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Residential mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BLC1, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 718

    Do any of you guys focus more on residentials and make good money on that. I know everybody likes to start in residential and move to commercial and more landscaping. I would like to know if you can go out and make good money on residentials with a tight route and offering full service.
  2. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    from what i gather, most people do mostly residential but i dont know what they make.

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    Yes you can! Set a price structure and do not let people dictate your pricing to you. Get people who understand your value and will pay accordingly.
  4. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 718

    Do you need the customers that want full service so you can completely take care of their property. I think this would benefit you as well because you wouldn't have to worry about anything looking bad on the property. It would show as a nice big ad for your company.
  5. Reassurance Property

    Reassurance Property LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    get as many services as you can per client!!!!
  6. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Yes, there is good money in residentials, not too mention great customer loyalty if you do a good job. Tight route is very important, my typical lawn is $35 for 30 minutes, if you have a good close route of those all day long, you are doing pretty good.
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737


    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    You need any customer you can get. The ones that you can sell other services to are just icing. Your work and word of mouth plus a little advertising will build you a solid business....just take care of people how you would want to be taken care of and the rest will happen.IMHO...Good luck this year.
  9. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    We are geared for bigger properties. (One acre minimum-our biggest is 22 acres) Therefore I have a $45 minimum which pretty much weeds out the postage stamps. The way I am set up I generate $100 - $150 per hr. with my mower, and my wife generates $60 - $100 per hr. with her machine. There is no way I could do that with residentials.
  10. nemow

    nemow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I like your prices and theory. I am the same way. I was bashed the other day for saying the same thing. You average $60 per hour. $35 per about 30 minutes, even with a tight route say anything where you have to put the mowers back on the trailer you figure five ten minutes to the next property by the time gates go up drive gates down mow. I make plenty of money doing pretty much the same thing. I average two lawns per hour through out my entire route. This year I would like to up it to three.

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