@RickB , as per your post:
- "...130 lot turn around park...$2,000/mo for lawn mowing in the summer..."
My Husband and I own the following Turn Around Mobile Home Park:
- Acreage: 11.9 Acres - (back, left portion is wooded...no mowing grass required)
- Total Lots: 65 Lots
- Filled Lots: 34 Lots
- Vacant Lots: 31 Lots
First of all Congratulations on your new Mobile Home Park! How exciting!
Secondly, the Previous Owners are overpaying for Lawn Mowing.
We pay the following for Lawn Mowing and Trimming/Edging:
- $500 Per Month (2 Times @ $250)
Since our MHP is half the size of your new MHP, you should probably be paying around $1,000 per month.
First off I would get a new Lawn Mowing Company.
At first our MHP was so 'scary' that it took us a while to find a Lawn Mowing Company. I remember one Company that would not drive past our green space and then quickly turned around and left....never to be seen or heard from again .
In addition there were several Lawn Mowing Companies that had no idea how to price mowing a Mobile Home Park (with lots of Vacant Lots). One told us that they could do it for the low, low price of like $2,000 PER MOW...yah...I would like that gig also .
For me...it was/is a simple concept.
The grass is high and I want you to make it low. High to low...not brain surgery.
Secondly, I would buy an Industrial Size of Round-up and spray around all your utilities. You do NOT want them hitting your utilities.
I would not recommend the plastic/gravel option. You might have to dig up your utilities to service or repair them. You do NOT want to have to be digging through plastic and gravel (or even worse...paying a professional plumber to dig through plastic or gravel...our plumbers do not like to dig...they charge big bucks for digging).
We wish you the very best!