MOney Maker idea

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by justanotherlawnguy, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,283

    here is an idea for some of you leaf clean up experts up north.

    Nobody in Fl seems to want to do leaf clean ups, including me. I get alot of calls for leaf clean up and I reply "we dont offer that service".

    There are neighborhoods upon neighborhoods with huge oak trees and there are leaves everywhere. Most lco's just blow them back in the yard. Some blow them off the grass and pick them up properly but they are the exception.

    I dont know what you guys charge up there but I have made $100 for just filling up my truck bed before. I filled up half my 16 foot trailer with 2 ft sides for $250. I know thats not alot of leaves compared to what yall deal with up there.

    The business is here and nobody wants to do it.

    Just an idea........................
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    What are your biggest months for doing this, and is it something you do through the winter? I thought everything jst slowed down during the winter for you guys, and you just did tree trimming and limited visits.
  3. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Line me up a years worth and i'll move on down lol Tell em i'll clean gutters too!

  4. Cornwell

    Cornwell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Damn lawnguy I would love to have the business that you are talking about. I am in Holly Hill Fl and all you have to do is let me know and I'll take care of all of your leaf clean up calls, that is as long as they're in decent distance from Daytona.
  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,951

    Why would you want a competing LCO doing work on a property that you maintain? As the saying goes, "when the camel sticks its head in the tent, the rest of the camel is not far behind."

    If there is work to do (doing leaf cleanup), why aren't the contractors doing the work. As somebody much further north, I must be missing something in the explanation.
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,283

    I am saying that if someone from say NC, who had the equipment wanted to spend a week or 2 in this area, Tampa, FL. He could make a killing.

    Reason I say this: Hardly anyone does leaf clean ups here.

    Personally, I avoid yards with big oaks on them for regular lawn service just so that I can avoid the leaf problem.

    I know most of you guys up north include spring/fall clean up in your lawn contracts. Not so down here. People avoid leaves like the plague..........

    Leaves tend to be localized in certain neighborhoods, so it is easy to avoid, and there is so much work it is not a big deal to pass on them anyway...
  7. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Why don't you learn how to do leaf clean ups and then YOU could make a killing on them there lawns ? payup
  8. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    OK I'll get the accounts and you can sub them from me,ok:laugh: :laugh:
  9. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,283

    i am busy enough as it is.

    Personally i could care less about them, just like every other LCO in the area. LIke I said, if there is a yard with a ton of oaks on them, I just avoid it...
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    You are missing out on some good money....If no one wants to do the work then you don't have competion....I would jump on it.....

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