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What Time Do You Start Cutting Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TBLC, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. TBLC

    TBLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    What Time Do You Start Cutting Grass. 5am? 8am? I know the earlyer the better, but what about the do on the grass? How wet is to wet? I know some morning the grass is dry. Others its soking wet till 11am. Or should i just suck it up and deal with it..Later..Great site
  2. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    Your profile says you have been in business for 8 years. If that is true, you should have figured this out on your own by now....
    Use the search feature....
    btw, ....do on the grass? poop? or....dew on the grass? moisture? lol :)
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    If you are doing resi properties, check the law. Most places have a noise ordinance in effect before 8AM.

    Commercail properties that are not also residences or within a certain distance of residences can (usually) be mowed at midnight if you really wanted to.

    There used to be a guy on here who ran resi crews in the day 8AM - 5PM Then ran Commercial crews from 8PM to 5AM using the same truck and equipment. Or something like that.
  4. TBLC

    TBLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    sorry DEW. First year full time. I had another job before.
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    I start my resi's around 8 if possiblle, if its really wet i will try and hold out a little longer.On days that im doing Commercials i get out earlier around 7.. i dont have enough where i need to mow them overnight :dizzy:
  6. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 273

    The law says we can't start before 7 but i usually hit it about 6:30.
  7. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    We usually start at 8am for residentials. Will start earlier for commercial.
  8. Hacksquat

    Hacksquat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    I usually start around 9AM. I like to make sure the dew has evaporated before I start.
  9. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 360

    My crews leave the shop at 7 AM so they are usually on the first property by 7:15-7:45. As far as the dew is concerned I don't worry about it. If I had them wait to cut the lawns until the lawn was dry I would need to add another crew. They grass catch them until they are dry enough to le it fly.
  10. Updog

    Updog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    We are the same as hacksquat it usually take too much time to cut wet grass if you bag it will just keep clogging. I geuss some areas don't have that much dew though.

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