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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jody P, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Jody P

    Jody P LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Presently we are maintaining model homes and spec homes in new subdivisions.
    We generally start cutting the entrances and model homes around 8:00. In residential subdivisions what times do you normally start?
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,278

    8:00 on anything Resdiential or near residential. Sometimes 7:45 when we want to push it.
  3. Sybran

    Sybran LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    we start residential at 8am and commercial at 7am around here.
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,210

    depends on the weather. If its mid summer in the middle of a heat wave we start at 7am so we can try and finish a little earlier and at least be a little more comfortable in the morning. However, when I start at that time the customers neighbors complain its too early. So most of the time its between 7:30 and 8.
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    We usually start at 8:00 a.m.
  6. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    In the summer we are on the jobs by 5:15-5:30 but Phx. is an different town in the summer. Most people here are early risers, not unusual to see people jogging or biking at 5:00 am. Lots of people leave town for the summer too. Today we were on first property at 6:45 As with most things use common sense and know your clients, do what works for you.
  7. Sir mowsalot

    Sir mowsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    I fire the z up at my first stop at 7:30 am.
  8. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    What about the morning dew? Doesn't that interfer with your morning start times? I know that the clumping can get pretty bad.
  9. Big Wes

    Big Wes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    If you're not mowing damp grass, you're not mowing. My first 3 lawns are usually wet/damp when I mow them. If you have clumps, raise your deck and go over the clumps, they usually disperse pretty well using that method.

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