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Old 06-16-2008, 03:09 AM
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hello all wanted to introduce myself. just moved here from ohio and am thinking about getting back into lawncare. I had a business back in Ohio with about 30 customers for a few years. Sold it to my buddy when I had the chance to move here. I will be 21 in a couple months fyi.

had a couple questions. From what I gather so far it seems like the cutting is bi-weekly in the dry season (nov-apr?) and weekly in the wet season (may-oct?). is this correct? with all the rain this past week, is there ever a time where you have to cut more than once a week? Still trying to get adjusted to the type of grass down here.

I also can buy back my old mower for relatively cheap. It is a Ferris I4500 with a 28 hp diesel and a 61" deck. I know there are a lot of small yards down here and didnt know if this was overkill or not? I would in the Brandon, Valrico, Bloomingdale area.

I also saw a large discrepency in the pricing. Someone says 60/mo whereas another guy says 120/mo. Thats a pretty big difference.

Like I said before, I had a business before so I know about the ins and outs of mowing, Im just looking for some things to help me better understand the Florida aspect of it.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-16-2008, 09:01 AM
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Hey, does anybody do any accounts in Wesley Chapel? It's quite a hike up there huh?
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:09 AM
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mulchman,i don't have any accounts up in that area but if its something you need done,i can get it done for you
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:14 AM
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westsweeper,welcome to the area.yes the pricing does vary in this area.alot of properties in that area are in subdivisions and they are really small.some yards the 61 may not even fit .but if you have questios just pm me and i will help you the best i can
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:48 AM
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I just had a couple nibbles from up there and I don't know much about that area....
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:10 AM
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me neither but i know it is right on the border of Hillsborough & Pasco counties
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:43 AM
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well i guess you cant pm until you have 25 posts, so I guess I need to start posting up.

looks like i will have a 36" walk behind on the way as well. Found one for a good price, so I think that it will be good for the small back yards.

Been driving around lately and just trying to see what the yards are like and just get a better feel for the area. Another question I had was how is the competition down here? Is everyone and their brother in the grass cutting business?
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:15 PM
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there is alot of competion but you have to stand out with your work!
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:00 PM
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For those who do good work, there is plenty of work out there.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:08 PM
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i have to amen you on that one sweetz
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