What’s your lawn mowing schedule like?

When it comes to scheduling your mowing jobs, it seems like each lawn care business owner has their own way of doing things. Some seem to have certain days for certain services, while others are performing as many jobs as they can, 6 days a week. See how your mowing schedule compares with these other members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Seeing how other business owners handle their schedule may help you with yours.

One landscaper wrote “I am just wondering how many days you guys work and how many days you allow for rain. Currently the way I schedule my mowing customers is I mow every Mon, Wed, and Friday. Then I use Tues, and Thurs. for non-mowing jobs or when I need to catch up on mowings because of rain on the regular days. Does any one do something similar like this? How many yards are you able to mow by yourself in one day?”

A second lawn care business owner wrote “I mow Wednesday, Thursday, Friday so that if it rains I can do Saturday or Monday.

I recently moved one person to Tuesday (very inefficient for one lawn but hopefully that’s temporary) because I couldn’t fit them anywhere else. I don’t really want to fill Monday or Tuesday with mowing because I want to build my fertilizer route on those two days. I want mowing to pay the bills for the business and fertilizing to make me rich.

If I get the bigger lawn mower I’m looking at, I can compress the route back into a three day route.”

A third shared “Our typical days to mow are Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu. Mon, Tues and Wed I have the mornings set aside for my town house customers. The reason being, the town homes must be cut by 10am due to their home owners association rules.

I do all my single family homes Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday. I have Friday’s off or set aside for rain day, landscape days, or other services such as pressure washing, tree trimming, gutter cleaning, etc. Basically any other projects people hire us to do. If we do not have any projects lined up that week , we simply have a day off. I think we have had 2 Fridays off since the last week of March.

My employee and I can knock out 5-7 town homes in an hour. Our hours of operation are from 9am-3pm. If we’re not starting a property by 2:30pm the day is over.”

A fourth said “we go at it 6 days a week 10 to 12 hours a day. If it rains we do all we can to catch up. If it rains, I normally wait until the rain stops and go right back at it after.”

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