How many accounts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lacebark Boy, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Lacebark Boy

    Lacebark Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    How many accnts. can I expect to be able to take care of? I do it part time. I am off work at 2:30 in the afternoon so I have a good 5 hours to work each day. I am talking about your average residential lot with just the basics, mow, edge, trim, and blow. I also work on the weekends.
  2. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    just mowing or clean ups/fall/ spring, take the grass, leave the grass, what size lawns; lots of variables
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    5-10 per day if you have them close and if you take your equipt with you to your other job. I would start with say 25 or so and then if you have time work your way up. Don't kill yourself or work constantly. Your body needs a break also.
    Good luck.
  4. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    There really are a lot of variables. Most "average" sixed lawns in my area take between 15 & 25 minutes, that's just servicing the property though. You have to figure in drive time, equipment breakdwon, etc.

    If it were just me, and my lawns were close together I could probably do 5-10 in five hours. You're probably looking at around 25 lawns per week.

    BUT there are so many variables it is hard to really tell, that is just a guess. I hope it helps.
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Depends on the kind of equipment your using, size of lot, distance between customers and many other variables. Don't get too carried away with total number of accounts. Concentrate on accounts that produce the most revenue. I'd rather service 1 account at $75 than 3 at $25. Make the quality of your work the highest priority and the accounts will come.
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    No way to answer. Each person, equipment, property, and drive time differ.
  7. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    The fact is you can cut 5-10 a day in the summer. But you wont have time to maintain 5-10 a day in the fall. So don't over lode your time just for cut. Look at the hole year.
  8. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    Like Dennis said I would concentrate on jobs that will pay the best in the time you have to work with. Stick to jobs as close as can to your home, or work if you take your equipment. For me I dont think I wouldnt take on anymore then 3 jobs per day after work. If it rains what will you do if you fall behind a day, you will need to make sure you can get caught up customers #1 complaint are LCOs not showing up.
  9. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    roger that
  10. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Don't forget about the Fall when it gets dark much sooner! Be careful not to burn the candle at both ends.

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