View Full Version : What all do i need?

03-01-2011, 12:23 AM
I'm 16 years old and me and my fellow classmate want to jump on the landscaping and mowing business train. We have 2 push mowers from our own houses 2 gas blowers and 1 trimer and 1 edger both gas. We want to start residential but arent sure what all we need whenit comes to equipment and advedrtisement and any other advice would be great for us noobies please and thanks!

03-01-2011, 07:41 AM
As far as the equipment, I'd say you have it covered for now. It's important to fight the urge to buy new equipment right off the bat. I wouldn't sink a ton of money into things you don't need.

Go out and get some customers. You'll realize "Hey, we need xxx" if you do need something extra. Only then should you buy.

As far as advertising, I've outlined some free or close to free marketing methods here (http://www.jdsimpkins.com/marketing-your-lawn-care-business.html).

03-01-2011, 06:57 PM
Welcome to our forum.

Yea I'd say use what you got until it dies on you. Then scale up as needed.

Do you have any business cards? I am sure if you start handing them out to people you know, you will quickly fill up your schedule.