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#5936208 - 06/26/17 07:42 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
bass10 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 369
Loc: Akron, Ohio
I also like ice rats advise of standardizing. Starting up its tough because you get what you can at the right price. My son bought quite a bit on craigslist. But my fishing gear consists of 5 lews baitcasters and 4 lews spiining reals, all on st. Croix rods. Every one I pick up feels the same and I know my reels inside out, same should be tried in lawn equipment, it helps out when a quick fix is needed.

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#5936213 - 06/26/17 07:48 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
Bass10 no doubt I have done plenty of repairs from pulleys and belts to installing spindles, I do all my own oil changes, I also run 2 scags and run echo handhelds, including an echo BP blower, I have always just knocked and talked, never really had a business name, just recently i registered my business with the county, "Lake and Country Lawns", I am working on a simple logo and making some business cards, my friends wife has a photo business and is a wiz on facebook marketing, she said she would set me up when i get ready
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#5936214 - 06/26/17 07:50 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
my truck is a white 2009 f-350 4 door and i have a 14 foot single axle dove tail trailer whick i bought not too long ago when i added the second mower
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#5936220 - 06/26/17 07:59 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
I am currently working on some business cards, people always ask for them and I always tell them I am out, so I am gonna work on my logo and order a bunch of them
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#5936224 - 06/26/17 08:10 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
LDW Offline
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Registered: 03/12/16
Posts: 508
Loc: N.E. Nebr
I have a small lawn mowing service. Only do 20 lawns a week, after working a full time job. I have done this for 15 years. I really enjoy it, my kind of therapy. I run a 52in Ferris with bagger, Dolmar 4 stroke trimmer and a husky blower. Pays for all my bad habits, trapping, camping and hunting. I also have a dedicated mowing pickup and a 16ft trailer with a side dump box for hauling grass. The trailer is one of the best investments I have made, can't imagine how many tons of grass I scooped out of the back of a pickup. Mower goes on behind the dump box. Always thought I could almost make a living doing this with a full time commitment.

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#5936239 - 06/26/17 08:33 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
Might need some help with logos and flyers, I will post some of my proofs later today
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#5936256 - 06/26/17 08:57 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
another tid bit is that I use yardbook for my software and I accept online payments
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#5936281 - 06/26/17 09:29 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
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Loc: Akron, Ohio





Well here's some of the stuff I did for my son, can't figure out why they are sideways. Anyway, professional looking estimates in a book, flyers for mailboxes, very cheap (of course he couldn't beat free), I did up mulch flyers, leaf flyers, etc. depending on how much time he had. He got all his initial work through mailbox flyers then word of mouth.

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#5936286 - 06/26/17 09:35 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
Looks good
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#5936304 - 06/26/17 09:58 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: LDW]
Sam Schumaker Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1217
Loc: Northeast kansas
Originally Posted By: LDW
I have a small lawn mowing service. Only do 20 lawns a week, after working a full time job. I have done this for 15 years. I really enjoy it, my kind of therapy. I run a 52in Ferris with bagger, Dolmar 4 stroke trimmer and a husky blower. Pays for all my bad habits, trapping, camping and hunting. I also have a dedicated mowing pickup and a 16ft trailer with a side dump box for hauling grass. The trailer is one of the best investments I have made, can't imagine how many tons of grass I scooped out of the back of a pickup. Mower goes on behind the dump box. Always thought I could almost make a living doing this with a full time commitment.


Curious about this trailer set up, I need something for leaf cleanups that will still allow me to haul my mower, Would you happen to have a picture of it or info? Thanks

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#5936358 - 06/26/17 11:28 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
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#5936373 - 06/26/17 11:41 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
Bass10, funny that we both using L and C as our logo....LOL
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#5936376 - 06/26/17 11:42 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
i figured L&C would look good on a camo hat with hunter orange logo
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#5936382 - 06/26/17 11:46 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: South East Texas
Maybe in a few days I'll take a picture of my rig
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#5936417 - 06/26/17 12:45 PM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
bass10 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 369
Loc: Akron, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Muddy Boots
Bass10, funny that we both using L and C as our logo....LOL


Yes, LC stood for Landon & Carter but the Carter end just didn't hold up and Landon took it over
completely (stay away from partners!!!!!). Most of his friends that helped him the first two years a
are all entering their senior years of college and now have internships (Carter included) so it made it
rough getting help this year. I told him from day one I'd help with anything but mulch jobs, I think I
finished up my 4th one yesterday, LOL.

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#5936602 - 06/26/17 06:16 PM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
LDW Offline
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Registered: 03/12/16
Posts: 508
Loc: N.E. Nebr

Sam , here is a picture of my mower trailer. Works great.

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#5936631 - 06/26/17 06:44 PM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
LDW Offline
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Registered: 03/12/16
Posts: 508
Loc: N.E. Nebr

Heres another angle of my trailer.

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#5937777 - 06/28/17 06:42 AM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 228
Loc: South East Texas
Bought a new trimmer yesterday, Echo 266t, smooth running, it's a little different than my current one Echo 2620, they are nice hand helds
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#5942045 - 07/03/17 02:10 PM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
Muddy Boots Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 228
Loc: South East Texas
finally bought me some trimmer racks today, should have a long time ago
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#5942054 - 07/03/17 02:35 PM Re: Anyone run their own lawn care company? [Re: Muddy Boots]
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Registered: 06/10/07
Posts: 2741
Loc: On a Boat
I tried that but the lawn mowers keep getting flooded in my drive way
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