You've brought this up a few times. While the face value of the statement is true, it's not the reality. Even if something can be done easily......if no one is actually doing it then it is not a problem. Do you know how many neighborhood kids have taken any of my clients in 8 years? Zero. Heck, I don't even see this happening. Do you know how many of my clients have kids of their own that can mow grass? Over half of them. Over half my clients have kids that can mow for FREE and they still choose my service. It's a running joke around here. I know a few LCO companies and we talk, have lunch etc.....the joke is "If parents ever forced their kids to start mowing lawns as a chore again half the companies will go out of business." There are so many kids not mowing, the few that do have the go get em attitude are not my problem at all. They're just another LCO.The neighborhood kid does not have access to heavy equipment and no experience.
Your statement is not an issue in this industry...at least around here.
Perhaps in your area there is an abundance of teens with mowers but in my 8 years lowballers and teens have not been competition at all. My minimum is actually $5 more than 75%-90% of lawn companies around here and I have no problem keeping a full schedule year after year.
Do you want to even do this? Every one of your posts about mowing seem to be nothing but reasons not to mow....so why do you mow? It's like you have already failed in your mind and you're trying to find the right excuse to go along with failing. It seems your attitude may play a part in all your problems. From mowing posts to non mowing posts you take a simple basic fact and embellish it to some extreme that takes it out of the realm of reality. But who knows, maybe your area is a fluke and every possible obstacle to lawn mowing exists ad nauseam.