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Thinking Of Starting The Lawn Care Business??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mtran2000, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. mtran2000

    mtran2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Although I see a lot of people in the lawn care business here, I feel there is room for one more and I am considering cutting lawns while I keep my job and eventually grow it into full time business.
    I am wondering what is the best way to start out small.

    Things I already have
    A van with hitch. Not a real economical van but it is paid for and doubles as my camper van.
    Stihl blower/Vac

    Things I will need
    Lawn mower (the one I have is about shot) Suggestions?
    Weed Wacker. Suggestions?

    Also what about a bagger, do you all have baggers on mowers?

    Thanks in advance

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    You will do good you will look alot like my competition do crappy work and chew the price low,now if you are serious about making it in lawncare do top work look like a professional,once you get it in your head and blood you can't get rid of it,it will all come to you in time.:waving:
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    starting out small is about a 6K investment.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    The best advice i can give is buy equipment to match your work,what size properties are you cutting commercial or residential specify.
  5. Badgerz

    Badgerz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    And keep reading the forums. Any questions come to mind just pop some key words into the search function at the top.

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