Landscaping in FL

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by prismila, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. prismila

    prismila LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Hi everybody,
    I want to start a landscaping business. I have been working for a landscaping company for about 3 years and pretty much know how to do things on my own now. I work in maryland but Im not sure if I should open the business here or if I should move to FL. I really want to live in Fl but I think that the market is more saturated there then in MD and that the smartest decision would stay in MD. What you guys think??I wanted to go to central FL somewhere near orlando. Any ideas??Any help??Is there anyone here from this area that could help me out?
    Thanks
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,711

    Check the big Florida forum section here. Many threads on why you shouldn't come to Florida and start a landscape company. Sorry.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  3. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,364

    ditto on what patriot said!
     
  4. Hahaha, yup. Stay in Maryland.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,711

    I feel a little bad, that was their very first post.

    Damn! Gotta go, more zombie northern LCO's banging on the door.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  6. Hahaha, nice callback.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  7. bflawns

    bflawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Live and work where you wanna! FLA, USA ROCKS! Always room for a lil' competition, especially if you do things a little or a lot Better! Take lotts of $$$$ for gas and ads tho, it won't be cheap to start, but persistance does pay off, trust this old-timer, do it now.
     
  8. Yea, work where you want, BUT, Florida is a different animal. The summers are ballbreakers and we have more competition than any other state. If the OP wants to go for it he should, but just understand he is going up against the masses.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  9. bflawns

    bflawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Oh, yeah, I totally agree, thats why I said take lots of cash. You gotta have staying power wherever you go. But I love FLA, and will retire there, not move my biz.But if this guys young enough and empowered w/$$ he should go for it, I think prosperity is a state of mind, and not a state of the union. Am I being too naive for my age?
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,711

    The key to being sucessful down here is not throwing a bunch of money at advertising or thinking a big shiny setup will get you customers.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     

Share This Page