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  1. Business Operations
    Hi I'm new here I have been running a property management job around my hometown lake Wylie sc and last year and winter went great I mostly work for older people and I don't have any rates I tell then if you want to pay me it's whatever u can will help.. I have landed many jobs and have also...
  2. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    My 2 teen boys and I cut grass on the side and are looking to up our activity this year. Currently all total we push mow 2-3 acres, at most we will have time to increase to 4-5 acres this season (divided over about 7-8 yards). I am looking at 2 mowers both are 2010 both with ~650 hours on...
  3. Mechanic and Repair
    Hey All, First post of many here. I recently bought a used (1900 hour) Exmark Lazer 26 Hp Ef Model: LZ26KC60. The first 10-15 hours or so of cutting everything has been fine and its ran great. During my last time cutting, not sure if it was due to a bump I hit but ever since I hear like a...
  4. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I have a lot of broadleaf weeds in my yard. I just sprayed 24D a few days ago and I see some wilting already. As I am anxious to reseed, but the experts say to wait around 3 weeks to apply grass seed. If I dethatch the yard or harrow, to remove the weeds, can I seed sooner than 3 weeks...
  5. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I got all of my compressor adapters stolen. What are the most common and necessary sizes I need to be able to hook up the bulk majority of newer irrigation systems to do a blow out?
  6. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey guys, I was just called upon to make an estimate for a paver job. I have never quoted a hardscape job and have a few questions. This is being done in the Chicagoland area. The project is for 800 square feet, along both sides of a driveway. How deep does the base need to go? (to avoid any...
  7. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I am looking for commercial mowers with Briggs and Stratton engines. I have a buddy that can get me them real cheap with business connections but he has no idea which one’s are out there. Thank you.
  8. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    Long story short, my husband and I recently inherited a pretty big lawn care business (13 workers, 2 office people) after the untimely passing of his brother. He's getting the business side of things in order and I'm handling the office. So far, it's holding together better than we expected...
  9. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hi Everyone I’m new to this website and also to the lawn care business. I have a full time job but in an effort to create more income I started cutting grass on the side. I’ve been doing mainly residential properties, I offer mowing trimming and blowing. However recently I picked a commercial...
  10. Business Operations
    I’m a small business one man operation Looking into insurance What’s the best insurance I only do residential but the way the world is I wanna be covered just in case
  11. Trucks, Trailers and ATV/UTV
    Hey Guys, I am new to lawn care as a profession and therefore have never had the opportunity to learn how to transport equipment properly. Currently, I have a 6x10 Lamar trailer with solid 2 ft. sides, with wood floor and a mesh drive up tailgate (not sure if that is the correct verbiage for...
  12. Heavy Equipment & Tractors
    I’m planing on buying a 1972 bobcat 610 there asking 4200 everything works except 2nd gear but it’s in decent condition what I’m worried about is the hours it has 960 and I think that’s low for its year? Do any of you know if it’s easy to change or reverse the hour meter on the bobcat.Also are...
  13. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I have a Murray wall behind mower with a briggs and stratton 140cc 5to 500 series engine that won't start. I was trying to get my lawn mowed and it would not run for more than 30 seconds. I checked the oil and it was dry. I added oil and now it won't even sputter. I have changed the spark plug...
  14. Mechanic and Repair
    I bought a Winston Pro 48" walk behind today. 2010 model. I realized that the breaks have little power. I went down a hill and squeezed on the breaks as hard as I could but I still wouldn't stop. Just to stop on flat ground or turn I need to squeeze hard on the breaks. What do I need to...
  15. Introduce Yourself
    Hi! Over the last month I’ve invested $7000 in cash to start a legitimate company to primarily do lawn and shrub maintenance. I’m really having trouble competing residentially with low ballers. There’s literally old retirees out there cutting lawns for cash under the table for like $10 an hour...
  16. Introduce Yourself
    I live in rural southern Minnesota. I work a f/t day job. Winter is coming to an end and I'm thinking I could do some advertising and mow some lawns after work. I drive through 3 small towns on my way home and I work in a town of about 50,000. There's plenty of room to park my rusty ass truck...
  17. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey guys, I need some help identifying a type of shrub. Its the smaller redish purple and green shrub. I think it may be a gulf stream nandina but wanted to check you with you guys. Thanks!
  18. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I'm curious how does everyone price these kind of jobs? I'm very small time (me and a rake, and maybe 1 employee) Any advice on this is very much appreciated!
  19. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I just bought a lawn care service last October and this spring went really well, actually better than I expected, but now it's getting really cold here in Michigan. If anyone can please answer a few questions about cutting the last time before snow? Somebody told me to cut lower than usual so...
  20. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey guys, I need some help on bidding a job. I have a customer with 35,000 square feet of grass that I mow every 2 weeks at his request, which is way too much growth, but I wanted the account so I could get my foot in the door in this neighborhood. He asked me for a bid on spraying the entire...
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