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Freakin g New Guy

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by airdale, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. airdale

    airdale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Hello Folks,

    I started this year after many years in a whole different profession.
    I am in North Georgia where it seems that there are many landscapers about.
    I am going thru the learning pains of doing this full time at 55 yrs old.
    I have a Dodge Ram 1500 gas hog ,6x12 trailer, Exmark Lazer Z 52 " ,
    Stihl trimmer , Stihl Blower , Stihl Edger, Echo SRM 225 weed whip.
    I am getting some business but of course its tough for a one man show, but doing the best that I can.
    I do appreciate the advise that I have read here and thank you all.
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    I did this when I was younger. This is my fourth year back in landscaping.

    I turned 60 this May.

    Best of luck.
  3. airdale

    airdale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

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  4. tks20

    tks20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Welcome to the club! I'm in the same boat as you, got a lot to learn. i'm about 2 hrs NE of you and a couple of years younger, its tough being a one man operation.
  5. BIRCH'S

    BIRCH'S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Good Luck in the business!!!
    I am in the same boat as well. Though a bit younger at 42. But solo operation, first year, from a totally different back ground :)
  6. airdale

    airdale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Well Gentleman I wish us all good fortune.
    Like all here trying to grow my business.
    I just swapped the mulching blades and the metal discharge blocker and it made
    a big difference on how well the lawns look here in Seattle oh I mean here in wet north Georgia.
  7. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,287

    Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.
  8. airdale

    airdale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Thank You ,hopefully more customers will start calling with all this rain we have been having here in Georgia.
  9. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 5,997

    Do real good quality work, treat each yard like it is your only yard, know how to make a pattern to each yard to cut down on time of job, get your prices correct.

    Work speaks for itself we never really advertised in over a decade I am going all out next year, will also be adding in landscaping going to get certified always been strictly lawn care, we have been word of mouth people will stop us on other customers jobs and want us to cut as well we have run a small ad in free weekly paper about it, besides business cards.

    This business is rough work smarter not harder always.

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