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start/end times during the busy season

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare18, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 742

    what are some of your guys start and end times each day during the busy season... any of you working sun up till sun down 6 7 days a week? Good luck to all this season.
  2. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    Light:30 to Dark:30
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Since i have school i don't start till around 2:30 and im not home till around 9- 9:30
  4. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    ^^^^^^ YEP ^^^^^^
  5. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We usually get to the gas station about 5:45am and we get to our first stop at 6:15-6:30 depend on where it is. We do commercial properties in the morning and move to residential about 8:00 or so. We work till we get everything done which during the summer is usually around 6:00pm, sometimes earlier/later.
  6. METRO 36

    METRO 36 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    can see to cant see 5 days a week some times tree jobs and other odd jobs on the weekend, get home abought 10:30 or 11:00
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I do all commercial stuff.

    I've been known to mow 30 hours straight before.

    I do 4 car dealers, so they're lit up all night just like daytime, which is nice if you get alot of rain, or if it's real hot, you can do them at night.

    Also, I do 2 Wal-Marts, 5 shopping malls, 6 gas stations, all of which are lit up enough where you can do 1/2 - 2/3 of the property, even when it's dark out.

    I work when it isn't raining, 6, usually 7 days / week from around April 25th until about October 25th, on average I suppose about 12-15 hours / day. If it gets dry out, then it drops down to about 50-60 hours / week.

    Then I work about 15 days for the other 5 months out of the year, when it snows.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I start as early as possible. On Mondays I'm out there at the crack of dawn and work till 2 or 3. Tuesday to Friday are 7/7:30 till 2/3/4. Saturdays are for any makeup work, which is very rare, and equipment maintenance. Sundays are for the other things in my life.
  9. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    With the heat down here during most of the season I limit the day 7 to 3. During this time don't take breaks just suck up more water between jobs. Pretty much 7 days a week.

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