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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mikes landscaping, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. mikes landscaping

    mikes landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 298

    Ok, here's what i was thinking for the 07' season. I think i can handle approximately 20 lawns, of just mowing each week. Right now we're only doing 10. I want to pick up another walk behind, just a 32". I'm going to get rid of the 48" bunton because it is not useful around here anymore. Do you think that its possible to handle 20 accounts on a weekly basis while attending school? Thanks
  2. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Are you able to handle the 10 that you have ok. If you felt this past season that you could have taken on more work, then go for it. Just don't take on more than you can handle and always take rain and unforeseen events into account when creating your schedule. Also, try to keep your route as tight as possible, as this will give you less windshield time and more production time. Can't make money if the blades are not turning. Good luck
  3. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    Last Year (2006) I was able to do 30+, along with Final Grading, and also shooting videos.

    You should be able to handle 20 easily enough.

    The variables will depend on schedule, size, location, travel time, weather, speed and width of equipment, etc.

    Only you know what most of those are or will be. The weather torments us all.

  4. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Sure, you can. Use your time wisely
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    I see no problem handling 20+ accounts while going to school. Your not going to be setting around much or hanging out with the girls. You can do it though and make some money.

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