1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

Magic Number

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bob Shoaff, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. Bob Shoaff

    Bob Shoaff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    When you are doing your figuring for the number of mowings in a year, what does everyone use? 35, 40, etc....Thanks.
    Bob
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    I guess that depends on where you live. If you mean weekly cuts I'm at 30-33 per year.
     
  3. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,332

    Here in Detroit area 29-30 weeks is a good season. Mid April through the first full week in November with regular weekly cuttings.
     
  4. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    I cut all year long in California, so I generally plan for between 44-48 weekly cuts. I've never specified # of weekly cuts to a customer because it can vary depending on weather, et. al.

    But, things are done differently out in California. ;)

    For example, this has been a rather dry January for my parts, and I've ended up cutting several weekly lawns 5 times already. Now, if that continued I could conceivably cut 52 times this year. However, March is typically a very wet month and I might only get to my weekly customers 3 times. I've seen months around here where it was impossible to cut a weekly account more than twice in a month. Rare, but it has happened.

    -TGC

    [Edited by TGCummings on 01-30-2001 at 10:50 PM]
     
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    29-33 here too,depends on rain and temps in the fall.
     
  6. Bob Shoaff

    Bob Shoaff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    TG
    I know all about that wonderful California weather. I grew up in Santa Barbara. Wish I had this business there. So much big money!!!!!!
     
  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Where I am I figure 36 cuts per season, but it has been much drier than normal, so, yes,it does depend on different factors. I'm lucky to be cutting once a month right now. Thank God for comm. accounts.
     
  8. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    30 or so, fall temps play a major role here as well
    northeast ohio
     
  9. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    Bob,

    How much different is the weather up in Washington than the weather down in Cali? Do you get more of a midwest/great north clime with snowfall and complete offseasons?

    -TGC
     
  10. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 695

    Same as Obryan here, We get around 28-32 depending on how late we can go in the year..
     

Share This Page