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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Reassurance Property, May 16, 2012.


Start times

  1. 6:00

    20 vote(s)
  2. 6:30

    21 vote(s)
  3. 7:00

    58 vote(s)
  4. 7:15

    9 vote(s)
  5. 7:30

    39 vote(s)
  6. 7:45

    11 vote(s)
  7. 8:00

    83 vote(s)
  8. 8:15

    7 vote(s)
  9. 8:30

    21 vote(s)
  10. 9:00

    34 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Reassurance Property

    Reassurance Property LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    What time does everyone start work? Both getting to shop and start mowing first job.
  2. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    Shop is out back. Start getting everything ready around 7am. In the spring I get to my first stop around 9. In the summer months I start earlier as the dew is burned off alot earlier.
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  3. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Just depends on what needs done...most of the time I'll start getting stuff ready about 7-715. First yard starts at 8 or earlier 95 percent of the time.
  4. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 867

    Depends what were doing. Commercial stuff I like to be at the 1st one by 6. So we will leave the shop At 530 or earlier
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  5. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 645

    Generally I try to aim for around 8 which gets me to my first site for 9 ish. I am solo and usually not under a huge time crunch so I would rather sleep in a little and not wake all my clients at dawn with mowers running. (Althought that doesn't really matter since other companies are out anyway)

    Monday to Friday Start around 9
    Saturday start around 9-10
    Sunday start 10-11
  6. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    usually between 8 and 9 i have to drop off my son
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    It depends on what I'm doing. If I'm spraying or fertilizing I start around 7 and if I'm mowing I turn the blades on at 8.
  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    I basically follow the noise ordinance law which is mon thru sat 8am to 9pm in residential areas. commercial areas are open to whenever.

    I have one commercial lot I start around 7:15am on tues that puts me at my first residential at 8am.

    screw sleeping in and screw worrying about waking people up. I'd start as soon as its light out if the law would let me. that's like 6am this time of year.
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Hmmm...I can't vote...no start time late enough :(
  10. mpriester

    mpriester LawnSite Member
    Male, from Dunbar, Pa.
    Messages: 104

    commercial around 6am and residentials around 8am. truck and trailer is always loaded and ready to go.

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