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Lawn Surface Area in the United States

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by screensnot, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. screensnot

    screensnot LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 86

  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    That's pretty cool! Kinda funny, when you mow for a living it feels like a LOT more of the US is covered with turf than it really is.
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Cool chart. Interesting.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Interesting...NY (Long Island), CT, NJ and MD) seem to be the highest density. Florida and southern CA big too but considering their size, not so much. Neat map.
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Seems like a lot more than that!
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    At times. I am thinking its more like manicured turf they are trying to illustrate.
  7. Fairway Land & Lawn

    Fairway Land & Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I need to move!!!!:cry:
  8. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,962

    A whole new perspective.

    I guess the old "don't mind the lowballers, there is plenty of grass for everybody to cut" mentality will need some readjustment, don't you think?

    This should become a sticky to show everyone that we are dealing with a limited market, in particular when you consider a high percentage of those lawns owners cannot/will not pay $100-$200 per month for maintenance.
  9. Surf'n'Turf

    Surf'n'Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Levittown, Long Island...the origin of the manicured home lawn as we know it.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    exactly right Pat

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