 3 times a month. You also can handle 37.5% more customers at 8 day mowing with 2 days off.

I know this business model works because I had a friend who worked it for years.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:07 PM
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10 day mowing cycles have a place as a Business model. Sure the scheduling can sound a bit confusing but it works. The big advantage is by charging a customer a slight lower price per month you actually make more money per cut because you only cut 3 times a month.
I don't get that... if you are only cutting 3 times per month then I expect to only be charged 75% of what the other guy cutting 4 times per month would charge.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:37 PM
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Oops. It appears that you have stumbled into the wrong forum. This is the Florida forum. Our mowing season is year-round. We essentially charge by the year, broken into twelve equal payments. I might mow 5 or 6 times in July, 4 times in September, 2 times in December. It doesn't matter, same check at end of the month.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:51 PM
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right that makes sense.... I will let you guy enjoy the warmth....
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:52 PM
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Lawns should be mowed when they need mowing. Why would you mow every 7 days if it doesn't need mowing for 10 to 14 days? Seems like a waste to me.
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