What time do you start cutting lawns in the morning? residential

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by s helping hand g, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    0800a.m. anything before is pretty early.
     
  2. stan the man

    stan the man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 705

    i cannot see starting at 7.00 is to early
     
  3. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    when it is dry
     
  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i have a few that nobody lives in that i start around 630 if its dry enough
     
  5. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    the sooner you start the sooner you get done and the sooner you get done the sooner you beat the heat on those 90+ degree days......

    i'd start at 6am if the law would let me.

    you can afford to sit around and wait until everything is dry before cutting? must be nice. i'd never get anything done and always be behind if i waited for things to dry. there is always a morning dew on the lawn.

    but what do the neighbors think about this???
     
  6. LilesLawn

    LilesLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    We get to work at 7. As soon as we service mowers and sharpen blades were out the door and heading to customer houses. We usually hit the first about 7:30. Customers are leaving for work by then. Havent had any problems.
     
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Interesting idea, never heard of that in this industry.
     
  8. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,238

    industrial; you start at like 12:30 am and finnish at like 6:30
     
  9. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    I generally try to hit the road about eight. Some mornings a little later. I've started residential at 6:30 a.m. though before, theres only one place I'll start that early on residential and its a cop who works 6am to 6pm so if its a day she works and its the day her lawn is on the list I'll mow early. Only reason I know her schedule is she's been a friend of mine for years and she's my neighbor lol. I can't get away with anything bad around my neighborhood, I've got four cops living in my neighborhood lol. Or commercials I'll start early too.
     
  10. aarons lawn

    aarons lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    7 am plan your route on the folks that arnt home
     

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