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10 day mowing cycle

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jdmcat, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 439

    just curious, those of you who do a 10 day mowing cycle, what do you do if the tenth day falls on a weekend? do you work weekends or do you just do it a day early/late?
  2. jklawns

    jklawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I have a couple lawns every ten days and I usually push them back to nine if it is on the weekend and they dont mind.
  3. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    i only do my commercial dudes on a 10 day cycle.. i work 6 days a week.. so if it falls on a Sunday..It either gets pushed a day ahead or a day behind...nobody cares

    my customers don't give a ****, if i move them within a day.. If yours do
    don't get mad at me
  4. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    7day cycle= more $$$ less work
  5. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I just do it early or late, whatever is easier for me. I charge extra for a 10 day cycle.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I never work Sundays so for this and other reasons concerning flexibility I have two possible cycles, one is an 8-10 day cycle and the next is a 10-12 day one... While the 8-10 I would consider weekly the other one falls under bi-weekly if it's that far spaced early in spring.

    That's how I do things, I have cutting cycles they all fall under one or the other, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, and for later in the season 14-16 and 2 weeks+ and so on... That gives me a day or two to play around with, works wonders.

    Keep in mind in spring one day either way is no big deal, but you usually don't want to go more than 2.

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