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 253
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: shadrach
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-04-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By shadrach
Fertilizing for hire (in US) requires licensing....

Fertilizing for hire (in US) requires licensing. 100 yards of mulch is a 16ft trailer with 4 ft sides 12-16 times.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-31-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By shadrach
A lot of customers will take care of it for you...

A lot of customers will take care of it for you if you give them the flags, or do it yourself. If you plan on doing a lot of aerating, get flags printed with your business name and phone number on it.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-31-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,065
Posted By shadrach
I offer a discount to prepay for the season....

I offer a discount to prepay for the season. About 1 in 12 take it, but its usually customers I have had for a year or two.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By shadrach
Look professional - uniform shirts for sure &...

Look professional - uniform shirts for sure & lettering/decals on your truck usually pretty reasonable. Charge what your time is worth, the quality of your work will get you better referrals than...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-18-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,603
Posted By shadrach
You should be able to get 20-30. Did something...

You should be able to get 20-30. Did something similar last year in the spring (4000 for 4 weeks) and picked up just under 20.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,917
Posted By shadrach
Demoed a cheetah for 3 days last year. The...

Demoed a cheetah for 3 days last year. The cheetah felt like it had a higher center of gravity than my TT (08). Didn't really notice a difference in the handling on hills or the quality of the cut....
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-15-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,655
Posted By shadrach
A solo guy drawing unemployment would just be...

A solo guy drawing unemployment would just be paying someone else to do your budgeting for you.
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,146
Posted By shadrach
I agree with cheese & dlpd in sentiment but that...

I agree with cheese & dlpd in sentiment but that doesn't make it good advice . You can't go back after the fact & try to bill them for more for previous months & the $830 is enough to make it worth...
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,146
Posted By shadrach
What does contract say? (If it is a situation...

What does contract say?
(If it is a situation where you do the same work every week)
If it is just says $8300/month then I would agree with the customer.
If it says "x" visits per year @...
Forum: General Talk 10-02-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,616
Posted By shadrach
As soon as the pavement is dry, we mow.

As soon as the pavement is dry, we mow.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,902
Posted By shadrach
If you installed it in May & he waited until...

If you installed it in May & he waited until September to complain? Would not worry too much about it, You can't make unreasonable people happy, do not waste your time.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-18-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,181
Posted By shadrach
Charge for your time. If a customer does not want...

Charge for your time. If a customer does not want to pay you for your time then replace them with another one the first chance you get.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-16-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,717
Posted By shadrach
Check fuses.

Check fuses.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-16-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,595
Posted By shadrach
Misunderstood that part from the original post.

Misunderstood that part from the original post.
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-16-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,723
Posted By shadrach
" Bid price is for weekly service. Weekly service...

" Bid price is for weekly service. Weekly service includes ....
Other options may be available,"

I don't think I would put the part for the bi-weekly option in a bid - I would rather have weekly...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,595
Posted By shadrach
Some sort of rewording to cover "excessive...

Some sort of rewording to cover "excessive growth" so you are not stuck with the $5. There is no incentive for him to have you fix the bed properly, the $5 a month is cheaper. Bermuda grass is a...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-16-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,595
Posted By shadrach
A weed is a plant growing in a place that it is...

A weed is a plant growing in a place that it is not desired. Grass growing into a landscape bed would be considered a weed. You need to make adjustments to your contract to cover this situation, not...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 09-12-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,247
Posted By shadrach
Might be the guys maintaining the property?

Might be the guys maintaining the property?
Forum: General Talk 08-20-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,202
Posted By shadrach
Evansville, IN

Two lawns that need aerated - one is 3.7k, other is 7.7k. 33"-34" gates that I can't get through & not going to mess with renting a smaller aerator . If anybody is Equipped & interested, send me info...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 08-08-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,648
Posted By shadrach
Would not use it for mowing at all. Higher profit...

Would not use it for mowing at all. Higher profit services & targeting higher income zip codes & it works ok, but have to be quick responding to leads. Don't get a lot of business from it but we do...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-03-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,805
Posted By shadrach
I would bid it. The guy has done it before &...

I would bid it. The guy has done it before & didn't like it, Just bid it high enough to make it worth doing & see what happens.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 08-01-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,647
Posted By shadrach
That is how I have mine set up & people take...

That is how I have mine set up & people take cards from it.
Forum: General Talk 07-31-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,683
Posted By shadrach
I steer people towards email whenever possible....

I steer people towards email whenever possible. Everything is in writing & easier to control when/how long a conversation lasts. It is nice to be able to link to info on website/blog for reference as...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,382
Posted By shadrach
The hedge trimmers are nice & the backpack...

The hedge trimmers are nice & the backpack blowers too. I like the weight & balance on the line trimmers - just don't like the big guards on them.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-24-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,488
Posted By shadrach
I do cards with expiration dates, just never...

I do cards with expiration dates, just never thought to leave it blank to fill in later.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 253

 
Forum Jump
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
Today 08:54 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
17 1,248
Hello everyone!!!
1newkirk05
Yesterday 03:16 PM
Today 08:54 AM
by 1newkirk05
5 63
hello
2menandmowers
Today 07:32 AM
Today 07:32 AM
by 2menandmowers
0 10
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
02-08-2016 07:53 PM
Yesterday 09:38 PM
by Chilehead
7 92
Tine Rake Detaching vs...
wigglesworth
Yesterday 05:32 PM
Yesterday 07:43 PM
by Steve
1 36
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
Yesterday 07:11 PM
by Steve
3 99
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
Yesterday 01:06 AM
by Steve
13 334
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 210
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 94
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 164
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 215
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 236
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 126
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,495
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 249
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 108
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 128
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 197
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 263
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 144
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 231
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 129
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 149
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,145
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 364
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 312
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 315
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 250
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 209
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 183
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,693
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 641
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 389
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,088
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 464
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,930
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 300
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,123
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,424
New College Course
Dr. D
01-14-2016 01:45 PM
01-14-2016 05:35 PM
by Steve
1 214
Yelp
Shark1611
01-13-2016 10:00 AM
01-14-2016 05:32 PM
by Steve
4 274
New to the forum from...
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:23 PM
01-14-2016 08:34 AM
by Doug Green
2 254
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
01-13-2016 10:20 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 937
Choosing local business
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:29 PM
01-13-2016 06:12 PM
by Steve
2 420
4 Seasons Landscaping LLC
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:56 PM
01-12-2016 12:59 PM
by Doug Green
1 276
2016 business goals
OxfordOS
01-09-2016 04:19 PM
01-12-2016 08:36 AM
by mowandblow1980
15 587
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 09:28 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

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