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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lsu03, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    hey guys. this doesn't sound like a great time to start but i want to AGAIN start cutting a few lawns in my subdivision after serveral months of getting NO'S from my parents (16y/o). i already have a flyer made if y'all can give suggestions.

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    KYBASSER LawnSite Member
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    I really hate to say it but the reality of your situation is that if you are at home and living under your parents roof you are subject to obeying their rules. They really dont have to give you a reason because their yes's and no's should should not be questioned with an argument or a debate. But at the same time im wondering why a parent would tell a 16 year old not to work if he or she wanted to work.
  3. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    sorry that i didn't make myself clear. i haven't asked in a few months but we just got a new mower and weedeater(both semi-commercial) and will ask after our vacation this week. also, i work for my dad on our family farm.
  4. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    looks good. what kind of equipment do you have
  6. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    my dad has a JD z425, echo 230, cheap electric edger and blower. he will let me use it i am almost sure and i will offer to pay for all gas, trimmer line, and oil mix.
  7. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,449

    Get a commercial edger than you're good to go.
  8. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    just learn to use the trimmer to edge w/. a drive can be edged just as well w/ a trimmer if you have the patience and determination. why spend $300 right off the bat for an edger when the trimmer you have is adequate. yes, edgers are great and faster imo for the bigger companies, but just cutting a few in the neighborhood i think the trimmer should be fine. not trying to down you at all, i too started young, but that $300 on an edger is a lot for a start-up. dont waste time w/ the electric, learn how to edge w/ the trimmer.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    Screw your parents.

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