The phone is ringing.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Grits, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    This season is about to kick off. At least here in the panhandle of Florida. The phone is starting to ring and I am seeing more LCO's running the street. NOW is the time to start advertising hard! LET'S GET OUT THERE AND GET MORE BUSINESS!!!!
  2. customcurbdesigns

    customcurbdesigns LawnSite Member
    from Tampa
    Posts: 203

    Wheres my damn logo? haha...jk

    Yes, the phone is ringing. I landed a 270ft curb job, a 406 ft curb job, mulch, 2 palms, and some plants and also did another estimate. Doing another estimate in the morning.

    And just picked up my lawn equipment and have 2 accts already that I start march 1st.
  3. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 433

    start to get a little busy here to its been in the high 50's all week . i just got a request for mowing 69 acres been trying to decided if i can make a profit mowing it at $31 an acre .. part of me is saying to bid it.. the other part says throw it in the trash
  4. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533


    still slow in the NE but starting to pick up......

    I don't need all the money.... just a little from everybody.....

    Good luck and lets have a great year

  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I know, it's taking a while. I will work on it this weekend. This week had been kind of busy. Yours is the first on the list for this weekend.
  6. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I'm starting to get calls as well even though its still a little early around here.
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Yep same here, weather is warming up and people are starting to think about it lol. I see yalls rate on bidding ...31 bux is about the same here....actually for multiple acres thats pretty good.....alot of time some one will bid around 22-25 on get it here. How much trimming??? blowing????


    ED'S LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    Just did an estimate for 17 yd of mulch. I still have to tune up the equiptment.
  9. Penscape Landscaping

    Penscape Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    Yeah its here around the corner! Dang I hope this year is better! We are starting back in on the yr customers and odds and ins! Hey ed what is the going rate in your area for mulch/per yard spread! It is $55.00 here and we get it for around $14.00 per give or take! Went up again when i started 8 years ago it was $8.00!!!!!!

  10. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    been busy up here in Fargo too. In the middle of plowing today, I had a customer tell me they I will be doing thier lawn also. gotta love it, its -40 windchill, and I am signing up lawn customerspayup

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