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lawn care only percentage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TerraVenture, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    I thought I would start this thread to see how many on this site just do lawn care and lawn care related, such as fertilization and, overseeding. I perform lawn care and just about anything the customer needs except pesticide application because I have no license meaning I can't even use weed and feed but that is a gripe for another day. Do most of you find that lawn care is enough for you. I am just using the lawn care to get exposure so i can get lanscaping jobs. I am a solo act but have occasional help when need be.

    Is anyone else in my situation?
     
  2. noiseyvoyzey

    noiseyvoyzey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    I dont do any pesticide. But I do alot of tree work, not much landscaping. I pick and choose the landscaping jobs
     
  3. Andyinchville

    Andyinchville LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I'm almost 100% straight mowing.....Saves the hassel of other equipment getting in the way and if you book solid w/ mowing you'll always have a job....In landscaping, as in construction, you'll always be working yourself into unemployment (unless of course you have a whole string of jobs lined up) but w/ mowing the whole year is taken care of.....same jobs week after week......good and steady. (Don't get me wrong if a mowing customer wants something I'll do it but I don't actively pursue too many other things....Not even aerating and fertilizing........
     
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    We do everything on the properties except installation work.
     
  5. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    I do anything they want done. trees, lawns, landscape, multch, fert and seed ect.

    Why cant you do weed-and-feed.
     
  6. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Do as much as you feel comfortable doing! The more the merrier so they say...
     
  7. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Most states require an Applicator license.
     
  8. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Yes a license is required for weed an feed...


    An DFW will turn ya in if ya dont have one.......
     
  9. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Why? i honestly did not know that, i figured if they sell it to the public at a hardware store it would be fine.

    I don't do any fert except like 10-10-10 kind of stuff. No spraying.
     
  10. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    It you are making a profit, you need a license....
     

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