Young Kids and Mowing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sildoc, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    So what do you think about the age at which one has to be to really mow alot of lawns. I think it really depend on the person. Any ways to my little story. I received a flier today, second one this year so far, so I call the number to see what the deal was.
    I get mom and ask for Zach (person who left flier) and ask him for price of mowings. Over the phone he quotes me seven 7 dollars for frount or 7 dollars for back and 10 for both. Hmm. I educated him a little and gave him Lawnsite to further his education. He is twelve by the way and It is nice to see a youngin out trying to make a little money rather than siting at the mall eating off mom and dad. What would you have done?
  2. 3blades

    3blades LawnSite Member
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    ya thats awsome,,glad you encouraged him.not enough youngsters willing to work or earn anything.thats one major thing missing in our youth today.

    last year i trained a few people on a 52 hydro with a velky and it was frustraaiting.the one person who actualy got the point of having one of those machines on a lawn was help i had all season,hell be back this year.........hes my little bro......i told him it was in his blood we were made to cut
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    LOL sildoc, how did you manage to post the same thread twice....

    i relpied on the first one.
  4. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    That's awesome. I maybe this kid will be a big landscaper someday.
    A friend of mine started a lawn care business in Redmond, Oregon when he was in the 8th grade, I worked for him when he really needed help. He started out with just a mower & had his dad take him to all his lawns, and after about two years he had all commercial grade equipment, a decent s-10 pickup, and a nice trailer. Then for some dumb reason he got into trouble & let his business go to pot. I can just imagine where he'd be now!
    That is a great area to live/work!
  5. BKupfer

    BKupfer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Great encouragement Sildoc, it was truely nice to hear. My boy is almost 12 and for the past 2 years he has mowed grass for the neighbors when they need it, $15 here sometimes $20, he is looking foward to getting out there this spring and trying to make some money.

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