ideal place for mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AielLandscaping, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    my wife and i are always talking about moving because the price of housing in california is outrageous.. so what is the ideal place for mowing?

    we want to live somewhere, where there is none or very little snow (prefer to have year round lawn care), relatively flat terrain, and average lawn size 1/2 acre or less
     
  2. Toatlandscape

    Toatlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    It sounds as if Florida may be just what you are looking for. Most of the state is flat. Hardly get freezes any more. Maybe 5-7 days of frost per season. Lots of tight subdivisions with new ones going in every month none with lots of more than 1 acre most 1/8 af an acre. Great place to live IMHO
     
  3. mower BILL

    mower BILL LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 14

    I WOULD LOVE TO MOW ETC,NORTHERN CA.
     
  4. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 302

    mowing here is great but its the price of housing that is unreal...you can't even find a 1 bed 1 bath in a semi decent neighborhood for even close to $100,000
     
  5. Smartgene

    Smartgene LawnSite Member
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    I've thought of moving to Cally, but the cost of living (housing in particular) ruled it out for me. I used to dream of living in a place like Florida because I'm a summer person. However, now that I work outdoors 60 hours per week, Florida's extreme UV rays scare the hell out of me. How do you FLA guys deal with it?
     
  6. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Move on down, everone else has! The booming growth has caused problems. Because Florida is a low tax state many services suffer. This includes roads and schools not to mention water shortages. But inspite of it all it is a great place to live.
    The lawn business is great too. Lots of wanna bee's each year but from now thru Sept most just fade under the heat. Makes a great time of year to pick up new accounts.
     
  7. ADMowing

    ADMowing LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 175

    Hey Smartgene -- we use LOTS of sunscreen, jump in the pool when we get home and sit back in the AC the rest of the evenings (weekends).

    Equipguy - you are SO right! Florida is a nice place to be (and to work as an LCO). We have seen an ENORMOUS amount of newbies out there this year. It seems that everyone who gets laid off decides they want to do lawns. But, like my husband says, everyone has to feed their families.

    We have loyal customers and we've picked up some new ones this year once the rain started. It is a hard business. We mow every other week in the winter months (when it needs to be mowed). So this is our vacation time.

    A lot of newbies are dropping off now 'cause the grass is real thick and the borrowed or used equipment many have purchased is just not "cutting" it. We've got the pro stuff and we cut the grass like butter! OOOOhhhh Yeah!!!!

    Down here, quality counts greatly! So, if you like the sun and you like flat land, Florida is the place to be!
    :)

    A & D (Debbie)
     
  8. Smartgene

    Smartgene LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Hey Deb,

    I'll have to give Fla some real consideration. Certainly there is a part of my that longs for that warm weather. My kids are going to be playing tennis too and Florida is a major spot for the sport. I'm thinking Orlando or Fort Myers. Any thoughts on particular FLA locales?
     
  9. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Aeil--- How about the mountains of NC. Nice large hilly yards, average snowfall of 90 inches/year, cold and windy in the winter. You'll love it!!!!!!

    LAWNS AND MOWER
     
  10. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 302

    that sure sounds awfully tempting, but i'm kinda partial to triple digit summers that last 9 months, and i've never even seen snow without driving for hours to get to it...
     

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