How many lawns in a radious of?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by outrunjason, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Posts: 703

    Ok so everyone has there zones, districts whatever. I had 30 lawns in a 2 mile radius. Very dense population. Not a rual area. For eveyone else. In whatever radius you work in or how you break it down what is a good number of lawns to have in block range, mile range or even on one street?

  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I don't know the actual numbers, but about 85% of my cuttin' biz is within 4 miles.
  3. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    I have 40 residential lawns and I can literally hit a golf ball from my front lawn to each customer's house.

    Most customer drive past my house every day. Most customers even drop off their payments in person each month.

  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Dang RB,

    your'e in the wrong business. With accuracy like that I would join the PGA.........just kiddin!

  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Now that is awesome. Only 1 problem I see with that though. You don't get to put enough biz miles on your truck to make a good tax deduction. haha.;)
  6. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Over 200 accounts, 8 mile radius max. Up to 9 at one stop. Almost no "single stops". Most stops are for 2-3 accounts and many w/4-5. Thats the way to make $ in this biz.:D
  7. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    36 in a 6 mile radius
  8. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 509

    Mind if I ask if you are doing discounting to the neighbors to drive the additional business in the same area?
  9. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    I don't do discounts. We usually start w/ 1 or 2 and then get more as the neighbors like our quaility of work and dependability. I always quote each job as if it were a single stop. That way if it ever become that, I won't really be losing any $.

  10. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    were spread wide-at least 10 miles in each direction.

    would like to tighten up, but i won't just drop good customers.

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