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When to Mow?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mrbobian, May 27, 2007.

  1. mrbobian

    mrbobian LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I know that this may sound like a dumb question, but how do you guys know when to mow. I have some accounts that I mow like every Thursday or whatever and there are some that say mow it whenever it needs and there are some others that just call me and let me know. Im just wondering how most of you do it.
  2. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    I only offer 7 or 14 days...and I set them up on my route...so when I run my route is when I cut it...whether that be Wednesday...Friday...Sat...whatever. I dont let people call me and tell me when they need it...its 7, 14, or find someone else.
  3. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    i set mine up every week and tell my customers to plan on me coming unless i tell them. And if they don't want it mowed to call. but if i get there and it dosen't need it till the next week then i'll just skip it
  4. bigtex

    bigtex LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Messages: 151

    Wjw Lawn Has It Right. Thats The Only Way You Can Operate A Profitable And Realiable Biz.
  5. MuleCutter

    MuleCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

  6. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    same here.... weather permitting, my customers could set their clocks by when we arrive each week. need to have that constant, reliable income. that's why no "on-call" or one time cuts....
  7. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Ditto. ....
  8. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    I am doing a few every 10 days. Last year it wasn't a big deal, but now that my schedule is full it's a real pita and can really screw up my schedule. So all new customers get on a 7 or 14 day schedulde, and next years that goes for everyone. When the grass isn't growing so fast (LIKE NOW! :realmad: )I will just skip the weeklys that haven't grown. Mowing when it doesn't need it and it's hot and dry will just damage the lawn. Weekly or biweekly. There is no other way.

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