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Slow on Weekly Maintenance Calls

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by longislandlawn, May 3, 2013.

  1. longislandlawn

    longislandlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Here in NY the grass cutting season , just started. But have not been getting to many calls for them. Mostly cleanups and mulch. Which month do you guys get the most calls for weekly maintenance. ?
  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Keeping in mind this isn't exactly my second day on the job...

    When the grass is way too tall's when mine start to calling like crazy.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Do you have a new business?
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,822

    I have given one estimate and that was from a referral. I think my area has reached the complete saturation of lawns that want a commercial cutter vs LCO's needing work. Probably more LCO's than lawns:laugh:

    Messages: 1,343

    You know it has not felt as brisk as in past years but the reality is that we really are a few weeks behind schedule as far as weather goes.
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  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    The only calls Ive gotton this year is because the last guy doesnt come anymore, he cut the yard for 35$ "WILL YOU?"

    It took me 4 years to get a nice route.

    The only thing different this year I havent seen a bunch of new trucks, in years past every othe vehicle had a lawnmower on it.
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,822

    Yea my referral was because a LCO was going out of business. Why? Because he wasn't making a good profit. I can see why with the way he priced the yard. I couldn't get them up to the right price. We still have loads of newbies here.
  8. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    This month is always the best month for calls. The 2nd best is probably July. South Ga in July is HOT, averaging around 100 during the day, with like 90% humidity. Its usually when the unlicensed hacks are fed up with working in the heat, and when the husbands are fed up with working in the heat.
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I'm getting about 5 calls per day all last month and so far this month still holding to 5 calls per day.
    80% Lawn seeding 10% mowing 10% hardscape
    I just wish the weather would dry up. So I can get the seeding done I'm backing up on work I hate turn down work but I might have to.

    Messages: 1,343

    You have received more than 150 new calls for new service in a five week period?
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