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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Oscapes, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    I know I already posted this in the other forum, but I want some insight from you all as well.

    My goal is to make about $1000 per week working 20 hours a week. That's $50/hr. I am offering mowing, mulching, planting, retaining walls, aerating, and detatching.

    The most difficult part is incorporating all of these services a week and working a steady 20 hours per week making $50/hr.

    I'm racking my brain trying to figure out how many mowing accounts I need and how many of this or that I need.

    Any advice, maybe I am going about this all wrong. Is there an easier way?

    Obviously, I will make more doing the landscaping portion opposed to just lawncare.
  2. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Better plan to work more hours thah that..................
  3. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    So if I can only work 20 hours per week, should I offer less services? I am just trying to get business.
  4. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Youd have to average 3 lawns an hour at $20 a lawn but if you were to cut 28 $35 lawns at 2 every 1 1/2 hrs to make 1 grand
  5. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Yes you should focus on 1 area not 7 because if you specialize in something and do a great job at it youll recieve more accounts
  6. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    That would be the goal. It depends on how you look at.

    20/ $50

    25/ $40

    34/ $30

    40/ $25

    I honest think that there are too many lawn mowing companies out there and not as many landscaping companys. Plus, the landscaping and hardscaping makes more money.
  7. betterlawn

    betterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 426

    Bingo. That's because landscaping and hardscaping actually take skill. There is a reason 12 year olds are mowing lawns for $10. Its because they can do a pretty good job at it. A poorly mowed lawn might be ugly, but a poorly laid retainer wall can cost big $ in necessary repair, damage, drainage issues, etc.
  8. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    So do you think it would be a good idea getting a landscaping degree?
  9. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Theres always enough work out there for everyone, especially if your doing really nice work.

    It will be much harder to get into full out landscaping work since theres alot more cost for all the different equipment. I personally hate doing landscaping, too much bs for me especially being solo now.

    I average 50 an hour mowing right now with drive time to accounts (this is gross no expenses figured). If you have a tight route and price the jobs right you can do very well with mowing. I prefer the 35-40 dollar accounts, I do have a few that are 60-90 dollar accounts though so that helps, less drive time.
  10. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    You cant make $1000 a week working 20hours, and offering all those different services.

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