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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by keyth, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. keyth

    keyth LawnSite Member
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    I like cutting lawns but i also love mulching thats where i make a killing in very very littile time.
     
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Maintenance is residual income, but we also make much more $$$ doing design/build work.
     
  3. keyth

    keyth LawnSite Member
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    like?
     
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    retaining walls , paver patios , beds , lawn installs , trees bushes installs

    Mac
     
  5. keyth

    keyth LawnSite Member
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    yes love them all great pay retaining walls are great pay and easy to build with the right tools.
     
  6. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think the only way to make it good in this field is Installs, but dont get in over your head. I have been called out to fix so many things this year that the lawn man thought he knew how to do.
     
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well said WeatherMan


    Mac
     
  8. jstancil

    jstancil LawnSite Member
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    I have done some small install work on my own. Built a very large retaining wall against a house but it was just holding potting soil, not sure if I could trust myself to build one that would have to hold a substantial amount of weight. Is there any websites or videos you can get to learn more on installs or is it just a matter of getting a job with a landscaping company and learning there?
     
  9. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    best way to learn is sub contract the job and then help them do it.
    This way you learn and make money at the same time
     
  10. capescaper

    capescaper LawnSite Member
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    and this one time at landscape camp
     

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