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lawn mowing days per year

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by slippednfell, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. slippednfell

    slippednfell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I realize that asking this question is like asking how much a car costs (given the number of variables involved). But does anyone have a guesstimate of the number of mowing days per year that LCOs in the midwest might have? I live in the Kansas City area, and I'm trying to project revenues based on such assumptions as price, number of clients, and yes, number of mowings. It's tough trying to project revenues when I don't really know how many days per year I'll be working. Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. bballcoach26

    bballcoach26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I live in michigan and we usually have 26-28 weeks of cutting so i base my projections on 26 weeks to stay safe in assuming
     
  3. slippednfell

    slippednfell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Thanks for the help, coach. Just to clarify one point, when you use 26-28 weeks of cutting for your projections, do you assume 5 cutting days per week (or about 130-140 cutting days per year)?
     
  4. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    In Missouri you should get at least 32 cuts per year.

    I don't base an estimate on weekly mowing, I base it on number of mowings a year.
     
  5. Premium Services

    Premium Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Baton Rouge, LA 33 cuts a year 165 days
     
  6. ollie212@tds.net

    ollie212@tds.net LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    illinois we get 26 cuts per year average some years less some years more .. but we use 26 as our number
     
  7. nickslawn

    nickslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    In Tennennesse i plan on 30 but get 32-35 mowing weeks per year.
     
  8. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    26 - 32 here. I base my budget on 26
     
  9. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I should have said I used to base my budget on 26. ...I no longer mow
     

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