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Old 07-02-2015, 06:06 PM
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Weekly or 10 day cuts?

This is more for guys from the northeast but i would appreciate any ones suggestion.

So about half of my customers prefer every other week cuts. The only reason is to save money because these lawns are still growing every week.

Does anyone do 10 day cuts instead of every other week? Yes i charge more for every other week but still im not sure if its worth it. I run a pick up truck so the truck gets full pretty quick with all that grass. Plus dumping the bag multiple times gets old quick.

I'm really leaning to every week only next year or add on 10 dollars for every 10 day cuts.

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Old 07-02-2015, 06:21 PM
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Just charge enough to make it profitable? Isn't 10 days conflicting with your weekly schedule? I sometimes prefer bi weekly since I charge more and make more per visit. If it's full sun or fast growing it's not very good though
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:13 PM
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I can't do 10 day. I have people ask and just say no. Messes with the schedule. I don't do eow until late July august and that is if they ask for it. Pita
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:15 PM
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EOW is easier to schedule.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:49 PM
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for eow picking up the clippings has gotta take twice as long. I dont include that in my service and I have 40 lawns (in ct). The few ppl that want them bagged pay $5 - $10 more for it/ the real big yard I have to bag I dump on the property in the woods.
Id suggest not offering to bag the clippings and if they do ask then charge more.
Unless u have a push mower that has to mow w a bagger. Either way charge more for bagging.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:40 PM
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Just like everyone said.....no deal on 10'day schedules. 7 or 14 or they can find someone else.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:47 PM
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Weekly or biweekly only. 10 day is a scheduling nightmare
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:09 PM
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Eow, every 10, every week, every 5 days. every 3 days.

It's all possible with routing and scheduling software, just cut whats on the list…. anyone who isn't on a weekly schedule gets a price for paying guys OT because if they aren't on the schedule, they WILL cause OT…so simply charge for it.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:20 AM
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Weekly or biweekly only. 10 day is a scheduling nightmare
Yup. Tried it once. Never again.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:12 AM
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Lol nevermind on that 10 day plan.

I didn't factor in what it would do to my weekly accounts.

Thanks for all the opinions.

I am just going to go high with the price on the eow. It won't be so bad when the grass burns out but right now in mass everything is green again.
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