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Lacebark Boy
01-19-2004, 08:14 PM
How many accnts. can I expect to be able to take care of? I do it part time. I am off work at 2:30 in the afternoon so I have a good 5 hours to work each day. I am talking about your average residential lot with just the basics, mow, edge, trim, and blow. I also work on the weekends.

bligh61
01-19-2004, 08:25 PM
just mowing or clean ups/fall/ spring, take the grass, leave the grass, what size lawns; lots of variables

sildoc
01-19-2004, 08:37 PM
5-10 per day if you have them close and if you take your equipt with you to your other job. I would start with say 25 or so and then if you have time work your way up. Don't kill yourself or work constantly. Your body needs a break also.
Good luck.

Let it Grow
01-19-2004, 08:38 PM
There really are a lot of variables. Most "average" sixed lawns in my area take between 15 & 25 minutes, that's just servicing the property though. You have to figure in drive time, equipment breakdwon, etc.

If it were just me, and my lawns were close together I could probably do 5-10 in five hours. You're probably looking at around 25 lawns per week.

BUT there are so many variables it is hard to really tell, that is just a guess. I hope it helps.

DennisF
01-19-2004, 08:57 PM
Depends on the kind of equipment your using, size of lot, distance between customers and many other variables. Don't get too carried away with total number of accounts. Concentrate on accounts that produce the most revenue. I'd rather service 1 account at $75 than 3 at $25. Make the quality of your work the highest priority and the accounts will come.

65hoss
01-20-2004, 10:49 AM
No way to answer. Each person, equipment, property, and drive time differ.

hole in one lco
01-20-2004, 11:07 AM
The fact is you can cut 5-10 a day in the summer. But you wont have time to maintain 5-10 a day in the fall. So don't over lode your time just for cut. Look at the hole year.

promower
01-20-2004, 12:06 PM
Like Dennis said I would concentrate on jobs that will pay the best in the time you have to work with. Stick to jobs as close as can to your home, or work if you take your equipment. For me I dont think I wouldnt take on anymore then 3 jobs per day after work. If it rains what will you do if you fall behind a day, you will need to make sure you can get caught up customers #1 complaint are LCOs not showing up.

Expert Lawns
01-20-2004, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by 65hoss
No way to answer. Each person, equipment, property, and drive time differ.

roger that

PLI1
01-20-2004, 03:57 PM
Don't forget about the Fall when it gets dark much sooner! Be careful not to burn the candle at both ends.

65hoss
01-20-2004, 07:15 PM
This comes up every year at this time. Listen up. Its not about how many can I do? Who cares? Its impossible to gauge that. Heck, even if you talk with someone that cuts in your area that can be totally different. Its all about how much you can make in that time. Start looking at the real numbers that count. If you let # of properties rule your thinking you will run yourself very thin, make little real money and quit by the heat of the summer.

quiet
01-20-2004, 10:34 PM
exactly.

packerbacker
01-20-2004, 10:42 PM
i get about 7-8 done per day and they are pretty good size, around 50,000 to 60,000 square feet, thats edging ,trimming and blowing all by myself

grassyfras
01-20-2004, 10:53 PM
Like you I work from about 3 till dark everyday due to school, I'm able to get about 20 a week done with a 36" and still able to do alot of extras. I wouldn't take on 20 lawns your first year though.

Expert Lawns
01-21-2004, 12:14 AM
pace yourself. you will learn more that way, and with less chance of failure. build quality before quantity.