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Forum: General Talk 03-11-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,022
Posted By legendlawn
You need to get a tank cleaning solution such as...

You need to get a tank cleaning solution such as lesco-sol. This rinsate will ensure that your tank is stripped of previous chemicals, and allow for you to use different chemicals in one tank
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-26-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,928
Posted By legendlawn
Thanks for the feedback. I definitely think it...

Thanks for the feedback. I definitely think it was mostly a communication issue, and the fact the client is uneducated about what it takes for a healthy yard. Obviously that is partly my short...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-25-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,928
Posted By legendlawn
Need Help resolving a client complaint.

I recently received a payment from a client with a note telling us not to return to either of his properties next year, because we had "ruined" his front yard by "excess mowing." When we started...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-31-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,210
Posted By legendlawn
If its a commercial client, and they want the bid...

If its a commercial client, and they want the bid mailed, or whatever, I just do whatever they ask. Commercial bids are so cut throat that you want to do everything under the sun to oblige anything...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-28-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,189
Posted By legendlawn
Yea, we try to stay on our weekly-biweekly,...

Yea, we try to stay on our weekly-biweekly, schedule throughout the leaf season, so everybody gets several cleanups, but there are a few who request that we wait until all the leaves fall. We charge...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,210
Posted By legendlawn
If it is just mowing I give the customer the...

If it is just mowing I give the customer the quote on the spot if they are home. If it is more than mowing, and I need to figure material costs etc. I set up a time to deliver the proposal. The...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-27-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,210
Posted By legendlawn
Yes, I think it is better to send the letter...

Yes, I think it is better to send the letter after you bid, because you don't want the client to feel pressured. This is more of just a simple thank you, for giving us the oppurtunity to bid, with...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-27-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,189
Posted By legendlawn
After the situation with the client I mentioned...

After the situation with the client I mentioned above. I put a bulletin regarding the cleanups in our startup letter last year explaining that all of our customers will receive cleanups and there...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-26-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,189
Posted By legendlawn
No ive never ran into any problems like that, and...

No ive never ran into any problems like that, and I think its because I give them an oppurtunity to contact me before we start. I have had a couple of my weekly mowing customers say lets do...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-26-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,210
Posted By legendlawn
Step 1: Client Contacts us. Thank the client for...

Step 1: Client Contacts us. Thank the client for contacting us Ask the client how they found out about us, so that you can track the cost effectiveness of your current marketing methods. Set up a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,189
Posted By legendlawn
My residentials are not on contract, and yes I...

My residentials are not on contract, and yes I just begin service at the date noted in the letter, but I make sure to have the letters out 2 weeks before the start date, that way the customer has a...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-25-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,210
Posted By legendlawn
The book has many lessons, but I would say the...

The book has many lessons, but I would say the one that stands out the most is to sale on value, not on price. This can be applied to all of his concepts like providing a guarantee in writing, how...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-24-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,210
Posted By legendlawn
I hand out flyers year round... I just handed...

I hand out flyers year round... I just handed out some the other day. There was some snow on the ground, but it was a nice day. I have found that people hang onto them, then call when it gets...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,189
Posted By legendlawn
I am going into my third season.... My first...

I am going into my third season.... My first season I was a little late getting everything going and did not start until the third week in March. Last year I sent a letter out mid February letting...
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By legendlawn
Both, Do you know of any in the midwest? I am in...

Both, Do you know of any in the midwest? I am in Wichita, KS
Forum: General Talk 01-12-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By legendlawn
Trade Shows

Anybody know of any good trade shows other than the G.I.E. Expo?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,565
Posted By legendlawn
It took me a long time to get the hang of the...

It took me a long time to get the hang of the Walker, but now used to it I would never use anything else for a residential account
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 03-16-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,611
Posted By legendlawn
Tony: Sorry to hear that. Hope you get better...

Tony:

Sorry to hear that. Hope you get better soon. I also, sent some e-mails and tried to call several times. I ended up having to get my truck signs from someone else, because I needed them...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,885
Posted By legendlawn
Do you know about what your competitors are...

Do you know about what your competitors are paying. In my area mine are paying anywhere from 8 to 11 for general labor, with crew leaders making around 12. I have two guys who have been with me...
Forum: General Talk 02-18-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By legendlawn
Mid season last year my aunt started helping me...

Mid season last year my aunt started helping me with my books, and O MY GOD what a relief. The last thing I feel like doing at the end of a 12-14 hour day is work on my books. If you have a family...
Forum: General Talk 02-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,557
Posted By legendlawn
Make sure that you stay profitable while getting...

Make sure that you stay profitable while getting as close as you can to their rate. You can also explain to your customers that you sell on value and not price if they balk to the lower price.
Forum: General Talk 02-17-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,557
Posted By legendlawn
Unfortunately, while its great to support the...

Unfortunately, while its great to support the local economy, we live in a global economy. Competitors can and will come from anywhere. My advice would be to recognize this threat, accept it, and...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-10-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,988
Posted By legendlawn
In Kansas you have to have your numbers visible...

In Kansas you have to have your numbers visible on your truck as well.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-09-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,988
Posted By legendlawn
Yep, I think thats the way to go. at least for...

Yep, I think thats the way to go. at least for now anyways.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-09-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,259
Posted By legendlawn
How many guys on your crew? Lets say you have...

How many guys on your crew? Lets say you have three. I charge $48 per man hour so 3 guys times 12 hours equals 36 man hours so the labor would $1728+cost of mulch+cost of junipers= final cost of job.
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