Florida Bi-weekly mows

Discussion in 'Network: South' started by djsmokin, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. djsmokin

    djsmokin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    How many of you guys are getting requests for bi-weekly mows? Almost every bid I go out on is a bi-weekly. They won't consider anything else.

    To be honest, most of the lawns I have bid really only need bi-weekly service. Best lawn I cut is lawn next door to me and the lady died and her kids told me bi-weekly or not at all and it is watered everyday and has not been too tall yet on bi-weekly.

    Give me some feed back guys. Thanks

    GREEN DRAGON LM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    All my cuts are on contract. 38 cuts a year. In 3 weeks I start weekly cuts if it needs it or not. Tampa, FL
  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    im down to 1 biweekly wich I raise the price when it starts growing fast. I only take on year round work now
  4. djsmokin

    djsmokin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Guess it just takes time to get the good accounts? Right now all I seem to get called on is bi-weekly crappy lawns. More weeds than grass and so many trees grass has to fight for sunshine.
  5. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    No. Everything I cut is weekly utill the last week in Oct. Then bi-weekly. Then some every three weeks. I get paid the same every month. Usually I don't start every week until the last week of April but this year for the first time had to start the last week of March. That sucked! Try to give them a choice and sell them on the weekly.
  6. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Hey djsmokin, Before you know it the grass will need weekly cuts. At first you'll get the crappy lawns, then one at a time the good will come. Just do good work and the people will see and find you, hang in there...

    Lou :cool:
  7. djsmokin

    djsmokin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Thanks Lou and the rest of you guys. Dj
  8. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Hey Guys,

    What are the primary lawn types in the Tampa area and their growth seasons? Might be moving there due to a job the wife is taking.

    I'd love to set up 40 weekly mows a year, a big improvement over the shorter and more uneven growth of grass here in Atlanta.
  9. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Hey DJ,

    Hows things going in your neck of the woods ?? Hopefully things are picking up for you.. We just started to get a little rain. Been really dry. I have my hands full, I left myself a schedule so I can do one timers here and there for exposure later on. Doing a Big clean-up job starting this week, and already got some future prospects.. I finally took a ride last Sunday, Went to Daytona, boy it felt good. Hopefully in time you'll get your hands on another scoot.. Again, hope things are going good for ya,,

    Lou :cool:
  10. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,912

    That's what I'm shooting for too is bi weekly in the winter. It will just take time to get the good customers. Unfortunately for some reason I always seem to get the cheap skate customers.

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