If I could find something to fill July and August I'd stop mowing??????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Happy Gardner, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. The Happy Gardner

    The Happy Gardner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    It seems everything I do makes more than residential mowing.

    March through June - Aeration and dethatching with fertilizing and seeding.

    September through November - Aeration with winterizers and leaf pickup.

    Through in Barking occasionally and sod cutting new beds.

    $50 - $65 per hour is easy and employees can do most everything. Little training required and we're in and out customers are always happy.Only long term relationships are doing the service again the following year.

    The only problem is July and August. Any ideas?????????
     
  2. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    Send a mailshot to your clients and encourage them to sign up for a Grub control application in early summer and also a summer fertilizer application (dry granular balanced fert. slow release high in nutrients) to maintain a healthy green lawn during summer.
    That is what the guys do around here to fill in those long summer months.
    Good Luck
    PC
     
  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    It's called hardscape.
     
  4. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    Ice Cream Truck:D

    You could hand out fliers while you are out selling the Popsicles
     
  5. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    TURF MEDIC - That is PURE entreprenuerial genius!

    Mike
     
  6. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Well, it aint that time exactly, but Spring and fall cleanups rake in the most profit, and the least equipment expense. Mowing lawns (just mowing) is the least profitable job of the lawn & landscape industry. You gotta pay for gas, blades, blah blah blah, and little machines like backpack blowers and push blowers are less prone to breaking down, and end-user expenses are less. Less parts tro fix and replace, means more profit in the end. Cleanups are labor intensive, wich means you get paid for working, not using $10,000 exmarks and such.
     

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