Length of Mowing Season

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JTAYLORLAWN, Jan 28, 2007.


    JTAYLORLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    This year I am going to try and attain some commercial accounts but when I do the estimates I am curious as to how many weeks of service everybody estimates???? I am in the Northern Ky area. any help would be appreciated

    If anyone has some samples of commercial bids so I can get an idea of how to structure it, That would be great too! Thanks in advance.:usflag:
  2. slawn

    slawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    Most commercial accounts here are for year round maintenance. We over seed with ryegrass in October, year round mowing.
  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    If you overseed on the commercials then it should be year around cutting. But if you let the grass go dormant in the winter without overseeding, I would say you would still be looking at a 32 cut minimum for your area.
  4. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    This past year we were cutting until the end of Nov. Usually were done first or second week of Oct. Got lucky this year due to warmer weather...
  5. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    26 week average up here.
  6. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 711

    my commercial acounts run April 15 to Nov 30. Once a week or as needed.

    The last 4 years i adverage 30 to 40 mows per year. It can varry greatly

    JTAYLORLAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    thanks alot guys!! as always a BIG help!!:weightlifter:
  8. camden

    camden LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 13

    I do 32 weeks avaregae. Here in SC we have fescue, and warm season grasses, I just average it out, the fescues may need a few more and the warm grasses will need a few less.

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