what's the best way to schedule your customers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jaybrown, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Weekly and bi weekly customers I need the best system ?
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    Since most if not nearly all bi-weekly's aren't as lawn-minded...I schedule them earlier in the week. I save my prized lawns for the end of the week as they're more interested in showing off their yards on weekends. Of course, a proper route to minimize travel will trump some of the above strategy.
  3. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Sorry I meant like software to organize paid customers and daily routes. The bi weekly clients can get mixed up easily.
  4. jdyardworks

    jdyardworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    ground's keeper pro is awesome software that I've been using for years
  5. Scagman 48

    Scagman 48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    Microsoft streets and maps its dumby proof
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  6. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Messages: 424

    Any customer with lawn care weekly. No lawn care but they have sprinklers, weekly. No lawn care no sprinklers = biweekly.

    If anyone asks for anything different, don’t bother with them. Maybe in late July and august when the grass changes to a toasty shade of green, would you have to skip a cut.

    put all of your fastest payers and the kindest people on Thursday and make sure they get don’t no matter what. Any pita customers put them on Friday. It will make them think they are important. biweekly go on Monday Tuesday. Wednesday is for bi weekly moving into weekly and good customers that don't mind
  7. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Serviceautopilot has been awesome. It is a little scary setting it up but the customer service is great and will assist...plus tutorials to boot. I went with it because it did two things.....schedules my routes....plus keeps track of invoicing. When you complete jobs....it auto puts them to an invoice and at months end all u do is send them by email..or print them... and for a little extra...have SA mail them for you. It has a monthly fee....but it has greatly helped me. Doeant matter how big or small you are.
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  9. Davids Lawncare

    Davids Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I use lawn pro 3 for scheduling . Very simple to use. The new version cost between $147-$247 depends on your needs it also has a free trail ..
  10. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    weekly is the absolute easiest.

    but I do some bi weeklys if it works into my schedule. I try and put half on one week and half on the other week so I'm doing the same amount of lawns each day, each week.

    I use lawnaid.com for my lawn software and it has a scheduling system in it.

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