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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-28-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Steve
If you find out anything about the winning bid,...

If you find out anything about the winning bid, keep us posted what you find. You never know when someone down the road on here might find themselves considering a job similar to this and be unsure...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Steve
Keep us posted on how the job goes.

Keep us posted on how the job goes.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Sod
Views: 147
Posted By Steve
There are a bunch of sod job pricing articles in...

There are a bunch of sod job pricing articles in my blog I want to point out to you and a bunch of other sod jobs on here. Check out these examples and see if they help you to come up with a...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Steve
If you are concerned about pulling them out,...

If you are concerned about pulling them out, couldn't you cut them down at ground level and then use a small stump grinder to grind out the root ball? You can rent them at Home Depot for fairly...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Steve
I like your plan. You should get a good price...

I like your plan. You should get a good price this fall/winter especially if it is a last years model they want sold.

Also getting a model that will fit through the gates of your yards is very...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Steve
Are you going to till the lawn? From what we have...

Are you going to till the lawn? From what we have discussed on here over the years the consensus has been you need around 6-8 inches of topsoil and organic matter for the lawn to grow properly.

It...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Steve
When you bought it, what was your goal of how...

When you bought it, what was your goal of how many hours you wanted out of the mower?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Steve
Oh I get what he is saying now. He is saying...

Oh I get what he is saying now. He is saying there is no problem with the rev limiter, it's just that it is designed with one that keeps the engine from revving the way he wants it to.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-26-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Steve
Is this to level the property out or is it to...

Is this to level the property out or is it to cover up the current lawn to reinstall a new one?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Steve
Well if you are interested, you could keep an eye...

Well if you are interested, you could keep an eye on what is done to it by the company that wins the bid and learn from their process. Maybe drive by the site daily once the project is started to see...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,634
Posted By Steve
WOW that is a lot of business cards! How long do...

WOW that is a lot of business cards! How long do you think it will take you to hand out that many?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-26-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Steve
I am looking forwards to hearing how it works out!

I am looking forwards to hearing how it works out!
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-25-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Steve
Ok let's take a look at this. New model =...

Ok let's take a look at this.

New model = $12,000 which you should get maybe 2,000 hours out of it?

The used one is $9,000 and has 300 hours, so maybe it has another 1,700 hours left?

What...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Steve
Have you gotten in touch with them? Have they...

Have you gotten in touch with them? Have they told you what they wanted? Do they have any specifics written down they want you to bid on? Any forms they want you to fill out?

All our lawn care...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Steve
How do you handle it if a annual contract...

How do you handle it if a annual contract customer wants out of the contract mid-year for whatever reason? Is there a penalty of any sorts?
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 08-25-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,634
Posted By Steve
Is the walkway falling apart there? Is that...

Is the walkway falling apart there? Is that something they made new repaired or redone?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-25-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Steve
What makes it a hybrid engine? Also what did...

What makes it a hybrid engine?

Also what did you have to do to fix it? Did you replace the rev limiter?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,845
Posted By Steve
It looks like it does a great job. Very nice...

It looks like it does a great job. Very nice machine.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-22-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Steve
Brad, There are a bunch of articles in my lawn...

Brad,

There are a bunch of articles in my lawn care blog on how to perform and price aeration jobs (http://lawnchat.com/category/lawn-care-services/aeration) here.

See if any of that helps...
Forum: General Talk 08-22-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Steve
Here are all the free lawn care contracts...

Here are all the free lawn care contracts (http://www.gopherforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34), letters, marketing material etc.

Lawn care estimators...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Steve
There are a bunch of free lawn care contracts...

There are a bunch of free lawn care contracts (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=7210) on the forum here.

I am sure some of them have wording in them to allow a customer to get out of the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Steve
Can you figure out how many times you will mow...

Can you figure out how many times you will mow the lawn? How many times you will trim the hedges? etc? Then add all those services prices together and divide them by 12 months so you get a monthly...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Steve
Something to consider is that it might be tough...

Something to consider is that it might be tough to get a customer to sign an annual contract with you if you have not been in business at least a year. So next year might be easier for you on...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Steve
You might be able to get the rental center to...

You might be able to get the rental center to donate the equipment usage. You also might get a lot of volunteers if you put the word out. Then you could also contact the newspaper. In the article,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-21-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Steve
Hi Dave, Welcome to our forum! What kinds of...

Hi Dave,

Welcome to our forum!

What kinds of things are you looking to improve upon with your business this year?
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