Start Dates

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ctvalley, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. ctvalley

    ctvalley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Ok...newbie question here:

    I am in MA and need to figure out times/dates for several services.

    When do you start the following services in MA/NY/CT etc.:

    weekly mowing
    Fertilizer Apps
    Spring Cleanup
    any other services that you think of?

    Any help would be appreciated. I started this company in August so I wasn't paying attention to the dates of certain annual services that occur in the spring.

    Thanks in advance for all your help.
  2. Deputy25

    Deputy25 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I generally start Mulch and Spring Cleanups around the middle of March (weather depending).

    Mowing starts in April. I usually get at leat 2-3 cuts per customer in April.
  3. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I'm out in western mass and here are my start dates

    Spring cleanups- March 20-25 depending on snow and rain
    First mowing- Third week of April. You may want to check them if you did the cleanups early
    Mulching - as soon as you clean out the beds you can mulch
    Bush trimming - I use July 4th as a date. If they are having a party at there house then I'll do it before, but I dont trim before the 4th otherwise
    Lawn repair - End of april. Watch out for the pre em for crab grass
    Fall- Last few weeks of August, wait for temps to start droping

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Mowing = When The Grass Grows
    Fertilizing = When The Grass Doesn't Grow
    Spring Cleanup = When The Leaves Cover The Grass
    Mulch = When There Is Grass In The Mulch

    Sorry, I Couldn't Help But Be A Smart A**!
  5. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    I try to start spring clean ups and mulch work in March and usually start cutting first or second week of April if weather permitting

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