new to lawncare

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  1. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 126

    well im new with same experince i started this spring out with little over $250 saved i bought 1 pushmower and mtd weed-eater then in august i bought a backblower. i hope to have at least 10 accounts next year so i can buy a zero turn mower. i wonder can anybody relate to my story.

    thanks!!
     
  2. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    I'm cleaning gutters and powerwashing concrete to help during the winter. I hope to save enough to buy a trailer to haul all my stuff on in spring instead of the bed of my pickup.
     
  3. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 126

    well i reached my goal of 10 yards. i still have 0 commerical equipment. i probably wont have commerical equipment until next year. in the winter i work for a painting company. i save up my money for the spring.
     
  4. lilcal32

    lilcal32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    i have been cutting lawns since 3 grade and final this year i decided i wanted to start really getting into the lawncare bisness. So passed out flyer got 10 lawns a 2 commerial lawns. The trick i have learned always look for like refurbused mowers by the company u can get really good deals on some of the stuff



    00 Explorer sport
    toro backpack power
    21 craftsman mower
    21 craftsman mower
    21 toro recycler self propelled
    21 toro something
    21 lawn something
    troy-bilt edger-weed wacker
    craftsman edger
    mac ??? edger
    and two other mowers which no clue what they are


    how i got all this u many ask working at the local grocery store and looking for really good deals
     
  5. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 126

    thats the way to do it. is work at store like grocery store and find the good deals and then begin working on lawncare. thats awsome for 10 yards and 2 commerical better than me and this is my 2nd year in it.
     
  6. lilcal32

    lilcal32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    put your bisness cards at the check out lines of the grocery store the manger shouldn't care i promise u, u will get more lawns fast
     
  7. woodbutcher44

    woodbutcher44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    I'm new to lawn service.actualy a tree man loolin for a change. Ijust want to do the maintenance end of things.my equipment that I'm starting with craftsman 42 rider ,shindowia 30" hedger ,stilh weedeater, lawnboy hand held gas blower, toro walk behind 32" with sit down vulki but is in shop with bad carb man I need it fixed soon. all pulled on a 5x10 with a 95 jeep grand cherokee 4x4 aprox 18 mpg towing.
    lookin for any accounts in dunnellon west ocla, and east citrus spring area.
    GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Sounds like a good setup! :usflag:
     

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