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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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Today I signed my first contract with a customer!
Congratulations on that! That is big news! Do you have more upcoming plans now to implement your continued growth?
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how do you buy a zero turn before getting a single customer?? lol
Everybody has either similar or different beginnings. I actually purchased a DOG, JD MOWER & a 54" Big Screen T.V(still have it) all for $800...That is when the dream started....fast forward 10 years later...WE HERE! That is how you do it! L ~ O ~ L ~
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Everybody has either similar or different beginnings. I actually purchased a DOG, JD MOWER & a 54" Big Screen T.V(still have it) all for $800...That is when the dream started....fast forward 10 years later...WE HERE! That is how you do it! L ~ O ~ L ~
Thats the funniest thing ive seen on this site lol major props to you
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isn't that ring lawn care's craigslist ad?


are these free cut and paste ads or do we have some competitive, friendly unoriginality going on out there?


always glad to hear about guys getting paid though, in any case. picked up my first landlord a few weeks back now. working on another. i think i'd rather do propertry groudnskeeping for landlords. people in my area are far too cheap as home owners.


case/point: just had a gal yesterday call us. we went to scope out her property. some very lovely landscaping, but over grown., the edging alone would have taken me 3 hours easy, if not 4. the yard would have been over an hour to mow.


anyway, i quoted her today at 150.00, with a 15 percent intro discount which would have broguht it down to 127.50. she about choked (loved that line, cant remember if sect dropped that one or not in reference to the vine cleanup)

said she had "more like 35 dollars in mind" and hung up.


meanwhile the guy across the street, who had about a quarter of her yard, i was charging 25 for full service, before he couldnt afford it any longer!
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