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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by McG_Landscaping, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here are a few pics from recently. The grass in the first one is cut at around an 1 1/2" and its a super steep hill. The second one is right next door and I cut it higher than I normally do. Then some before and afters of a small bush job. The pictures are really light because it was super sunny on saturday.





  2. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Some more of the trimming job. Also my new echo pas hedge trimmer attachment. They exceeded my expectations and were worth every penny!





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  3. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    one more...

  4. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good man, I have a question. How do you handle going to school and running your buisness? I will be a 21 yr old freshmen and im going to cal u (i see you go to the rock I got some buddies up there) basically what I did was finished up all my landscaping work for the year that I had schedualed so all I will ahve to do is cut grass a day or two a week... What do you do to help yourself out?
  5. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats what I do. I dont schedule too many landscape jobs during the school year unless they fit in a weekend. I honestly schedule my classes a lot around my business. I was mowing on friday after school (I am always done on fridays by 1) I would drive home mow till dark then mow on sat then if we got a bad rain or something I could carry over to sunday. My customers have all been understanding. This semister got weird! I am done by 11 on friday and 1030 on tues and thurs. I will be coming home on tuesday to mow then going back tues night then repeat on thursday. And I will mow my commercial account on every other friday. We will see how that works out. I was mowing my commercial every other tuesday after classes. Gas was killing me so I bought a car to drive back and forth to cut down on gas costs. Since it gets double the mileage of my truck plus some I will be at the same in fuel costs as last year if not a little less. We will see how this works out and if not I will go back to friday saturday mowing but I would like to spend more weekends at school since I will be 21 very soon :drinkup:
  6. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    ^^ Also definitely be open and tell all of your customers. Every single one of mine has been fine with me moving days because of school. They all understand the importance and as long as you still show up every week and show how your reliable even when balancing school it pays off in the long run! My customers all are from word of mouth and most of them spread my name out there still because I am reliable while balancing so much. Do the same and you will be fine!
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice Man I hate hedges! I mow 4 days a week but dont live on campus I try to be done with classes by late morning then go mow till evening. For the most Part I dont tell many customers I go to school, I feel that might turn off some. I just hustle when the school year starts
  8. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    No idea how the heck you guys do it, I can barely run my business full time without going to school. How do you guys plow? Skip classes if you need to?

    My props to anyone running a business and going to school, keep it up guys!
  9. deere615

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    My spring classes I try to schedule somewhere like 10-2 or so So I have a little time in the mornings then back out in the afternoon. Ya its extremely hard dont get alot of sleep thats for sure! I skip classes when I absolutely have to but I try not to because attendance helps me sometimes.
  10. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have skipped classes to plow. But the grandma in the hospital excuse only works so many times....

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