Moving to Florida

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by KrazyCutz, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. KrazyCutz

    KrazyCutz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Hello I'm moving to Florida in a week or so and I'm taking my landscaping equipment with me.
    I'm looking for prices on basic lawn cutting (cut, edge, blow, trim). I don't want to low ball, I can't stand when someone does that.
    Also just FYI I'm going to be Lic & Ins. No hackers here!!!!
    I'll be in the Spring Hill area
    Thanks
     
  2. Turf Professionals Inc.

    Turf Professionals Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Here in Central Florida, the hourly rate varies between $45 - $60 an hour. I am currently at $50 per hour right now. I will probably increase my rate 10% next season. Hope this helps!
     
  3. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am so sorry or you. Don't do it. Save your self.:nono:
     
  4. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    He won't even be noticed. Atleast not at the current rate of 1000 more people everyday in population. And we're in the process of moving north. 45 years are enough.
     
  5. KrazyCutz

    KrazyCutz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Sorry why don't move and won't I be noticed? Just so everyone is clear here Landscaping is not my carrer, I just like to make enough to double my mortgage every month as a sence of security. Lets say my mortgage is less then $1200 so double that is $2400 so $2400 is what I'd be happy making a month. So thats $600 a week, is it that bad?
    Thanks
    Again
     
  6. Trkcat_Ga

    Trkcat_Ga LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Got you beat Grave!

    I did my first 31 years in Sunny South Florida ( WPB ) and now I live in North Ga. I could be happier to be gone. Only thing noticed down there is the price of everything going through the roof and the everglades drying up.
     
  7. D & J Lawn Care

    D & J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    good growing area alot of new sub divisions out there and there is a need because alot of people buying in spring hill for the discount but the ride to work to tampa is at least an hour so people have little time to do their own lawn use the FLYER publication to advertise when you get down and good luck and $20 to $25 for stamps till you get in the higher end neighborhoods
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,255

    Don't let the naysayers get you down buddy. You will do just fine in Spring Hill. Lots of subdivisions right off Hwy 19. Expect to get about 100-110 a month for the standard .25 acre homesite, maybe more for hedge and bush maint. The Flyer paper does not extend that far north yet, but the Hernando newspaper service directory should get you started. Might be a little tough until Feb, even our grass goes dormant this time year. Might score a couple mulch jobs or bed rehabs now. Just be neat and dependable and you will be fine. Better to start now and work into the summer heat, you will be more tolerant by June. Good Luck!:usflag::usflag::usflag:
     
  9. KrazyCutz

    KrazyCutz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Thanks, Man I was getting a little nervous.
     
  10. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    I was just speaking of FLA i general. If it weren't for the Cubans and old people the only resident would be Mickey and his gang.
    After 42 years living 200 yards from the beach, its was just another poluted mud hole and I didn't speak spanish, so O moved back to America
     

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