formula for yearly contract in florida

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jbannick18, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    How do you guys calculate. Do you run Nov-Feb biweekly March-October weekly. Which would equal out to 44 cuts or do you do you do something different. Thanks
     
  2. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nov-March Biweekly & april through october weekly, Jan & Feb maybe cut every 3 weeks instead since it doesnt grow much but I dont really say I do every 3 weeks... most lco's around say about 42 cuts per season, I average it at 40
     
  3. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    You got it.

    Use 42 cuts as an average. Some years maybe 1 or 2 more, some 1 or 2 less.

    Formula: per cut price X 40 divide by 12
     
  4. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup sounds about right
     
  5. jbannick18

    jbannick18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok thanks sounds good :)
     
  6. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    42 cuts/yr for an irrigated lawn.
    I don't have a certain time to switch... just whenever it happens.
    I'll run a 10 day schedule for a while to transition into the cold season.
    You just have to let the customer know that there is a schedule; it just does not fall on the same day every week. Some of them think you're just coming "whenever you feel like it"

    Some of my nonirrigated weedpatch sand lawns are calculated at 30/yr...... I just get around to them when the blades are already dull.

    Things really depend on the conditions and customer expectations.
     

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