Is it to late?????

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sprks1979, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. sprks1979

    sprks1979 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    is it to late in the season to start trying to get accounts? i have the equipment now and was just curious if it is a lost cause this season?
     
  2. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    it's never too late. it's probably starting to get hot where you are at and people will realize they don't want to do the work themselves. send out as many flyers as you can! i didn't start until mid july last year...ended up with 11 customers before the year was done.

    good luck!
     
  3. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    many people already have the lawncare taken care of many do not..... many will not like there current lco and look for a new one when they dont show up or do bad work.....
    get out there and sell
     
  4. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    You can still get a few, but warning you will end up biding on propertys that have alot of trim work or bumpy with a lot of hills. Most of what the other contractors bid high on are left over and owners are scrambling to get someone for their first cut.
    Make sure you bid for your time spent at the property. Just look at one lastnight 2 acers with a pool, long fences and not one section of flat ground.
    So i said to the owner how long did it take the last contactor to do it? He said about two hours the first time and after they get a system down about a hour and 15 mins.. I was thinking more like two men two hours after we get a system down. Man there was alot of trim work plus if we had a rain i counldn't cut some of the property due hills and wet lands. Just seems to be a head ache waiting to pop up. So i will over bid this one to what i think it is worth and move on.
    Don't under bid your self, you time is not free....
     
  5. A1A Lawn Care

    A1A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    well said, im even going to take that advice
     
  6. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    When we first started we didn't even start until the end of April. We ended up with a good amount of accounts. Granted they were all over the place and we did a ton of advertising. I would say no that it is not to late to start.
     
  7. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    It's never to late.... It's never to early.

    So if you start mid summer are you getting a jump on the next year or starting late? Kinda like asking if the glass is half full / empty. It's both.

    Best of luck this year.
    All_Clear
     
  8. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    its not to late im going to give my dad money and say put our company in the paper since he is not doing it hinself.:hammerhead: :angry: :realmad:
     

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