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mowing more than once per

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tjcezar, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    How many of you mow more than once per week?
     
  2. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

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  3. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    meaning mowing the same customer more than once
     
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I will respond on behalf of many on this board....how many times you would cut the same property in a week could depend on the following:

    rain
    customer preference
    height of blade
    part of the country
    season
    etc....

    Which such a general question, it can be difficult to answer it accurately because there are so many factors involved. The spring through the hottest part of the summer I usually cut every 5 days. Sometimes a bit sooner and sometimes later. Weather plays a huge factor in the mowing season too.
     
  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    We have a few that wants cut twice a week. I try to discourage it but some peeps are stubern
     
  6. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    I ask because I have problems with customers that only want mowing once a week, but in spring and early summer when the stuff is growing like "grass" It should definately be cut at about 5 days. It is hard to explain to these pita's that it needs cut more often.
     
  7. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    If i cut lower (currently cutting at 3) would that reduce the speed of growth?
     
  8. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    If you cut extremely low you will run into scalping issues. You might also casue the grass to turn yellow because it cannot hold enough moisture. Just my $.02
     
  9. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    yeah i really dont want to cut lower. I was just asking
     
  10. ludwiglawncare

    ludwiglawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I like the cut it high and often theory. High grass equals less weeds and more money in your pocketbook.
     

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