Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

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.

Couple Questions


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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-13-2011, 10:17 PM
GrasshopperLawnCare908 GrasshopperLawnCare908 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 5
GrasshopperLawnCare908 is on a distinguished road
Default Couple Questions

I am currently trying to start a lawn care business. I have wanted to do this since i was very young the motivation for this now is my fiance and i just had a baby boy back in april and are getting married in october. So as you can imagine anyway i can work to get money i will,lawn care is also a passion and stress release for me as well. Being that money is so tight i am starting this company off of what i have at home 21" mower my pick up and two weed whackers that people happen to be throwing out. The one i dont know why they were doing it,its brand new the other one the head was broken and was unable to feed line thus i went to home depot and stumble across this thing called PIVOTRIM if you dont know what it is its basically a universal head where the line doesnt have to feed and is "less likely to break". Anyway since i just bored u with this rant my question is. Do you know of any universal heads like the pivotrim but used as an edger since i cant afford an edger right now? Thanks so much for your time and help.


p.s. any help towards starting up a company and marketing would be great
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 07-14-2011, 08:06 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 6
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrasshopperLawnCare908 View Post
I am currently trying to start a lawn care business. I have wanted to do this since i was very young the motivation for this now is my fiance and i just had a baby boy back in april and are getting married in october. So as you can imagine anyway i can work to get money i will,lawn care is also a passion and stress release for me as well. Being that money is so tight i am starting this company off of what i have at home 21" mower my pick up and two weed whackers that people happen to be throwing out. The one i dont know why they were doing it,its brand new the other one the head was broken and was unable to feed line thus i went to home depot and stumble across this thing called PIVOTRIM if you dont know what it is its basically a universal head where the line doesnt have to feed and is "less likely to break". Anyway since i just bored u with this rant my question is. Do you know of any universal heads like the pivotrim but used as an edger since i cant afford an edger right now? Thanks so much for your time and help.


p.s. any help towards starting up a company and marketing would be great
As with most dealers I sell the Pivotrim head, and from what I hear from customers they do not edge well. You can also get a universal head from your dealer that will fit and edge though or maybe even an head designed for your trimmer.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-15-2011, 08:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Are you trying to use your line trimmer to make a first edging or to keep an existing edge look descent?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-16-2011, 10:54 PM
GrasshopperLawnCare908 GrasshopperLawnCare908 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 5
GrasshopperLawnCare908 is on a distinguished road
Default

first edge,its just so overgrown there its not gonna happen. It works fine where is not so overgrown though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-18-2011, 01:46 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Can you do the edge another way then? Maybe just do the first edge manually?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg manual-edger.jpg (355.1 KB, 4 views)
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A couple of Craigslist ads Travor Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 42 03-06-2011 11:06 AM
couple of questions VPlandscapes General Talk 18 07-03-2009 07:39 PM
Couple things... Big Lebowski General Business Discussions 4 05-30-2009 05:10 AM
Couple of questions.. Mow Right Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 12-13-2006 10:11 AM
couple of suggestions Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 04-18-2006 08:35 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
Today 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,191
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
Today 02:33 PM
Today 02:33 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
0 11
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Today 11:52 AM
Today 11:52 AM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
0 12
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 104
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 136
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 125
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 116
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 314
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,754
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 280
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 256
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,467
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 333
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 287
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 234
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 317
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 217
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,344
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,045
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 406
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,340
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,122
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,284
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy