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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-01-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,072
Posted By lowermower
None of the properties are close in size. There...

None of the properties are close in size.
There are obstructions that I didn't think would take long to cut around, but I was wrong. If I were to answer any of your other questions it would tell you...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-31-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,072
Posted By lowermower
I don't have much overhead, and of course no...

I don't have much overhead, and of course no helpers. So, I apply the loss to my hourly wage and allow the company to still make it's money.

I loose $11 if I base it on an hourly rate. If I...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,072
Posted By lowermower
I still make a profit off of this account, just...

I still make a profit off of this account, just not what I want. So, I don't see how sitting at the house is going to save me money?

I thought about it after posting, I'm going to see if I can get...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-30-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,072
Posted By lowermower
what to do with under bid properties?

I've been going at it for a month, I have 4 accounts and I realize that I under bid one of them. I didn't understand adding in more money for obstructions, and now it's costing me big as far as time...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-29-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,096
Posted By lowermower
I bought the study guide, but there were things...

I bought the study guide, but there were things on the test that wasn't in the 300 page $60.00 guide! I have some experience in landscaping, but that was many years ago, so it felt new again. I...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-28-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,589
Posted By lowermower
I have a few friends who cut with their chute...

I have a few friends who cut with their chute removed, or up. It will eliminate the issue, but then you have damage to worry about. I only lift my chute when needed, and when I do I always make sure...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-27-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,096
Posted By lowermower
Took the exam today. Will know the results in a...

Took the exam today. Will know the results in a week.
It was pretty basic, anyone new to landscaping needs to know fertilizing formulas, mulching formulas, be able to identify micronutrient...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-27-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,589
Posted By lowermower
is the grass clumping in the chute as well or is...

is the grass clumping in the chute as well or is it just leaving a trail?
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-20-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,127
Posted By lowermower
I learned to be successful going door to door you...

I learned to be successful going door to door you need to be prepared for any question that comes your way. I also learned that you will hear many no's before that one yes. I believe that we all must...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,127
Posted By lowermower
Only if a property has serious issues. I held a...

Only if a property has serious issues.

I held a job going door to door with newspaper subscriptions in high school, back when people actually read the paper. I had some good and bad experiences...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,780
Posted By lowermower
I like The Cleaning Doctors approach. If you have...

I like The Cleaning Doctors approach. If you have experience, never volunteer the fact that you're just starting any service related business.

Practically anyone can jump into lawn care, and because...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,213
Posted By lowermower
I've never been one to take on something without...

I've never been one to take on something without knowing anything, a bad rep comes quick that way!
Hiring someone that already knows is a good idea! Thanks.






Yeah, I bet Youtube has a lot of...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-18-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,213
Posted By lowermower
Hardscaping and irrigation

What is the best way to learn about Hardscaping and irrigation?
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 07-17-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,127
Posted By lowermower
I've passed out 500 flyers, 350 of them were the...

I've passed out 500 flyers, 350 of them were the free estimate type with my number. I had 3 calls out of the 350, all three were tire kickers.
I made some new flyers with a place for an estimate and...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-16-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,957
Posted By lowermower
Thanks for all the input! I'm going to get both...

Thanks for all the input!

I'm going to get both of them. Can never have too many tools! :D
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-16-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,957
Posted By lowermower
I ran into a guy that owned a tool company for...

I ran into a guy that owned a tool company for the oil field and he said that they use to make tools that would last for 15+ years, he also said that they had to use cheaper parts to decrease the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-16-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,957
Posted By lowermower
Would there be any problem, besides time, if I...

Would there be any problem, besides time, if I were to use a sick for overgrown yards? I would hate to buy a walk behind just to tame new accounts.




That FC90 sounds real good, especially if it's...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-16-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,957
Posted By lowermower
Edger Question

Okay, Thought I could hold my trimmer sideways and edge the few yards that I picked up. That was until I noticed that I was dealing with St. Augustine that hadn't been edged in a long time. The...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-03-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By lowermower
It makes perfect sense. Thanks for the tips!

It makes perfect sense.
Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,068
Posted By lowermower
I may be interested... Do you have a model number?

I may be interested...
Do you have a model number?
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-02-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By lowermower
Okay easy enough, so what's the rate per sq ft?

Okay easy enough, so what's the rate per sq ft?
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-01-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By lowermower
Steve, after another 2.25 miles today my feet...

Steve, after another 2.25 miles today my feet hurt! LOL
I'm trying, I really am!:D


The $15 overbid was for all three properties, so $5 per property.
I have a hard time figuring square footage so...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,631
Posted By lowermower
I hear you Matt. I just had the idea and wondered...

I hear you Matt. I just had the idea and wondered if anyone was doing it.

I agree, as a new business I would never do this, but if I had all the work I could handle, I would probably consider this....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,631
Posted By lowermower
Thanks Steve! Signs are coming soon. Has...

Thanks Steve!
Signs are coming soon.

Has anyone ever thought of offering advertising space on their trailer to commercial accounts? Just a thought I had the other day.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,631
Posted By lowermower
LOL...yeah he had to show id to the notary. Guy...

LOL...yeah he had to show id to the notary. Guy said he used it once and parked it for 5 years! I had to change out the lights that his nephew busted, and sand some rust off of it.
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