Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JMiller08, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. JMiller08

    JMiller08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    1 push mower
    1 weed whacker
    1 blower
    1 truck
    a community of houses ranging anywhere from 100k to 400k

    Have a night job all ready.

    What do you guys think can i get into the biz somewhat this year and fully kick into high gear next season?
     
  2. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    If you bust your ass there is no reason you can't earn enough for a good rider or high end walk behind, while building a name for yourself. Just make sure your work stands out over the next guy's.
     
  3. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    add an edger and you're good to go. Well, at least to get started.
     
  4. MOWEMJEFF

    MOWEMJEFF LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Why not? Maybe look for a 36" w/b and target houses under 1/4 acre. The positive thing about this setup is that you'll have virtually no overhead. Thats pretty much how I started and it allowed me to turn a decent profit and not be up to my eyeballs in debt.
     
  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,369

    You could probably do it, however, you might consider getting a used 36' WB !!
     
  6. D & J Lawn Care

    D & J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    yes you can do it you'll probally find that old guy who had his lawn torn up by somebody who didn't operate their mower right and he'll perfer you use the small mower I had a couple like that when i started. i'm pretty sure almost everybody on this site started with the same or less i had the same but no blower i bought a 24in push broom at home depot then bought a refurbished hand craftsman blower . so yeah do it man and i tell you i wish i found this site when i started it would have saved me lots of money on equipment choices
     
  7. J.A.G LAWNCARE

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    its all about word of mouth my brother , go get one yard do a great job be nice a do as they tell you .They have a freind they play cards with that will need work , they have a friend that they play golf with see the picture it is all about good job and being a good worker..
     
  8. Ford2000

    Ford2000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Just take the work,never say no and do whatever it takes to make it happen.

    That's cool:cool2:Good for you.
     
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    You'll be working your but off with a 21" but you gotta start somewhere.
     
  10. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    It most certainly can be done. The question is, "Can you do it?"
     

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