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best jobs to advertising for spring

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by G&Plawn, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. G&Plawn

    G&Plawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    hi iam a new LCO and would appreciate any preperation for spring. i did a few jobs over the past summer and would like to continu to grow my business while i attend school. I was wondering what kind of experience people have been haveing with the free local papers and door hangers specifically. i also would like to know about the best start up equipment a person sould have right know i am at the very beginnings with 3 21 in toro mowers a echo string line trimmer and a hand full of hand tools and misc equipment. I would like to get a 36 in plus powered walk behind with a sulky and a trailer to begin with but any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I would advertize in small local papers, its not that expensive to do if your on a budget. And i would look for a good used walk behind.
  3. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Start small,re-invest any profit and look for good used equip. Used is out there just look over and dont pay a ton of money for an abUSED piece of equip. Start with a small group of cust. then within a few years you will turn down work.:p
  4. local papers and hit your target areas with flyers or doorhangers ..they get good results for me.
    The suggestion for a walkbehind id need a little more info ...like how big your average lawn is etc ....and like mentioned above good used walk's can be found.
  5. cutpro2004

    cutpro2004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    hello this is first post, was looking to get advice on how to charge residential and comercial. is there a good rule of thumb to go by
    i cut a few yards this year but am gearing up for 2004 plan on going at it hard. i want to eventually do this full time. also what would be some good start up equip to buy. as much info as i can get would be appreciated as far as insurance, pricing, equp, etc
    also one special question how do you guys charge for leaf clean up i did a big job for about 15$ hour about 3 days work got 360$ i appreciate the help i love this site just found out about it man iv been missing out!

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