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Where in eastern NC are you moving to? I'm pretty familiar with the coastal area's since I'm a surfer. Your biggest change will be the grass type. In MD I guarantee your cutting a cool season grass (fescue, etc...). The coastal areas of NC are warm season grasses and there's a lot of centipede, bahia, and most golf courses have zoysia or bermuda grass and some high end communities have zoysia (probably emerald variety). Research all you can about the types of grass you will be cutting. Centipede is a slow growing grass and is very low maintenance so a lot of people may only want it cut bi-weekly and you won't be able to sell a lot of turf applications.

Also its a hard market to get into being right near the coast because a lot of homes are vacation homes for people and it may be hard to get a hold of the home owners to set up taking care of their property. Also rentals are big at the coast and they're usually managed by one lawn company if they're with a realty that rents them out for the home owner. If your farther inland then it may be a little different. Wilmington is a college town (UNCW) and a lot are college kids that rent a house and split the rent and you may be able to market to them if your going to move near wilmington but keep in mind they may not want weekly service since either the grass doesn't grow that fast (centipede) but also they probably don't care that much about the lawn.

Either way though you'll be fine just have plenty saved up and learn about the grass types.
Ya I'm pretty familiar with NC. I was stationed in Jacksonville, we used to hang out at Surf City and Wilmington. Thats actually the reason my wife and I want to go back. I swore I would never go back to NC, but I really miss it! We bought land in Beaufort County, so I'll be staying in that area. Jacksonville wouldn't even be close to my service area, let alone wilmington!!! There's plenty of houses around, but my service area would be spread out further. I'd have to cut a bunch of small commercial accounts too, so a good game plan should set me up (hence the reason for the thread).

MD is pretty much all fescue, my town has some zoysia here and there...how is it cutting bahia?
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