Starting Times?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ProfessionalTouch, May 27, 2004.

  1. Top Notch

    Top Notch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Too much dew around here most times.

    I start at 9 or so. If I start earlier, I waste too much time scraping wet gunk off the underside of the decks.

    It might just be these Scag mower decks though.
  2. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,536

    We do residential and like to show up at the first property at 8am. If I did commercial in an area I wouldn't be waking people up I would be happy to start at 6am.
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  3. MoWinmoneyy

    MoWinmoneyy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    We meet at 6:30 A.m. Start mowing at 7 a.m.
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  4. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,056

    after about 20 years doing this... When I get there is when I start....
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  5. JeremyKuhn

    JeremyKuhn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    I try to hit the first residentials at 8am, if I have commercial I leave early enough to do one or two first then residential about 8.
  6. LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    9:00 am always dew on grass and cool in the morning. No fun to have wet feet first thing in the morning.
  7. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Indeed. That's why I'm always puzzled by claims of not mowing wet grass.
    I have jobs that are still covered in heavy dew at noon.
    I keep several pair of shoes on hand just in case.

    On topic: I start when I start.
    Usually 9am. I don't think I've ever started before 8:30am - maybe 8am a few times now that I think of it, but generally by 9.
    Partly because it can be rude to start too early depending on where you are, but mostly because I'm not a morning person. ;)
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  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,565

    on the first yard at 10am most of the time. sometimes i wake up earlier and start first yard at 9:30am. i wake up at about 8:30am in the morning. 9am some days. :laugh:
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    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,577

    If i have a jam packed day its 7am. Regular day is around 8:15-8:30.

    But some mornings i am also doing estimates, repairs, maintenance, or loading and unloading at the dump- mulch supply...
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  10. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 1,388

    Leave the house between 9-10 depending on what's going on for the day.

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