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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by texas, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    any of yall just do (aka: specialize) in Just large area or small area mowing?
  2. Bustus

    Bustus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    Right now I just do small area mowing. The lots in my area typically aren't very large at all.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I service 1/4 acre to acre+ lots, it's special in that since I have a $35 minimum, I don't get too many below 10k sq. feet and since I have an entry-level WAM, the lots larger in size become ineffective cost-wise.

    Some folks service acre+ lots only, but I don't think you'll find someone services ONLY 1/2 acre lots, so to speak.
  4. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    I Only Do Small Residential Lawns, 10,000 Sq Ft Or Less. I Would Say My Avg Size Lawns Are 7,000 Sq Ft. I Dont Do Any Big Yards, Those People Just Dont Wanna Pay. I Get More Money Per Small Yd
  5. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    Our avg lots are 8400 sq feet so we are cutting maybe 5k on average but we cut hundreds of mobile homes also and they are are 1,500 -2,000 feet on avg and we cut some acre plus properties also. But i can say we specialize in mobile home lots as we use special string .065, and market 6 parks specifically. But we cut 40-50 residentials per day also, and also commercial
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Hey what do you do around the skirting, I usually spray a small strip of round up because weedeater string can eat the skirt like a hot knife cuts through butter... I only have one mobile home thou I can see this being profitable even with a large machine if you have several in a row, that would rule.
  7. METRO 36

    METRO 36 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    round up, go slow or talk them into putting a metal trim at the bottom or landscapeing. i have abought 35 in one park its less than 2 miles from my house, 15 to 20.00 a pop, its very profitable.

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