Average Hours of Lawn Care services.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CJL, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. CJL

    CJL LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 21

    What your working hours on a average day?

    When im out riding around I see lawn care trucks out like around 6:30-7:00 cutting grass. I just thought you would want to start early and end early(8-4:00maybe),but then again maybe they have so many accounts,it takes them all day.:dizzy::eek:

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    Depends on the day of the week.;)
  3. CJL

    CJL LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 21

    Just looking for a ballpark figure... ;)

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    First part of the week is landscape and installs Hardscapes. ETC.
    Middle part of the week and on is mowing from sun up to sun down.
    Guys average any where from 35 to 49 hours a week.
  5. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    I try for 8-5. But sometimes it goes 8 to dark.
  6. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    7:30am-8:00am to 6:00pm-8:00 pm...depends on the day of week or if behind from rain, this time of year, usually sunup to sundown...rains everyday
  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    We schedule 4-10 hr days. The crews may get 2-3 hrs OT if we have a lot of extras that week. My supervisor gets about 6-8 hrs OT because of pot watering mostly.
  8. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    you shouldnt mention your other source of income on here. :laugh:
  9. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,969

    My general routine is as follows: Wake up at 7am. Out the door by 8am. Work till 6 or 7pm. Be home by 8pm. Unload, shower, and eat no later than 9pm. Do administrative tasks till 9:30pm. Unwind till midnight, and go to sleep. Off on Sundays only till December.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Depends entirely on demand and time of the year...
    On the one extreme it's from sun-up until well past dark,
    on the other its weeks on end of staying home,
    then there's everything in between :p


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