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Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-07-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,181
Posted By Jack Rabbit
So that's where the illegal aliens go! I'm just...

So that's where the illegal aliens go! I'm just 70-80 miles from the border and there are hardly any working here. Not in lawn care anyway.

Just some thoughts.

Illegals:
Raise the bar with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 09-03-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,775
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Steve, well, anything that where a Wordpress,...

Steve, well, anything that where a Wordpress, Joomla, etc. theme + plugins won't meet your needs.

I'm not saying not to use your skills or hire someone to customize a site, add special features, or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 09-03-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,775
Posted By Jack Rabbit
True. I recommend it for ease of use by those...

True. I recommend it for ease of use by those without such skills but enough to do as above or who have no need for an advanced website. You can also use Wordpress.com to make a site, skipping the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 09-02-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,775
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Your site looks good to me. It is not hard to...

Your site looks good to me.



It is not hard to set up a site with your own domain name.
- Get a host like Hostgator or Mid Phase. Their systems are where your site will live.
- Get a domain name...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 05-23-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,816
Posted By Jack Rabbit
The ones with the most webs needed to be sprayed...

The ones with the most webs needed to be sprayed again in some areas. The plants are healthy now in various yards that had them. There are a few areas that will need to grow back but most of the...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-17-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,739
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Compacted ground options?

My customer has compacted dirt with Bermuda grass. "Soil" is something else ... this is the desert. It needs to be uncompacted. Aeration would help but I think tilling and starting over with new seed...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 04-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,816
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Thanks everyone. Too late for photos of the webs...

Thanks everyone. Too late for photos of the webs and bugs. I sprayed them and most of the webs are gone. I saw no bugs before spraying.

I looked at the plants again today and the areas that were...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 04-12-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,816
Posted By Jack Rabbit
I sprayed all the plants in the yard, shrubs like...

I sprayed all the plants in the yard, shrubs like in the photos and pine tree, with the Bayer 3 in 1 hose end sprayer. I saw no insects on the plants and after spraying they looked healthy. Must not...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 04-11-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,816
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Spider Mites?

Spider Mites? These plants have large parts covered with these webs. Even the branches are covered. I intend to spray them with Bayer 3 in 1 insecticide for shrubs. Advice? Will the infested parts of...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-08-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,367
Posted By Jack Rabbit
This is useful to check who might be using your...

This is useful to check who might be using your pictures http://www.tineye.com/
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 01-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,433
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Backup your current website first in case you...

Backup your current website first in case you decide not to use WP.

First install Wordpress. You can do that through Softaculous or Fantastico or what ever Go Daddy provides like that.

Then log in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 01-10-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,433
Posted By Jack Rabbit
I use Wordpress for three websites (lawn care,...

I use Wordpress for three websites (lawn care, blog, and another business) and I recommend it. There are many many themes to give your site a good style and many come with tools like image sliders...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-07-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,130
Posted By Jack Rabbit
"No guessing what will be deposited there."...

"No guessing what will be deposited there." There's no guessing what is deposited with Paypal or merchant accounts either. You can calculate exactly what the processor's fee will be if you want to....
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-06-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,130
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Paypal's charge for processing $25 would be about...

Paypal's charge for processing $25 would be about 80 cents, or about 3.2% of the $25, using the percent and fee you gave (1.99% and 30 cent fee).

Calculate like this:
percentage 0.0199 x $25 =...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-05-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,130
Posted By Jack Rabbit
I use Paypal. You can make buttons for your...

I use Paypal. You can make buttons for your website as well as send pay links in email. Paypal handles several forms of payment such as credit cards and paying from your own Paypal account. They...
Forum: General Talk 12-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,319
Posted By Jack Rabbit
I started my business for two reasons. There were...

I started my business for two reasons. There were no jobs to get here and I wanted to be my own boss.

Now I have an entrepreneurial (good thing there's spelling checkers!) urge and I'm working on...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-12-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,833
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Scam. They didn't use your business contact...

Scam. They didn't use your business contact email, phone, or website and they want to pay in an unusual and dangerous way. Scam.

If they are real they are unprofessional enough to look like a scam....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11-19-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,059
Posted By Jack Rabbit
How to take this apart?

The pull cord broke on my Troybilt TB25CS line trimmer. It looks like you have to take it half apart to get in there. The cord goes in behind the red case. I can't get the case off without removing...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-08-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jack Rabbit
I found this, including a photo of the cylinder...

I found this, including a photo of the cylinder things. Looks like they are the adjusters and an expensive special tool is needed to turn them. I'll try to improvise...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-08-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Thanks Steve. Sounds like it could be the...

Thanks Steve. Sounds like it could be the problem. I don't know how to adjust the mixture. The manual just talks about the idle speed adjustment and says take it to a pro for other adjustments. Can't...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jack Rabbit
oily exhaust from trimmer

My Troy-Bilt TB25CS trimmer has oily black goop coming out of the muffler. A lot of goop. It just got a new carb and I think something is not adjusted right.

The fuel mix is right, 40:1 per manual,...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-02-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,431
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Hard to prime blower.

Gas sometimes does not go into the primer bulb on my blower. This usually happens after running for a while. When I stop it the gas won't go into the bulb when I press it. After a long time it will...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-15-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,202
Posted By Jack Rabbit
Did you solve this? Why was it falling off?

Did you solve this? Why was it falling off?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,202
Posted By Jack Rabbit
It comes off after the mower starts right? Try...

It comes off after the mower starts right? Try disconnecting he spark wire and pulling the cord. Does it come off then without the mower starting? Check if it is lose after pulling.

The bolt is...
Forum: General Talk 07-01-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,828
Posted By Jack Rabbit
I've been working over 100 F and high 90's for a...

I've been working over 100 F and high 90's for a couple of weeks and 90's for a long time. I prepare for and think about heat only in the hottest times or when hiking.

The water in your body keeps...
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