2nd Year NY to NC Relocation

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by BottomLINEGuyNY, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. BottomLINEGuyNY

    BottomLINEGuyNY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Hello again people

    Thanks for all of your support in my first year in business,you all helped immensely..

    My wife is taking a Job in NC, and i will have to move my NY based Lawn care service down to North Carolina.

    Pretty scary stuff,considering i just started my business,and since i have never lived in the south.

    Were moving mid December and will be moving all my equipment down there.

    My first year,this year, i was able to get close to 50 customers,which was ok.

    I was just hoping for some advice. When the season starts,how it goes there, etc etc...

  2. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,761

    what part of NY are you from? Where are you going to in NC?
  3. BottomLINEGuyNY

    BottomLINEGuyNY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Im from Upstate NY and i am moving to southern NC
  4. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    The work only slows for Jan & Feb. If you are doing pre emergent apps only Jan is slow. Start advertizing as soon as you get here. Some years the mowing starts in March.
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Snow removal work will be almost non-existent. One winter we may get 3-4 light snow storms or ice. The next year we won't see a single flake.

    We work lawn maintenance year-round.

    Tall-fescue gets fertilized from September to late-spring.

    Learn about maintaining warm-season turf. Lots of bermudagrass; especially in the southern part of the state.

  6. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,001

    Do some research on centipede grass, there's a lot of it down here. Good luck.
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  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,545

    Southern NC? Do you mean the Wilmington area, in the eastern part of the state? Or the Charlotte area, in the middle of the state? There's a big difference, climate wise. Your location is important, there is a mix of different grass's in this state.

    Coming from upstate NY your going to notice that the cost of living is a lot lower here, but so are wage's. If you are moving to the eastern part of the state the humidity in the summer is going to be brutal at first.
  8. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,761

    I have a good friend who was born and raised around Syracuse, he moved to the Charlotte area about 5 years ago and the biggest thing he noticed was how "laid back" and "friendly" them southerners are! haha.
  9. BckYrdLmbrJk

    BckYrdLmbrJk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    Where in Upstate NY are you located? I'm in the Albany area myself.

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