Currently own a lawn sprinkler service business and was considering adding on a lawn maint. side. Am planning on targeting small to medium sized yards and only doing mowing/edging/blowing. On this coast, (west) yards are small, when we say small, less than 1000 sq. feet. Have talked with some local guys who say they can do 12-15 of these yards a day as long as it is only mow and blow. Any suggestions as to crew size, walk behinds or riders, that sort of thing. Remember also that around here there are block walls and skinny gates. I was thinking these numbers: 50 yards a week X 25 per mow=1250 foreman 450 per week w/ all applicable taxes, w.comp helper 325 per week w/all applicable taxes, w.comp various other problems and maintenance 200 per week that is a rough net of: 275 week this does not include any fert apps or trimming, all that on a per time basis. The extras would be the profit right? Is this workable or stupid? I know that another 1100 a month net is no big deal but with the extras, I was thinking it might push it to 2000 per month. Add some accounts, cull the bad ones, is this about right or no? Most companies around here do everything, trimming and all of that on larger more affluent yards and the price is about 50 per week. So my niche would be different. Sorry so long, appreciate any advice!