minimum amount of cuts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    do you require a minimum amount of cuts? for example: i have one lady, who would call when "the lawn is ready" to start mowing each spring. after that initial phone call, it was a weekly service. i gave her a call to tell her, it aint goin down like that anymore. she gets her first mow 3rd week in april, and the last, the last week in october, period. what dictates, for you, the start of the season-#1- the calender. #2- the growth rate. #3- the client. tell me please
  2. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    the calander, 28 mowings here, or at least billed,and PAID, for it.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    We start early mid march on contracts till mid november 32 cuts and up
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    The weather dictats my schedule, sometimes returning clients wait until the season has began no big deal, they call and are weekly from there on in.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I dictate when I start, when I end and how often I mow. Every once in a while I have a new client who questions this policy but after the first year they always leave it up to me. There is no minimum number of cuts, it's when it needs done and as many times as it needs done.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    As for starting, simple enough it's the weather...after that it's my way or the highway.
  7. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    I start as early as I can in the spring usually they get their first cut the second week of April.We will cut until it stops growing some times its 1 or 2 or as many as 3 cuts in Nov. it all depends on the weather.

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