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Old 11-26-2013, 07:09 PM
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2nd Year NY to NC Relocation

Hello again people


Thanks for all of your support in my first year in business,you all helped immensely..


My wife is taking a Job in NC, and i will have to move my NY based Lawn care service down to North Carolina.


Pretty scary stuff,considering i just started my business,and since i have never lived in the south.


Were moving mid December and will be moving all my equipment down there.

My first year,this year, i was able to get close to 50 customers,which was ok.



I was just hoping for some advice. When the season starts,how it goes there, etc etc...



Thanks
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:13 PM
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what part of NY are you from? Where are you going to in NC?
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:16 PM
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Im from Upstate NY and i am moving to southern NC
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:56 PM
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The work only slows for Jan & Feb. If you are doing pre emergent apps only Jan is slow. Start advertizing as soon as you get here. Some years the mowing starts in March.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:59 PM
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Snow removal work will be almost non-existent. One winter we may get 3-4 light snow storms or ice. The next year we won't see a single flake.

We work lawn maintenance year-round.

Tall-fescue gets fertilized from September to late-spring.

Learn about maintaining warm-season turf. Lots of bermudagrass; especially in the southern part of the state.

http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:19 PM
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Do some research on centipede grass, there's a lot of it down here. Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:27 PM
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Southern NC? Do you mean the Wilmington area, in the eastern part of the state? Or the Charlotte area, in the middle of the state? There's a big difference, climate wise. Your location is important, there is a mix of different grass's in this state.

Coming from upstate NY your going to notice that the cost of living is a lot lower here, but so are wage's. If you are moving to the eastern part of the state the humidity in the summer is going to be brutal at first.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:56 PM
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I have a good friend who was born and raised around Syracuse, he moved to the Charlotte area about 5 years ago and the biggest thing he noticed was how "laid back" and "friendly" them southerners are! haha.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:15 PM
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Where in Upstate NY are you located? I'm in the Albany area myself.
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