Somewhat new to biz and need help!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by buddhacj7, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. buddhacj7

    buddhacj7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I have been doing this on the side for about three years and just doing some
    commercial work for friends. I really would like to build up the biz but am not sure about all the things it entails. I don't want to sound stupid but I am not
    sure about mulching, seeding, fertilizing? What are the rules for applying seed
    and fertilizer and what exactly is "mulching". I mainly mow a large apartment
    complex and blow,trim,edge,etc... Am I in the wrong business because I do
    not know these things? I just don't want a soon to be customer ask me a question that I don't know the answer to.
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi buddhacj7,

    Here is a technical definition of mulching from this site.

    "Mulching is one of the simplest and most beneficial practices you can use in the garden. Mulch is simply a protective layer of a material that is spread on top of the soil. Mulches can either be organic--such as grass clippings, straw, bark chips, and similar materials--or inorganic--such as stones, brick chips, and plastic. Both organic and inorganic mulches have numerous benefits."

    No one knows everything, we are always students, ever learning. :)

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