31 cuts too much?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i did a search cus i know this has been discussed. i didnt find anything though. anyway....this season im thinking of providing a 31 cut schedule for full service accts. first week in april till the last week in october. how many cuts are u guys doing per season?
     
  2. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    You were close.I figure yrly. contracts on 32 cuts.It usually hits pretty close.
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Weekly, 30-33 cuts. Drought and extended growing season could change that number.
     
  4. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Been averaging 32-34 cuts per season for past 5 years. That is high-end accounts with irrigation. Others may be around 28 which go dormant in summer.
     
  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,075

    I have been between 30 - 35 cuts a season for the last several years. I do have customers that want more frequent mowing.


    Gravely_Man
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Our growing season here is first of April through last of October and at 4 weeks per month that is 7 months = 28 cuts.
     
  7. gravedigger5

    gravedigger5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    7 months x avg 30 days a month= 210days divided by 7 days a week= 30 weeks in my book;) marc
     
  8. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    Here in southern INd i get around 32-35 cuts per season and some customers call me in Feb, In fact ive had two call me last week for lawn cuts, because a few leafs blowed on there yards.. Which gives me 36-38 sometimes. Ive been busy working on clearing a 2-acer fence from small suckers and weed growth,and a few larger trees...on one of my hilliest yds,but a verygood paying client....Late Feb is getting close... Marks Mowing Service
     
  9. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    I've got two maintenance deals going. # 1 is for 26 yearly visits and #2 is for 36 yearly visits. About 75% of my current customers are on the #1 deal.
     
  10. Tim Canavan

    Tim Canavan LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 218

    We give mainly 40 to 42 visits per year. The are some that are 26 and even some that are 52. We just have a longer season because of the weather. It's kind of nice. Our only down time is mid January through mid February, and it's not really down.
    I hate cold weather. :cool:
     

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