double cut twice a week non irrigated

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dstifel, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Customer is requesting this. To me that is to much traffic on a yard. Even with my walk behind I feel like that is a lot. Am I way out of line thinking this way or should I just do it since it Is what the customer wants? Let me know your thought.
  2. Muttonpower

    Muttonpower Inactive
    Messages: 35

    Is there a particular reason that he stated why he wants it mowed that often? Any other time then the spring it seems like a little much. I would explain your thoughts to him on the issue. Yet do not forget that it is more money in your pocket and a happy customer is always a good customer.
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    If one wants to TRULY subscribe to the 'removing 1/3 of the length of grass' rule...then cutting 2x/week is about the only way to do so...especially in the Spring. However, I've yet to find even one customer that will 'subscribe'.
  4. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Just make sure you don't go in the same tracks. Use like 4-5 different directions and offset you tracks. You could checkerboard a yard up quick mowing it so often.
  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Thats the other things wants stripes north south east west every time. I think if I don't go in same tracks it will just look very cluttered?
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  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,681

    if you're gonna double up/ twice a week that property will have some serious stripes that really won't be stripes anymore-you might as well stay with his request and cut it in 2 directions-at least the stripes will remain visible.

    I cut this property 4 directions-but usually not twice a week with a double to boot.

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  7. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    explain your concerns to the customer, but in the end if he is paying for it and requesting it either do it or drop him.
  8. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Well turned in the quote to him we will see what it says. I priced it a 52 mows we usually cut 26 here in Iowa for slightly cheaper then what i would usually charge someone with the same size yard for a double cut knowing that i will never have to cut much off and that weed eating should be slim to none the second time each week. Hope he goes for it could be a big account for me. thanks for the help guys
  9. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    I have a whole route like that. Tuesday and Friday. Luv it. We skip when needed but only on tuesday. They are hit every friday no matter what. And no irrigation on any of them.
  10. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    thats no problem at all, just keep your blades sharp.. i would only stay with that spring and on my phone forgot to look where your from..but in jersey i couldnt do that during summer...go for it man. extra money!!

    i cut on a golf course. we cut bentgrass everyday, rye everyother day, and fescue twice a week. sometes 3 depenging on the wont do any damage.
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