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Old 08-27-2012, 05:14 PM
J.A.S.LawnService J.A.S.LawnService is offline
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Steve, I have always been interested in having a lawn service. I enjoy working outside and I get cool toys. I am looking to keep myself busy and make a little money. Being a fireman helps. I work every third day. Then on my days off I mow.

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Hi,

I plan to start my business next summer, but I am confused about what equipment to start off with. In the beginning I am going to do residential lawn to lock in some accouts. The go for commercial accounts. I was this about getting a self-propelled push mower and a tractor. Then once I make some money get a ZTR. What do y'all. Think? I am of course going to get a couple trimmers and edgers. Plus a walk behind leaf vac.
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i just started my lawn care business with 3 lawns
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I was this about getting a self-propelled push mower and a tractor.
Do you have a push mower now? Even a crappy one? Could you start with that?

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I LOVE the name! You could create a fantastic logo with that too!
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Hello Gopherhaul community! My ambition to run my own gardening service lead me to this wonderful site. Glad I stumbled upon this forum while clicking around the net.
A personal thank you to everyone who has contributed to this site in one way or another - the various threads have been plenty useful as I plan my own business start up.
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Welcome to our forum!

I look forwards to hearing your updates as your business grows.
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Hey everyone. I just started this past June(yeah I know, a little late in the season). I work by myself and my wife might help out when needed. Shes a real big help though. The equipment I have is a 60" cut Toro Zero Turn, Echo weed eater, kawasaki weed eater, husqvarna backpack blower, 6.5' x 10' trailer with dove tail and also have a Troy bilt self propelled push mower that I just bought yesterday at Lowes for a great bargain. I have had a handful of yards during this season, some mulching jobs and various clean up jobs already. So, imo I did alright starting out. I will post pictures soon of my setup.
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Hello people,

We are new here. I say "we" because I will be posting along with my fiance. If a dumb question is posted it's from me "A" if it sounds like a reasonable post it will be from my fiance "R." We just started a lawn restoration business about a month and 1/2 ago. We also mow grass, mulch and offer seasonal clean-up. R has been in the lawn care field (lawn tech) at a national company for about 8 years. He has held other jobs in related fields prior to this and has owned his own pest control business many years ago. Thanks for all the informative posts; I've been creeping on you guys for a year now. (A)
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My name is Steve and I've been in the lawncare business now for 5 years. The name of my company is Diversified Home Services, out of Frederick, Maryland. I actually got into lawncare by accident but I love it. I was layed off from a home build company after 23 years when the market tanked in 2008. So I took the test to become a contractor, past, and got my lisence, insurance, and started doing home improvements. Unfortunately I couldn't find enough renovating work to keep me busy. Customers started asking me to mulch, the trim hedges, and mow. Now it's full time and I don't have time for renovation work. I'm considering expanding into areation, overseeding, and applying fertilizer and pesticides (legally) which is what has brought me to this site. I'm looking for advice from you who are more experienced.

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