Originally Posted by Kelly's Landscaping
8 whole months is extremely light in the experience dept. 5 years including time in a foreman position would be a much stronger resume. But its your life and you will inadvertently walk into some very expensive mistakes from lack of experience.
The size mower for this state sounds fine a 60 would likely be the better choice. As far as gated lawns go you won't be able to do them at first with out a smaller mower. But a main mower is a far more important tool here than what I would call a secondary mower. We run a 52 with a 36 and a 60 with a 44 but if we had to be down a mower we would always pick a small one. They just can't cover the ground the big ones can. You could do the gated yards with a 21 but your soon see it is less than practical when your use to a 60. Bottom line is you have the ability to pick and choose who you work for and many guys in this are pass on the gated bs. The advantages for doing the gated lawns is few landscapers here compete for it so they are easier to score.
Thanks. In those 8 months I actually have done a lot and learned quite a few different aspects of the job, the best part is the networking I have begun with fellow LCO's in my area all in which are friends. I ran a few job sites, operated skid steers, dump trucks, mowers and a few other things.
I learn well by doing, hopefully by doing won't mean an expensive screw up. I will start with a 52, then purchase a 36 walk behind to do gated areas. I would love to be in a foreman position, it's not financially nor career orientated if I drop a full time career with a town entity to become a foreman for a lawn company.