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  1. Lawn Mowing
    Hey guys, I've got roughly 95-110 accounts, both residential and commercial, that vary between weekly and bi-weekly services. Right now I have one crew running them all because our 2nd crew's truck got totaled about 2 weeks ago. The one crew I have operating has 5 guys (which is too many in my...
  2. Marketplace
    Selling my toro 36 inch mower. The machine is in perfect condition, I am selling it because I no longer need it and I need the space it is occupying in my garage. I am available for any questions or concerns you may have, I am located in Delray Beach. Florida. The conditions are exactly what...
  3. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    hi all, This is my first post in this site after a few months of lurking. Yesterday, we had our yard excavated and regraded to correct major drainage issues. We laid 5 pallets of St Augustine sod, and need about 2.5 more to finish out the front. It’s super hot here (91 today), and although...
  4. Introduce Yourself
    Hello all! My name is John Johnson. I own a local tree service, Tree Doctors. We're located in Tampa, FL. Feel free to check us out on the web at www.TreeDoctors.org or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tree.Doctors.Tampa We offer tree trimming, tree removal, and stump grinding to both...
  5. General Industry Discussions
    Hi, I don't have a lawn business. But I own several properties in Florida and do the lawn mantience for them. One of my properties is on a narrow lot with a grass driveway and has a huge blindspot when backing out onto the street. It has a car wash on one side and a home on the other side. It's...
  6. Lawn Mowing
    I just got a new customer (Florida, central on east coast) who is a snowbird and is absentee. He came back for a brief visit and his former lawn crew was fired. I'm hired. Former crew let Zoysia get to be 5.5" high. I have 2 big zero turns, 1 walker, 2 push and 1 reel. How do I get the...
  7. Introduce Yourself
    We are a small lawn care and tree service company. We've been in business for 3 years and are steady growing. I've used this site on several occasions to help bid jobs or get advice. Love the site and (mostly) everyone seems very helpful. Glad to be apart of the community and hope to contribute...
  8. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Im in South Florida. Need a little help on pricing FICUS HEDGE cuts. I am typically EXCLUDING ficus hedges from routine maintenance. Customers ask for cuts when they want them. My better customers are quarterly. I am charging $1 per linear foot to trim the hedge sides and top. $2 per...
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I'm a lawncare company in south florida. I do a lot of sprinkler repairs. Obviously you "get what you can get" in terms of pricing. But I'm curious how far off I am from the "going rate". I typically charge by the item. I do not typically charge by time. Here is a sample of some of my...
  10. Network: South
    We are based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida. We service from Port Richey down to St. Petersburg, Florida and everything in between. Basically Pinellas County and South Western Pasco County, Florida. We cut year around down here guys! From November 1st to April 1st we cut bi-weekly and the first...
  11. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Ok everyone, I need help bringing my backyard out of its dying and decrepit state! First off, thanks in advance to all those who take time to provide assistance and opinions, I am truely a novice in a room of professionals and grateful for your help. The yard is in Pensacola, FL and I'm renting...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    Hey there my fellow lawncare and design peoples! I am a landscape designer in Jupiter, Florida and I freakin love what I do (even if it feels like it's 115 degrees outside half of the year). As you can imagine, being located in Florida I deal with a lot of palm tree installations! We primarily...
  13. Network: South
    Hello, I am located in the Tampa Bay Area. Pinellas County to be exact. I've accumulated 25 weekly lawns since May 2016. The grass is not growing as fast now and this is my first year in business. Not really sure how to handle the fall/winter season. I've talked to some guys and they say that...
  14. Business Operations
    I'm approaching my first fall/winter season of business. I'm curious to know if you charge customers in addition to your monthly rate? I have some customers that have a lot of Oak and Pine trees that i can see will be a problem. It would be even better to hear from local Florida guys as I am in...
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    Landscape Lighting during a lightning storm. Designer: Rick Bequette. Location: Lutz, FL
  16. Network: South
    I will be putting down 6 yards of mulch 2-3 inches deep. This is a brand new customer to me,and I will also be mowing his yard ,and hedge trimming on a regular basis. I've never layed this much mulch as a solo guy.
  17. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I would be grateful to hear from all the people in florida that mow with a Wright stander x,with the aerocore deck. I have never used a stander,and starting to consider a stander instead of sitting.
  18. Network: South
    I'm moving to North Florida next month and will be starting a lawn care business. I am all ears for any advice you have to give, especially anything specific to North Florida lawn care. I have about $10,000 to start the business, and I refuse to borrow any money whatsoever. I have no...
  19. Introduce Yourself
    Hello from Melbourne, Florida. We just started our LLC two months ago. We are happy to find new forums, where we can exchange ideas with other lawn service pros. www.happyhopperlawncare.com
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