To Many Lawn Services?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CJIII, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Hey guys I got a question? I would like to know is there ever to many lawn services in a area. I think so. I am haveing doubts about starting me a lawn service. I would like to know what should I do?
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seriously though, how many have been around for a while? Around these parts if you pull up to a traffic light and don't see at least three other crews at the same intersection you would start worrying about the economy. However, there is plenty of work to go around up here. I don't know about where you are. Population? Economy? Just some factors you must address.
  3. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    most of the time I see one or maybe two or more somtimes. but I have to get the other ifo.
  4. CLM1103

    CLM1103 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    CJ11...Also look carefully at the quality of what they are selling. There may be an opportunity for someone doing that little extra for quality work.. Word spreads fast. Good luck!:blob3:
  5. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Yeah I hear ya! I counted five ful pages of lawnservice providers in the phone book on the wekend. It's getting a bit out of control. Everyone thinks it's easy money and then they charge cheap and put the guys who really put quality into their work out of business. A**holes! We'll gettum back. I think it's just for a bit cause the ecnonomy in bad and everyone is loosing their jobs.
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    yea i can agree with u on that:D
    jus might be too many.nah we need a few more.
  7. RMDoyon

    RMDoyon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    Based on this and previous posts by you, you should wait until next season.
    Especially given the fact that it is July and you do not seem prepared.

  8. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I hear that all the time in central Florida, and still don't get it. Yes everywere you look Truck and trailer with mowers on it. So what ?!!! Every were you look there is Gas Stations, Banks, Supermarkets, Auto Repair Shops, Malls so on and so on............
    There all BUSY!!!! When I tell some one that they alway say"I never thought of that"

    I can only speak of Central Florida
  9. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    How many customers do you need to support yourself, 50 -- 80? I live in an area of about 300,000, so if each lawn service had that many, there would be enough to go around for lots of companies, right?

    Figure out a good flyer, have a couple thousand printed up and go pass them out in the areas you want to work in. I’d do it right now even though it’s hot and dry because there are always some who want to either change or begin having lawn service.
  10. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    Its not so much as how many clients u have,Its how much your making on each customer. Id love to just have 35 accounts which paid 125.00 per stop. Right now i don't take on any lawn under 45.00 and have many 50 and 60, it will just take some time to get yourself established, do the absosute best job you can do and your work will sell itself, I always see many LCOs everyday,but i have developed and name and alot of people know what kind of work they will be getting, its the same as any other business you know the good ones. If your heart is set on the Lawncare Business go for it....Marks Mowing Service

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