Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Should You Operate 7 Days Per Week


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-09-2013, 03:32 PM
GreenBlue's Avatar
GreenBlue GreenBlue is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 248
Rep Power: 3
GreenBlue is on a distinguished road
Default Should You Operate 7 Days Per Week

Hello,

I am currently in the works of starting a lawn service, and I was wondering should you only mow lawns 5 days per week, 6 days per week, or 7 days per week? I know its all about how much money you want to make, but I also need a family life too. My plans are once I get enough accounts and can do so to hire a few workers to do practically everything for me, but its getting up to that point that my question is directed to. Any help is greatly appreciated, and I am not looking for negative comments.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-09-2013, 05:07 PM
cutnuplawnservice cutnuplawnservice is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tulsa,OK
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 0
cutnuplawnservice is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenBlue View Post
Hello,

I am currently in the works of starting a lawn service, and I was wondering should you only mow lawns 5 days per week, 6 days per week, or 7 days per week? I know its all about how much money you want to make, but I also need a family life too. My plans are once I get enough accounts and can do so to hire a few workers to do practically everything for me, but its getting up to that point that my question is directed to. Any help is greatly appreciated, and I am not looking for negative comments.
I'm committing to a 5 day work week. In the past it worked out great. Of course I never turn down an "emergency" service on one of my days off
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-09-2013, 07:00 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

i stick to a 40 hour week unless we are very busy because overtime and payroll taxes kills me.
i never operated on sundays and never will unless it is plowing snow or pulling a felled tree off of a house in a emergency situation.

when i serviced all residential i tried to avoid saturdays when possible because most people that work during the week don't want to spend their day off listening to the neighbors landscaper firing up the mower at 8 am as well as saturdays is when all the kids are home and running about and it is just not worth it.

most people would view a professional landscaper working on sundays in my area in a bad light but i guess that all depends on what area of the country you live in.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-09-2013, 07:06 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

I set a 3 day schedule. This give me rain days and two free days to pick up one time jobs. Almost every week Ill work five days but it never effects my regulars. Ill only quote on weekends unless a job from friday falls into the next day.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-09-2013, 08:31 PM
Cashin H&P Cashin H&P is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bedford NH
Posts: 409
Rep Power: 0
Cashin H&P is on a distinguished road
Default

6 days a week is what Im shooting for this year. 5 days for resi's and 1 day for commercials.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-10-2013, 05:29 AM
grass guru grass guru is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 43
Rep Power: 4
grass guru is on a distinguished road
Default

I run 4 days. Never work on Sundays except snow plowing. I never mow residentials on Saturdays. Commercials are Monday and Tuesday. Resi are Tuesday through Thursday, with rain day on Friday if needed.
What would you do if it rained for 2 days straight? How about a family emergency?
I agree w/dpld as far as Sundays. Also, thats my day at home w/the family. Sometimes Saturday is work, sometimes play.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-10-2013, 08:55 AM
ratchetmaster2 ratchetmaster2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 4
ratchetmaster2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cashin home and property View Post
6 days a week is what Im shooting for this year. 5 days for resi's and 1 day for commercials.
This seems like a good idea to me. Especially if the commercial properties are handled on Saturday. No neighbors to wake up or annoy.

Makes me wonder how these part-time guys do it. The guys who have full time jobs and mow lawns in their spare time with their wives.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-10-2013, 10:19 AM
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes's Avatar
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gettysburg PA
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 4
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is on a distinguished road
Default

I usually schedule residentials for wed..thur..fri...

mulching..planting..etc.... on mon & tue....

quite a few customers like the lawns done at the end of the week so it looks good for the weekend.....

I try to save Saturdays for estimates,etc...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-10-2013, 11:15 AM
aduttonater aduttonater is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 92
Rep Power: 6
aduttonater is on a distinguished road
Default

If you mow laws on a weekly basis I would continue to mow certain yards on those days that you are schedule too.

You will have repeat customers and one time customers.

Always take care of your current customers on time, and always make room to take on more.

Once you have too many, you may need to re adjust your business plan by taking on more jobs in one day, hiring someone to help you, or outsourcing the work to someone else.

You never want to turn down jobs, because that is like turning down money.
__________________
It takes at least two steps to be 3 steps ahead!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-10-2013, 05:51 PM
willshome willshome is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 865
Rep Power: 0
willshome is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I set a 3 day schedule. This give me rain days and two free days to pick up one time jobs. Almost every week Ill work five days but it never effects my regulars. Ill only quote on weekends unless a job from friday falls into the next day.
everyone forgets about rain and things breaking. I do the same and have jobs like much that I tell them it will be done in the next two weeks and fit those in the other days.

and on the seventh day he rested
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you Operate Your Lawn Care Business ChrisLeon General Business Discussions 51 05-12-2012 08:56 AM
Is it legal for a lawn company to operate w/o proper licensing? Clays Landscape General Business Discussions 7 10-21-2011 11:43 PM
Two Breeze Days in one week??? picframer General Talk 10 05-01-2010 11:01 PM
where do you guys operate your business out of? jjerks Starting a lawn care business. 20 03-15-2010 12:30 PM
Students operate lawn-care business for extra cash Steve General Business Discussions 1 04-08-2007 01:20 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
Today 05:19 PM
by stallman419
14 2,295
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
Today 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,299
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
Today 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,116
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
Today 06:15 AM
Today 11:11 AM
by SGL1
2 67
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Today 10:23 AM
by Steve
6 192
Hi everyone
Mattw
Yesterday 05:59 PM
Today 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 55
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:30 PM
by Mattw
8 2,394
4th of July parade...
Steve
Yesterday 10:35 AM
Yesterday 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 38
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
Yesterday 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 187
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Yesterday 10:14 AM
by Steve
7 2,002
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,190
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 128
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-01-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,958
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,938
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 119
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,780
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,944
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,828
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,431
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,838
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,841
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,121
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,158
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,864
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,937
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,894
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,884
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,996
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 2,005
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,922
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,397
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 2,081
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,161
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,425
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,086
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,953
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,716
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,797
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,096
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,981
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 12,124
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,888
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,452
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,350
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 3,046
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,957
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,213
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,379
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,978
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,949
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills how to husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service pricing profit on employee push versus ride scag scripts secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot swzt trailer trailer mate pro tree tree pics trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy