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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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hey there you need to know what type of grass he has before you can add weed and feed, you have the risk of killing everything and ending up looking like a fool. Also you need to know the soils PH once you know the PH you will be prepared to make the decision of whether the weed problem is because of a PH lvl or bad maintenance. Also warn the client he might have a bad reaction if he does not water enough after you apply the weed and feed.

Ph testing is not that much runs between $15-100 extension office here charges $25 or so and i tells me what the ph is and what micro nutrients i need for the type of grass costumer has.

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I usually don't pitch the customer, as if I were a sales rep. I simply ask them if they are available tomorrow for an estimate. Figure out if it's okay to go by if they are only available in the afternoon (because I only work days). Sometimes I go by and give a prices, sometimes I don't go by and give a price. As long as I can land the job, that is all that matters. If you are able to meet with the person for an estimate, then that is your chance to answer any questions, and show them what type of character you are. Be on your best behavior. Although a dirty shirt tends to land more jobs.
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I just ordered me a digital soil ph tester off amazon.. cheaper than going to the local university..

Those macro nutrients sound like a good thing to know as well!
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i meant Micro nutrients, macro nutrients are the N-P-K's
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I just ordered me a digital soil ph tester off amazon.. cheaper than going to the local university..

Those macro nutrients sound like a good thing to know as well!
hey there LawnMoore which one did you buy i have been looking but i can't find a good price one that is detailed enough let me know thank you.
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you can get a decent test kit for about $60. test a sample for N,P,K & pH would cost you about $3 doing it yourself & have results same day. Depends on how much detail you want.
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