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When to start mowing?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by twn4444, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. twn4444

    twn4444 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm new to the business living in Kansas City and was just wondering when you guys in the midwest states start mowing each year and when you finish up?
  2. Lawns by Steve

    Lawns by Steve LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I am new to this industry also, but I know that every year I usually start mowing in April through September. I think I mowed a couple times after September last year.
  3. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    last year i mowed my lawn in march but there wasnt much snow on the ground and i didnt mow for the last time in sept.
  4. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    i think generally you can start mowing when the leaves start growing on trees and then stop around or a little after when the leaves start to fall off

    i know in jersey i started in april and ended about mid october
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Its really up to mother nature sometimes we start mowing at the end of March if it starts warming up but most of the time we start around the first week of April and mow as late as the end of November. We do are final cut with fall cleanups.
  6. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Last year I started about the 2nd week of April and ended the last week of October. But October in Wisconsin last year was warmer than normal.
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    In South Dakota it can start between middle of April and first of May. It depends on the weather.
  8. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Start mowing when the grass needs it............just a guess
  9. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    in in wisconsin too .. when did you begin the year before that?

    i'm trying to decide when to start doin doorhangers.
    got any advice?
  10. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    In NC we begin usually last week of March and End Mid November. USUALLY

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