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Anyone noticing more and more biweekly accounts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hardcore5657, May 5, 2011.

  1. Hardcore5657

    Hardcore5657 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    If I get 5 calls a day 4 of them are for biweekly and 1 is for someone looking for a job.
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  2. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Down here, only my commercial account do I mow weekly. Most other lawns are on a 10-14 day cycle, leaning more towards the 14 day. Most all my customers are on a monthly payment plan, so they don't really care, I just mow when the grass needs it, and around here, 10-14 gets the job done without the grass ever getting out of hand.
  3. chris@perfectlawncare

    chris@perfectlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    Because of the rain, currently we're running behind, but no... I don't have any. People who want that in our area are typically price shoppers anyway
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  4. TexasFire221

    TexasFire221 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 480

    I have 65 accounts and 2 are weekly. We have only had 1.55 inches of rain to date this year so the grass doesnt hardly grow much in a week. Even the sprinklered yards dont grow much. And I cant stand 10 day mows, it totally throws off my schedule so I try not to do them.

    MMADDUX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    Yah it seems to me as even some of my existing customers want biweekly. They are always like. I just don't think it needs it or I am on a budget. Just trying to save money like all of us but do not realize that they are making it harder on us cutting the grass.
  6. Kreios

    Kreios LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    It is the same here but 95% of my biweeklies are elderly people.
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  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    That's funny. I get 5 calls a day and 4 are looking for jobs and 1 is a telemarketer.
  8. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    In the south Atlanta suburbs where we do most of our business, weekly cuts are rare. Bi-weekly is the norm. A few years ago, I had some success getting customers to go to 3X per month but it was all but impossible to maintain a schedule so I quit doing that.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    everyone of my lawns are weekly cuts.
  10. johnyredd99

    johnyredd99 LawnSite Member
    from gap,pa
    Messages: 163

    customers want to be cheap. lawns here are cut weekly. but many cutting back on expenses think they will screw the lawn guy by going biweekly. I'm a small company that depends on the weekly income to support my family. I have thought about asking customers to call att, comcast, or thier electric company and ask them if they can have biweekly service from them instead. or why dont they just call them when They Think they need the service.
    but instead I smile and im greatful to take thier money. but, weekly service is charged weekly if biweekly service or "when they think" service is charged accordingly. higher grass, longer time, more wear and tear. sometimes its just cheaper if these cheap PITA customers would just let me show up and do my job

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