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Probably a dumb question but hey im looking to learn so appease me!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigw, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    Is their a certain place that you guys like to start mowing from when you do a lawn or dont it matter? I mean like left of drive way? right of driveway?front left corner ? back right corner? I dont know you tell me!!...Dumb im sure but just asking!...thanks!!
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    depends on if the neighbor is laying out sunning herself.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    LOL....This usually leads to multiple passes in diffrent directions to create interesting lawn stripes
  4. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    How did i know this would be the type of answer id get...i guess it was a stupid question then after all..sorry but i dont know,i mean i thought maybe you guys had a certain place that you liked to start...:hammerhead:
  5. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 439

    i start near the truck, mow to the back yard, and work my way back to the truck.
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    BigW...it really depends...I ahve several homes where there is no fence around the back yard that I can do this. Lets say there is a house with a driveway leading up to the house. If I am on the street looking at the home, I start on the right of the drive. I proceed to go along the right side of the home and make a left turn to go along the rear of the house. Left turn then along the left side of house. Left turn along front of house. back down the left side of drive. turn right at street. turn right again at boundary. keep turning right at the corners until I am back where I started. Then I begin my striping pattern either horizontal, vertical or diagonal and work my way out. This way you have a "turning around lane" at the end of each stripe and you have at least attempted to keep clippings off of the street, driveway, house and beds. Hope this made sense and was close to the advice you were looking for. No stupid questions..just smart@$$ answers.
  7. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    Exactly the type of answer i was looking for...thanks alot buddy!
  8. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    Personally I try to always start at the front right corner of every property so I don't miss anything. From edging to mowing and trimming and blowing always from right to left and then to the back.

    That is how I handle the task to try not to forget doing something. I charge a bit more than other LCO's in the area and forgetting to do stuff is not good in my opinion.

    Good luck dude I hope this helps you out.

    There is no striping here so I cannot help with that. I do mow in a different pattern though so I don't rut it up.
  9. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    If you were going to stripe on a diagonal after doing this same yard would you start it at a corner of the front lower right side of drive ?

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    BIG W ..It truly comes down to personal preference and how you mowed the yard the week before. We try to do a different pattern each week to avoid any chance of rutting...

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