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Forum: General Business Discussions 07-16-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Chaz
What's my business worth?

Hello,
This is my third year doing landscaping and recently I have been offered a pretty decent job opportunity and have been trying to consider all the routes that i could take with my business if i...
Forum: General Talk 07-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Chaz
15 tons is means for having it delivered. 8 trips...

15 tons is means for having it delivered.
8 trips is a lot of wear on the truck and a lot of wasted time and fuel.

it was so funny how upset she was like she didn't expect there to be problems.

he...
Forum: General Talk 07-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Chaz
Lowballers

Had a one of my clients today tell me about her experience with a new landscaping company that she hired to do some other landscaping work. I took care of her lawn but she wanted other things done...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-02-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Chaz
I used a refurbished 128L from ebay when i first...

I used a refurbished 128L from ebay when i first started, was like under $100 lasted about a year and a half. Stopped running, I gave it to my parents when i replaced with commercial quality and they...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 06-30-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Chaz
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m5...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xhusqvarna+trimmer&_nkw=husqvarna+trimmer&_sacat=0&_from=R40
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-30-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Chaz
How much did you charge for a job like that?

How much did you charge for a job like that?
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-26-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Chaz
My yards are very large, I have no use for...

My yards are very large, I have no use for anything smaller than a 60".

Today as we were running both mowers i noticed the gravely's engine has lost 3 of the 4 bolts that secure the engine to the...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Chaz
New Mower and Trailer

I got sick of having to work weekends, because of mower going down, truck going down, rain etc.

So I went how and bought a new 61" Husqvarna mower to accompany my 60" gravely. It's great because I...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 06-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,273
Posted By Chaz
I have just read through the entire thread and...

I have just read through the entire thread and actually really enjoyed it, sounds like me with stuff breaking and going wrong but fixed quickly so you can get back to work.

However, I am thoroughly...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaz
2 inches, much better to make the irrigation a...

2 inches, much better to make the irrigation a little deeper by adding the topdressing.
I bet it looks a lot better with the new compost. I use compost to fill low spots in a lot and when I come...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaz
I have to find a place to rent one, my current...

I have to find a place to rent one, my current rental place does not have any yet. I will be looking into that and yes it probably would be well worth it.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaz
loading buckets (5gallon?) is a great idea. I...

loading buckets (5gallon?) is a great idea.
I don't see the truck you were mentioning

How big was the area you topdressed?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaz
http://www.earthandturf.com/ Got prices from my...

http://www.earthandturf.com/

Got prices from my supplier

http://www.earthandturf.com/100sp.htm $6997

the model#45HP (walk behind) is $1279

I don't think buying a small one or rigging a spreader...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaz
well is not that the properties are small, but...

well is not that the properties are small, but that involves towing something around to pull those things. I didn't see the other walk behind in my previous search, this was only price that i could...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-25-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaz
I attached an image of the...

I attached an image of the ecolawn

http://www.ecolawnapplicator.com/
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaz
Top Dressing?

Does anyone offer top dressing of compost/topsoil?

I have been in business for 3 years now and last year I started offering lawn programs (soil test, lime, fertilizing, aeration, overseeding). While...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-04-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,181
Posted By Chaz
Nope, I really like it, it works very well. Was...

Nope, I really like it, it works very well. Was very inexpensive to add on and was fun to build. the tall sides work so well for brush because of how much room brush takes up (unless its chipped or...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-04-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,181
Posted By Chaz
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/526/30qt.jpg...

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/526/30qt.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/30qt.jpg/)
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10-04-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,181
Posted By Chaz
Here is an update to my original posts. The leaf...

Here is an update to my original posts.
The leaf vacuum works better than expected and paid for it self very quickly.
I kept the tall sides on the trailer it really helps haul more material and also...
Forum: General Talk 01-09-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By Chaz
Am I the only one that watched the entire...

Am I the only one that watched the entire video.... :o
Forum: General Talk 01-09-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Chaz
same coverage

same coverage
Forum: General Talk 01-09-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Chaz
Insurance savings

I am 22 and every year I call around for auto insurance quotes to find cheaper insurance. I always manage to find cheaper insurance.

This year I called Elephant, I believe they are only available in...
Forum: General Talk 01-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,869
Posted By Chaz
I wouldn't do it differently, I really like how...

I wouldn't do it differently, I really like how it's set up, it holds a ton of leaves and it was very cost effective!

The yards I do I typically drive in their yards to get the leaves, and this...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,576
Posted By Chaz
it was a good story, $28 really doesn't cover...

it was a good story, $28 really doesn't cover much. Also it's great that you have intelligent & loyal customers like that!
Forum: General Talk 01-07-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,869
Posted By Chaz
It took a while, I found the the vacuum on...

It took a while, I found the the vacuum on craigslist after going to see a couple "running" others that were pretty far away and then the guy can't start it :mad:

I was very happy when I found the...
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