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How many weeks in Florida (Contract)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nelson, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I was wondering If anybody that lives in Florida, can tell me how many times they put on a contract as far as visits?

    I want to start this coming up spring to put any new customers on Yearly contracts. Just wondering what would be a good number?

    I tried "Search", but nothing that really gave me any numbers.

    Also I want to thank everybody on this site & Lawnsite itself for all the good Info. I am one of the fortunate ones who has been blessed with this website. I am sure that alot were not so blessed when they were starting thier Lawn Service. Thanks Again...................
  2. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I myself only have contracts for St Augustine grasses that have some form of irrigation. These lots I figure 46 cuts a year. A well maintained lawn in the summer may have to be cut every four days.

    Bahi grasses I do per cut.
  3. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I base my mowing contracts on " up to 36 cuts per year". Anything over that is priced per cut. I personally don't put irrigated yards on contracts. I seem to come out better per cut on those. That's my opinion, for my area, others will vary.
  4. chicks-dig-lawn-guys

    chicks-dig-lawn-guys LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    My average amount of cuts on each lawn this year has been 28 with my own service. However, the guy I am working for bases his by so many cuts a month. Summer gets once a week while winter usually gets once a month. The spring and fall are usually 2 or 3 cuts. It's all in how the customer feels is right for them.
  5. No Sweat L/C

    No Sweat L/C LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I usally average 42-44 cuts here in Central Florida. I cut weekly from April though Dec. In the winter I cut every-other week. Even just to make some tracks in the grass or mulch up some Oak leaves.
    I have gotten new accounts in the winter becouse some of the other guys don't cut as often in the winter or start every-other week in Oct.

    I don't use contracts, I give all new accounts a written proposial of what they will get from my services. A good hand shake has always worked for me.
  6. WLC

    WLC LawnSite Member
    from NE TN
    Messages: 80

    I'm about 5 hours directly due west from you off of I-10. My residentials are 32 - 36 visits/yr, dependant upon the amount of trees.
  7. GrassChopper

    GrassChopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I base mine on 40 cuts per year. I cut every week April - October. Every other week November - March.

    I am eliminating the per cut accounts, either by changing them to monthly or dropping them.
  8. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    My residentials are 22 visits. Most commercials are 30 + depending on their hot points.

  9. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    Mowing: (42-40 visits each year)

    Growing Season: April through October: Mowing of all turf areas once a week, with a mulching mower in varying patterns to minimize rutting, removal of 1/3 blade height.

    Dormant Season: November through March: Mowing of all turf areas once every other week or as needed to maintain a neat overall appearance.
  10. mowerparts

    mowerparts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    On St Aug grass anywhere from 40 to 46 cuts. On Bahaia 30-36 cuts per year. When bidding allways ask how many cuts per year.:blob3:

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