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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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Does the grass need to be cut down, short, over a few week period, or can I cut it all at one go (maybe multiple passes) ?
How about following the old rule of thumb that says to not cut the lawn more than 1/3 of it's total height at one cutting?
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How about following the old rule of thumb that says to not cut the lawn more than 1/3 of it's total height at one cutting?
it would be nice to follow that rule but when it is out of control the equipment will likely not cut high enough to only take 1/3 off.
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Not sure, I was assuming so. But that's only because I thought that was the drill. I don't want to give time or work away so if I need to up the charge, I'm fine by doing so. I am sort of stumbling into this as I go. Hopefully what info I dig up around here, and othe resources will help things run fairly smoothly.
get quote from other lawn care services learn your area, learn your costs now and down the road (staff, trucks, bigger mowers...) Do something special & differant. How long a job will take now with a small mower and how long with a big boy. talk to friends see what they like and dont like about the local lawn guys.
Run some sales to get out there and show people what you can do
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