How often do you mow your residential accounts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Holland, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    Many of my residential accounts are only wanting bi weekly mows(twice a month).
    I'm really wanting 3 times a month or even weekly mows.
    How about you guys? What kind of schedule do you guys run on most your residential? Any pointers?

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  2. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,393

    Right now doing about 6-7 days
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  3. Geronimo

    Geronimo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Raining daily here, trying to hit every 10 days.
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    7 days... anything else would seem to be a scheduling nightmare. With it being once a week its easy and people know which day to expect me
  6. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    Any pointers on getting people to do more mows? Weekly mows Instead of "getting by" with every two weeks.
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  7. goodgreen

    goodgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Start charging more for bi-weekly service. It's usually more work and takes longer than weekly. Then offer your regular price for weekly if they will change.
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    every week

    Charge more for Bi weekly jobs or drop them for weekly jobs
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Tell them you do not do EOW.

    Some lawns are that poor that they can be cut EOW.

    Have a weekly price and a EOW price that is 50% more then that weekly price due to the extra load placed on the mower and the extra time edging and trimming from the over grown grass.

    At 50% more per mow EOW still costs less per month then every week.
  10. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    Normally every 7 days but we've had a bunch of rain. Trying for every 5 days or less
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