cutting accounts in a row together?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FrankenScagMachines, Mar 9, 2002.

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would you cut 2 or more prop's in a row together, in one cut?

  1. Yes

    31 vote(s)
    62.0%
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Yes, if customers did not mind

    13 vote(s)
    26.0%
  4. No, not even if customers requested this (who knows why they would?)

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    If you had 2 or more accounts (residential) in a row, and they did not have fences around the outside, would you cut it as one property? Do you think the customer would like or dislike this? Would be easier I would think... if they were setup about the same.
     
  2. C4chris70

    C4chris70 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 499

    This is common practice in our area. We do it all the time. Our customers don't mind at all.
     
  3. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    I do this and it has never been a problem. I guess some people may be picky though.
     
  4. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    I would take each case separately. If the neighbors don't like each other... cut them in two different directions, but you can still line trim and edge at the same time. I don't know why, but I'd think for sure the front yards should be cut separately so you don't have the same striping across mulitple fronts. Back yards, I think less important. What would a prospective customer think? Which looks more disstinctive? As I said... case by case type situation.
     
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    just one big happy family ;->
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I guess I meant cutting and striping them in the same direction.. Like, stripes going from property to property. Guess I forgot to mention that....
    Eric
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Common practice here...less turns means greater productivity...and less expense = more profit.
     
  8. Can't say much more than that.

    We cut each lawn in (property line) sepratly though.
     
  9. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    If the neighbors had a problem, i.e., feud, make a run down the property line after you finish. Problem solved.
     
  10. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,174

    I might make a stripe where the property line is so you can tell who's yard is whose.
     

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