Tips for the 2007 season

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by StBalor, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    I thought it might be fun for everyone to throw out a few helpful tips for the guy just starting up. Or maybe these tips can help us all.
    Just list a few and give everyone a chance to chime in.

    Tip #1 - Always fill up your equipment and cans with gas. If you don't you will surely run out at the most inconvenient time.

    Tip #2 - Always carry extra blades. this will save you some time eventually.

    Tip #3 - Always carry extra trimmer string and trimmer head. You'll be sorry if you don't.
     
  2. NewLawnServices

    NewLawnServices LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Do you know how many yards are mowed per day by the average business? And what the average price per yard would be?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Grass-Masters

    Grass-Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    Have Fun Or It Will Seem Like Work!
     
  4. FIRESCOOBY

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    When I started I told myself I would do as good of a job as I would like done if it was MY yard!!! Every time I get done, I look back at the job to see if it meets my satisfaction. Many times I've spotted something that I missed. I could have easily have said "They'll never notice", and they probably wouldn't. But in always doing a high quality job...I think it has paid off in customer satisfaction and retention. It for sure has helped my happiness with my work.
     
  5. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Have a set price and stick with it. Jobs may not come in as fast as you think they will and you may feel the need to drop (lowball) the job to get some work. You may think you are doing the right thing to get some business but in the end you may be working for free
     
  6. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,335

    Save a LOT of winter money FIRST.
     
  7. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    Use Fluid Film for all your corrosion and lubrication needs!
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Lock you gas cans up. We had ours lifted out of the parking lot at one of our job sites.

    I mean equipment is a given. I told the guys, lock it you lose it you buy it.
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961


    That would depend on you equipment, how close the jobs are to each other and how many in a crew. :hammerhead:
     
  10. vaughnslawns

    vaughnslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    wear protection eye,ear,skin;)
     

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