The only reason I cut grass.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ConPro, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. ConPro

    ConPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I cut over 200 lawns a week. The only reason I cut them is to get their side work. Mulch, fertilizer, plantings, cleanups. These are the only jobs that make good money. Mulch, wheel barrow, shovel, charge $85 a yard. Grass, you got gas, then insurance, then equiptment maintenance, then low ballers, then etc. If you want to make good money, do the extras.
  2. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    200 lawns is a lot of lawns. how many crews and mowers do you run? I do agree that the extras bring in a big part of the money. my fall/spring cleanup is where i make it big.
  3. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Damn,200 lawns,you couldn't pay me to cut that many lawns! :D
  4. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    I'd love to know how big these properties are. Do you have any commercial contracts?
  5. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

  6. hoffmanlandscaping

    hoffmanlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I agree with you 100%. I started in mowing just to get my name out their and the quality work I do plus it helped to pay for a mower to mow my own yard. But my main goal is to build up enough of a clientel and do mainly all landscaping. You have to start somewhere.
  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I mow 60 lawns a week just for the landscaping also. Over the years I have aquired 60 accounts that are so full service it keeps 3 people busy 50-60 hours a week. If it were up to me I wouldnt do any mowing at all.....too much expense and headache for the money!
  8. fastrunner

    fastrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    if you are mowing over 200 lawns a week i think you would realize that you dont have any time for those side jobs... nice try though.
  9. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    How do you know he doesn't have 3 or more crews working these lawns. 4 two man crews can knock out those yards in a few days. If they are under 12,000 sq ft. or some larger properties mixed in with a bunch of smaller properties.

    So 3 days cutting and 2 or 3 days doing other jobs. What's so unbelievable?
  10. patsfan

    patsfan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    it s a cemetery right mulch flowers sod

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