What time do you start cutting lawns in the morning? residential

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by s helping hand g, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,395

    This year is different than last year for us. Its going to be sun up till sun down.
  2. borwicks

    borwicks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    when the dew is burned off.
  3. seabee24

    seabee24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Guys start at the shop at 5:30 , they get 15 mins to pm the equiptment, load, fuel and so on. If they aren't out the door by 5:45 they I'm getting nervous why. On the commercial Job by 6:00 am, Start Res around 8:00 am. Work a 10 hour day, 4 days a week. Three day weekends
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  4. eco.lawns

    eco.lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    Man most of you guys start early. I dont even wake up till 7:30 and I probably get to my first account around 8:30 I hate cutting when there is dew on the grass because of clumping.
  5. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    7am residential as long as it's dry enough.

    No complaints so far but I experimented with earlier than that, 6:00-6:30, and started getting a few calls. Occasionally I'll get a request to move a specific customer to later in the day because their neighbor works nights but usually no bid deal
  6. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    We like to be on the first job by 8am.....finish last by 4pm.....mon-fri only, no weekends unless we are more than 2 days behind schedule which rarely ever happens.....we do have some shopping centers/ warehouse complexes that can be done as early as first light if we need to catch up...but not part of the norm for us.

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