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Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-06-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Thanks to everyone for the great advice and...

Thanks to everyone for the great advice and ideas. I went off on a tangent the other day and want to appologize for that. I know everyone on this forum is trying to help each other out. I got...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-04-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Steve, If you had read my original thread you...

Steve,
If you had read my original thread you would have seen that money was an issueright now. So you saying the first problem with my thread is going to Lowes to get a Z-turn tells me you didnt...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-04-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Thanks Travis, As soon as I can afford to get a...

Thanks Travis,
As soon as I can afford to get a comm model Ill keep that in mind. Right now Im gonna have to make it work with the $$ i have available.
I appreciate the advice
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Thanks for the advice, I did go with the RZ5426....

Thanks for the advice, I did go with the RZ5426. It looks alot more durable than the JD and its a little faster and tighter. I didnt buy the extended Lowes warranty. I was right up front with the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-04-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,176
Posted By Michaelslandscape
This is my 3rd post and probably my last.

I wanted to say a couple of things to some of the senior members of this forum.
I joined Gohper to maybe try and get some advice from people all around the country who have been in the buisness for a...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-04-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
I want to thank everyone for their comments,...

I want to thank everyone for their comments, opinions and advise. I really mean that.
I tried to really make it clear in my original post that I didnt have the money or the credit to go buy good...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 01-31-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Steve, I went with the Husqvarna RZ5426. Based on...

Steve,
I went with the Husqvarna RZ5426. Based on the reviews and Husqvarnas reputation I think for a non-commercial grade mower it was the best choice for the money. As far as how well it handles...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 01-30-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Tips for anyone wanting to get some reconditioned...

Tips for anyone wanting to get some reconditioned equipment from Lowes or Home Depot.
They work like this. A customer brings back a mower and says he / she doesnt like it, or it wont start, or some...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 01-30-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
OK.... Thanks for the OP's. Lawnboy, yes that is...

OK.... Thanks for the OP's.
Lawnboy, yes that is my 4lb guard dog. He thinks hes a 40lb Rottweiler. I would rather go to HD and get a Toro but applying for another CC is out of the question. I have...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 01-29-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,405
Posted By Michaelslandscape
John Deere or Husqvarna (Need some help on deciding which one to buy)

I am going to Lowes Thursday to pick up a zero-turn mower. I am going to have to start out with a lower end mower untill I can afford a good commericail grade one. Anyway I have 2 that Im considering...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-29-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,512
Posted By Michaelslandscape
I think I will get the license for 4 reasons. 1.)...

I think I will get the license for 4 reasons. 1.) To be able to use that certification as a selling point to potential customers. 2.) I might actually learn something by studying for the test. 3.) By...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-28-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,512
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Stansg1fresh, As long as you are buying "over the...

Stansg1fresh,
As long as you are buying "over the counter" fertilizer; the kind you can buy at any home improvement store. You dont need a license in Texas to apply it. If you are buyng a regulated...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-28-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,512
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Lawnboy, thanks for the contsructive critque....

Lawnboy,
thanks for the contsructive critque. Thats why I joined Gopher, to get some help from people who have been in the buisness. I want (need) for my buisness to be successful as failure is not...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-27-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,512
Posted By Michaelslandscape
This is the link to the Texas Dept. of...

This is the link to the Texas Dept. of Agriculture. It is under the prsticides applicators section. It is a little confusing but the first paragrapgh on this page states what I quoted.
Take a look...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-27-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,512
Posted By Michaelslandscape
I am starting this spring, my first year. I have...

I am starting this spring, my first year.
I have a DBA, a Texas Sale and Use Tax Permit a Federal EIN. I dont know of any license that I would need. You are not required to have a license in Texas to...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-27-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,512
Posted By Michaelslandscape
My First Lawn Care Flyer

This is what I have put together, does anyone have any comments on how to make this any better. Does the pricing look competitve for the North Texas area?



“Full Service Landscape Maintenance”
Do...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-26-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,537
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Sounds alot like my story. I am leaving my job of...

Sounds alot like my story. I am leaving my job of 28 years earning 70K this summer. I have a pension but it only makes up about 1/3 of my salary. Health insurance......... thats the killer for me. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,172
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Thanks Steve I wii keep that in mind. I tend to...

Thanks Steve
I wii keep that in mind. I tend to overthink things sometimes. Ive got enough work to do without having to keep up with discounts and referal price breaks.
I appreciate the feed back
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,172
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Thank You to everyone for the encouragment. I...

Thank You to everyone for the encouragment. I have more enthusiasium and drive about making this buisness work than I have had in the past 20 years. I already have a reputation amonst freinds,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,172
Posted By Michaelslandscape
Starting my new lawn care buisness this spring

Hi, my name is Michael. I am a fifty something guy who has worked at the same job for 28 years. I have decided to do something that I enjoy. Yes... cutting grass, designing landscapes and installing...
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