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  1. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    Hello, Thanks I’m advance. I own a small weed control and fertilization company. I’m licensed in Ohio and have been treating for a little while, but only residential retail customers. I was recently asked to provide a quote for a company that owns over 100 rental properties (all small...
  2. 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...
  3. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hello, I joined this site because everyone seemed so helpful. I live in Georgia and want to purchase a used commercial zero-turn. I will be cutting my personal property of 4 to 5 acres a week. 90 percent of it is flat fields with a slight sloping hill in the back. I found a 2017 Scag Cheetah...
  4. Professional Discussions
    I just got my licensed in January of 2019 and was mainly doing mowing and landscape work. I didn't do any advertising for sprinkler repair work this year but began receiving more calls about June. Im so used to the mowing season and when it gets busy, I have no clue when to advertise for...
  5. Business Operations
    Trying to get an idea of how many clients I can take care of from home full time. For myself I generally spend 1 hour from The time I receive a residential lead to the time an estimate is sent. Then just 5-10 minutes here and there talking with the client maybe 1/month. So like 3 hours a year...
  6. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I am looking to buy a new Zero turn and most likely a 42 inch. I mow a little over an acre and it is neither real rough nor a perfect lawn. I had a TORO timecutter 42 for ten years and it never broke down- not once. Reliability would be the major factor on purchase . And while I know it...
  7. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I am new to the forums. Name is Morgan DeVan. I own Big M Lawn Care in Colorado springs Co. We have been in business for 14 years. We mainly service residential. We have a few smaller commercial accounts. I am a single dad with 2 teenage children. I have between 4-6 employees. That includes...
  8. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    We’re looking for someone to give us some guidance in the lawn care industry. We’re a new start up father and son lawn care business in York County, South Carolina… We have a new 48” Wright ZTO, Trimmers, blowers, ect. I have also passed the Pesticide Core exam and now studying for the...
  9. Business Operations
    Hey so the title might not explain this very well. In short what do you use tags for in yardbook and do your rate customers? I have a 1-5 scale throughout my business. 1 being worst and 5 being best. I use this for equipment quality and frequency of use, customers and job type. For tags in...
  10. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I received a commercial property that seems the city had a work on the water lines and some prep with soil but is not leveled at all. I came up with 735.91 sqft. I am newly to this projects but will like to get into and learn. In the garden centers currently per piece are at $1.79 and per...
  11. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I'm buying a home that has approx 2.5-3 acres of flat lawn that needs mowing. The current owner has offered me his used commercial ZTR Exmark, and I'm trying to compare his mower against a new residential. Which would last me the longest? Which is easier or less costly to maintain? Which...
  12. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hi, new to the site. ive spent many hours reading posts about sloped terrain and have found that the scag turf tiger is the ultimate machine for slopes. I just bought a house that the front yard has a slope of about 10-11 degrees, upto 15 degrees in some spots. the previous owner had a rider...
  13. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Heu guys. Brand new to the forum. Did a bit of researching but cannot find a post that applies to this. Basically just using this mower residentially here on my farm...and at a loss over which of these 2 to purchase. 2008 Gravely 272 in great shape, 500hrs, looks new. 26hp liquid cooled kaw...
  14. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I have been running my own lawn business for about 5 years now. I have about 16 regular landscape clients (mulching, trimming, edging, etc) and am up to 18 mowing clients. I used to simply mow with a 21 inch mower because all of the lawns were small residential. While all my lawns are still...
  15. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    What do you guys charge on average for just your basic Mow-N-Blow. (Obviously property size makes a difference, but I'm just asking your overall average price you estimate most often)
  16. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I am starting a solo lawn business this coming March. I have quite a few questions, but first let me tell you my situation. Sorry in advance for the long post, it will be worth a read as I feel I ask some good questions that may clear some things up for other newbies. I am currently 23, living...
  17. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    What services are you providing right now? I'm getting started up right now in Middle Tennessee. I'm going to focus on core lawn maintenance services plus low-voltage lighting. Is it too early to go after commercial contracts right now? Is Feb/March more appropriate? Would love to get your...
  18. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    First off I would like to thank everyone on this forum for their knowledge and advice. I used it to select the mower that I wanted to go with. Unfortunately the SCAG TT2 60" with the big B&S is backorder for 60 to 90 days :( I have since moved to looking for good used mowers. I have 5 acres...
  19. Lawn Mowing
    I was wanting to get some peoples opinions on the toro/exmark 30" walk behind mowers. I'm having more and more customers want their lawn done with a 21". Was thinking about getting a 30" though. Can anyone vouch for them on whether or not it is worth spending the $$ for them or not? The 21"s are...
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