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How long is your Cutting season?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Kingram10, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Kingram10

    Kingram10 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Posts: 53

    This is my first year in the Buis , Is you season 9 or 10 months long? I guess florida its all year long?
    How about here in Arizona?
  2. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,196

    9-10 months here, depending on rain and how quickly we get a freeze.
  3. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    22-26 weeks depeding on rain
  4. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 313

    about 24 weeks here
  5. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    For Biding Purpose I Use 24 Weeks
  6. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    Here in AZ it is 50 weeks. You get a couple of weeks off after over seeding before the first cut of the winter Rye grass. If not over seeding April 1st. through the end of Oct.
  7. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    10 of my commercial accounts request 28 weeks so thats the number I try to go with but some residetials will come in at 24
  8. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    52 weeks. Don't even get time off for good behaviour. In real dry or real wet seasons we may get a brief break.
  9. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Brendan....when do you typically start...and when do you typically stop? I know fall cleanup can keep us going til around Christmas.
  10. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    I start my season first week of March, with Pre Emergent and just some basic prep things. Season goes through the week of Christmas, with Leaf Clean ups, Pre-Emergents and other misc. things. The month of Jan. is all vacation, rest and relaxation, and plenty of sex. During Feb, all the leg work for the season begins. For anybody really planning on being successful in the business, Feb. is really one of the most important months. I weed out some of my pitas from the previous year, and market hard to replace them and add more. Something that worked well for me last year, was I had a early sign-up cook-out for all my current customers plus for possible customers in certain neighborhoods. Had a pretty nice turnout, and really was able to spring board into March with a nice a tight route. Hope everyone is having as good a year as I am having, just hope we get more rain and warm weather at least through the end of Oct. so I can finish this year with a bang.....

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