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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by causalitist, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    hi guys, this is a really easy question: about when do you do your last cuts of the year for those of you around milwaukee/chicago? i've been in the landscaping business for 5 years as an employee and this is my first year mowing lawns on my own. im trying to get a rough idea because ill be moving 30 miles away in mid september(school) so im trying to see for how long i will need to commute back here to service my accounts. spring looks like no problem.. 2nd week of april maybe... thanks alot for all the knowledge i've read on this site guys.
  2. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    It all depends on the weather.
  3. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    The weather plays a BIG part of it but we try and be done by the end of Oct. Then it's time to get geared up for cleanups.
  4. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    Here in East Texas we are done for except for the ones that are watering the crap out of their yards !!!!! bone a** dry what we were cutting on a 10 day cycle it has been 3 weeks and it is dead brown
  5. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    We usually mow through the fisrt week of december.
  6. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    i know it depends on the weather. what im looking for is a range of possibilities, or the average... yes.. the average. for my area of course. dcondon, your weather averages seem to be close to mine, so thats the most informative post. keep em comming guys, i know there is someone in my area or close to it on here. thanks
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I'm in Green Bay and the last cuts are mid to late October but I blend the cuts in with leaf cleans. They will get charged for mowing but if there are leaves to deal with where our time is increased, the leaf clean charge kicks in.
    Spring for us usually starts in early April. This year I started in the last week of March. Good Luck. Also go and visit our State forum here at this link.

  8. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    I try to be done by mid-November (cutting and leaf clean ups). Normal fertilized and irrigated lawns will be dormant by then.
  9. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    Here is mine at least for the last three years that I have kept track of.
    2003 Oct. 27th..............2"-3" snow on Nov. 3rd.

    2004 Nov. 6th................2"-4" snow on Nov. 27th.

    2005 Oct. 29th...............Did not write it down on Calender.

    Hope this helps some.
  10. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    I forgot to say that my area is West-Central Wisc.

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