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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-26-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By cmpenn67
I opened a business to run and manage and grow...

I opened a business to run and manage and grow the business. I didn't open it and start it to do the all the labor. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy getting out there and doing the labor but thats not...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,891
Posted By cmpenn67
I've got enough work to keep them busy for 2 full...

I've got enough work to keep them busy for 2 full days. I don't think i understand what this would have to do with anything. I can still have them work part time hours while i'm at work.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-24-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,891
Posted By cmpenn67
How do I run my part time lawn biz while I'm at my full time job?

I've got to the point that I would like to take on more work. I have a full time job so I've been mowing yards after work when i get off at 2:30. I would like to employee a crew and have them work...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-06-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,828
Posted By cmpenn67
I have gone to billing the month in advance. It...

I have gone to billing the month in advance. It seems to be working out well for me. I send out invoices on the first and due by the 15th of the month. Customers haven't complained one bit.
Forum: General Talk 03-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,626
Posted By cmpenn67
Website Feedback...Still in early stages

I just want to see what people think of the website so far. Still working on it just need constructive critisism if you don't mind.

Thanks

www.fieldofdreamslc.com
Forum: General Talk 12-14-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,569
Posted By cmpenn67
I'm in southeast texas... I know some people cut...

I'm in southeast texas... I know some people cut almost year round...some are cutting every two weeks to once a month now.... Some get around 38 to 42 cuts a year.
Forum: General Talk 12-14-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,569
Posted By cmpenn67
What do you think?

I just got my postcards in the mail for my lawn care. Awesome job done by planit graphics..by the way.

Now for the question....In your opinion...is it worth it to get out there and pass out...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 11-17-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,976
Posted By cmpenn67
Do you happen to have a copy of your flyer that...

Do you happen to have a copy of your flyer that you were able to get attached to the pizza box? I always like looking at peoples flyers it always sparks ideas for me...as it may for other people.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 11-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,976
Posted By cmpenn67
This is absolutely genius!! Do you have a copy...

This is absolutely genius!! Do you have a copy of the craigslist add that you put out for people? Do you screen them or do you just let anyone go out there and promote your business? Also how do...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-31-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,472
Posted By cmpenn67
I have a white truck and I will be putting it on...

I have a white truck and I will be putting it on the Doors in vinyl and will have my number under it and big on the back of the truck with a few main service I offer....But I'm also thinking about...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-28-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,472
Posted By cmpenn67
Thanks guys!..It took for ever to get it right ...

Thanks guys!..It took for ever to get it right but i am pleased
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-28-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,421
Posted By cmpenn67
yeah that does sound bad....lol really long day!...

yeah that does sound bad....lol really long day! thats my excuse.

If i have 20 oz of aerify plus and 50 oz of 16-4-8 fert then would I still use 5 gallons of water to put it on the yard or would I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-28-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,472
Posted By cmpenn67
Finally got my logo done! What do ya'll think?

Well I finally got my logo finished! Its going to be going on my truck over the winter! I can't wait. Now I have an Identity
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-28-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,421
Posted By cmpenn67
Thanks Dr I never thought about buying a spot...

Thanks Dr I never thought about buying a spot sprayer and getting a cart. That would work pretty decent. I would love to mount mine to my zero turn, but every yard down here in texas has gates and...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-28-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,421
Posted By cmpenn67
Backpack Sprayer Question

Ok...I know Picframer said he started out with these spraying lawns.(I tried sending you a message but i'm not sure if you got it) I tried the Hose end sprayer and just don't feel like its very...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-19-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,156
Posted By cmpenn67
I will get a soil test done...As far as the yard...

I will get a soil test done...As far as the yard goes it was not in that bad of shape. I had healthy st. augustine grass...but I did have two spots that were giving me fits where weeds would...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-19-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,156
Posted By cmpenn67
Hmmm....Should I see results with Natures Lawn

I went ahead and bought some Natures Lawn products and just got it in the other day. So with that being said I put 20 oz of Aerify plus and 50 oz of Bio enhanced Fertilizer on my 5,000 Sq ft front...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-13-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 85,498
Posted By cmpenn67
Question about watering it in...If you use a hose...

Question about watering it in...If you use a hose end sprayer spraying it with the water do you still need to do it before a rain or have a customer water it in or is this adequate watering to water...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-13-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,709
Posted By cmpenn67
That sounds good....How do you deal with drought...

That sounds good....How do you deal with drought and things like that where the grass doesn't grow for a weeks time to where the customer thinks it dosen't need to be mowed? How would you handle a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-11-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,709
Posted By cmpenn67
Anyone mow in texas? Also Have a few general questions.

I am almost through my first year of mowing and what an exciting one it has been... Now that everything is slowing down and I started a little bit late this year, I wanted to ask a few questions...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-16-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,355
Posted By cmpenn67
Oh ok....So you use customers hook ups...Do you...

Oh ok....So you use customers hook ups...Do you ever run into any of them caring that you use there water? Do you explain to them in the first place that you are using their water?

If you don't...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,355
Posted By cmpenn67
excuse my ignorance on this....but did you attach...

excuse my ignorance on this....but did you attach that to a tank with a pump in the back of the truck? or how do you do it?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,355
Posted By cmpenn67
Do you know how much money I could expect to...

Do you know how much money I could expect to spend?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-15-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,355
Posted By cmpenn67
Natures Lawn Set up... What do I need?

After alot of research i've decided i'm going to start carrying the product to do aeration instead of doing Core Aereation. My question is what kind of sprayer could i get away with without spending...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-09-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,310
Posted By cmpenn67
I know this is an old thread...but pic...what do...

I know this is an old thread...but pic...what do you charge per application or per package and what does it consist of? and to how did you promote it...Did you use a flyer or anything do you have...
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