Fall Clean Up.. Final Mow or No?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Nov 6, 2006.

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Fall Clean Up.. Final Mow or No?

  1. Clean Up Leaves, Final Season Mowing

    84.3%
  2. Just Clean Up the Leaves

    15.7%
  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    It's been debated many times.. some landscapers include the Final Mowing in their Fall Clean Up services and others just Clean Up the leaves and dont mow. Which do you fall under?
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    This year I've been mowing the properties after the cleanups and will be billing them for seperate services. Its been about 2-3 weeks for most properties and i'm bringing the cut height down to 2.5" (for 99%) for the winter. Some may even get another cut around thanksgiving.
     
  3. wowmowwow

    wowmowwow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    i think that the grass (fescue) should be left high. mow it to get the leaves and not so much to cut the grass.
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I mow & bag or just mulch during seasonal clean-ups. I'm cutting @ 3 3/4" so since the grass is hardly even growing, I am only getting a little grass. My main purpose is to collect or mulch the leaves. I charge my regular mowing cost + price per bag. No complaint yet in 5 years.
     
  5. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    I mow year round, thats the only reason I do this kink of work.
     
  6. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    As I'm working on the last part of yard. As soon as a worker is free. I start them out mowing with leaf catcher for final
     
  7. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    With katrina down here there's not many leaves to do. I haven't done much at all except mulching them into the lawn with the normal lawn maintenance.
     
  8. golfkingisaac

    golfkingisaac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I would have to say, final mow & cleanup for the winter over in America, but here in Australia (NSW - 2 hrs from Sydney) we continue to mow throughout the winter (No snow) but most (85% of grasses) dont grow much. But i still have grasses that grow flat out around here, including my own & my putting green.
     
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    Cleanup and final mowing but seperate billing for each.
     
  10. BC Landscaping

    BC Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I like to do the last cut when I pick up the leaves. It makes the lawn look so nice and clean.
     

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