Originally Posted by joshua
You want to pick up more lawns find guys who are solo or smaller companies and take them to lunch, talk to them, something. Build a friendship with them. Personally in the last 4 years I've probably given away 30-40 lawns to 3 guys that were just starting out. Not lawns i didn't want but lawns in areas i don't go and i just don't have time for. I'm solo and cut 91 a week the only lawns i pick up are replacement for accounts i lost the year before ( moved, house sold, ect. ) and this is usually less than 6 on a yearly basis. This year i have on 3 accounts i need to replace, after that i give them their card or if they called me i have one of the guys i refer call them that day.
Do you work every day? The math says 13 a day for 7 days, 15 a day for 6 days, and 18 per day for 5 days. You must have every lawn on a street and have no need to ever move the truck. I have one day I do 13 and I always felt like it was pretty tight. They are all in the same area, but I still have to move the truck 8 times. Most of those moves are 2-3 blocks. That is my longest day and it is about 10hrs from pulling out of my drive to locking it up for the night. That day I have about 90min of seat time.