I'm sure I'm not the only one who wonders how to make more money in the lawn care business. Please keep in mind getting the lawns to service isn't the issue here. I do residential properties and if its under 1/2 acre I charge $30 per lawn and I only offer weekly service. I know I could charge more but $30 is right in the going rate for my area from what I can find out and seems pretty fair. I already am about maxed out on the amount of lawns I can do a day solo which is around 10-12 a day. Of course taking on more lawns per day can increase the bottom dollar but how can I fit more lawns in a day without running another truck with equipment? -Work faster on each lawn? -Tighter route? -Have a helper? (I've had a helper before and it really didn't speed me up as much as I thought it would and they usually finished edging/trimming/blowing way before I was done mowing). -Any other suggestions? Besides the obvious getting more lawns done in a day I understand up selling other services to current clients is another way to increase overall profit. Ways of doing this would be (weed control-must have pesticide license, fertilizer/lime applications, hedge trimming two times of the year or so, aeration/overseeding in the fall, leaf removals). My issue is now I hardly have time while I'm at each property to do any extra services because I'm trying to get in and out as fast as possible as it is and if I took the time to trim hedges I wouldn't have enough time to get all the lawns per day done. Even with the up selling services its not going to yield a lot of extra income over the basic mowing service. The off season is also another killer. This year leaf removals may be out of the question for me because of the lack of help and a place to cheaply dispose of the leaves/debris and I'm not sure I want to buy another leaf loader and buy a dump trailer to use. I figure I could spend $3000 on a leaf loader and about $5000 on a dump trailer and I doubt I'd be able to make that back within one leaf season. Plus I already know a walk behind blower would be a HUGE help to speed things up but not having a cheap place to dump the leaves is a killer but there's STILL an off season. Now expanding and running multiple crews is of course a way to maximize profit but it takes money and time to build up enough clients to make this work and from what some people tell me its almost more of a headache than its worth. If any of you have any input or advice please reply. I'm not out to make millions but just expand my horizons a bit on how much I can make if I do things differently.