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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By kslawn
Steve1201, its looking good! Do you know exactly...

Steve1201, its looking good! Do you know exactly what type of grass seed is in the mix?

We have a mix that works well up here...a mix of Rye/Fescue and Bluegrass, and it works really good even in...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,772
Posted By kslawn
I am the owner and the crew supervisor. The guys...

I am the owner and the crew supervisor. The guys start getting paid at the first job site to the last job site and they get 2 paid 15 min breaks, one in the morning hours and one in the afternoon...
Forum: General Talk Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By kslawn
I would think that there is a good profit to be...

I would think that there is a good profit to be made doing the "hardscapes" side of the business. I don't have that much of this type of work where I'm at but i will say that the "maintenance of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By kslawn
General rule of thumb is $60 per hour but depends...

General rule of thumb is $60 per hour but depends on location and varies a little from one area to the other.

Good luck in your start up!!!
Forum: General Talk Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By kslawn
Lol...Dan, that is where the real money is on...

Lol...Dan, that is where the real money is on these REO's because of the fines the banks endure if they don't comply with them. If you go to a home and your taking pic's make sure you get the pic's...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By kslawn
You will need to have the same size belts. Put on...

You will need to have the same size belts. Put on it what it calls for and see what it does. You will have to start at the beginning to adjust it from there.

When you put new drive belts on, you...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-18-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By kslawn
$20.00 discount isn't bad, I say go ahead and see...

$20.00 discount isn't bad, I say go ahead and see what she says. Make sure you explain the discount to her, or maybe say you will give her a discount if she in turn tells her friends and neighbors...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By kslawn
Lots of good info on here Steve, welcome to the...

Lots of good info on here Steve, welcome to the forum!
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By kslawn
Sounds good, yeah they do freak out a bit...

Sounds good, yeah they do freak out a bit sometimes. I had a customer I did a spring clean up for and he didn't have a fall clean up the year before. The bill was $510.00 Me and one other guy then...
Forum: General Talk 04-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By kslawn
Dan, do you do any carpentry work at all or know...

Dan, do you do any carpentry work at all or know someone who does?

I ask because the banks that these companies work for have to meet codes as far as structure and overall safety requirements and...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By kslawn
I'm thinking he meant 4 hours total with 2 guys,...

I'm thinking he meant 4 hours total with 2 guys, him and his helper.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-17-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By kslawn
Does the left side work like it should? Did you...

Does the left side work like it should?

Did you adjust the brake?

Will the mower track good and straight and or does it pull to one side or the other?

Give us some pic's if you can so wee can see...
Forum: General Talk 04-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By kslawn
Thats the whole thing about this type of work is...

Thats the whole thing about this type of work is that they are few and far between and they want the extra work with pic's, then you have to put the time in to download everything....

It does depend...
Forum: General Talk 04-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By kslawn
There are a few threads on this subject, do a...

There are a few threads on this subject, do a search.

Basically its not worth it unless you have enough volume in your area to make it worth your time. The prices they give you are negotiable but...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-16-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By kslawn
Set up a meeting with the Association President...

Set up a meeting with the Association President to talk about this further. I would have all the info you need on this before hand like, why you need to put more applications down and the overall...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By kslawn
You mean you are looking to having a spray...

You mean you are looking to having a spray company fertilize your customers lawns?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-16-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By kslawn
2 men on crew at your hourly rate per man x 4...

2 men on crew at your hourly rate per man x 4 hours + dump fee's.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By kslawn
Jymie, you hit it right on...and I like the...

Jymie, you hit it right on...and I like the convenience of not having to go to the bank for deposits...with Square i swipe one day and my money is in my account the next, saves time.

The cell phone...
Forum: General Talk 04-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By kslawn
I use the manila envelopes with a clasp on...

I use the manila envelopes with a clasp on them...one for each category of expenses such as Fuel/Postal stubs/repairs/parts/tools/Business phone/Insurances etc... whatever you have and I sort them...
Forum: Promote your products or services 04-15-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By kslawn
Thanks a lot to both of you! Some very good info...

Thanks a lot to both of you! Some very good info on this. I know it will take a lot of time and effort in going at it full bore so with all the other things going on right now with start up and all,...
Forum: Promote your products or services 04-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By kslawn
Thanks SprinklerBuddy, and I didn't mean any...

Thanks SprinklerBuddy, and I didn't mean any disrespect by my questioning, I was just trying to get a hold of the whole marketing thing as far as an actual product goes.

Me and a couple of guys...
Forum: Promote your products or services 04-14-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By kslawn
Yes I understand that you guys with a product to...

Yes I understand that you guys with a product to sell can do it yourself and if its working good then why not right!

So, if you have a good enough product, the sales would come on a regular basis...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-14-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By kslawn
Its around the same...last year I had to plow...

Its around the same...last year I had to plow mostly the commercial accounts a few times in April and May and this year so far I've had to plow the commercials a couple of times so far this month and...
Forum: Promote your products or services 04-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By kslawn
BlackRain, have you taken your product to a big...

BlackRain, have you taken your product to a big or any marketing company and see about how and where it would be best to market your sprayer? And how much it would cost to do so?

I'm thinking here...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-14-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By kslawn
Yeah I'm in the same boat...not loosing money...

Yeah I'm in the same boat...not loosing money really just time. The phones are a little slow but I contacted some the other day and got good responses from them and will call the rest in the next few...
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