Should i rake leaves?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mwells7, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. mwells7

    mwells7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    im new to this whole landscaping thing and i was wondering if i should rake leaves this fall to keep my cash flow flowing. Do you think its a good idea. how much should i charge.
  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Rake? Who rakes leaves these day's unless its raking them onto the tarp. Buy a good commercial backpack blower like Echo's PB755 or Stihl, Red Max you'll save a lot of time.
  3. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    Try the search feature. It really does work and all the answers to questions you haven't even thought of will show up in posts.

    Good luck

  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Well if manual labor is your thing you'd be way better off cleaning gutters, that's probably one of the few things I can see being semi profitable without power tools. Run ya 2-300 for the ladder thou, then again you might have one.

    As for raking leaves for cash fuggedaboutit, better off get a job at Walmart.
  5. Cheapscapes

    Cheapscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    here in Ny we had snow..rain...all on top of the few leaves that fell...sheesh..its a mess..i couldnt even picture raking the yards i still have to do...but when they get wet the only choice is to rake-em onto a tarp..dragging them to where they gotta go..i hate the fall.....
  6. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    "what's A Rake"
  7. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    It's has a wooden handle connected ''O'' never mind lol...
  8. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    You can say that again...
  9. Rick.ULS

    Rick.ULS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Hi There,
    Get A Walker Mower And Rarely If Ever Touch A Hand Rake. As Far As Money, In My Opinion(with 14 Years Behind It)not Under $40.00 Per Man-hour. Good Luck!
  10. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Well a Walker would be nice, but if you can't afford one now, you should atleast get a good powerful backpack blower. It will make a leaf cleanup job much easier and faster than raking.

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