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How much land is enough?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mike'sLawnCare, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. Mike'sLawnCare

    Mike'sLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    How much land should a lawn care company buy? If that company is doing mainly mowing and just needs a place that they can store the equiptment. I have an opportunity to buy about 10 acres at a very reasonable price.

    Do I really need this much? I may eventually expand and do more landscaping but as of right now 90% of my work is mowing. My thought is always buy more than you need and you can always sell it down the road for more. On a side note I could pay for 85% of this purchase with cash. So money is not the issue. Thanks for your opinions!

    Mike's Lawn Care, LLC
  2. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    they aint makin no more land. buy it if you can. it will always go up in value ( unless it is next to a dump site)
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    I'd buy the whole 10 acres if it was me, simply cause you may need it down the road. Also, you said that money isn't the issue and you could always sell some of it. I know i could probably find use for most of the 10 acres. :)
  4. Mike'sLawnCare

    Mike'sLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for your replies! I am probably going to look at it with my grandpa. He is a Realtor/land developer. Anyone else have any input?
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    more land is always better. up to 5 crews should fit on 1/2 acre if there are no buildings other than the workshop.
  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    Buy it all if you dont use it all you do something with it that could make you money. Mini storages, shop rental, tree farm, or anything that could generate income.
  7. scrib

    scrib LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Buy It!
    You can always sell some off in the future, but you won't once you have it you will never want anything less than. I have 5 acres and it is not enough. Once you have a house and a large yard and a pole barn you won't have much left.
    Just my 2 cents
  8. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I say go for it too!!
  9. NCLawnMedic

    NCLawnMedic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Build ya a house, huge shop, lake, burn pit or what ever.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I say around 4-10 acres should be good. Unless you plan on expanding in something larger down the road

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