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Bi Weekly mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Phishook, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    say you had a bi weekly account that was in the $100 range, but you wanted to stop mowing every two weeks, and mow every week.

    But then the customer drops you because of the price increase.

    Whould you go back to bi weekly?
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Nope. I hate bi-weekly contracts.
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    Hard to say. I never had that happen. I charge so much for bi-weekly that they usually just cut it weekly.

    weekly cut - 30.00 120.00 per month 4 cuts
    bi-weekly 45.00 90.00 per month 2 cuts
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I hate them as well. But, the question to ask is is that customer a valuable account? Can it really be mowed EOW? I have found very few lawns really only need it eow, but I have a couple customers that I used to mow eow that really only needed it that often. I got rid of them this year, because I want more profitable accounts. If the account is a valuable one for you and you want to keep it, then maybe it's worth it. If it's a pita and not worth the time, let it go.
  5. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 360

    Nope. No biweekly cuts here
  6. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    No biweekly puts too much wear n tear or your equip.
  7. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    So when do you get to the point you can actually choose....... I realize I'm new, but right now I would feel lucky to get bi-weekly yards....
  8. Andyinchville

    Andyinchville LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    IMO bimonthly (evey 2 weeks) mows help.....Buy that I mean if you fill your schedule with biweekly mows you are not likely to have a lot of cancellations or skip my mowing type customers even in July and August because most anything will grow in 2 weeks.....I have 70% of my customers at 2 week mowing intervals (I did charge more initially for the added length tho but once April and May are done with the lawn growth really slows down then I can really make the $$ for the next 6 months since they were chrges higher initiallly...Anyways just my 2 cents worth.....Also if you do have nothing but 1 week yards and alot of customers drop bck to a 2 week schedule when the growth slows down you can (as we do) advertise alot of driveway sealcoating and or powerwashing....

  9. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have 3 that are every other week mows, and it works out ok for me the yards are unfertilized and the people are on fixed incomes. To answer your question if it is a good account and its not putting alot of strain on your equipment why not mow every other week if it works? Just my 2 cents worth
  10. Steve9

    Steve9 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 228

    yeah, what the heck is the difference if you have 4 EOW cuts or 2 weekly cuts? Assuming they only need EOW who cares? Its all scheduling..

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