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.

How should I go about starting????


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 05-29-2009, 05:18 AM
brian77833 brian77833 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 8
brian77833 is on a distinguished road
Default How should I go about starting????

So here's the plan, with this years tax money I'm planning on starting a lawn care business. I have no equipment and will not have anything until I receive my tax money. So that means when I start advertising for accounts during later winter should I advertise like I have everything? It's looking like I'm getting pretty close to $10,000 back after talking to a few people. Getting everything should be no problem once the check comes in the mail. What do all of you think would be a good plan. Thanks for the feed back
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 05-29-2009, 08:15 AM
turfmaster's Avatar
turfmaster turfmaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 366
Rep Power: 8
turfmaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian77833 View Post
So here's the plan, with this years tax money I'm planning on starting a lawn care business. I have no equipment and will not have anything until I receive my tax money. So that means when I start advertising for accounts during later winter should I advertise like I have everything? It's looking like I'm getting pretty close to $10,000 back after talking to a few people. Getting everything should be no problem once the check comes in the mail. What do all of you think would be a good plan. Thanks for the feed back
If I were you I would start out with a good used newer walk behind preferably with a hydro transmission 48" deck.
Then I would add a solid 21" like a toro for smaller properties.
I would buy a brand new trimmer and blower like a Stihl or Echo.
Get at least a 6x12 trailer you will not regret that!
I wouldn't blow the whole $10 grand right away .
You can always buy a used ZTR down the road.
See how your business takes off first.
Generally it takes a couple years to build a good base of customers.
You should find good deals on equipment during the winter.
Check dealers in your area for demoes.
Just make sure you buy commercial equipment not hardware store equipment.

TURF
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-29-2009, 10:20 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Brian,

Welcome to our forum.

What kind of equipment are you looking to start with?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 05-29-2009, 12:13 PM
brian77833 brian77833 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 8
brian77833 is on a distinguished road
Default

This site is great!!! I'm looking to get a used mower preferably a zero turn rider, but I have thought about a walk mower to start out with. If I can find a good deal on a used trailer that's in good shape that would work fine for me. All the other smaller equipment I'm going to buy new. As far as a truck goes the very most I wanna spend is 4k-5k, I don't want something that is going to break down. I was thinking about a Ram 1500 or even a dakota with a V8.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-30-2009, 12:08 AM
Steve W's Avatar
Steve W Steve W is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SOWEGA
Age: 50
Posts: 103
Rep Power: 8
Steve W is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the site.
You will learn alot here if you take the time to read the post. There are some very smart thinkers here and dont mind to share the thoughts.
And as far as the your big mower goes, I would get a walk behind to start with. I wish I would have now. But I will get one soon.
And what I have learned about the Dodge 1500s is make sure you check out the tranny. Thats is the weak point.

Steve W
__________________
<a href="http://www.gopherforum.com/index.php?pageid=GopherHaul-Lawn-Care-Business-School&graduate=661b304af1800fad86a3828c8bcbb737">
<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/school-logo-banner.gif" border="0">
</a>
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just Starting Out..........not really? jtdscape Introduce Yourself 19 11-05-2012 10:21 AM
just starting Jimlar19 Introduce Yourself 8 11-17-2009 11:55 AM
Starting In 09' walkerlawncare09 Introduce Yourself 16 01-07-2009 11:06 PM
Just Starting out...... firedawwg Starting a lawn care business. 13 06-16-2008 12:10 AM
starting out jbrewer Starting a lawn care business. 2 01-07-2008 03:05 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
Yesterday 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 526
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
Yesterday 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,525
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
Yesterday 11:22 AM
by AKDave
5 225
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-29-2016 01:01 AM
by myrlage
1,256 444,123
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,290
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 189
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 272
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 283
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 294
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 768
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,475
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 642
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,545
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 426
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 1,065
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 915
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 758
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 882
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 850
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.

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