starting lawn maintance?


LawnSite Fanatic
Memphis, TN
Another loaded question.

All depends on your equipment, size of lawn, how good you are with your equipment, speed, how much drive time, etc.

Only you can answer that question. I have a mix of large and small. Some that are considered zero lot and some that are 2 acres +. I am getting rid of all my zero lot sizes, they don't pay high enough and the time spent with smaller equip means to much sacrifice. I can do most average subdivision lawns in the time it takes for a zero lot. When I can use my lazar verses a 21".

You are the only one that will be able to figure that out, start finding work and you will know when you are getting to busy. If you give good quality and service, you will find that you will fill up fast.


LawnSite Silver Member
Originally posted by kutnkru
Most contractors in our area have both a 48wb and 36wb on their trailers for a 2 man crew, two trimmers, a bp and hand-held blower.

The average contractor seems to cut 3-4 lawns per block minimizing the number of stops required to complete the route. Most of my friends in the business cut 20-25 accounts per day. With not more than 5 minutes between drops.

We cut commercial accounts Sunday thru Tuesday and residentials Wednesday thru Friday.

Hope this helps.


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the one thing u dont want to do, which i myself did, is take on more than u can handle. i started with a 21in. mower, and took on anywork anyone would give me= big mistake, result was alot of unhappy customers, and a real beat up lawnguy. get the best equipment u can, take on only the amount of work that u can handle, and do quality work!as u become more familiar with the business, u will find the best and easiest way to work, u will get it done faster, and can add clients. keeping customers is very important, i dont have even one customer from that first year. good luck...BOBBY