How often do you mow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Matt'slawncare, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Matt'slawncare

    Matt'slawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    This may sound like a stupid question but how often do you guys mow yards? But i have 8 yards now mostly commercial. And i would like to make my business bigger next year. But i would like to have the weekends off or at least Sunday. Do you mow on like a weekly basis or what? Thanks

  2. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    It really depends on the weather. I did two seasons in West. Wisc. (95-96) (I grew up in La Crosse also)
    Lotta' snow and good spring rains and you can count on weekly at least. Some people here will tell you after 4-5 days it's ready to be cut again.
    I had all mine set up on a 7 day cycle and sometimes it was a stretch. BG can be a bear after 7 days when the rains are plentiful.
    Dry times can mean 10-14 days (or longer).
    Fertilizer and irrigation are other factors also. Some of my commercial that I had watered during some dry spells and the growth never fell off as where other properties that did not needed very little service other than shrubs,weeding,etc.
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    7 day week, 7 day schedule. If they want it more or less often we can work it out. They gotta know that less often isn't always cheaper unless the grass just doesn't grow that much (if I gotta double cut I'm not gonna be chargin less).
  4. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    Weekly during growing season.
  5. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    In the summer I would cut every 2 weeks for the lawns that weren't irrigated and once a week for the ones that were. Now that the growing season is starting up again and the laeves will be falling soon, I will be cutting on a weekly schedule like usual again. Irriagted ones twice a week, and the others once a week.
    It's all about organization. If you're organized, you'll be fine doing 100 accounts a week per crew if you plan on having more than one crew.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    No weekends for me. I like to chill on the weekends. I have school and lawns during the week and I need a couple days off. If you're part-timing it, I'd say you could work on the weekends, but only if you have to. Try to get some time off.
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    Now HERE'S a thread I haven't seen before. :eek: :sleeping:
  8. TheMom

    TheMom LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Given our drought status, the answer is...

    "Once a month, whether it needs it or not!" :D
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Yea, it does seem to be something different.
  10. Double ditto

    Ummm weekly

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