starting legit lawn care business tips please.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by nismodude1988, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. chuacro

    chuacro LawnSite Senior Member
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    You are wanting to start lawn mowing this time of year? Ask me again in late winter and I will give you my old azz advice.
     
  2. The Grounds Crew

    The Grounds Crew LawnSite Member
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    Starting now is a great time. It will allow you to focus more on the back end of things. You can start by putting together your business plan. And should follow should be a some branding, marketing plans, and ways you will approach the mowing season as it comes. Good luck with you venture. It is never the wrong time to start my friend.
     
  3. chuacro

    chuacro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why you starting this time of year?
     
  4. nismodude1988

    nismodude1988 LawnSite Member
    from GA
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    I just thought if i bust my butt to get a few accounts then hopefully in the summer i can keep those accounts and slowly pick up more plus where i live leaves are covering people's lawns so i could do fall cleanup and other services
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  5. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    hey nismo. return on investment for flyers is about 1%. this means if you pass 500 flyers you should get around 5 calls roughly. it doesnt hurt to bid low to start out. once you build up some clients you can charge a little more slowly slowly. well its good you already got the truck and trailer. good luck!
     
  6. nismodude1988

    nismodude1988 LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Posts: 107

    Thanks alot recycledole yeah im not expecting alot of calls but id rathet get my name out there then around march do another round of advertising and put some in community magazine
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  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    you can also try craigslist and a website
     
  8. nismodude1988

    nismodude1988 LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Posts: 107

    Would u recommend the kombi system with all the attachments for just starting out
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  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    the kombi system is what i have. it has worked awesome so far. others on this site reccomend it also- they said theyve had it for years and it works great.- search for kombi on here.
    the attatchments i have all the attatchments except for the powersweep, bristle brush, and power styche. i got the straight edger and string trimmer, not the curved one. i also got the articulating hedge trimmer, not the non- adjustable one. some of the work i have done (trimming the top of tall shrubs) would be impossible with a straight trimmer. i got the brush cutter, but wouldnt reccomend that unless you get a job specifically for it that you really need it. the only thing ive had trouble with is one attatchment i bought (cultivator) - the shaft part was messed up. meaning there is a solid piece of metal inside the shaft and it can get loose and not make contact properly. be relatively gentle when attatching the parts and make sure it engages all the way in. the tools have really been great. i have the km 130 R. its very powerful. usually doesnt need full throttle, but its nice for the blower, tiller, edger.. ok sir. best of luck on your business
    thanks
     
  10. nismodude1988

    nismodude1988 LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Posts: 107

    Okay sounds good one more question would u recomend me to go and buy a backpack br430 or use the kombi blower
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