View Full Version : Anybody mow in there own neighborhood?

Amco Landscaping
05-21-2005, 02:00 AM
I just moved into this neighborhood and i see that there are 4 house done by one company all on my street. Do you guys mow your neighbors properties? I am thinking of getting friendly with them and trying to mow their lawn either this season or next. How nice would that be i wouldnt even have to drive anyplace just open up my garage and ride the mower down the street.


05-21-2005, 02:08 AM
I do several in my subdivision. Don't know about the open the garage thing though.

05-21-2005, 02:44 AM
I do five lawns in my neighborhood inlcuding the two next door to me and one across the street. Its pretty nice to walk next door and knock them out fast and they pay me well too. By far my favorite lawns

Richard Martin
05-21-2005, 03:31 AM
Just like Eho I do the house next door and the "Estate" across the street. Close to home is how you want them. I did 11 lawns Thursday fior a total of $565 and drove 7 miles.

Eddie B
05-21-2005, 03:43 AM
This is my first season in this neighborhood, picked up 5 accounts, and they are the most convenient of them all. Communication is easy and tends to be more friendly as well.

05-21-2005, 03:44 AM
I have always had at least 5 yards in my neighborhood

05-21-2005, 04:08 AM
15 in this neighborhood

Eddie B
05-21-2005, 04:09 AM
18 in my old neighborhood :drinkup:

05-21-2005, 11:27 AM
I have a conservitave neighborhood. Almost all are between 50-70 and all are still in decent health. They all mow their own lawns. I do maybe 30-40 per year when they take a vacation. Never more than 3 weeks in a row. Most seem to like to do it themselves.
Next neighborhood over I have over half of my accounts. All between the ages of 30-50. NO one likes to mow their lawns there.

05-21-2005, 12:05 PM
I have a policy - no friends, family or neighbors. I've done a few small side jobs for a couple of neighbors but I really have no desire to have an ongoing business relationship with them.

05-21-2005, 12:09 PM
I do three on my street. I can just open my garage and ride my Z to their yard. Its pretty cool... easy money.

05-21-2005, 04:01 PM
I do 2 and of course they have to have the lines of the 21"...I'm screwed.....with the curse of the 21!!!!

green thum
05-21-2005, 05:11 PM
;) I do my neighborhood park which is owned by our homeowners assoc. it's 50 feet from my house,nice commute,takes about 6-8 hrs for $185,by the way does that sound cheap? that is by my self.

05-21-2005, 06:34 PM
My neighbors all want free advice...one lady walks up as I am taking off my boots last friday and asks if I am a landscaper...I tell her I am and she proceeds to complain about her Chemlawn service not getting rid of her poa annua. I explain my fert service and give her a great price following with the "does that sound like a good price ma'am?" because I would be glad to do job.

Funny thing though, she acts like I am expensive (I usually am, but not this time) and then just wants me to "look around" her property. I give her a card and tell to call me when she is done with chemlawn. I tell her that poa treatment is done in August here...all she wants is free advice and I really do not have time for that!

05-21-2005, 07:10 PM
28 out of 50 are in my hood. Just gotta move the truck 3 times

05-21-2005, 07:15 PM
I don't have any. I haven't even tried to get any here. The yards are too big, hilly and rocky. Besides, I plan to live here for another 10-15 years at least; I don't want to risk bringing tension to my personal life by having my favorite neighbor turn into my biggest PITA customer.

My equipment is in storage on the other side of town where all the accounts I want are, so it wouldn't help me that much to be working here anyway.

05-21-2005, 07:59 PM
Just my church. All others are a fair drive from me. I wouldn't want any right by me die to the fact they would probably want the same discount I give the church and I just don't have time for that. I do do some tractor work near me but that's all fair priced. I would do work for nighboors if they didn't haggle prices and all. I'm willing to drop a little for not having to travel far tho.

05-21-2005, 11:43 PM
10 out of 30 are on my street = no driving more$

05-21-2005, 11:54 PM
and it is spelled, their....cabbage wagon material?

05-21-2005, 11:56 PM
I have a few. But if I did them all I wouldn't have the nicest lawn in the neighborhood anymore :p

05-22-2005, 12:18 AM
My neihborhood has right at 1000 homes so i have quite a few jobs in here. You could make a living doing just the homes iin here and not even have to leave the neihgborhood how cool would that be LOL.

05-22-2005, 12:31 AM
Yes, I am the main LCO in my large development, I have 5 accounts. All are within 1/4 mile of home. Being a good neighbor will easily get you business in a neighborhood. I am the main LCO in my neighborhood.

05-22-2005, 01:33 AM
85% of mine are with in 1.5 miles of my parents house. I used to just drive to house to house before I got a truck and trailer.

Shawns Lawns
05-22-2005, 09:26 AM
most of my customers are in my neighborhood. :waving:

Premo Services
05-22-2005, 09:30 AM
I have a policy - no friends, family or neighbors. I've done a few small side jobs for a couple of neighbors but I really have no desire to have an ongoing business relationship with them.

Friends and family I would have to agree with you.
But my neighbor is my best and also my highest paying customer payup and a good friend also..

We are able to differentiate between a business relationship and a friendship and are able to keep them seperate...

05-22-2005, 11:36 AM
A very large majority of my lawns are in my neighborhood. Before I had a trailer, I would put the weed wacker across the handlebars, and blower on the deck and walk to the houses. I'll be getting my license in a couple weeks so it will make things much easier.