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Advice Please on starting up

Hi there Fellow members, I have just joined LJN and I am starting out with my new Gardening business in the next few weeks.

I come from a background of Professional Gardening at Stately Homes so gardening as a landscaper as my own business will be all very new to me.

I would be very grateful if you could advide me on what to charge in some way, I will be working near Fleckney Leicestershire.

Please advise on machinery also, I will no doubt need blower, strimmer, hedgecutter, etc, already have a small stihl shainsaw  but you guys and girls know what would be best - Im thinking a load of Stihl stuff.

As to vehicle, i am just starting out and have been advised that an old estate car is a good option as can go to tip easy. What do you think?

Would also be most grateful for your advice on things that i need to know but have not mentioned above.

All in all please help

I have 40 years gardening experience and am well qualified but only ever done peoples gardens part time.

Thanks David

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  • Hi Andrew , thirty years in business , two full time staff employed all year. I think I know what I'm doing ok .
    Regards Drew.
    • Drew I'm not sure what you're getting at with your comments to Shell... can you explain please?
  • Hi Dan, just a bit of a joke ! What people charge be it hourly or fixed price is their call.
    Regards Drew.
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      Btw it's because I've changed from my charge of £35 for 2 hours to £35 fixed rate that I have space for a lot more customers.

      I changed over with all but three customers who have remained on hourly, telling them the reason is I've upgraded to expensive, more efficient tools and said the time I'm at their property will now vary but their garden will keep to the same condition. All I've broached over this have been fine with the change
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