How many of you cut more often than 7 days?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnranger44, May 3, 2005.

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Do you ever cut more than once a week?

  1. I never cut more than once every 7 days.

    21 vote(s)
    47.7%
  2. I cut more than once every 7 days during fast growing periods.

    21 vote(s)
    47.7%
  3. The grass here grows an inch a day year round! I ALWAYS cut more than once every 7 days!

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    It seems like everyone on here cuts weekly all the time. We tend to vary the frequency of mowing depending on the time of year. We really need to cut about every 5 days in April/May and usually settle into a weekly schedule in the summer. Am I just getting the wrong impression from everybody?

    Also, how do you explain this to customers? We usually have them sign contracts, but I was just wondering how you all do it?
     
  2. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I run the same pattern as you heavy in the spring and taper off in the summer. This is the first spring I can remember that it is so dry that grass stopped growing.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Most of my lawns are so trimmer intensive that I can't stand to do them more than once a week. I do have one (about 3,000 sq ft.) that I just run over on Monday for $15 and then do the whole service on Friday for another $35.
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We have quite a few in May and June on a 5 day mowing rotation.
     
  5. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    I have three that I cut twice a week, complete package (mow, trim, edge and blow).
     
  6. scagster

    scagster LawnSite Member
    from n.ohio
    Posts: 72

    when we used to sub mowing from chemlawn we would put them on a 5 day rotation because of all the growth, but now we treat all our own accounts and no longer need to do it, we control the nitrgen thus we control the growth
     
  7. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    I have 7 that get mowed every 4 days until june then they go to every 6 days all summer. they mess up the route but the money is good tic for tac
     
  8. Simply Green L&L

    Simply Green L&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Out of the 30+ accounts that we service, 10 have to be done every 5 days in the spring. In the summer they slow to a once a week cut. A couple business accounts with sprinkler systems are done around every 5 days all season. I "try" to get my customers to understand that how often we cut will depend on the season and the weather.
     

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