Jobless to Lawn Business??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by moneyclass, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. moneyclass

    moneyclass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Actually I have been looking for jobs for the past few months and theres nothing here thats why i started thinking of a biz to start. Trust me if i could find a job i would take it and not even worry about starting a landscaping biz.

    a job with benefits.....hell yeah ill take that right now if someone wanted to give me that.
     
  2. moneyclass

    moneyclass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Yeah i heard landscapers dont edge to much. From what I heard they edge at the beginning of the year middle and end. And all between they use the weed whacker.
     
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I edge my lawns everytime or every other time at the least, it's way faster than letting them get out of hand and have to redevelop a new edge, besides it just looks better.
     
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I don't know what field you're in but, there are jobs out there maybe not exactly what you want but their there, I've seriously thought about going back to a so called "REAL JOB" but I'm enjoying self employment too much right now.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,749

    If lawncare is not your passion I would find something else. All your gonna do is waste money on equiptment, find something less expensive to get into
     
  6. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 752

    Uh, what? I edge every week on every property. And don't think you can get a good, clean edge using a trimmer. You can get close, but you won't get straight, crisp lines like you will with an edger, and you definitely won't get a 2 inch dig in the ground at the edge of the sidewalk.

    Man, you really don't know anything about this business if you're making statements like edging 3 times a year.

    And don't think you can learn the lawn business by reading about it via us talking about it on this forum.

    This business is not the same as mowing your grandpappy's yard. This stuff is hard, dirty, frustrating, and tiresome work.
     
  7. Georgia Lawn

    Georgia Lawn LawnSite Member
    Male, from Ga
    Posts: 98

    Moneyclass
    you can try doing some snow plowing up there for the winter to get a feel for how the customers are going to be and maybe sign them up for a contract for the spring. The best way to learn the biz is to get in there and see what works best for you and go from there.
     
  8. stickleylawncare

    stickleylawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    I wouldnt step on another persons property unless you can afford some kind of business insurance, even if its the cheapest you can find. If you only have 5-6 accounts, just takes one small accident, one broken window.. dinged car etc and you are down for the count when you are just starting out.
     
  9. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Sorry about the loss of your job, however, I seriously suggest you not try to establish an LCO !!
     
  10. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    You may want to work for another lawn care company first before diving in. Its not rocket science but there is a learning curve for some. Then the next step is actually running a business which is rocket science for most...
     

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