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lawn care in florida? prices??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by treyhamra, Jan 6, 2001.

  1. treyhamra

    treyhamra LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    well i dont know where to start. im from oklahoma and live here presently and run a very sucessful lawn care company. im getting tired of snow and leaves and know florida , fortunaltely, doesnt have either of these!! i was wanting to know how you guys price things or how the weed control / fertilization programs are like , man there are so many questions i have. i would be very interested in making a move down there but i would be going in blind eyed. i have 5 years invested into my biz and would be one of the best crew leaders you could ever find. only prob is that i need a few months to prepare to move. so if youre lookin for a hard core worker and are in ft. lauderdale, give me a shout and let me know what things are like in the biz there.
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I'm only a few minutes from the Florida line and to the best of my recollection I don't think the trees quit growing when I cross the line!!!!!!!!!!!

    My nephew lives in the Ft. Lauderdale area and he tells me it is booming...........problem is there would be mucho competition, if ya know what I mean. One thing he told me that I wish would happen where I live is all the businesses have to be landscaped and maintained, it's a city ordinance, if they don't they get fined. This is what I hear.............could be wrong...........some Floridians need to jump in here and help me out.............I may be over my head................I do know one thing.............there ARE TREES IN FLORIDA!

    Hava Tampa.........and a good day.:)
  3. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Hey, what about Hawaii??? I am moving there towards the end of the next growing season. It seems like its worth a shot?
  4. Starling Lawn

    Starling Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Business is great in Florda.There is always room for guys who do quality work.And yes Homer we Have trees,lots of them.
  5. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Where I am $15-20 per cut. (80x125 lot) You are paid the rest in sunshine. LOL
  6. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    I can't live on per cut..... yearly service contracts should start at $60 for "mow & go" and any extras is more $$ ....of coarse those 4 packs and 6 packs all together they can get full service at like $65 each .....but those are basic 1/4 acre lots
  7. TurfMan

    TurfMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Florida has Trees. alot of them.
    Per cuts on lots seem to be 15-20 per cut and monthly are 60-65 per month. These are basic packages. 1 thing that you'll find is that younger people 35-50 tend to cancel in the winter months the season slows down in late Oct and this is the time that most want to cancel. I suggest a written contract with all of your customers. Good luck and 2 yrs ago when I registered my company with the state of Florida there were 1785 REGISTERED Lawn Services. That was 2 yrs ago. and that was not counting the guys with Pinto wagons with 21's hanging out of the tailgates.
  8. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I hope that 60-65 dollars a month is for a bi-weekly service. I get 85 dollars minimum for a weekly service in the growing season and bi-weekly in the off season. As far as leaves go they do fall and quite a bit. Also, I hope you like sand because if your customers don't have a lot grass they have plenty of sand.

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