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Mowing Saturdays and Sundays?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by advantage landscapes, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. advantage landscapes

    advantage landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    I know there are a fair amount of young guys on here.... So I will pose the question.

    How do you feel about mowing on Saturday and Sunday? I find that it is absolutely necessary during the school year and once summer comes jobs can go to weekdays until fall.

    How do you usually tell your customers? How do they respond? What times do you mow?
  2. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I do this part time and my customers are OK with evenings and weekends !!
  3. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    i never cut on sunday. its the only day that i absolutely refuse to work. got to have some family time or you'll burn out quick.
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,617

    we don't do it, the last thing my clients want on a Sat morn is to hear blowers/mowers. and even if they didn't mind their neighbors would go crazy. commercial is ok
  5. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    mow alot on saturday. only on sunday if customer requests it.
  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    ... never on Sunday on residential properties. Sunday is a day off the regular work schedule, and should be held out as separate. I never see a LCO on the roads or in neighborhoods on Sunday. The customers would be hostile to such an idea.

    With all the discussions on LS about how professionalism is important, I am confused why any LCO would show up at a residential property to work on a Sunday.

    I have read threads about needing to work on Sunday to make money in the business. If that is the case, then a review of the business plan is in order. Something is wrong in the balance of lifestyle.
  7. advantage landscapes

    advantage landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    I play baseball in the mornings on Saturday.... so unfortunately that means I end up cutting 1 PM and after.... so that's only about 5 hours there. I can ususlly get in 3-5 hours a week, and then Sunday is left. I really DON'T want to work on Sunday... especially Sunday morning.... but I don't have much of a choice.

    I have found that people are generally okay with it. Lots of customers are not around on the weekends or working, and I have noticed that that number keeps going up. However, I would never start on a Sunday until, say, 12 pm.
  8. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Monday through Friday all day everyday. We try to never work weekends unless its absolutely necessary, like raining all week long or a job that needed to be competed on Friday and ran over.
  9. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    You certainly do have a choice. You have made other things a priority, namely baseball. What other service provider comes to a residence on Sunday, especially Sunday morning (except in an emergency)?
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    When I say weekends, generally speaking, I mean on Saturdays !!

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