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How big of an area to cover

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JOshua Gallerick, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. JOshua Gallerick

    JOshua Gallerick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    How big of an area do you guys cover in miles? I live in a rural area and I have to drive a ways to get the big accounts.
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    We have two areas we mow, they are each 8 miles one way. Sure makes it nice. :)
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    The furthest out I go is 7 miles. Almost half of my customers are within 1 mile.
  4. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    most are within 3 blocks of me the 1 other one is aobut 10 miles its a reletives so u gotta do it
  5. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    It has taken me almost 3 years now, but I have streamlined my route so as not to go out of my general area. If someone asks me to look at their yard, the first thing I ask is, "where do you live". If it's further than I care to drive I politely say no thanks. When I first started I was driving all over the county.
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    I have one group of 20 customers within a mile circle of each other, 5 miles from my home, and a group of 40 within a 3 mile circle of each other, 10 miles from my home.

    The further group is gradually being replaced by new customers from the closer circle. Gotta keep thinning the herd ya know...
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Most of my lawns are within a 12 mile radius. The exception is a model home that I maintain. It's about 16 miles out of the way. $107 per cut. Takes me 45 minutes. It's part of a package deal that I have to do with the other model homes.

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