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Old 04-05-2012, 07:16 PM
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anyone who demands friday mowing service is or will become a pita-you can count on this!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:24 PM
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Dang!!!! (For lack of better words!)
Am i the only one who actually schedules cuts 5 days a week?!?!!?? (Mon-Fri)
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:27 PM
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I mow Monday thru Thursday. Friday is a catch up day for rain and the like or overflow from aeration, fert/spray, etc.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:44 PM
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I started last year not working on fridays. When someone ask I just say that I'm booked up already. And I too book by area only.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:06 PM
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1 Plus on 4 day weeks at 10 hour days. Friday is catch up day or project days.

We start our Commerical accounts on Mondays as this is as important to them as Fridays are to Residential accounts. We get rain everyone is shifted one day. We do not skip then back track. Once in a while the guys get 3 day weekends.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:49 PM
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anyone who demands friday mowing service is or will become a pita-you can count on this!
I only have two clients who requested Thurs or Fri cuts. They are my best clients.
I don't think it's unreasonable that people want their lawns to look nice for the one or two days a week that they actually have time to enjoy their lawn with their families.


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Dang!!!! (For lack of better words!)
Am i the only one who actually schedules cuts 5 days a week?!?!!?? (Mon-Fri)
Heh. I tried keeping Wed and Sat open for doing "project" work, or as catch up for rain days, but I find that I'm adding more mowing on Wednesdays, so yeah, I'm mowing mostly 5-6 days a week.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:08 PM
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Scheduling. Everybody canít have their lawns cut on Friday!
Any Ideas and/or Resolutions?

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that's an easy one. don't take requested days.

either I cut it when it fits in my schedule or I don't cut it at all. that's how I roll any way.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:00 PM
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for us its about route set up................we have our Friday area set....it is the higher end properties, we fill up very fast for this area, then anyone who asks for service outside of this area is either Tuesday,Wednesday or Thursday, depending on their location, but in no way to we take on a customer who needs/demands to be cut n a day we are not in that area.

Hope it works out for you
Pretty much what we do. Landscape on Monday and Tuesday and then mow Wednesday/Thursday/Friday. Most of what I do on Wednesday is smaller residentials, usually older people that don't really care when it gets done. It just so happens that the ones that the day doesn't really matter are in the same area. Thursdays we do all the high-end stuff that want it done for the weekend, and Friday is a mix of both. We do the commercial accounts on either saturday or sunday mornings starting this year. We're going to this because that way they get done and look good on monday morning and also theres no cars in the parking lots to worry about having to go around, blow under or damage.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:27 PM
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I suppose I need a new class for retail store sites other than commerical.
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