how many lawns per day?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by so cal Josh, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. so cal Josh

    so cal Josh LawnSite Member
    from So Cal
    Messages: 8

    I've recently started a landscape biz. I'm curious to know how many (average) properties most guys do in an 8 hour day. I'm talking about residential lawn service of course. I know there are many variables but a ballpark or benchmark is what I'm after really. Thank you for your time!
  2. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Messages: 317

    depends on your equipment and how detail orriented you are. A one man show should be pulling in no less than $400 per day with proper equipment and a full route with RESIDENTIAL customers. $4oo is at min. You hustle hard you can hit 500 per day.
  3. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I can mow about 10 properties in 8 hours and make $300+ working by myself. That includes breaks, travel, etc. I use a 34" Walkbehind, Kawasaki trimmer, and a cheap craftsman blower... although I really should replace the blower. Most of the yards are between 1/6 and 1/4 of an acre, house included.

    I'm sure with better equipment you can make that same money quite a bit faster, but most of my yards have 36" gates so i'll stick with the 34" walkbehind.
  4. garrettlawn

    garrettlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Me and partner hit up 10 the other day in about 4 hours.
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I'm starting to get older now But I used to hit 10 a day.....
  6. Mow It All llc

    Mow It All llc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I do about 14 on Monday 10 on tuesday....those are my average sized lawns, on Wednesday I do an apartment complex, and Thursday I do another complex and a strip mall......Friday I do 10 average to large yards. I do it by myself, and if it rains I have a friend of mine who works to help me catch up. I run a 52" toro Z a 48" Bobcat and a 36" Bobcat.......
  7. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Thats about where Im at 10-12 yrds in 8 hrs... 36" walk-behind...most properties gated and 1/4 or less.
  8. so cal Josh

    so cal Josh LawnSite Member
    from So Cal
    Messages: 8

    Thank you, everyone for your input. I appreciate it!

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