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I appreciate everyone's feedback, and I have decided to operate Monday through Friday, with an occasional service done on a weekend day if its absolutely needed. My next few questions are 1) if you operate in this fashion what happens if it rains and 2) how should you schedule services if they end up on an holiday?
You have to plan for rain days.


I work alone. I don't work Sundays unless I have to.

I try to keep Wednesdays and Saturdays open, or at least "light".
That gives me a buffer if it rains.

If it rains on Monday and Tuesday, I have Wednesday to catch up.
If you have to push anyone more than 2 days past their regular day, you may as well skip it until the next week.
If it rains on Thursday, or Friday, I have Saturday to catch up.

It's not perfect, but it has worked for me. Those "open" days are also used for one-time jobs, hedge trimming, and things of that nature. It's hard to squeeze extras into an already busy mowing schedule.
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You have to plan for rain days.


I work alone. I don't work Sundays unless I have to.

I try to keep Wednesdays and Saturdays open, or at least "light".
That gives me a buffer if it rains.

If it rains on Monday and Tuesday, I have Wednesday to catch up.
If you have to push anyone more than 2 days past their regular day, you may as well skip it until the next week.
If it rains on Thursday, or Friday, I have Saturday to catch up.

It's not perfect, but it has worked for me. Those "open" days are also used for one-time jobs, hedge trimming, and things of that nature. It's hard to squeeze extras into an already busy mowing schedule.
Thanks for the heads up.
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