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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 anyone have a standard schedule that they use for new customers. For instance: January (mow every other week, blow, ?). February (????), March (????), April (mow every week, ?), May (????) so on and so forth.

that way, a customer can see what they're getting for their money.

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I would think a lot of that would depend on the area you are in and the weather conditions.

Recently our friend Chuck, in Fl, was saying he runs (30, 35, 40 week mowing season).

Another member said this is how many cuts they offer per month

Jan=1
Feb=0
March=2
April=4
May=4
June=4
July=4
Aug=4
Sept=4
Oct=4
Nov=3
Dec=2
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Monthly Maintenance Calendar
January:
- Winter prune all deciduous trees except Maple trees, and spring flowering shrubs
- Police property for trash and debris
February:
- Continue pruning operations
- Continue policing of property
- Deep root watering of trees, as needed
March:
- Check and make recommendations for dormant sprays to deciduous and evergreen trees
- Continue policing of property
- Check and make recommendations for pre emergent herbicides to turf or bed areas
April:
- Check and make recommendations for control of firelight, especially on apples, crab apples, hawthorne, mountain ash, and plum trees
- Check all guy wires and remove if necessary
- Remove all tree wrap
- Check and make recommendations for aeration
- Apply first application of fertilizer
- Activate and program sprinkler system. Make repairs and adjustments as
necessary
- Begin turf mowing operations
- Replace dead plant material
- Begin edging operations on curbs, sidewalks, and driveways
May:
- Continue mowing operations
- Continue maintenance operations
- Check and make recommendations for broad spectrum insect spray
- Check and make recommendations for herbicide spray and turf beds
June:
- Continue mowing operations
- Continue maintenance operations
July:
- Continue mowing operations
- Continue maintenance operations
- Apply second application of ferilizer
- Prune Maple trees and flowering shrubs
August:
- Continue mowing operations
- Continue maintenance operations
- Prune all evergreen trees and shrubs



September:
- Continue mowing operations
- Continue maintenance operations
- Apply final application of fertilizer
- Check and make recommendations for final herbicide spray
October:
- Discontinue mowing operations, and start winter policing schedule
- Deactivate and winterize sprinkler system
- Begin snow clearance operations, as needed
November:
- Remove all leaves and debris from property, in areas of heavy accumulation
- Begin winter pruning operation of all deciduous trees, except Maple and flowering shrubs
- Continue policing schedule
- Continue snow clearance operations, as needed
- Start winter watering, as needed
December:
- Continue policing operations
- Continue snow clearance operations, as needed
- Continue winter watering, as needed
**** This is only a guideline ****
All schedules are subject to the discretion of EasyPro Property Services, LLC.
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If I get 20 cuts a summer, I'm laughing, the most cuts I had last summer was 18 and it was a wet one this year.

For Canadians, your probably looking at this kind of schedule

May - 4
June - 4
July - 3
August - 2
September -2
October (leaves)
November (leaves, that if it doesn't start snowing)
December (snow, depends on the winter)
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This is great stuff! What do you mean by start winter policing schedule?
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This is great stuff! What do you mean by start winter policing schedule?
the right customer will want there yard looking good 12 months a year
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So you mean like picking up fallen debris from trees and stuff like that?
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So you mean like picking up fallen debris from trees and stuff like that?
yes sir . . trash, limbs, maybe trim again if it gets a warm spurt
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I was checking out your website again and let me tell you I am very impressed with it! Great job with the videos and the welcome audio! Where do you get all this direction to do all this? To offer all this services? You seem to do so much more than many people. Where should others be looking for such inspiration?
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I was checking out your website again and let me tell you I am very impressed with it! Great job with the videos and the welcome audio! Where do you get all this direction to do all this? To offer all this services? You seem to do so much more than many people. Where should others be looking for such inspiration?
Honestly steve I'm not really sure where i get my drive. I guess i have always just wanted to be successful. Also i played 5 sports in HS so i am a very competitive person. Thanks for the kind comments (thats another thing that keeps me trucking)
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