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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Daleman, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Daleman

    Daleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Any Northwest Indiana lawncare owners - when do you usually make your first cut of the year? Also when do you start advertising? Thanks for any info you can provide.
  2. Daleman

    Daleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Start mowing first week of April usually, sometimes the faster lawns last week of March. Some slow lawns second week of April, and it depends on if it is too wet to even get the mower on the yard or not, etc. I have two different very wet spots in my front lawns that you can really tear it up with the mower so it has to wait a while to get mowed and then double cut or I have to walk and use a string trimmer to mow the area, and mow around it with the mower, etc. Push mowers aren't any help in those areas because you still rut just as bad if not worse and they leave nasty brown streaks by the wheels too. No good way of doing it. The rest of my yard is high and dry so to speak. The taller the lawn is the sooner it will start. The short scalped dormant ones will take longer to green up and grow. Mowing does encourage growth though so I will do mine alittle earlier than I did last year.
  4. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    I started the first week of April last season.
  5. Mark P

    Mark P LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I start around the 3rd week of March, Last season i did a cut the last week of Feb, Thats what my contract says with US-Lawns...Im in southern IN right on the Ohio River, with all this rain and snow ill be cleaning up some accounts late next week, You can't believe all the trees a stuff that the river gets on some of my cilents yds that live next to the OHIO.......Marks Mowing Service
  6. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    C'mon, guys. Geography lesson time, LOL. Indiana is a long state. Southern IN is a good two weeks ahead of extreme northern IN in all things associated with plants.

    In northern IN, you will average first mowing during the week that includes April 15. Open suburban areas usually last 7-10 days of April, because they warm up slower.
  7. When do you start mowing???;

    When the grass starts to grow.

    Wham there ya go Jim......
  8. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Third week of April. ;)
  9. Awilkinson

    Awilkinson LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 96

    Here in Lafayette, we start first week of April. We started direct mail and door haners in January. the yellow pages is year round. Most commercial contract are done in January. It is good to call in December to find out a contact and when they will be excepting bids!:angel:
  10. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    "When the grass starts to grow." Yeah, that's how it's done in the backward state of MO.

    Aren't we supposed to mow whenever we can, to make a buck? Ever get the weird looks from passersby when mowing in a Nov snow squall? LOL. I have actually mowed here in Jan and Feb in crazy winters; not on a regular basis, just on cleanups.

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