I have been in the retail nursery trade for 22 years. I have been
thinking lately about a career specializing in lawn care. Anyone
reading do this for a living? I'm interested in diagnosing lawn
problems and the corrective actions, disease prevention, lawn
maintenance, as opposed to lawn cutting. Thanks.
On 15 Dec 2004 08:43:18 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Not for a living, but I take care of two neighbor's lawns at $200 a
month each on a one year contract. That includes fertilizer, liming
(if needed), weed treatments, overseeding, trimming, mulching,
removing leaves, mowing and sweeping. I bought a $500 blower last
year and that reduced the workload. The nice thing is that I don't
need transportation. I keep turning down more requests, so there is a
definite need for this service. Sometimes I will cut down a tree,
with no charge as long as I can keep the wood (I build furniture).
I enjoy doing lawn care and constantly get compliments.
They are about 1/3 acre each, both have hills. The mowing takes about
3.5 hours for both lots with a walk-behind self-propelled mower. I
can get it done in 3 hours without a break, but that's a tough call in
the summer heat. Most equipment (mower, leaf blower, trimmer,
chipper/shredder) is gasoline engines. I use hearing protection.
Fertilizing, applying lime, treating weeds, mulching and overseeding
are quiet tasks.
email@example.com writes in article
I have a next-door neighbor who does this, and seems to make a pretty good
living. I think he works for one of those big lawn-chemical companies.
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