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Old 11-17-2011, 11:00 PM
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Im 13 years old. Here is my work thread. Yes this is MY work.

Click on the link or you might have to copy and paste it----http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlandscaping5?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/qhddvVMmdXs
I have been cutting grass since i was 10 or 11. Finally decided that this is what i want to do this and step my game up. Got more on the landscaping side this year.Bought some new machines. They have all been bought by me and i currently do not owe anything on them.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:42 PM
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Click on the link or you might have to copy and paste it----http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlandscaping5?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/qhddvVMmdXs
I have been cutting grass since i was 10 or 11. Finally decided that this is what i want to do this and step my game up. Got more on the landscaping side this year.Bought some new machines. They have all been bought by me and i currently do not owe anything on them.
not bad, if i can make a suggestion on a few of your lawn stipe pics you can see alot of clumps, you might want to think about double cutting or bagging... otherwise looks great!
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:13 AM
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not bad, if i can make a suggestion on a few of your lawn stipe pics you can see alot of clumps, you might want to think about double cutting or bagging... otherwise looks great!
I told the customer about it. I come about every 17 days on this account its 5 acres with a pool and a ton of hills. I suggested for an extra 20 dollars i would bag the whole property but he is very picky and always says no. Always wants just the basic stuff done. Yet again this is his second house and he is never around.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:16 AM
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I told the customer about it. I come about every 17 days on this account its 5 acres with a pool and a ton of hills. I suggested for an extra 20 dollars i would bag the whole property but he is very picky and always says no. Always wants just the basic stuff done. Yet again this is his second house and he is never around.
Idk what the going rate is there or your rate, but 20 bucks to bag five acres is crazy cheap, especially with a small bagged for the exmark
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:24 AM
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Idk what the going rate is there or your rate, but 20 bucks to bag five acres is crazy cheap, especially with a small bagged for the exmark
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I underbidded it in the early spring. Tell me what you think you would charge. 2 guys. 5 acres. 1 pool area. 20 minutes of trimming. 20 minutes of blowing and around 2 acres of bagging with the exmark. Where would you be?
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:27 AM
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I underbidded it in the early spring. Tell me what you think you would charge. 2 guys. 5 acres. 1 pool area. 20 minutes of trimming. 20 minutes of blowing and around 2 acres of bagging with the exmark. Where would you be?
I need a little more info. I dot really care about each task so much for this, rather how long it takes you two guys from start to finish and what equipment you have. I will tell you where I would be qt with my numbers but idk your costs, market, or desired margin so keep that in mind
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:29 PM
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I underbidded it in the early spring. Tell me what you think you would charge. 2 guys. 5 acres. 1 pool area. 20 minutes of trimming. 20 minutes of blowing and around 2 acres of bagging with the exmark. Where would you be?
How many hrs does it take you? Here you really cannot make it on anything less than 60/a hr for 2 guys...plan on charging EVERYONE that next year. That probably would run about 150-200 depending on how its laid out for us.
OH....DON'T call the guy your "employee" until you really are paying him as an employee...i.e. FICA unemployment etc. Payroll is fun BTW. And all the other assorted paperwork associated with running a business. I called my guy(s) "helper(s)" until I got payroll going. But if you are ambitious I think you can handle all of it.
Have fun...get legal..make money...don't lowball...charge a good rate regardless of your age...oh and then have some more fun! And another thing...don't grow up too fast. I mean still be a kid somedays. Somedays I wish I could go back to 13 and start a lot of things over. But its part of life. Good luck!
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:52 PM
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I underbidded it in the early spring. Tell me what you think you would charge. 2 guys. 5 acres. 1 pool area. 20 minutes of trimming. 20 minutes of blowing and around 2 acres of bagging with the exmark. Where would you be?
Hundred fifty bucks... Atleast.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:07 PM
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Idk what the going rate is there or your rate, but 20 bucks to bag five acres is crazy cheap, especially with a small bagged for the exmark
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It was 20 extra dollars for bagging which is dirt cheap and It's not worth the effort to bag 5 acres of turf.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:49 PM
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It was 20 extra dollars for bagging which is dirt cheap and It's not worth the effort to bag 5 acres of turf.
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I dont bag it all. I only bag 2 acres whenever he wants it bagged.
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