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Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By Growing Green
I live in Austin as well. Let me know if you have...

I live in Austin as well. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take care,

Matt
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-05-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
Thanks Pat! That is good info! As for the hosting...

Thanks Pat! That is good info! As for the hosting that wasn't me that posted that. Was someone else. I don't pay nearly that much.

Take care!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-05-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
I've attached a satalite view of the area....

I've attached a satalite view of the area. Smaller area circled in red is what I can use to put anything out there to advertise/sell to 19k cars a day passing by. Other area circled is where I can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
I'll be starting out March 1st. In the mean time,...

I'll be starting out March 1st. In the mean time, I have A LOT to do. I put together a list of everything I need to get done before I move in. Plus I need to go clean the area up.

There is a part...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
Yes, it is about 2 miles away from my home. So it...

Yes, it is about 2 miles away from my home. So it works out perfect! Good point though.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-03-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
Well I think I might go through with this. It is...

Well I think I might go through with this. It is going to be a month by month agreement so no one year contract or anything like that. Plus he is going to give me the first 2 months at $300 to give...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-30-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
Yea, he has his own property and then I would...

Yea, he has his own property and then I would just rent out that garage that is connected to his shop. Plus he has a lot on the back end of his property see pictures in previous post that he said I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
Ok here are the pictures. The monthly cost...

Ok here are the pictures. The monthly cost includes that huge yard now. I didn't know that was part of the deal. I could store a ton of stuff on that land including a big greenhouse if I wanted. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-28-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
Great feedback guys! I'm still on the fence on...

Great feedback guys! I'm still on the fence on this. Not sure if I would be able to make $500 a month for this spot, but it does help to be able to get a sign up in front of 19k people a day. There...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-27-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,043
Posted By Growing Green
Big Opportunity or Is it???

Sorry I haven't been on here as much as I would like. A lot of times I do read the forum, but don't post as much as I used to. I was presented with an opportunity yesterday and I wanted to run it by...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-03-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,251
Posted By Growing Green
Maybe it was a new person and they bid wrong. I...

Maybe it was a new person and they bid wrong. I know I messed up and did that when I got started, I actually still do it but VERY rare now. They might actually do a good job, but just realize they...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-21-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,508
Posted By Growing Green
I own the Stihl 550 and it does a great job....

I own the Stihl 550 and it does a great job. Never used the 600 so no idea what I'm missing if it is a lot better. I hear it is a lot quiter though.

Take care,

Matt
Forum: General Talk 11-08-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 61,608
Posted By Growing Green
That is hilarious! Matt

That is hilarious!

Matt
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-06-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,373
Posted By Growing Green
I charge $35 a yard, if there isn't a lot of...

I charge $35 a yard, if there isn't a lot of stuff in the beds or if plants are died back during winter. If the beds are full and I have to get down and spread it out with my hands under plants and...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 11-01-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,222
Posted By Growing Green
I didn't get chicken pox as a child either. Hope...

I didn't get chicken pox as a child either. Hope I never get them.

Keep us updated on your wife Hedge. Hang in there!

Matt
Forum: General Talk 10-28-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Poll: Poison Ivy
Views: 2,722
Posted By Growing Green
I'm terribly allergic to this crap! I get into it...

I'm terribly allergic to this crap! I get into it all the time and it takes at least a week to go away after it spreads all over my body.

I hate it!

Matt
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 10-17-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,244
Posted By Growing Green
There are 3 errors in that sentence: Cheese...

There are 3 errors in that sentence:

Cheese pointed out one, but the other is they have "your" and should be "you're" and "later" should be "late" - no "r".

Matt
Forum: General Talk 10-14-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,312
Posted By Growing Green
I actually lost motivation this year as well,...

I actually lost motivation this year as well, with the worst drought in history that we are experiencing and the hotest year by far. We ended up having 95 days of over 100 degrees when the norm is...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 10-11-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,418
Posted By Growing Green
These are the keywords I use: Keywords: Growing...

These are the keywords I use:

Keywords: Growing Green, Lawn care, cutting, trimming, mulching, weedeating, mowing, fertilizing, compost, green, pasture, debris, organizing, removal, tree, grass,...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 10-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,207
Posted By Growing Green
This is what I do: Blow them all into a pile...

This is what I do:


Blow them all into a pile with my Stihl 550
Spread tarp out next to pile
Use rake and rake as many leaves as I can onto tarp
Then empty leaves from tarp into back of my...
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,196
Posted By Growing Green
Andy, that building is amazing! I love all of...

Andy, that building is amazing! I love all of that stuff as well. I run my business using only organic products and I'm getting more into urban homesteading. Austin is really big on this. We are in...
Forum: General Talk 10-03-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,196
Posted By Growing Green
So looks like you are taking on a bunch more than...

So looks like you are taking on a bunch more than lawn/landscaping services now. So when you say you manage a multi-million dollar building are you talking about the outside services of it?

I'm...
Forum: HardcoreUnemployable.com 10-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,241
Posted By Growing Green
Oh haha...Too funny! Thought you said "hundreds...

Oh haha...Too funny! Thought you said "hundreds of thousands". You will make thousands though. Definitely!

Matt
Forum: General Talk 10-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,196
Posted By Growing Green
Andy, can you elaborate on the "garbage removal"....

Andy, can you elaborate on the "garbage removal". What do you mean by they charge you $30,000 a year and come three times a week? Do you send them out to your customers or what do you remove the...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,418
Posted By Growing Green
Go to "use.com" and that should help you. Let me...

Go to "use.com" and that should help you. Let me know if you have any questions. Here is a copy of mine:

http://austin.craigslist.org/fgs/2617801345.html

Take care,

Matt
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