What is your cutting season/

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ToddS, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. ToddS

    ToddS LawnSite Member
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    I know this depends on the region you are in, but in general when/if you have signed contracts how long does your cutting season generally last? I am in the Atlanta area and I figured from April 1-Nov 31. Don't know if I am way off on this. I am going by this season since I have only been here a year. Also, if you offer spring/fall cleanup when do you start this and how much do you charge? Again, I know this depends on your region and how large your accounts are. If you offer aeration, what do you charge? Lastly, what do you charge for bush/hedge trimming? I was told there is good $ in this service. Sorry for all the questions, but I have already learned alot form this site and just want to know more. Thanks

    ToddS
     
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    usually on average April 15th to October 31st/November 15th.
     
  4. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I issued my contracts from March 15 through November 15. This covers the entire time I would be willing to go out and mow if it was required. I know sometimes we still have snow on the ground in March, but this covers the entire season.
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I should fix my answer...cutting season is between April to November, while pruning, spring cleanups, fall clean ups, starts around February 20th to December 5-15th.
     
  6. goose

    goose LawnSite Member
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    January 1 -Dec 31. A lot of accounts are 52 weeks.
     
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I usually try to pace myself..I only work leap year
     
  8. Lil' Cabrito

    Lil' Cabrito LawnSite Member
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    Cmon all ya'll Texans, Let's see some replies on mowing seasons around here. For me it's march through november, then bi-weekly, except for the yards overseeded with rye and then it stays weekly for them.
     
  9. Lil' Cabrito

    Lil' Cabrito LawnSite Member
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    Are we all chicken or what? Let's see some replies from Texas:blob3:
     
  10. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
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    Calmente Cabrito!
    Yep, we get weekly cuttings March to mid November, and can stretch it out w/ rye. We cut our rye biweekly though.

    Happy holidays to all! Feliz Navidad! :waving:
     

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