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What Is Your Schedule Like?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by monk lawns llc, May 11, 2010.

  1. monk lawns llc

    monk lawns llc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Just wondering how many days you guys work and how many days you allow for rain. I think I am going to do a schedule like mow every mon.,wed.,and friday. So that tues, and thurs. can be my rain days for when it does on the regular days. Does any one do something similiar like this? How many yards are you able [by yourself] mow in one day?
  2. thackerlawncare

    thackerlawncare LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 21

    I mow tuesday thru thrusday and allow monday and friday for side jobs or mowing make up. When i work by myself I can easily get to 10 normal sized yards in a day and not be working until dark. it's worked out well for me. I like mowing consecutive days so things can run together a little easier than if i had a day in between
  3. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 833

    Right now I may have taken on to much work for a part-timer.I am just using a big calendar and penciling them in as I do them.I have no schedule setup yet since I am still behind and we had some rain.I am trying to save Friday as my catch-up day if that ever happens.Plus it is my day off from my regular job.
  4. Zak's Pro. Lawn Care

    Zak's Pro. Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    i just finished up school for the summer and changed my schedule to tues,wed,thurs and mow 9 on tues, 8 on wed, and 8 on thurs...i leave mon, fri, sat, and sun for makeup days or extra work. if it rains tues i just push the schedule back a day so tues lawns would be done on wed etc. oh and i mow solo
  5. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 811

    I do a 2 week schedule at a time. We try to work Mon. thru Thur. and I go fishing on Fri. If we get a rain out then we work on Fri. I have only been fishing on 1 Fri so far this year.
  6. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    I have the same set up. I will start scheduling brushclearing jobs and any other extra work on Mondays. Friday is my maintenence day for equipment. But after things slow down in the summer, it is usually 3 day weekends up at camp with the daughter and wife.
  7. GreenmanCT

    GreenmanCT LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 557

    i do landscaping jobs monday thru wed, and a few lawns, then all mowing thursday and friday, saturday, im usually doing more landscape jobs, and sunday i mow my commercial properties............0 days off, o well, im heading to foxwoods right now.
  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    Usually mow monday, tuesday, wednesday, thurs/friday landscape, odd jobs, makeup rain etc, If I am not doing landscaping on saturday or sunday I am at my camp mowing or working on something(atv friends truck carpentry always something)
  9. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 439

    My schedule has worked amazing until tomorrow. I work full time for Verizon Wireless run my own part time lawn care company. I have off from VZW every Monday and Wednesday. I am now up to 25 accounts with no help now because my wife got a full time bank job. Most days I take off out of the house to mow 10-14 yards and leave by 730am and pull back in the driveway about 12 hours later. I got a Snapper Pro 52' last week to help cut down time. I usually have 1-3 stragglers I got to do during the weekend when I'm not working mall hours.

    My dillema is the weather sucks in in IL right now. Tomorrow I got 14 to do and its supposed to rain all but 3 hours tomorrow. I haven't been behind all year and now I'm going to be WAY behind. I'm up for a promotion at VZW which makes it tough, but I'm half tempted to cut back to part time there and keep expanding. I just wanted to be debt free before I did just the lawncare.
  10. DitchDr

    DitchDr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    I have 2 crews out mowing 25 Mon through Thurs. My self and 2 other guys are out Mon through Fri doing tree work.

    We roll out at 6am, on the first property by 7am and stop when were done. My guys though I was kidding about that untill I gorilla taped a mag light to a FS90 last week

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