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Old 10-19-2011, 07:52 PM
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Wow, talk about setting yourself up for flames.... If you're lazy enough that you think you're going to just sit on Unemployment benefits for a year instead of being out looking for and trying to GET a job again, you'll certainly never make it as a legitimate lawn care business.
Actually I have been looking for jobs for the past few months and theres nothing here thats why i started thinking of a biz to start. Trust me if i could find a job i would take it and not even worry about starting a landscaping biz.

a job with benefits.....hell yeah ill take that right now if someone wanted to give me that.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:54 PM
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You don't really need an edger right off, learn to edge with your trimmer, I can probably edge just as fast with my trimmer as with an edger, it takes some practice though.
Yeah i heard landscapers dont edge to much. From what I heard they edge at the beginning of the year middle and end. And all between they use the weed whacker.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:06 PM
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Yeah i heard landscapers dont edge to much. From what I heard they edge at the beginning of the year middle and end. And all between they use the weed whacker.
I edge my lawns everytime or every other time at the least, it's way faster than letting them get out of hand and have to redevelop a new edge, besides it just looks better.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:10 PM
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Actually I have been looking for jobs for the past few months and theres nothing here thats why i started thinking of a biz to start. Trust me if i could find a job i would take it and not even worry about starting a landscaping biz.

a job with benefits.....hell yeah ill take that right now if someone wanted to give me that.
I don't know what field you're in but, there are jobs out there maybe not exactly what you want but their there, I've seriously thought about going back to a so called "REAL JOB" but I'm enjoying self employment too much right now.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:52 PM
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If lawncare is not your passion I would find something else. All your gonna do is waste money on equiptment, find something less expensive to get into
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:54 PM
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Yeah i heard landscapers dont edge to much. From what I heard they edge at the beginning of the year middle and end. And all between they use the weed whacker.
Uh, what? I edge every week on every property. And don't think you can get a good, clean edge using a trimmer. You can get close, but you won't get straight, crisp lines like you will with an edger, and you definitely won't get a 2 inch dig in the ground at the edge of the sidewalk.

Man, you really don't know anything about this business if you're making statements like edging 3 times a year.

And don't think you can learn the lawn business by reading about it via us talking about it on this forum.

This business is not the same as mowing your grandpappy's yard. This stuff is hard, dirty, frustrating, and tiresome work.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:32 PM
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you can try doing some snow plowing up there for the winter to get a feel for how the customers are going to be and maybe sign them up for a contract for the spring. The best way to learn the biz is to get in there and see what works best for you and go from there.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:43 PM
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I wouldnt step on another persons property unless you can afford some kind of business insurance, even if its the cheapest you can find. If you only have 5-6 accounts, just takes one small accident, one broken window.. dinged car etc and you are down for the count when you are just starting out.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:54 PM
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... Just lost my job few months ago and there is seriously no jobs out there so been thinking of next spring starting a landscaping biz. I have no knowledge and no equipment ...
Sorry about the loss of your job, however, I seriously suggest you not try to establish an LCO !!
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:02 PM
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You may want to work for another lawn care company first before diving in. Its not rocket science but there is a learning curve for some. Then the next step is actually running a business which is rocket science for most...
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