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Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,813
Posted By JP Landscaping
thanks steve, I'll look into those sites

thanks steve, I'll look into those sites
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-06-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,813
Posted By JP Landscaping
can you please tell me more about the USPS...

can you please tell me more about the USPS license and how that works? I'm interested in that idea. Do you pay the 100 bucks and mail as many post cards as you want or do you have to pay separate...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,813
Posted By JP Landscaping
ah.. got it. do you have to put a postage stamp...

ah.. got it. do you have to put a postage stamp on them in order to put them in the boxes? Have you gotten into any trouble doing that?

last year I had two of my guys go spread door hangers and...
Forum: General Talk 03-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,517
Posted By JP Landscaping
I started advertising on craigslist this past...

I started advertising on craigslist this past weekend and got two hits. I did the estimates today and do the jobs tomorrow. Small jobs: 1 front yard clean up and the other 2 small retaining...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-05-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,813
Posted By JP Landscaping
5k!

5k to 7500 in a month are a lot of door hangers! how long with how many people does that take you? having a 3% return you must have a lot of clients.

I ordered 5000 door hangers I plan to spread...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this:

I bill on the 15th of each month and payments are due on the 1st of the following month for my lawn mowing clients. so they get 15 days to pay. most of my clients send a check right away. the rest...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,813
Posted By JP Landscaping
Try this:

Door hangers/fliers work for me.

1. You can spread many without having to spend $ on postage
2. When people open their doors, they will have to take them off so you know they will see them...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 03-05-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,144
Posted By JP Landscaping
very true on vista print free items. Whenever...

very true on vista print free items. Whenever you decide to buy from them, get as many free items as they offer and try for the free shipping for when you average the price you pay with the number...
Forum: General Talk 03-04-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,041
Posted By JP Landscaping
Try this:

I offer them one free mowing (the last one of the season) if they are with me the entire season and don't have a contract.

I offer them 2 free mowings if they sign at least a one year...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 04-17-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,309
Posted By JP Landscaping
Try this:

pass out 1000 fliers and wait for some calls

keep posting on craigslist as you are now or switch up your offers there

build a website. You can go to www.webs.com and build a free one. pretty easy.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-17-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,714
Posted By JP Landscaping
Try this:

I calculated about 27 sq feet. which comes to about .27 yards of mulch. In other words about 1/4 yard. For me this is too small of a quantity to go out and get bulk mulch. If I were you I would...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-19-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,180
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this:

If you know all your expenses for the job, and know the time it will take you, then the rest depends on how much you want to make aside from all your expenses. If you are going to be there 7-8 hours...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10-06-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,979
Posted By JP Landscaping
yes

Yes... That's what we mean. If that Encore works like stated, I would say that is a good deal especially if it has a bagger. And it has a sulke so you don't have to walk. You just ride behind it. ...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10-05-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,979
Posted By JP Landscaping
Try this:

I think a walkbehind is the best way to start. I have a 36" and it works for all the lawns here. what you need to think about is getting the lawns to make sure you will be able to get the money you...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 09-02-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,123
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this:

If you don't have work then you should have time. On a low budget, going door to door with your business cards is the best idea I can think of. Start advertising fall clean ups, aerating, power...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-17-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,781
Posted By JP Landscaping
Try this:

4 guys @ 9 hrs = 36 man hours per day times 2 = 72 man hours.

whats your hourly rate?

72 x (hourly rate) = estimate price.

72 x (35-60) = $2520 - $4320

It's a pretty big swing from $2520-$4320...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-06-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Poll: LLC or DBA?
Views: 2,377
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this:

AGREED... go with DBA for now. An LLC separates you from your business's liability. But if you are wanting to go with an LLC because you are worried about being sued, then forming an LLC will not...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-04-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,786
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this:

The way we do these is to rent a sod cutter. Cut the sod out of the area and set it aside to reuse. Fill the sunken area with dirt and pack as you go. You can use a hand tamper as the area isn't...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-31-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,824
Posted By JP Landscaping
Try this

For me, I think it would be mulch. It's light to carry, easy to spread, and quick.

Also doing dirtwork like putting it against foundations and grading it. I get it for $10 a yard and charge $50...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-31-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,232
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this

I think you need to take a deep breath and calm down. it's not a complicated job. this is what I would do.

1. Rent a trailer from Home depot. Here they cost like $20-$25 for 24 hours. This is...
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 07-27-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,126
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this

This is what I do:

I wear blue Dickies pants, black work boots, a white Tshirt with my company's logo on the front, and a white hat with the logo on it. I always carry at least one extra shirt in...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-27-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,232
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this.

20 minutes is a good number to go by. remember you will have left over soil. what will you do with it? if you haul it away, you can charge for that as well. If you are spreading it somewhere...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-21-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,570
Posted By JP Landscaping
At the bottom I put. By signing both customer...

At the bottom I put.

By signing both customer and contractor agree to the specifications stated above.

All specifications are stated in the estimate. For example:

estimated start time: 10-14...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-21-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,157
Posted By JP Landscaping
I would charge 1100-1200 for labor using...

I would charge 1100-1200 for labor using wheelbarrows to spread the mulch. If you are using a front end loader then you would probably be able to charge less.

then add the delivery fee, the price...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-19-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By JP Landscaping
try this

If I were you, I would get an EIN. It is safer than using your ss # and it's easy to get. go to www.irs.gov and search it. You can do it online.

Also, even if you are a LLC you can still be...
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