hours in a day.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sirsweatsalot, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. sirsweatsalot

    sirsweatsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 296

    i was just wondering what time you people get started in the morning? do you ask your custumers what is a good time or just go for it. i know residencial is a lot more picky about start time. im looking forward to your feed back!
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    We usually start at around 7 am. We start doing commercials for the day, then go to residentials. Usually get done at around 5:30 every day.
  3. sirsweatsalot

    sirsweatsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 296

    about what time do you start with the residensial?
  4. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    noon or so. dinner break for us is at 12:30.
  5. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 564

    During the week I figure 6:45 maybe but I usually will wait till 7:00 at the earliest. I have some out in the country and they are fine with early starts so I may start them by 6:45.

    Commercials away from residential I will start as early as 5:30 if I can get myself out of bed!

    One LCO out here was trimming a lawn at 6:30 and really angered a neighbor. The guy came up behind him, shut his trimmer off, and verbally (nearly physically) abused him. It's one of those deals...we have been hitting 100+ and you have to start early. Just got to use good judgement.

    Weekends, 8:30 is the earliest I will timidly sneak into a subdivision and even then I am nervous:)
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    commercial 7am
    residential 8 am
  7. TotalLawn

    TotalLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

  8. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Between 6:30 - 7:00 am we start normally done around 4 or 5. if its like it has ben (no rain) its alot earlier.

    Potomac Lawns Inc.
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    All of our 160 accounts are residential. We begin work at 7:30 (loading up the trailers, getting gas, etc.) and show up at the first site about 8:00 or 8:30.
  10. agrostis palustris

    agrostis palustris Banned
    Messages: 117

    Start 8 or 9 o'clock in the morning. Finish anywhere from 4 - 8 o'clock at night. Then I go out on my own for a few hours. Friday night, finished at 10:00 PM after going out at 8:00 AM

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