Should i rake leaves?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mwells7, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. mwells7

    mwells7 LawnSite Member
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    im new to this whole landscaping thing and i was wondering if i should rake leaves this fall to keep my cash flow flowing. Do you think its a good idea. how much should i charge.
     
  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Rake? Who rakes leaves these day's unless its raking them onto the tarp. Buy a good commercial backpack blower like Echo's PB755 or Stihl, Red Max you'll save a lot of time.
     
  3. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    Try the search feature. It really does work and all the answers to questions you haven't even thought of will show up in posts.

    Good luck

    :)
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well if manual labor is your thing you'd be way better off cleaning gutters, that's probably one of the few things I can see being semi profitable without power tools. Run ya 2-300 for the ladder thou, then again you might have one.

    As for raking leaves for cash fuggedaboutit, better off get a job at Walmart.
     
  5. Cheapscapes

    Cheapscapes LawnSite Member
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    here in Ny we had snow..rain...all on top of the few leaves that fell...sheesh..its a mess..i couldnt even picture raking the yards i still have to do...but when they get wet the only choice is to rake-em onto a tarp..dragging them to where they gotta go..i hate the fall.....
     
  6. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    "what's A Rake"
     
  7. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's has a wooden handle connected ''O'' never mind lol...
     
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can say that again...
     
  9. Rick.ULS

    Rick.ULS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Hi There,
    Get A Walker Mower And Rarely If Ever Touch A Hand Rake. As Far As Money, In My Opinion(with 14 Years Behind It)not Under $40.00 Per Man-hour. Good Luck!
     
  10. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 829

    Well a Walker would be nice, but if you can't afford one now, you should atleast get a good powerful backpack blower. It will make a leaf cleanup job much easier and faster than raking.
     

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