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What time does everyone start cutting Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 3JLawnScapes, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. 3JLawnScapes

    3JLawnScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    We start doing commercial at around 7 to 7:30, depending on the morning maintenance, Residential around 8. Last week we where mowing the outside of a subdivision, I had my iPOD going just rolling along. And a lady comes up to me yelling. She’s all pissing and moaning about it not even being 8 o'clock yet, it was 7:57 I looked at my watch. She said something about getting up all week long at 4:30 (boo hoo).I told her well this is my day off too. (It was Saturday) A while back before this happened I checked to see when the earliest I could mow was, city code says 8 o clock so I start around there give or take 10 mins ,depending on drive time. So basically, I told this lady to go back to her house and deal with it, we would be out of there soon enough. She then asked who I worked for, "myself" I said. She then turned around and stormed off. Not quite sure if she went back to sleep or not... I have been thinking about starting my ztr up in front of her house every sat. At 8 am sharp....j/k but anyways just wanted to see if I was out of line by starting at 8 am.
     
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,382

    I think you are fine starting at 8:00am on Saturday, if your are within the city ordinence. if I work on Saturday, i start at 8:00am for residentials. Don't you just love it when they ask you who you work for, I love the look on their face when you tell them that you are the owner.
     
  3. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,613

    Well...I usually try to Start at 9, but 9:30 is more realistic.

    My one commercial, (no other resi's around), I start as early as 6.
     
  4. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    I do a church that I start on before the sun comes up... about 5:30 AM. Other than that, I don't engage the blades until 8:00 AM.
     
  5. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    After 8 week days, 10 on weekends.
     
  6. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    We start at 6 but sometimes the mower isnt actually running till 630. I have and still do start CUTTING at 530 am on Wednesday mornings. Its a Courthouse and thats the best time it fits in without cars there or near by. Saturdays are no different 6 am.
     
  7. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    We start mowing at 8:00 am or sometimes at 7:30, depending on the possibilty of rain. I hate messing up the schedule.
     
  8. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    I start at 9am.... grass isnt usually too wet by then:)
     
  9. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    The crews are in the shop loading by 0700 - out the door nlt 0715 - first job site nlt 0745 - Monday through Friday.
    Saturday starts at 0730 - out the door by 0745 - first site nlt 0815.
     
  10. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I don't turn on the blades til 8am. weekends, closer to 9am.
     

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