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Starting a lawn care business.

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I would assume a lawn care person would have an awesome yard however most contractors always have an unfinished house and mechanics drive old cars lol. I know I stay so busy I cant keep up with my own yard. I have a half acer we try to keep the entire property landscaped but it dosnt work out that way. A few nice flower beds, behind the house is all just dead weeds and dirt. Front lawn is a mix of seed I planted when I bought the house and weeds that I water and cut. I would imagine if I got a job in my neighborhood I would look like a very bad business with the weeds in my own lawn. Anyone ells find it hard to keep up on there own yards or do you make it a point to have a nice yard? Dont get me wrong I love a nice yard I just find it hard to obtain.
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You know Jason, I responded to a post a while ago about how we maintain our own lawns. It took one of my kids to tell me, Dad you make everyone else’s lawn look great, what happened to ours? That following Monday I took care of our lawn, shrubs and flowers. I get great compliments all the time from fellow neighbors. I do have several land care clients in my neighborhood and they always understand. I, by no means let my yard get out of hand but sometimes we are too busy to get to our own. LOL

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Mine looks like cr@p...
Hate to say it, but I need to hire someone to maintain it for me, haha
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I just have grass and boxwoods so that I can take care of quick and so it looks OK. I'm a simple man when it comes to stuff like that.
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I would assume a lawn care person would have an awesome yard however most contractors always have an unfinished house and mechanics drive old cars lol. I know I stay so busy I cant keep up with my own yard. I have a half acer we try to keep the entire property landscaped but it dosnt work out that way. A few nice flower beds, behind the house is all just dead weeds and dirt. Front lawn is a mix of seed I planted when I bought the house and weeds that I water and cut. I would imagine if I got a job in my neighborhood I would look like a very bad business with the weeds in my own lawn. Anyone ells find it hard to keep up on there own yards or do you make it a point to have a nice yard? Dont get me wrong I love a nice yard I just find it hard to obtain.
My wife told me to fix our lawn or pave it and paint it green! I can honestly say that there isn"t a blade of grass on my front lawn.Over a week ago, I tilled it completely. We have had 7 straight days of thunderstorms and it held up pretty well. Today, I rolled it, sprayed it, seeded it with Bermuda grass, then rolled it again. While I was doing that, "The Boss" went through almost $400 on flowers for her flower gardens.

In 4 - 6 weeks, I should have a desent lawn. Even though I am busy, I didn't want to sleep with he dog! Now she wants me to clean up my office!

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AMEN BROTHER! Same here. I take meticulous care of the lawns for my clients but I lack the time for mine. My wife asks sometimes & I am like ya know, this is the only lawn I don't get paid for & you can't fire me, Sorry but we are last on the priority list! I have considered getting together with another local lco & see if he'll do mine, & I'll do his. I used to love taking care of my lawn. Now, I love doing it for others & hate doing my own. Who has time for this crap? No wonder people hire us!
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and mechanics drive old cars lol.
I'm a mechanic, and my cruiser is down heh. My machines at work run faster and more efficient since I've been there though.

However my lawn looks good considering I have too much mixed grass types and a dog
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Well this is what it looked like....oh how I miss my house...









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My lawn is on steroids, the grass needs to be cut twice a week, I somehow manage that, wait I'm lying, it's ridiculous.

The weeding on the other hand, I hire someone to take care of it. I trimmed the hedges a few days ago, but I was seriously bored.

I'll post pictures soon. ... as soon as I patch up the holes the dogs had dug up. I hate them sometimes, can't they eat weeds instead of the precious grass? They even eat the seed I put down!!
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