Spring Clean-Up

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lurch, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
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    200 for their entire yard plus 50 a week for general lawn maintenance....
     
  2. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
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    http://www.toro.com/home/yardtools/blowervacs/51591.html

    This is what i was thinking at first just to get this one job done then return it but i dont think it will hold up for this many leaves.....i really should have thought this job out before i took it....

    o woe is me for being new to the biz
     
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    "general lawn maintenance" im going to assume is Cut, Trim and Blow?
     
  4. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
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    yea...and keep minor weeds out of their beds...i'm just the lawn guy...they have a landscaper for their hardscaping and beds....i'm working on my licence so i can be their chemical guy as well...i just dont want those HUGE fines that come with getting caught laying fert without a licence...
     
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    you have to start somewhere! it might have been too big of a job for a beginner. but we were all beginners at one point in time! you have to learn. if you plan on being in this for the long haul, you should really look into getting some commercial equipment. that toro sucker would be getting you no where.
     
  6. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
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    btw....thanks for all your help raven....i will definatly be doing either the tarp/trash can thing...lifesaver is what i will call you from now on....
     
  7. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    its good to see your doing everything the right way! did you get yourself insurance yet?
     
  8. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
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    yea.... i figured as much....i'm working on breaking into my market as of right now....i have to take baby steps cause i'm in the military full time so my days are pretty much taken...so i only have time for about one or two jobs after work....
     
  9. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
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    i go tomorrow to get my insurance papers and my dba....i'm trying to be as legit as possible so i can have a professional aura about me....
     
  10. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    well thank you for serving!!, what branch of the military are you in? just do some advertising. print out some flyers at home pass them out. whats the name of your business?
     

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