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Old 10-02-2012, 06:02 PM
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Hello from Upstate NY

Hey guys I am new to the lawncare business this year and I am hoping to turn it into something for my family. This year with no advertising I was only able to get 7 lawns but that was a good start I figured especially considering I have a newborn at home and still work my full time job. but next year im gonna do some advertising and try to grow alittle each year until I can do it full time. My mower this year is nothing special I have a 1993 John Deere F510 38", a bolens 21" push mower, Poulans and Troy built straight shaft trimmers and a homelite blower. I know its not much but again this was my first year and I didn't want to spend much in case I didn't do well. but I found myself loving it more and more as I did the work and couldn't wait to get on the mower. Looking forward to ALL the knowledge of the business on the site. thanks
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:47 PM
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:25 PM
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Hey guys I am new to the lawncare business this year and I am hoping to turn it into something for my family. This year with no advertising I was only able to get 7 lawns but that was a good start I figured especially considering I have a newborn at home and still work my full time job. but next year im gonna do some advertising and try to grow alittle each year until I can do it full time. My mower this year is nothing special I have a 1993 John Deere F510 38", a bolens 21" push mower, Poulans and Troy built straight shaft trimmers and a homelite blower. I know its not much but again this was my first year and I didn't want to spend much in case I didn't do well. but I found myself loving it more and more as I did the work and couldn't wait to get on the mower. Looking forward to ALL the knowledge of the business on the site. thanks
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:18 AM
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Hello from Upstate NY

Thanks! I def appreciate the input, yea I'm gonna try and save up little at a time for a bigger mower maybe by middle of next season! This year my little John Deere worked out great but I'm hoping to add a few more lawns next year and hopefully a few bigger ones were I can justify buying a bigger mower!
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