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Weekly cuts only?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lamblawnscaping, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Just wondering, do you all do weekly cuts only? I am mostly weeklys this year, but still have some 10/11 day cuts from last year left. Hoping to phase them out to all weekly for easier scheduling, easier cutting, and more money from weeklys.
  2. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I wish that all mine were weekly cuttings, but if they are not then they are on a 14 day schedule. I will not cut but on 7 or 14 day intervals.
  3. Pelican

    Pelican LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    I'm with Trimmer, anything else is too hard to schedule.
  4. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    i might be crazy but i drop all my bi weeklys last yr and i kept one old lady because there just not worth it to me.to each his own
  5. Pelican

    Pelican LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    I've considered that too, Ron, but I have enough bi-weeklies to fill two alternating days so it works out OK. If I get enough additional accounts to drop them, I will, they never seem to go for any "extras".
  6. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Companies' area has something to do with it too......

    Some southern grasses don't need to be cut as often.
  7. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    What pelican said about "extras" is so true. Almost all of my weeklys are on fert programs, and have pruning, mulch and other services. Almost none of the 10/11 days have anything extra.
  8. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    We only do weekly also. Its just to hard to schedule. In mid summer we will pass them up only if they can make it a whole week, otherwise we go ahead and cut.
  9. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I had a lady on 11/12 that paid at end of month that was a pain but she went to the old folks home so i then cut her on 14. The grass still looked good and I got an extra payment out of it.
  10. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    Weekly and bi-weekly only. I charge a little extra/cut for bi-weekly and generally get them in the same amount of time as weekly cutting, but the extra dough makes up for the inconvenience.

    I agree that bi-weekly customers rarely care about fertilizer programs and weed control, but I do have some that have signed up for these programs.

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