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Forum: General Talk 05-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,683
Posted By wihoyt
Here it is the Dept of agriculture I have spoke...

Here it is the Dept of agriculture I have spoke with them many times and have ordered the info guides from them for the test.
Forum: General Talk 04-30-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,683
Posted By wihoyt
I already am aware of what is required of me for...

I already am aware of what is required of me for license what I'd like to know is where do I learn how to tell what the soil needs rather than just going and adding fert and spraying with 2, 4d? I...
Forum: General Talk 04-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,077
Posted By wihoyt
What we would pay would totally depend on many...

What we would pay would totally depend on many factors. Really its uncharted waters that could be a nitch all in itself. Something you would have to figure out the logistics of like where you can...
Forum: General Talk 04-27-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,683
Posted By wihoyt
Chemicals chemicals chemicals

Where/how do I learn to chemical application. I know I have to take the test to get an applicator permit throught the dept of agriculture here in IL but really where do I learn what to apply when and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-26-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,241
Posted By wihoyt
I would change the wording in the brown box. It...

I would change the wording in the brown box. It isnt worded correctly and doesnt really say anything. Best of luck Im just starting too.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,057
Posted By wihoyt
I first did the county clerks office and then my...

I first did the county clerks office and then my wife decided to make it an LLC and contacted Rocket Lawyer. They took care of everything and answer all your questions you would ever have. It costed...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 04-25-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,097
Posted By wihoyt
weed killer only works on plants weeds and such...

weed killer only works on plants weeds and such by contact on the leaves not by root up take.
Forum: General Talk 04-25-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,077
Posted By wihoyt
I think your only advertising yourself to small...

I think your only advertising yourself to small landscapers and missing a much larger market. I would look toward roofers,Concrete removal, ect. When we did tearouts of driveways and such it was a...
Forum: General Talk 04-25-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,744
Posted By wihoyt
Try working in Rockford IL which is the 9th most...

Try working in Rockford IL which is the 9th most dangerous city in the US. I have a few accounts in the better parts but I dont even go look at places in the bad areas. Its just not worth getting...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-25-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,967
Posted By wihoyt
Echo Bed redefiner!!

Yesterday I had a ton of beds I needed to redefine and some that I needed to cut in. So I went to my local rental store and asked for a bed edger. I thought I was getting the big bed edger that cuts...
Forum: General Talk 04-25-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,205
Posted By wihoyt
I tried that as well and Im just starting out. So...

I tried that as well and Im just starting out. So far I havnt landed a single deal that I used google earth on. I also havnt shown up and sold them on how great I am that they need me. Seems the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-07-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,620
Posted By wihoyt
echo pas bed edger

Has anyone here used one? Is it worth the 275 bucks? Let us know what you found with this
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-06-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,666
Posted By wihoyt
Not really I do mention it sometimes when im...

Not really I do mention it sometimes when im selling them on someone they can trust. In our city we have been portraid to the public that we are ripping them off and they are pooor bc of our...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-05-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,666
Posted By wihoyt
That's great I love getting calls it makes me...

That's great I love getting calls it makes me feel like I'm a big operator lol we took a little vacation this week and I missed a call which really ticked me off but I been setting stuff up for when...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-04-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,666
Posted By wihoyt
Yeah my advise is don't wait go do it no matter...

Yeah my advise is don't wait go do it no matter what it takes even if you have to use a garage sale push mower just go do it and don't finance anything pay for it all out of pocket. Done invest...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-30-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,666
Posted By wihoyt
Im at the point in life that i have a great...

Im at the point in life that i have a great Career as a career fireman in a large city and make a great living. I wanted to do this for my children so they dont have to work for MC donalds or KFC ...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-29-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,666
Posted By wihoyt
finally its working

I just started this year and I was very worried as last week I didnt have a single customer. now today I have only 2 contracts but I am bidding a bunch tommorow. The phone has been ringing today...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,473
Posted By wihoyt
I dont really have social group where I live. I...

I dont really have social group where I live. I moved here for work last year and live an hour away from everyone i know. But I did get to mow a neighbors yard today and made my firt money. It was...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-23-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,473
Posted By wihoyt
Makes sense maybe I need to be more active on it...

Makes sense maybe I need to be more active on it i see so many guys on there but consistancy is key
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-23-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,473
Posted By wihoyt
Hello everyone

hi there Im new to the forum. I used to mow lawns a few years ago before I became a full time firefighter/Paramedic.I used to dream of running my own deal after I got my job. Now I have my job and am...
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