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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TheTrooper, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. TheTrooper

    TheTrooper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Hey everyone at lawnsite.. I am really interested to try lawn care as a career.
    Now, the only expierence I have is, you know, mowing my own lawn, etc.. Should I work for a landscaper next year to get everything down, what to do, how to do it, things like that? Or spend a majority of the winter months reading posts here, asking questions here and such, and starting my own LITTLE lawncare buisness next season. Kind of teach myself as I go? I am rather young, just turned 18 in June. So ya.. again, hello to everyone!

  2. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Here is what I would do if I were you. I would take my 21" push mower get 5-10 acounts to start the season. Take a job with a landscaping company for 1 year to try and make a little extra cash for some nicer mowers. The mid season or the next year buy yourself a 48" walkbehind and work for the landscape company part time if you need to. Also I think that you should slowly work up the accounts till you are at about 40 or so and then you can cut off and go full time!
  3. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    That sounds like good advice, don't finance if you don't have to...good luck

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 232

    Start Slow, Use Cash Only, and learn everything you can. Read 1 book per month on the business..

    Good Luck

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