Starting in Anderson, SC Advice Please

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jcal0914, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. jcal0914

    jcal0914 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Hello All,

    I am moving to Anderson, SC and want to start lawn mowing, lawn maintenance, and small hardscaping. Hoping this time of the year is not a bad time to start. Any insight of how to go about this time of year starting. Pros and cons.

    What is the season like. Months for mowing, planting, etc.

    Don't want to step on toes and don't want to take your business. Just looking for some helpful insight guys.

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just wanted to say I am from Anderson and it is an excellent place.
     
  3. henson2043

    henson2043 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    Not from Anderson but from Spartanburg Co. Things are going good here. Just becareful in Anderson they are on the news all the time someone getting killed.
     
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,647

    Anderson is a really pretty town overall. My inlaws live there, and my wife was born and raised there.
    As a casual observer of the lawncare business when we visit, I can tell you just a little.
    Now is not a good time to start looking for mowing opportunities, as it is hot and dry. A lot of lawns are just burned up, and mowing is on an irregular basis right now.
    You need to be prepared to blow, gather, and haul off leaves in a big way, in the fall. I have seen major leaf cleanup going on around Tanksgiving time, and as late as Christmas. In Anderson itself, it looks like if you can get the leaves piled at the curb, the city will suck them up and haul them off. In other outlying areas, you will have to be able to haul them yourself.
    Be ready to do tree work in the winter. Anderson gets it's share of heavy wet snow and ice storms, both take a heavy toll on trees.
    Good luck with your business.
     
  5. airsoft1779

    airsoft1779 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    good luck! im in greenville and hope the best to you. also try and be as debt free as possible from the start. Find a good deal on a used mower and equipment in the fall when everyone is upgrading or getting rid of there old ones, you should be able to find some good deals. I would just get equipment and prepare and get ready for next season for the mowing, it's really dry right now, and HOT
     
  6. jcal0914

    jcal0914 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I just want to thank everyone for the positive insights yall have about the area.

    I will definitely be able to haul cleanups for the fall. Nice 14 acres of space. I'll have to check on the city pickup though, thanks for that info.

    Hope to see yall around town.

    Any more information would be wonderful. I feel welcomed already.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     

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