Hi all. Wanted to introduce myself. This forum certainly is a wealth of information and resources. I'm a full time high school teacher but use to cut grass when I was younger, for the local school board ironically. I always enjoyed taking care of my lawn, wanted to make some extra cash and needed something to fill my summers so lawn care was a logical choice. I plan on aggressively marketing my fledgling business during the winter and spring so hopefully I'll have some work in the new year. I've already gotten some verbal commitments from several people in my neighborhood. I'm in the process of bidding on two schools in my area and two churches in order to augment my residential contracts with some commercial. My cache of equipment so far includes a Noma/ Canadiana articulating riding lawn mower (not zero turn but close), homelite trimmer, and an echo trimmer, Poulan Pro gas blower, Echo gas Blower, lawn boy push mower, and a John Deere snow blower (single stage= nice and light). I'm in the process of fabricating the following items. A 16 foot dual axle landscaping trailer, and a tow behind leaf vacuum that will include a pull out tray that will hold 6 disposable grass bags. I also plan on getting a Billy goat to clean the spots the riding lawn mower can't reach. I'm fortunate that my area of the city is tight nit and so far word of mouth has been working to my benefit. Several neighbors have already signed on to snow removal (sidewalk and small driveways). Thanks again to the creators of this site. Seems like a great group of people.
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