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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CCLC, Feb 16, 2001.
I was just wondering what time everyone gets to their first lawn in the morning.
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.
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.
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.
Res. 7:30 to 8:00 am Com. Some first light.
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.
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.
Never before 8am on Res. Commerical anytime.
7am on weekdays and 8am on the weekend regardless of comm. or res. Russ
We're pulling out of the driveway 8:00am sharp!