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Old 09-13-2013, 09:16 PM
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Warner Landscaping - Equipment and Work Pics

Hey guys...just starting out part timing for now and hoping for it to grow to full time in a few years. Right now it's just mainly friends and family jobs with a few residentials here and there.

The next business plans is LLC, insurance, better business cards, magnetic truck signs and some flyers or postcards to send out before the 2014 season starts. Any tips on when to start advertising for the spring season?

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1. 88 Ranger, daily driver and work truck
Stock, tool box, 50k engine
2. All the equipment loaded up
Have to leave the tailgate down
3. '00 Metro 36 Belt drive with single wheel velky
Purchased from homeowner, engine has been replaced, new straight blades
4. Echo SRM-230 - Purchased brand new
Mounted on custom made weedeater rack
5. Husky 150BT
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:20 PM
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Work Pics

1. Nicest yard I mow, friends dads house
2. Friends side yard...mostly weeds but it stripes pretty well
3. Grandmothers back bed...plants and mulch were installed three years ago but she hurt her hand so this is what it looked like when I started
4. After a half day of work, three scoops of mulch, and lots of round up. Night and Day!!
5. Driveway/parking spaces I put in for another friend. Burned the grass down, roundup, gravel and another coat of round up
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:24 PM
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And Finally Some Hillside Work

1. At my parents house. Before
2. After
3. This one was for a customer. Husband was trying to mow or weedeat and kept slipping.
4. Mulch, blue star junipers, and 4x4s as the small wall on the bottom. Customer was delighted with the work!
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:24 PM
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Welcome to the business! how old are you if you dont mind me asking? and just for future reference, those bluestars are a little pricey and dont spread. The money could have been spent on better plants with more variety, BUT nice work anyways

also, take a piece of string and use it to set the plants, it will help you keep everything evenly spaced
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:25 PM
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I'm of the wise old age of 22
I've been working full time for a local landscaping company for about a year and a half and have learned a lot!
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:11 PM
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hey man, im 24 and started full time 4 years ago. Im doing $20,000 installs and have over 100 accounts now, stick with it and give it your all. the first year sucks but it pays off if you put your heart into it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:32 PM
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Ya....right now everyone I ask about work already has someone lined up. Did you have better sucess going door to door or with flyers/postcards?
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:22 AM
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Door to door, door hangers, flyer and postcards, facebook, craigslist. You probably won't find anyone willing to sign a contract until you are more established. Also start getting ready for aeration and leaf clean up. People will remember you next year when the grass starts to grow.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:23 PM
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