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Hi Galvin,

Welcome to our forum!

What got you interested in starting your lawn care business?
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Hey all, this is my 1st home business, and quite frankly i'm a little scared. Here's hoping i can make it work, and at my age, 54, this is not a small undertaking. I picked up 2 Dixon ZTR's real cheap along with a Honda self propelled lawn mower, just need a good trimmer now and i'm all set.
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Hi Robert,

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What about this new endeavor has got you scared and what are you doing about dealing with those issues?
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Hello I'm new to the website, 2012 will be our second year in business and I just want to take a moment and thank everyone who post helpful documents and information on here. My wife and I started our own Landscape Design Build company and also do lawn service and being part of this forum has saved me a lot of time with all your help. I wish I would have found it last year, but this year is more then a blessing.

P.S. If anyone has a question when starting a business please feel free to write me as well. I made some simple mistakes and choices that I can help you with.



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I'd love to hear more about some of those simple mistakes you made early on and how you overcame them.
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Sure am glad that I found this site. I am looking into the lawn care business here is South carolina. I love to cut grass and do yard work and figured since I just work first shift that I could make some extra money on the side after work. having a hard time finding my first yard to cut but remain optimistic. Thanks in advance for any tips I find to help get me started.
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Default Tons of questions.

My husband is a go getter!! His love is for landscaping!! We had 5 children and 4 of them are boys ranging from 10 months to 10 yrs old. He has been doing side jobs for as long as can remember. I have been telling him that all it takes is 1 commercial jobs and the sidework that he has now and from there he will soar!! I am taking this upon myself to get him started. I plan for the year 2013 to be our year!! My goal is set for our future. He has a relative that works for a medical building and they are accepting bids. We have never truly bid something this large, so all I am working with is a proposal from another company. I also looked up some local businesses in our area for some of the services that they offer. I believe we are low balling tremendously. The way I look at it is that it's a start. The contractor bid for a weekly lawn service 175.00 I bid 150.00. He is charging for a garbage removal 15.00 I am not charging at all. On my proposal I threw in Spring and Fall cleanup n/c. replenishing mulch beds once a yr he charged 750 I charged 650. He is spraying the mulch beds weekly for a charge of 10. I as well charged 10 for mulch bed maintence weekly. Tree and shrub pruning he charged 525 I charged 475. I would like to throw into the proposal edging of walkways and planting beds that the other con tractor did not. I am not sure what to charge??? Any suggestions? That is my final part in submitting my proposal. I am limited on time if anyone can help!! ty kindly. Wish me luck.
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and how often do we need to edge??
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Hello every one I'm a 24 year old single male and go by the name Darion with 2 kids. I got into some trouble with the law so my opition for work is to be self-employed/entrepreneur. Im new to the lawn care services/business and this a be my first year at it. I need alot of help I have no clue where to start!
Ill be on this site daily with questions if any one can be so kind to guide me ill really appreciate it Thanks!
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