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.

Just Starting out......


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 05-16-2007, 07:34 PM
firedawwg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Which riding mower should I start out with? I have a $1,500 budget for the mower. Suggestions greatly appreciated.
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 05-17-2007, 08:51 PM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 8
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
find an old bobcat walk behind. easy to fix and they make your money back quick.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-17-2007, 09:41 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If you are just starting out why not go cheap, and get a craftsman. Everybody has to start at the bottom to work their way up to the top
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-18-2007, 06:19 AM
TigerTime TigerTime is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Age: 56
Posts: 92
Rep Power: 8
TigerTime
Default

As my first mower I got a reconditioned TORO with a bagger. I still use it when customers want their grassed bagged up. It has paid for it's self twice in less than two months.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2007, 11:36 PM
firedawwg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks, guys for the feedback. Here's a list items I purchased this week to get started.
5X10 trailer
Craftsman DYS 4500 B/S Intek V twin engine hydrostatic tranny 42" deck
Toro Pacer mower
Echo straight shaft trimmer
Echo edger
Echo blower

I hope I'm heading in the right direction starting Out ? Feedback Plez
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-20-2007, 01:39 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,171
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Sounds Great!

What did you name your business? What are your marketing plans?

What is going to be your angle to stand out from others?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 06-13-2008, 03:17 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,171
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Would anyone else like to add what their first mower was?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 06-13-2008, 05:01 AM
gotta_mow gotta_mow is offline
Ben
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Age: 41
Posts: 46
Rep Power: 7
gotta_mow
Default

My first mower was/is a Craftsman 22" self propelled. I outgrew it after week 1 but still have not replaced it.
__________________
Ben Belhorn
Gotta Mow Lawn Maintenance
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-13-2008, 09:46 AM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

First mower was a 21" MTD...absolute garbage. Still have it as a backup, but just replaced it with a 22" Toro Recycler self-propelled.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-13-2008, 09:52 AM
comanche comanche is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: british columbia
Age: 40
Posts: 80
Rep Power: 7
comanche
Default

Hey,
My first mower was a 21" snapper. inherited it from my grandpa. Think its from the 90s. Still use it for bagging.
__________________
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Customer letters
kslawn
Today 06:17 AM
Today 06:17 AM
by kslawn
0 1
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
Today 05:38 AM
by kslawn
13 788
Should I ?
googus
Yesterday 04:06 PM
Today 05:29 AM
by kslawn
1 68
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
Yesterday 11:18 PM
by SGL1
8 194
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
Yesterday 11:15 PM
by SGL1
25 1,083
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
Yesterday 10:11 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 174
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
Yesterday 08:31 PM
by jrayb39667
13 1,272
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
Yesterday 07:18 PM
by LawnCareMan280
3 153
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
Yesterday 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
2 72
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
Yesterday 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 201
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 601
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-21-2014 02:29 PM
by Steve
1 103
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 431
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 213
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-21-2014 01:04 PM
by Steve
12 490
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 506
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-20-2014 08:03 AM
by kslawn
1 144
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-19-2014 05:40 PM
by kslawn
1 108
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 108
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 112
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 649
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 957
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
07-16-2014 08:38 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
73 4,224
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 693
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 625
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 318,340
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 213
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
07-15-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
9 313
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,646
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 387
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 318
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 782
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 497
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 498
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,818
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 491
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 172
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 603
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 256
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 735
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,184
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 478
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 338
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 306
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,362
New Canadian Member
coppervalley
07-04-2014 02:15 PM
07-07-2014 01:12 PM
by Steve
1 206
Happy Independance...
stevef1201
07-04-2014 07:05 AM
07-07-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
2 209
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-07-2014 12:47 PM
by Steve
4 288
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
07-06-2014 01:50 PM
by SGL1
21 5,174
Poulan Pro trimmers
SGL1
06-30-2014 11:16 PM
07-05-2014 09:32 PM
by SGL1
20 485
» Popular Tags
4wd 34'' advertisement auger bid blades butterfly gardens charge christmas light hanging credit card customers exmark ferris financing first truck georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business health holiday how much to charge john deere quik trac kansas city lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf lighting marketing mechanic monthly mow mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business organize payment podcast property management company pto running a business savannah scag schedule scripts seo social media starting a business start up lawn care business stihl top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer tree care trimmer rack walker winter winter services
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 AM.

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