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  1. Business Operations
    The post is to simply share the logic and reality of what it looks like mathematically to generate $100,000. You can break this down multiple different ways. For those making $100k solo, feel free to share your numbers with the group. The math really is quite simple and is doable. Credit to...
  2. Lawn Mowing
    Just wondering how behind in your work some of you have have found yourself? I'm sure it's not a HUGE issue for most. I am just curious. Thanks
  3. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I have a 44 inch Exmark Radius S ZT. Cool season grasses(East Coast of Canada. I'm never really happy with the quality of the cut. Blades are sharp. Deck is cleaned out. I mow at a moderate pace and a good height. Deck is leveled properly. This was all just checked today and my service shop. I...
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    This question is about recurring residential lawn mowing service. Does anybody have a dollars-to-miles rule you like to use for rate hikes at the borders of your service area? Assume this is for lawns that you know can be cut efficiently. I'm trying to pretty-much limit our mowing service...
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello all, We have maintained many large yards for years with mulching or side discharging. As of recently many customers have asked to have the grass collected and hauled away. In all my years, we have never owned a collection system for our mowers. I am asking to see how much more...
  6. Lawn Mowing
    In our area we had a drought last year and things got tough. We had nicely asked customers to let us know in advance if they wanted to be skipped a week so that we weren’t driving around with employees burning up time and gas looking to see if a particular lawn was ready. Hardly any customers...
  7. Business Operations
    Out of curiosity, how many people here are full time doing only mowing? As in, you don’t do spring/fall cleanups, pruning, mulch, planting, hardscape, etc. The reason I ask is do you think you have lost or could lose potential business because a competitor offers the other services a customer...
  8. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I have a Ferris FW35 and it’s a mulching mower. Even on super dry days, I will have tons of grass to scrape off by end of week. Is there anything that I can apply to the underside deck to help grass not build up? Or is that just what happens to everyone? I’m new to the game so I don’t know if...
  9. Employment
    Seeking lawn care technician in northeast Iowa. Full-time employment, 40+ hours during growing season, and snow removal during the winter months. Operating new or newer equipment, mowing, trimming, landscape maintenance, etc. Qualified individuals must be responsible, dependable, and posses a...
  10. Lawn Mowing
    I have a bid to submit but mostly churches tend to submit tax exempt on everything they purchase. I use square up on my clients and I don't see tax exempt option.
  11. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I recently decided I really want to get into the business of landscaping, mow/blow, and potentially hardscaping. I’m full time concrete demolition construction and have weekends off and I’m home by 5pm each day. I have been doing this for 2 weeks now and have 3 accounts as of today 7/20. These...
  12. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hey everyone, I started a small lawn care business last June and was only mowing, trimming and doing clean ups. Toward the end of the season I landed a couple jobs removing old decorative stone and installing new stone in its place. This year I have been getting a lot of calls for pruning...
  13. Turf Renovation
    I have two customers they welling to pay but they are asking for a quote. I want to get involve laying sods I just don't know how much to charge on labor. I found two places I can purchase sod for $100 and or $120 for 450 sqft, both has a travel to pick them up. How much you all charge per sqft...
  14. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Good morning, I know some people will tell me there is not enough variables to estimate, I will try to provide as much detail. I cut people's lawns on the side, as well as do mulch jobs. I have a full time job, and in the meantime, I am saving money and buying more equipment to eventually run a...
  15. Business Operations
    I acquired this customer last year, they had zero flowers in their entire lawn when I gave them a price for mowing, trimming, and blowing off their lawn. Their front lawn is roughly 450sqft, very small. A month into mowing their lawn, they planted 4 flowers along their fence, about 24 inches...
  16. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Hey all ! I have 130 hours on my Ferris 52" inch FW25. So far it's been great besides the blades that are on it suck. Grass does not get thrown far and almost always clumps in thick high grass, so I was thinking about getting some high lift or mulching blades. I've been looking everywhere...
  17. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I'm considering buying a 72 inch ZTR Badboy for mowing a turf airstrip and surrounding RSA totalling 6.5 acres. I'm looking for any information regarding differences in features between the models. The nearest dealer has a "Rebel" model with 999cc Kawasaki available. What features on the...
  18. Business Operations
    Hey Everyone Im putting together a list of resources that can be helpful to employees and another for contractors. Ive notice guys over the years talk about the different videos they watch on YouTube and I try to give them as much info as I can on different resources to utilize when trying to...
  19. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hello all. I've been considering Starting a lawn care business for quite a while now. I have a few questions an would love any tips/tricks and feed back. I currently don't have much equipment however I don't plan to start until next season. Currently I have a Toro push mower, and a Ryobi weed...
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