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Starting time

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CCLC, Feb 16, 2001.

  1. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    I was just wondering what time everyone gets to their first lawn in the morning.
  2. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    Residentals, I try not to start till at least 8:30 am, Commercials, ASAP,I have one commercial account that is a car dealership that has huge lights everywhere, I can & have mowed that place at 5:00 am under the lights.

  3. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    My customer load allows me to be flexible. I base my start time on a few variables, but generally start between 8-9:00 am.

    I consider the amount of dew on the ground, traffic conditions in the area I am starting with, afternoon/weekly weather forecast, am I on schedule or behind, who is dropping off or picking up my son from school, etc.

  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    High heat and humidity of summer I will start about 7:30 to 8. If its a commercial I have been there before the sun came up. I hate doing commercials with all the cars around. Just one liability I don't want.
  5. lawman

    lawman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    Res. 7:30 to 8:00 am Com. Some first light.
  6. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    We do one of our Commercials at 4:45am in the summer. Residentials we start between 7 and 8am depending on the customer. I had one customer complain about a 7am start time once, just moved him around.

  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    We usually try to get to our first lawn by 9:15am.
    We like to get there earlier, but in the spring and fall there is just too much dew on the yards to cut too early.
  8. npalomba

    npalomba LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    Never before 8am on Res. Commerical anytime.
  9. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    7am on weekdays and 8am on the weekend regardless of comm. or res. Russ
  10. Jerrys Lawn Service

    Jerrys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    We're pulling out of the driveway 8:00am sharp!

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