Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Search Forums

» Welcome to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum
Showing results 1 to 25 of 121
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Upscale2
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11-02-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Upscale2
Here are my thoughts, without seeing the jobsite...

Here are my thoughts, without seeing the jobsite its a little difficult.
I would rent a Bobcat MT-55 with a soil conditioner/harley rake plus the bucket.
Use the soil conditioner/rake to till the top...
Forum: General Talk 04-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By Upscale2
I use a free online site. You can add pins to...

I use a free online site. You can add pins to areas and it figures out sq ft, yardage etc....

$10 and i'll let you in on the secret. I accept c/c's:D
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Posted By Upscale2
I get $100 per yard installed. After a full day...

I get $100 per yard installed. After a full day of doing that I realize its not enough. Installed 30 yards friday with 3 men, different locations, not fun.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-08-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Upscale2
All good points Remember you're selling LABOR. ...

All good points

Remember you're selling LABOR. Period.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By Upscale2
I am at $100 prepay, and $110 for non-prepay. I...

I am at $100 prepay, and $110 for non-prepay.

I buy my mulch in bulk, around 90 yards at a time. So I send out a post card or email offering the discount and most customers prepay. This way I can...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Upscale2
No Compete Clause

Any of you guys use a no compete clause for new hire's?
Last year I had an issue with a guy scooping up one of my
condo snow plowing contracts. Never again.
If so any samples?
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By Upscale2
findlotsize.com

findlotsize.com
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-19-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Upscale2
Yes that is the plan....change the Title. Also...

Yes that is the plan....change the Title. Also you must change the length of the video slightly. A few seconds will do. Youtube will not publish the video if it is the exact same. I've tried...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-19-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Upscale2
Thanks, I do get calls from my videos. It works...

Thanks, I do get calls from my videos. It works hand in hand with my SEO hobby. I am always trying to out do my competitors.
:D
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-19-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,462
Posted By Upscale2
If you don't have any idea on how to put pavers...

If you don't have any idea on how to put pavers in then why are you doing it?
Its a specific process to install pavers correctly. Take some courses and become proficient at it first. Then start...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-04-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,561
Posted By Upscale2
Hunter

Go to Hunter Irrigations website.
They have online training classes for FREE!
Lots of good information..
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-04-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Upscale2
New short video

Made this video today with some pics I had, using Windows Movie Maker.
Pretty easy after figuring things out.

I'm going to change up video length and titles to hit different keywords.

<iframe...
Forum: Promote your products or services 04-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By Upscale2
Hedge, I'll take note of your comment. Thread...

Hedge, I'll take note of your comment. Thread was started in "Promote your products and Services" area. So I don't consider it spam.

Furthermore, it may save some of these guys some money on their...
Forum: Promote your products or services 04-15-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By Upscale2
Dont' open this thread! FREE!

Hey guys Upscale2 here. A buddy of mine sent me some info. about this Online Printing Company that is starting up soon.

Business Cards, Banners, Postcards, Yard Signs, Brochures etc.. are all...
Forum: General Business Discussions 04-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,146
Posted By Upscale2
Good information dpld! There is an easier way to...

Good information dpld!

There is an easier way to send postcards right from your computer. No stamp machine required. No labels to print. Ink ain't cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And what about all of that...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-05-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By Upscale2
That about sums it up. You're lowballing just to...

That about sums it up. You're lowballing just to get the work, without knowing your costs, overhead etc.

Bid it like you don't need it.

Before you know it, you'll be out of business and the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-16-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,268
Posted By Upscale2
Not really familiar with doing timber walls. $35...

Not really familiar with doing timber walls.
$35 average per foot for Block retaining walls, but that
varies depending on site.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-14-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By Upscale2
See how many dethatching jobs you get. If you...

See how many dethatching jobs you get. If you get several rent a gas powered dethatcher. Do them all in a day. Divide the cost of rental between them, add labor, and overhead etc....

Don't kill...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,127
Posted By Upscale2
Definitely go door to door. Good luck! I did...

Definitely go door to door.

Good luck!

I did this when I started out and got a handful of customers on the spot, and others called back later.

After the initial contact you should follow up with...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-13-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,600
Posted By Upscale2
I'm over in the Portsmouth area and I pay around...

I'm over in the Portsmouth area and I pay around $17 a yard for black pack or 3/4 crushed from Pike..If you buy from Stone Shop it will be double.

I use 3/4 as a base because it is 95% compacted...
Forum: General Talk 03-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By Upscale2
New Hire Rate of Pay

I'm looking at hiring a Foreman to run my mowing crew.
My plan is to spend more time with hardscape and landscape lighting
this year. Just trying to build the business.

So here is my question: ...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,450
Posted By Upscale2
I cant imagine driving around and dropping 5000...

I cant imagine driving around and dropping 5000 postcards. Sorry it
just doesn't make good business sense to me, unless you are working
or wish to work in a specific area or neighborhood. Your...
Forum: General Talk 03-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,438
Posted By Upscale2
I don't tend to get into back and forth banter...

I don't tend to get into back and forth banter with people, but Pay As You Go means no membership. There is a monthly auto-fee IF YOU CHOOSE. If your business can't afford $9.80 a month or the cost...
Forum: General Talk 03-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,438
Posted By Upscale2
There is no membership! You pay for cards and...

There is no membership! You pay for cards and postage...Period.
Forum: General Talk 03-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,438
Posted By Upscale2
Talking I sent out one of my famous Greeting Cards to...

I sent out one of my famous Greeting Cards to wake up my hibernating clients. It is meant to light a fire under their arses, suggesting upcoming services: Spring cleanup, dethatching, pruning,...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 121

 
Forum Jump
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
Yesterday 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 455
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
Yesterday 10:38 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 127
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 88
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 05:56 PM
by AGPS
9 255
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 02:42 PM
by stevef1201
22 6,061
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-21-2014 09:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
174 13,917
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-21-2014 09:38 PM
by TRV
6 1,245
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-21-2014 09:33 PM
by TRV
3 126
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-21-2014 08:02 PM
by stevef1201
4 290
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-21-2014 07:05 PM
by acrajchel
13 345
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 84
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
11-21-2014 06:32 PM
by Steve
7 188
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-21-2014 06:07 PM
by acrajchel
15 447
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 901
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 455
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,815
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,417
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,162
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 733
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 495
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 434
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 297
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,329
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 221
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 483
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,565
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,673
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,773
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,647
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 398
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 598
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 290
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 352
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,292
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 580
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 488
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 323
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 279
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 293
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 524
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 340
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 395
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 434
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 630
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 533
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 844
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,161
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 10:19 PM
10-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Max Wagner
30 3,269
Gie-review / What's new...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-25-2014 10:19 AM
10-31-2014 10:30 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 1,089
Business Name
sanchez5
10-29-2014 12:55 AM
10-31-2014 06:51 AM
by ringahding1
10 956
Read more about these lawn care business marketing categories.
General Business:
GopherHaul, Podcast
How to Estimate - Services To Offer:
Aeration, Apartment / Condo, bed edging, Color Change Plantings, Dethatching, Edging, Fall Leaf Cleanups, Foreclosed Homes, Gutter Cleaning, Hardscaping, Hedge Trimming, Home Safety Inspection, Irrigation, Landscape Project, Lawn Mower Repair, Mowing, Mulch Jobs, Outdoor decoration, Parking Lot Cleanups, Pet Waste Removal, Pressure Washing, Property Management, Snow plowing, Stump Grinding, Tree Removal
How to Estimate Jobs:
Lawn Care Business:
Barter, Bikini Lawn Care, Business Failure, Business loan, Business Plan, Debt, Debt Collection, Estimate or Proposal Form, Franchise, Fuel surcharge, How to sell, Insurance, Job Tracking, Lawn Care Contract, Lawn Care Customer Survey, Lawn Care Uniform, Lawn Care Videos, Operational Costs, Overhead Costs, Prepay, Pricing, Start up, Tiger Time Lawn Care,
Lawn Care Business Books:
Lawn Care Customers:
Buying customers, Commercial Customers, Customer Retention, How to get, Residential Customers
Lawn Care Employees:
1 Man Lawn Crew, Bonus Pay, training, Your First Employee
lawn care equipment:
bed edger, Lawn Care Truck, Leaf Sweeper, Mower, New Arrival, Trailer, UltraVac
Lawn Care Marketing:
Billboard, Brochure, Business Card, Community Projects To Promote Your Business, Coupons, Cross Promotion / Synergy, Direct Mail, Door hanger, door to door, Free Giveaway Contest, Free Lawn Care Flyer Template, Gift or Discount Cards, home show, Internet, Lawn Care Business Sales Letter, Lawn Care Logo, Lawn Care Marketing, Lawn Care Truck & Trailer Signs, Lawn Care Website, Lawn Signs, Magazine Ad, Magnets, Mailing list, Marketing on Craigslist.com, Newspaper Ads, Parade, Postcards, publicity stunt, Referrals, Review My Lawn Care Marketing Material, t-shirt, Welcoming Kit, Word Of Mouth
Seasonal Promotion Ideas:
4th of July, Armed Forces Day, Christmas, Election Day, Fall, Halloween, Memorial Day, Spring, Summer, Valentine's Day, Veteran's Day, Winter:
Software:
Estimation Software, Landscaper Software, Landscaping Business Software, Landscaping Estimate Software, Landscaping Software, Lawn Care Business Software, Lawn Care Estimating Software, Lawn Care Software, Mowing Software
Uncategorized:
Video:
Website:
Search Engine Optimization
» Lawn Care Business Discussion Categories
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy