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Old 11-03-2013, 09:25 PM
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I wish I could get 3 years let alone 13
You might not believe this but my grandfather was a home builder and my father is a stone mason. My grandfather bought a post hole digger 40 years ago and i just put it back into use yesterday digging holes for a fence. A new set of handles about 20 years ago put on by my dad was the only thing every done to it.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:10 AM
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Deffintly late paying customers. Had a snow customer that wanted to be the first done and was always last to pay by a long shot. Last storm I did my customers in the order they paid me (all are very close). When I got to hers last she had a fit until I stated what I did. Needless to say she went inside wrote me a check and asked if she could be first again next time.
Lol that is great I'll have to remember this.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:09 AM
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Two customers that only want there grass mowed the 15th and 30th of the month. I understand there financial trouble but grass grows so fast here in early season hard to make a yard look good after only 7 days.
Only offering 7 day and 10 day cuts this year
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:41 PM
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Can you cut it shorter?

The 3" grass you cut this week is still the same height next week as the grass you cut 4" from one week to the next. The reason they let you get away with it is obviously(from reading your posts where you tell many of us we're charging too much)that you work cheaper than most everybody else.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:25 PM
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Middle Tennessee Lawn..Amen to that..and I did just this toward the end of the season and will start off this way next season.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:06 PM
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How do you all schedule 10 day cuts w/o them interfering/overlapping with Thu-Fri scheduling?
My Thur-Fri lawns 'get' these coveted days because they are desiring weekly mowing...and are rewarded with having their lawns looking nice for the weekend.
14-day lawns are given Mon-Tue scheduling status...and justly so, imo.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:28 PM
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Back when I did 10 day and bi-weekly cuts if I cut a lawn on Monday, I would cut it the following week on Wednesday and then again 2 Mondays later. So it was more of a 9 and 12 day rotation. I only did it because I scheduled them when I was in the same area as other weekly lawns. After I realized it was costing me time and money I no longer do anything but weekly until the growth slows down in September, but every area is different.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:59 PM
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I only do weekly and a few every other weeks mows. All of my every other week lawns are scheduled on Mondays. Weekly cuts are scheduled on Tuesday thru Thursday. Fridays are either off days, spent making up rain outs, or special jobs. Prices are slightly higher on Thursday. Don't you just love it when you get a call for every other week cuts and they insist on Friday cuts. It may seem odd, but this is the way I structure my business.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:05 PM
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Middle Tennessee Lawn..Amen to that..and I did just this toward the end of the season and will start off this way next season.
10 day customers range from 9-11 days and 7 day range from 6- 8 day we have lots of rain at times here in spring.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:13 PM
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How do you all schedule 10 day cuts w/o them interfering/overlapping with Thu-Fri scheduling?
My Thur-Fri lawns 'get' these coveted days because they are desiring weekly mowing...and are rewarded with having their lawns looking nice for the weekend.
14-day lawns are given Mon-Tue scheduling status...and justly so, imo.
We have weekly customers that are on every day of week just work 10 day customers in as close to 10 as possible will range from 9-12 days and add them in on crew that has lightest load and closest to them. But never establish a day of week to be there impossible to keep if you are doing high volume and especially in spring. Would like to move away from any 10 day but some industrial cuts require 3 cuts per month.
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