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  1. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hi Everyone, Just joined the forums today. I've been in the landscaping business for a few years as an employee and I'm in a spot with everything going on right now to financially take the risk of starting my own landscaping company. I'm bringing some close acquaintances from past jobs with me...
  2. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I'm working on a lawn care/landscaping business in Denver to start in March 2020. I would love to find an experienced hand who loves landscaping to have coffee with. Just want to ask some local industry questions. Business questions. Why they love this line of work. Talk about grass and trees...
  3. Business Operations
    Hello, I started a lawn care & landscaping company a few years back. This is our first primary year filed as an LLC. We currently service between 30 and 35 clients per week. We gross close to $4,500 per month, and net close to $3,000. So nothing amazing yet, but I'm really working to make this...
  4. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hi all - Great forum and community here. I have a full time Mon-Fri desk job. I'm 35 years old and sometimes feel like I missed my calling in life. I really love being outside and taking care of my lawn. I live in the midwest, so lawncare typically runs April 1st to October 31st. I HATE snow...
  5. Introduce Yourself
    Hey guys (and girls!), just thought I'd pop in and say hello, came across this site and seemed pretty good so figured I'd join. I'm a driveway sealer from Mississauga, Ontario, have been for the past five years or so. My Dad and I are partners in a small family-run business and I brush on a...
  6. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Good morning. I"m in my second year of running a part-time solo lawn care business. This year the goal is 25 weekly lawns with the plan to grow the business each year, eventually moving to a larger, more full time operation. I have access to a new Bobcat Quickcat and a new Wright Intensity...
  7. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hey guys, I have been in business for 2 years doing landscaping work on the side while working for a large company. I am planning to break out on my own this spring and want to get some opinions on what you have found to be the best means of advertisement. Since I started a couple years ago I...
  8. Business Operations
    Totally new to this site. Quick introduction of myself: I work a full time job as well as live and work on our family grain/cattle farm in south eastern Indiana. Yes, very busy. I am 26 years old and looking to go full time self employed through the farm and this new business adventure. I have...
  9. Introduce Yourself
    Hey everybody, I've been reading the threads for a couple months and today decided to post for the first time. I have 5 years experience as manual labor in the summertime here in Michigan - mostly lawn mowing, laying mulch, small tree removal, laying patios, digging holes for decks, gardening...
  10. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I am new to the lawn care business and have found many answers in these forums. Today I'm taking a leap and posting a question that I'm hoping someone can help with. I've made it through my first summer with a few 28" walk behind commercial mowers and a couple of Toro 22s. Our customers are...
  11. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hi, brand new to the site and I'm sorry for the redundant post as im sure its been asked several times over. Ive been Wanting to start up a small business in the Houston area I dont have mucj experience with mowing (besides my own house) but I worked for one of the biggest lawn care companies...
  12. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Right now I’m starting with just a 21” Troy-built push mower and a ryobi string trimmer. These are what I already owned. I also recently acquired a 50” cub cadet riding mower that come from a small lawn care company with almost 400 hrs on it. Unfortunately I don’t have a trailer and can’t get it...
  13. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    How much should I charge to push mow an acre property with a 21” cut push mower at average walking speed? Not including trimming/blowing. Really I’m asking how long does it take to push mow an acre?
  14. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Good evening all! I am about to start my own lawn care business (weed control, fert, aeration, fire and control, bed control, and perimeter pest) I am starting on my own as far as treatments go (I have someone who is going to be selling houses for me on the side of his current job.) I eventually...
  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
    Hey everyone, I’m just starting my landscape business and I’m looking for a grass catcher that fits my mower. I have a 2018 Bobcat Classic Pro 36’ walk behind mower. Any suggestions would be great, thanks!
  17. Introduce Yourself
    Hey ya'll, My passion is the garden, working with plants and talking with people. Last year I licensed my business with some real life experience that I gained through it. During spring I picked up a full-time job at a commercial landscaping company as a Lawn and Shrub Care Technician. During...
  18. 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...
  19. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I’m in the process of starting my own company. A friend of mine is getting out of the business and passing on around 30 accounts to me. I’m going to buy a 60 inch zero turn, I stand on, and a commercial 30 inch . The majority of the accounts are between 1-3 acres. I’m torn between the 46 inch...
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