I've been offered a new contract from our contractors, its 175 gardens - every 3 weeks the grass is to be cut and strimmed, hedges cut in june & october and a spray at the start. Money wise it isnt great - £7 per garden, in order for me to maintain my standard rate of £350 per day we will need to hammer around 60 gardens per day!!
Money, total per cut is £1225 which is subject to CIS so really £980 per cut to my business.
The set up I was thinking was me and my two other workers. Using the caged transit crewcab for the cuttings and towing a small single axle trailer to carry the two mowers.
The gardens are spread over 3 towns and none are really next to each other, it would be turn up, mow and blow, averaging around 7 gardens per hour including a min or two to drive between them, average size garden is semi detatched size with some terraced houses with access paths round the back.
Has any one got anything similar to this Is 7 per hour do-able? On my domestic runs, I can do 20 gardens per day, standard is high though and we spend around 30 mins per garden with the 3 of us.
Any advice is great :)