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every other week

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fullburn, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. fullburn

    fullburn LawnSite Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 42

    What's your opinion on every other week customers an how to you handle pricing them. I often thought about dumping them, more trouble keeping track of than its worth
     
  2. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    I charge more for bimonthly customers. It is a pain in the behind. I try hard not to take any on.
     
  3. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Charge $10 more than weekly, just because you may have to double cut. I don't mind biweekly customers. I put them on schedule just like any other customer.

    Those people I never really here from. Plus I'm getting more to cut their grass. I just cut them every 14 days.

    Now the ones that Fertilize. those are a pain, I just tell them I gotta do it every week. But the crappy yards. they usually ain't that bad
     
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Its easier/cheaper for them, harder for you.

    I cut thier lawns on my terms, not theirs.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Twelve dollars more and no raking/bagging/double-cutting. If there are too many clippings then I'm not mowing often enough.
     
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    I have one customer that I do every other week he is a snowplowing customer as well.Usually I do not do this because of the obvious hassles but his grass doesn't grow much and know fertilizer but a lot of leaves for clean-up and thats were we make the money on him.
     
  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    They can be a PITA to schedule but if they are willing to pay extra we do them.
     
  8. capescaper

    capescaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    try some weekly,bi-weekly,and some ten day ones
     
  9. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 360

    Try not to take them. If I have to I charge them a lot more.
     
  10. MN Wildwood

    MN Wildwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    We charge a $5.00 sur-charge, thinking of increasing it, but we only have 2 customers like this. In terms of dispersing clippings we only do a quick walk around which on a normal mowed weekly lawn takes care of everything, but on every other week mowings still leaves a few areas, the service is the same and takes the same amount of time, its just a scheduling headache.
     

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