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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Turfrific, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I got a $1000.00 think i can get my self started on that much, and if so what would you first do, have my own truck at least.I really don't want to have to go back to working for some one else.
  2. BCFLawnLandscape

    BCFLawnLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Good Luck... This is such a saturated market now that I wouldn't recommend anyone starting out new to get into the business. WAYYY too much competition and its driving the prices into the ground. Plus the economy is in the crapper!!! not a good time to start working for yourself. We've been in business for 4 years now and we're struggling!
  3. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    ok well for right off i don't mind what i make, i live off my brother and house is paid for he bearly makes over min wage and been there 9 years don't want that to happen to me.I'm not going to mow a yard under $40 eaither ,unless its just mowing no trim
  4. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    1. Have you done lawn maintenance before. If so, how long?
    2. How big is your truck?
  5. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    yah i have, more mowing then anything else. 5 years just doing my own.
  6. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    S10 truck small one eh.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    That's all fine and dandy except we done had our good times, the big hooplah came and the money was all right and then...
    Well, just watch the news, the rest is too long a story.

    You said it, 7th year here, same bad news.
    The worst of it is, at least some is my own dang fault.
  8. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    i really don't need alot of money im secure as far as food and home.
  9. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    this is a rough biz at this time
  10. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    well i'm no low baller thats for sure

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