I'm 19 and starting my 2nd consecutive year of lawn maintenance and I've been wondering how much can a solo realistically gross. I'm not worried about profits because thats too vague because I don't know my operating cost yet. Last year I only had 3 yards but didn't care to gain new customers and did no advertising in any form what's so ever. I've read some threads on this before but they seemed to be all over the place with figures. This year im tring to grow, so I figure I could mow between 35-50 yards weekly at about $35 each, only mowing 4 days a week about 35 weeks a year, plus side jobs and extras and I know about how much that would gross, But I really want to know what the ceiling is on solo operations. I figure those yards pay between $1000-$2000 a year for lawn maintenance, but was wondering if I were to gain some larger yards in nicer nieghborhoods, I could still maintain about 6-8 per day, and service 24-32 a week, but I'm guessing they would spend closer to $4000- up to $10,000's a year, plus have more $$$ for extras and side work. I'm sorry for how long this is and my question basically is how much is the most a solo can gross working 4 days a week, if they have great customers, fair prices, tight schedule and the right equipment.