Time to mow?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QCS, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. QCS

    QCS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    What time do you all begin your work day mowing? I have a couple of accounts that request me to mow after 9:00 a.m. Is that common with you guys? These accounts are residential, commercial there are not any issues. Thanks!
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    a little on the late side IMO for residential but, maybe they work late or something and wake up late......i don't know, i can start mine as early as 7 am
  3. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I am usually cutting by around 9 am.
  4. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    me just when ever i get going.cut grave yard and they dont care what time.
  5. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I've had one request to not come before 11:00 am..
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Well I've done all sorts of different things. But as of right now this year, I don't get to any residential accounts before 10am and I have only been hung out until dark twice so far cutting residentials.

    But as always, this is subject to change. I do always ask the prospect about themselves and their neighbors during the interview though. If there are time restraints associated with a property, I tell them I will try to do my best to accomidate (and I really do try my best). If the timing issue is a tight constraint I either price accordingly or decline the opportunity if I know I'm not going to be able to guarantee it.

    I currently have some commercial sites with "timing" restraints, some of them pretty specific, and they are subject to shifts/changes/rotations as things change at the sites over the course of the season. I have agreed to meet these restraints... but they pay a PREMIUM for this option... as I have to allow for accomidation and go through the trouble of shuffling shedules when need be.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    9a is the earliest I start on my first yard.

    Always too much dew and bs with the noise levels before that.
  9. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    i just do this parttime and is my first season. but what is the latest time you mow till on residentials, iwas thinking 7pm

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