What time do you start?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CSCAPE, Jul 17, 2003.


    CSCAPE LawnSite Member
    from AL
    Messages: 5

    What is the earliest time in the morning you start a residential
    job? I try not to begin before 8AM, for fear of waking up the
  2. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    8am sharp, we used to start 7-7:30 for 4 years, people seem happier now with that time. We have gotten one complaint at 9am - that's too early?!? Employees were happier also when we moved the time to 8am.
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Agree not before 8AM. Nowadays, with so many people complaining about noise, especially from backpack blowers, I think it is poor business practice to start earlier.
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    How about on the weekends? How early is too early?

  5. mottster

    mottster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    We show up at work at 7:30. with 5 guys in the company it takes about 30 minutes to do all maintenance on the machines, mix gas, unload grass and load machines. so it's usually 8:30 by the time we roll up to the first job site. We don't mow on saturdays unless it rains...then its prolly 10 before we start. We try to do hedge trimming and everything on saturdays since it's quieter...we've had people never know we were there when we were doing some serious landscaping.
  6. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    On Mon. and Tues. we start at 6:15 Wed. we spray weed at 6:15 and begin mowing at 7:00 Thursday, Friday and Sat. anything with a mower starts at 7:00

    Need to take a couple of days off toward end of next week so am going to mow on Sun. this week.
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    8am is the earliest for residential
  8. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    8 am for res.
    5:30 for some comm.
  9. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    7:00 a. m. I think most people understand with it being hot that I need to start as soon as I can. :cool:
  10. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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