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Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-25-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,415
Posted By mcgreen1
i have put out about 1200 flyers door to door...

i have put out about 1200 flyers door to door that resulted in 5 estimates. In turn 1 client signed up for lawn treatment only. Have an estimate Friday also, looks promising.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-12-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,415
Posted By mcgreen1
Post how many flyers per week?

For those of you passing out flyers door to door, how many do you put out a week on average?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-31-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By mcgreen1
Well for right now what ever tiller I can rent. I...

Well for right now what ever tiller I can rent. I would guess just a normal tiller you would buy from dept. Store.
Forum: General Talk 03-31-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,013
Posted By mcgreen1
Thumbs up Its not as fancy as that. It is a 78 fiberglass...

Its not as fancy as that. It is a 78 fiberglass jon boat. 16ft. Outboard evenrude 40. Trolly motor on front. Nice trailer with it. Already sold the boat for $100 bucks. Probably gonna take trailer...
Forum: General Talk 03-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,013
Posted By mcgreen1
boat pic

Sorry guys I can't put up a pic from my phone. Or I am too retarded to figure out how to.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By mcgreen1
tilling time?

How long should it take to till 1000 sq. Feet? Trying to make my estimates more accurate.
Forum: General Talk 03-30-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,976
Posted By mcgreen1
Pic coming soon got to clean it up a little first.

Pic coming soon got to clean it up a little first.
Forum: General Talk 03-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,976
Posted By mcgreen1
Talking estimate= boat

Showed up to give an estimate for spring clean up. Walked away getting paid for the clean up and hauling a bunch of metal. Oh yeah and the lady paid me to take her boat, gave me title and everything....
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,131
Posted By mcgreen1
Wink make ready aka first cut

It is the first cut of the year where the customer has let their yard grow long before calling you.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-27-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,131
Posted By mcgreen1
Question make ready fee?

I am charging 15% on top of normal rate for make ready fee. What do you think too high or too low?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-25-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,718
Posted By mcgreen1
Talking scored an edger for $30

Got a craftsman edger for $30 at an auction. Was owned by an old man who took really good care of his stuff. Runs and works great. Then I thought to myself, how much am I going to charge for this...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,994
Posted By mcgreen1
Question bi-weekly?

So I have a customer from last year that wants to switch to bi-weekly mowing. How much should I mark up her rate for that?
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-22-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,280
Posted By mcgreen1
Question customer sign new contract?

My first customer from last year just informed me of her intent to start service again this year. Should I have her sign a new contract for this year or just keep the one from last year?
Forum: General Talk 03-22-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,658
Posted By mcgreen1
flyer company

What print company do you use Leon? How do iget in touch with them?
Forum: General Talk 03-21-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,658
Posted By mcgreen1
Smile il

I'm in central illinois. I know there is a ton off competetion that I am up against. But to not have 1 call by now is very alarming. Did try something new today though. When going door to door I take...
Forum: General Talk 03-21-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,658
Posted By mcgreen1
Exclamation not a single phone call WTF?

I haven't gotten a single call yet and don't understand why? Websites up in phone book. On multiple business listings. Beeen going door to door talking to people and putting flyers out. What am I...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-13-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By mcgreen1
Question selective hebicide

Does anyone know of a good all organic selective herbicide?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-16-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By mcgreen1
my plan

Well I was thinking about doig a 4 application program with the all in one product from natures lawn. Also a spring and a fall application of gluten 8,wipeout, and aerify plus. Witch would be...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-15-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By mcgreen1
need some advice

I am really interested in natures lawn products. I want to add the all in one to my services. I am thinking of a price point $12 per 1000 for first app and then $10,$8, and $6for the last app. By my...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-15-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,865
Posted By mcgreen1
gluten 8

I don't know anything about gluten 8 yet. However from what I just read in this post would the best ime to apply it be right after fall clean-up and spring. clean- up?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-08-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 84,298
Posted By mcgreen1
exempt

I emailed the dept. Of agriculture here in illinois. They told me that if a product is epa exempt then you don't need an applicators license. I am still going to find and call whom ever it is that I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-02-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,756
Posted By mcgreen1
Well I didn't want to start off in debt. I like...

Well I didn't want to start off in debt. I like the idea and challenge of building something from nothing. I would rather save up the money earned and buy equipment outright rather than finance. Keep...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-01-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,756
Posted By mcgreen1
Smile my approach

I started my business last year. Instead of going out and buying equipment and a trailer. I opted to put all of my resources into laying a foundation and building an infastructure to run my business...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-28-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 84,298
Posted By mcgreen1
Smile license

I emailed the the company yesterday and asked them about any licensing or permit requirements for their products. They told me that you don't need any of them for any of their products. I'm still...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 01-06-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,863
Posted By mcgreen1
price

Its a bundle deal. Website, phonebook, and smartphone app. 39 a month. But there are other pakages with better websites.
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