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Old 04-11-2013, 08:18 PM
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tips on starting a lawn care business

17 years old just looking for some tips, everyone on here has given great advice from what i have read.....
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:22 PM
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don't let customers walk all over you. they will try. trust me.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:36 PM
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:40 PM
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:26 PM
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Don't believe everything you read on here.

Aint that the truth!



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Old 04-12-2013, 12:30 AM
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Come up with a simple business plan, even if it's just determining what type of clients you'll target, what size properties, etc. and go from there. It makes equipment decisions a lot easier. Good luck!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:15 AM
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I would plan on doing full service,,, all over again...
I think the guys doing just one thing a hundred times a week, better enjoy it becuz for me it became more tedious than factory work... not only that,,, but what do mowers do during the heat of Summer other than kill the grass and stir up dust storms???
What do applicators do during the heat of Summer other than burn out the grass and call it fungal disease???

During the heat of Summer I take a break from several lawns and am able to continue making a living, in the landscape and garden beds... I'm not forced into the decision between a payday and stressing an already heat stressed turf...
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:38 AM
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Do the best you can on each job...word of mouth is the best way to expand and grow your customer base
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:40 AM
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keep asking alot of questions and study up on things as much as you can.Good luck!
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:26 AM
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and once you become a lawyer, you will want to cut grass
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