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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by firedog2710, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    i can't get the friggin' site search engine to accept my search. anyways, i would like to know what time is the earliest acceptable time to start mowing residential and commercial properties in the morning. i get relief in the morning at 0630 and would like to leave from the firehouse and start cutting.
  2. Joe25

    Joe25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    You could probably start cutting commercial accounts around 0700, but residential I would not start until 0800. I usually have the guys report at 0730 and we are cutting by 0800.
  3. kmeku

    kmeku LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I usually try not to start before 8am. I have had a few people say that they appreciate me not starting any earlier. So just to be courteous thats what I try to do. Its gotten me a few more accounts as well. If necessary ask the customer if you can start earlier and work out your route accordingly.

    Good luck

  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    some towns have laws against running power equipment before a certain time. may want to check into that.
  5. jajwrigh

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

    I wait until 9 am .....allows people to sleep (including me) and allows some dew to burn off.
  6. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    We usually start at 8. All the equipment is gassed up and loaded the night before so everything is ready in the morning. Guys usually don't show up until 7:30.

    ALLFERRIS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Im a firefighter also. I usually don't start until after 8. I mow over in O'fallon IL, where do mow at in st. louis?
  8. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    i'm just starting out and since i'm by myself, i don't want to spread myself too thin so i'm going to stay close to home (fenton), close to work (i work for olivette, so creve coeur, olivette, ladue, etc.) and where the money is (ballwin, manchester, chesterfield,and the rest of west county). where do you live in o'fallon? one of our guys lives there.:drinkup:
  9. Fido Boy

    Fido Boy LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 2

    I don't start running equipment until 9 or so weekdays, more like 10 if I mow on Saturday.
  10. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    we start around 8:00 am on weekdays and weekends 9:00 am

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