What is the best way to get started and what do you do in the winter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Brandon, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Over this past summer I began a lawn service and I have have a few questions to help me get started. What is a good way of getting clients and commercial jobs. I live in Georgia and i would like to know what I could do during the fall and winter time in order to make money.

    Thanks
     
  2. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
    Posts: 865

    Brandon, did you take the time to read through the thousands and thousands of past discussions covering your topics?

    Also, take advantage of the SEARCH link at the top right of the site.

    Welcome to LawnSite.com.....

    Chuck Keough
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Welcome to Lawnsite Brandon :)

    Here is a link to a page on my site that has 76 topics on Lawnsite. Just click on the topic you want to read and it will bring up many threads which each has several posts on each subject. I hope this helps.

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  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Here's a list....

    Turf Magazine
    http://www.turfmagazine.com/

    PRO Magazine
    http://www.promagazine.com/

    Lawn and Landscape
    http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/

    Grounds Maintenance
    http://www.grounds-mag.com

    Landscape Management
    http://www.landscapegroup.com

    Irrigation Journal
    http://www.greenindustry.com

    Heavy Equipment News
    http://www.heavyequipmentnews.com

    Landscape & Irrigation
    www.landscapeirrigation.com

    Arbor Age
    www.arborage.com

    Erosion Control
    www.erosioncontrol.com

    The asphalt contractor
    www.asphalt.com

    Also for the marketing questions you had, don't forget to check out the "element's of business" section on Lawnsite. Not many people visit there, but thats probobly where some of the best knowledge can be gained. The business end of Outdoor Maintenance is just as important (if not more important) than performing the actual service.





    Hope this helps!
     
  5. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Posts: 516

    Well, I plow snow in the winter plowsite.com
    and for the fall I have a leaf removal service where we suck all the leaves off of the lawn & out of the beds
     
  6. I bought my lawn biz in 85. And I worked hard. Still going at it. You need the info Lawnsite gives to avoid all the mistakes many of us have made. I work yearround being that I live in Hawaii, so I don't worry about winter work.

    Aloha,
    P.Y.S.
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Posts: 169

    What can you do to get more jobs? Do the job right!! I like to ski in the winter.Volunteer with PA Special Olympics.
     

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