Originally Posted by TMlawncare
Why do you feel that most of your accounts would not be weekly? In this area most all the grasses are cool season, meaning they grow like crazy till about mid June. They slow done a bit during July and August then kick your butt for the rest of the season. We have around 180 accounts. Out of all of those only 3 are bi weekly. They are usually the dreaded, always overgrown, trashy accounts that you wonder why you excepted them years ago. The KC metro is a fantastic market. Tons of new housing, lots of wealthy subdivions, and the avg lawn still pays well. Example, my Aunt lives in Prarie Village. She says I wish you were in this area so we could have you maintain out propery. Its about 7k lot size and has a fenced in backyard, nice easy to mow landscape and a wide gate. I asked out of curiousity what is the avg in your neighborhood for weekly mowing. She said it about $65 per mowing. I almost fell out of the truck. The lawn would have taken me by myself 35-40 minutes to properly service it.
im just going off my current customer base. i think its more of the economy. honestly id prefer all weekly accounts but im more than happy to do bi weekly if that's what they can afford. i do charge slightly more for bi weekly customers. we also kept our service area kind of small. i really like to focus on dominating neighborhoods. for logistic reasons it makes us more efficient. I'm huge into having multiple houses by each other. i feel it greatly increases money per hour and money in grass.
$65? She must really like them. then again this is why my business partner will be bidding the lawn mowing. where i get $35-40 for about a 5k lawn he will get $40-45.
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