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How Many Yards

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by justanotherkid, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. justanotherkid

    justanotherkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    How many yards do you think a full time student could be able to get

    Hiring Someone to help is also an option

    I go to highschool and will be co-op have the day so i will be able to start around 11 am. during the week and all day sat. and sun.

    I want as many yards as possible
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    what kind of equipment do you have?

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    I would say around 30 starting out. It all depends on ths size of the mower and the the size of each yard. It has to be a tight route as well.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Come on Guys. this Q is one of those that cant be answered.
  5. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,445

    i agree. everyone is diffrent, it depends on the equipment you have, and on how much help you have ect. i'm not longer in high school but when i was in high school i was mowing 60 lawns a week, a mix of commerical and residential. so it really depends on your set up and your hlep.
  6. BMurray

    BMurray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    60 a week? Wow thats a lot. I am also a high school student and I plan to try and get about 12-15 accounts per week.

  7. justanotherkid

    justanotherkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    i kno that it is different for different yards i just want an estimate so that i dont get over my head

    and my equipment will probley be around a 40" + and ill have a 21" push mower not exactly sure

    The max of help would be 1 person

    Most of my yards will be your average residentual

    My estimate would be around 30 by myself and around 50 with one person
  8. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 439

    every yard is different so thats a hard one to answer. If you're worried about getting in over your head, i'd say start with 10-15 and just add them 1 by 1 until you feel you've reached your limit. You also need to think about summer vacation if you're not graduating this year. what happens if you are doing 50 lawns a week in the summer and then you have to start another school year. I guess that would allow you to just keep the "good" ones though.
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    Good lawns are GOLDEN.
  10. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    how many man hours can you do a day ? when you know that # , then decide how Long with drive time it will take ,, good luck with that.. we all are still trying to get the best time for the $$$

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