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Solo or employees?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by fastlane, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Are you solo by choice?
  2. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Yes, but once in a while I will bring my brother, or a friend along for help.

    YardBros Outdoors
  3. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I'm only solo for mow trim blow and go's. I use a worker for some landscape installs and all leaf clean ups, because I have to, because I cant pull the tarp full of leaves off the trailer by myself.

    and its also cool to have someone picking up the sticks and moss and blowing around obstacles while I'm ridin on the mower.:dancing:
  4. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    haha yeah thats about it

    YardBros Outdoors
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,569

    solo on everything i do. if i can't do it myself i pass on the job. i cut leaves up with the mower. i don't use tarps.
  6. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    i used to mulch. and i found that its a lot more profitable to bag them with the power bagger. I'm not sure how, though. Ive only done this for 4 years, I havent quite got it down to a science yet.

    I really like it better than mulching because I can take on large amounts of leaves, which is more $$$, of course. With a mulcher, you cant really make a real thick pad of leaves disappear.
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,569

    i havent' run into thick pads of leaves yet. what i do is i never stop mowing to allow the leaves to buildup. i mow weekly or bi weekly until the end of october. in nov i mow bi weekly cutting the leaves up. this keeps the leaves from building up too much. usually by the end of november all of the leaves have stopped falling here. there are some bad yards out there but i don't have any of those as customers yet. in that case i would just blow the leaves into the woods with the blower or blow them into piles by the street for the city to pickup. the city drives around in big trucks sucking the leaves up here.
  8. Buck Hollow Lawn Care

    Buck Hollow Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 109

    Mostly solo, bigger jobs have a helper
  9. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

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  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    It's more fun with employees :waving:

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