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Bill Cordès replied to Jordan Drew's discussion New business start up
"Hi Jordan,
I started up at 20 nearly four years ago as a gardener, now we take on mainly hard landscaping and haven't had an empty week for 2 years.
There's now four of us on the firm.
My advice would be to start off in garden maintenance and gradua…"
1 hour ago
John Fulton replied to Craig F's discussion Minimum Charge
"Remember you are providing a service and adding value no matter how large or small , skilled or unskilled the task , potential customers are buying your services , your Time , Skill Knowledge and Integrity , also the use of your equipment , One thin…"
1 hour ago
James Todman replied to James Todman's discussion Want to start a business only focusing on hedging and would really appreciate some feedback.
"Thanks Robert. Glad you picked up on the Sales as I hope that will be an important part of the business. It's good to hear you think there is a demand in the Cotswolds. They do seem to like their topiary around here."
1 hour ago
Pru Redman replied to John Fulton's discussion Cable Hazard
"I pulled up, but miraculously managed not to slice right through, a newly laid BT phone cable barely 6" below the surface of a border the house owner wanted rotovating & planting up. I'd done a visual check but the cable went in through the wall bel…"
8 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Gareth McLean's discussion cost per sq meter grass cutting
"Yes there is as verges are more difficult than playing fields and church yards are worse than verges.
The contract will have varying prices per sqm"
10 hours ago
Gareth McLean replied to Gareth McLean's discussion cost per sq meter grass cutting
"My original comment was cost of cutting Per square meter."
10 hours ago
Gareth McLean replied to Gareth McLean's discussion cost per sq meter grass cutting
"Great idea Andy"
10 hours ago
Gareth McLean replied to Gareth McLean's discussion cost per sq meter grass cutting
"I know it's enough but talking to people about this type of work there seems to be a wide variation on costing psm ranging from 1.5ppsm all the way up to 15ppsm. "
10 hours ago

Latest forum discussions

Minimum Charge

Hello all, thank you for taking the time to read my post and question. This will be my first full season as a self employed landscaper and maintenance gardener. I'm wondering if the general idea of a minimum charge is common with other maintenance…

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34 Replies · Reply by Gary 6 minutes ago

Lightweight Mower

Hi all, I hope everyone is well.I am just sorting out new gear for this season and was wondering what you guys use as a small lightweight mower for those small lawns with difficult access.I have been looking at the Viking mb448 and wanted to know if…

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33 Replies · Reply by Graham Wright 10 hours ago

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