Why do people say it's tough in Florida?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John From Florida, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. scagman52

    scagman52 LawnSite Senior Member
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    John From Florida...I'm in central Fl and haven't cut a lawn since the holidays and I probibly won't until March!
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    i think they mean its tough to make a living because everyone is doing it in FL.

    diamond may be right though. it could depend on what you offer with your company.

    i don't live there but my parents keep trying to get me to move there because they want to move there. i refuse to leave the snowy winters we have for one thing. plus i'm getting to old to want to start my business over.
  4. OneLineAtATime

    OneLineAtATime LawnSite Member
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    Best bet is work with some small & large companies in your area, see you they are making $$$. Learn as much from them as you can. Must be full service, i'm 31 started when i was a teenager. I only have five trucks but offer everything Bucket truck tree service, 2 full time mowing crews, stamped concrete, Hardscapes Etc. I take on contracts two hours away and sub them out. You must think out side the box
  5. John From Florida

    John From Florida LawnSite Member
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    Would you blame that on a lack of demand during this season or low-ballers cutting you out of work? I see LCOs all over my neighborhood even at this point. Although there isn't enough grass to go around when there's an excess of guys, there would be enough work if you beat out the competition through innovative advertising. It works in theory at least :p

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