Mowing after fall clean ups?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Team Landscaping, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    Do you guys(with BP blowers and Little Wonders) mow after you clean up a yard? I found that the yard looks like a giant wind storm hit the yard when I'm done because the blower is so powerful. Do you guys do it?
  2. Wittapp

    Wittapp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    Depends on the customer and the quote. If it is one of my regular contracts, yes. If it is an on call service, it is what the customer wants. If that is what you decide looks best, by all means, cut. Just make sure you include that in your quote

    Dave in Dayton
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    No. The mowing comes beforehand. The reason being, is that it does two things. Mainly, it shuffles all the material to the top so it moves more efficiently -MUCH more. And second, it is that much more ground up that it compacts much easier and more efficiently.
  4. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    Around here, normally, by the time all the leaves fall off the norways and oaks, it is so late in the season, we're more worried about snow storms than wind storms.
  5. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    im with the above poster we get snow around the time all the leaves drop! but yes regular clients get a mow when im done others will if they want to pay for it. it gives a much better look that way
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Does it need it?
    If yes, I do.
    Otherwise, no.
  7. rick74

    rick74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Topsites does it exactly how I do it.
  8. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Ditto, I find it looks best if a lawn had leaves everywhere when you showed up and when you leave there are hardly any leaves but there are fresh stripes
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    The lawns grow here usually to the end of Oct or beginning of November. Leaf control customers see us every week for a partial clean and a mow, billed seperately. We also reduce the height of cut to about 2 1/4 to 2.5 or so for the final run. No scalping. People who just want a one time clean get the blowout and most leaves chopped up to dust by the mowers. If its a high profile lawn or the leaf load is heavy the Walker will come by to vacuum and make it look good. There is a price for all of this, as usual.

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  10. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,669

    blow then mow then go.

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