Skills Needed for Commercial Grass Cutting

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What is commercial grass cutting? What skills do you need for commercial grass cutting? We will look at those two questions in this article, presented by Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding acreage mowing. Call us at 817-991-4318 for a job quote.

What is commercial grass cutting?

The key to this definition is in the word “commercial,” as opposed to residential.  With residential lawn maintenance, a company is taking care of a lawn owned by a homeowner. On the other end of the spectrum is commercial grass cutting, or commercial lawn maintenance, which means taking care of lawns for businesses. This can be a golf course, a business park, a shopping mall, church mowing, cemetery mowing, or any other “commercial” enterprise.

Because commercial grass cutting is a larger job, it usually costs quite a bit more than residential lawn cutting.  It also calls for larger equipment and, despite what some may say, it calls for skills not needed in residential lawn maintenance.

Is it beneficial to chase after commercial lawn cutting contracts? Most definitely! If you do a good job, they are generally long-term contracts which serve as a solid income base for a company. However, notice we said “if you do a good job,” and that is a key phrase.  If you don’t have the skill, or the experience, or the right equipment, it will show up in the quality of the job you do.

What skills for commercial grass cutting?

First and foremost, you must be able to handle a tractor mower, and be proficient at all of the mower attachments, like a brush hog. A tractor mower is crucial in order to do the job as quickly as possible, time being money in this industry.  However, learning those skills requires on-the-job training and experience, and it is sad to say that not all commercial grass cutting companies practice that philosophy.

How do you learn those skills?

Is there training for the correct operation of large equipment like a tractor mower? Yes, most definitely, and it can be found in most large cities. Certification on large equipment is, we believe, crucial, for large equipment is dangerous and presents all manner of risks.

For those hiring a commercial lawn mowing company, it is our opinion that you ask to see proof of that safety training.  Without that proof, you are taking a major risk in hiring that company, and that risk lead to physical injury or property damage.  With so many commercial mowers available, it would be silly to hire one not properly trained with large equipment.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Stated simply, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in commercial grass cutting. In fact, we won’t take a job under one-acre in size, because that is where our expertise lies.  No matter the job, from ranch mowing to pipeline mowing to right-of-way mowing, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth Metro area. Call us today, and ask us about the 1,000,000 general liability insurance policy we carry to all of our jobs.