Were do you start?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jds720, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    On residental homes were do you start?

    For me if its full service
    I hedge, prune
    then string trim in areas my mower cant get
    edge the flower beds and trees
    edge streets
    and blow.
  2. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    I mow first, so Im trying to get absolutely everything I can with the mower. Then I string trim whatever the mower couldn't reach. Then I clean up any clippings if necessary. Last I blow the walkways and drive, put my equipment away, then take a walk around the property to see if I missed anything.

    I found last year that after weeks of string trimming it got to where I didn't need to do hardly any. The early spring weeds and stuff got tall fast early on, but after being cut back a few times they seemed to give up.
  3. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    i spend alot of time trimming, so i think next round of lawns im going to mow first then trim just to see if it speeds my on scene time up
  4. bamafan192069

    bamafan192069 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    yeah always mow first, it will save alot of time.
  5. Whitetail Landscaping  MA

    Whitetail Landscaping MA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I agree, get what you can get with mowing first, it makes trimming alot quicker.

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