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Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
A snow blowing crew gets $100-$125 an hour for 2...

A snow blowing crew gets $100-$125 an hour for 2 guys. A plow truck gets $150-$200 an hour. Those are just average numbers from the last couple winters. Sometimes it is a littler and sometimes it...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,431
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
We helped sod part of a minor league field this...

We helped sod part of a minor league field this spring. Lots of sod! You will also need a heavy duty roller to make sure it is perfect.
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-10-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Been very busy. I picked up about the number of...

Been very busy. I picked up about the number of lawn accounts I wanted but I had alot more landscaping than I thought I would. Ended up hiring 3 employees during may and june. Right now I am...
Forum: General Business Discussions 06-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
This year has been good so far. We are on our 7th...

This year has been good so far. We are on our 7th cut of the season next week. We went from a one man mowing crew mowing 30 accounts last year to a 2 man crew mowing 60 accounts in 3 days this year....
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-26-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
It really depends on the lawn. Each lawn is...

It really depends on the lawn. Each lawn is different. We mow between 3-4 inches here. One of my horticulture professors once told me that if we could convince our customers to have us cut at 5...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Well..I guess I will be the first! I am located...

Well..I guess I will be the first! I am located in southeast wisconsin. I like bobcats line of mowers. We run a 36inch walk behind and 52 fastcat pro zero turn. If you are looking for something...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Over watering is the biggest issue for...

Over watering is the biggest issue for non-sprouting seeds. Grass seed needs water but you should not soak it. Same goes for sod. By letting it dry out for a day or two it lets the roots grow down...
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Sounds like you just made a decision! If I was...

Sounds like you just made a decision! If I was you, I would begin talked to people about plowing already. Now-September is when we get alot of commercial jobs.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-05-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,051
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Its a mixture of the two.

Its a mixture of the two.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-04-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,051
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
We have special hats. Camo mossy oak hats!...

We have special hats. Camo mossy oak hats! People know us as the camo hat guys. Haha

I started off with some pretty good used commercial equipment. We upgraded zero turns to a fastcat pro 2013 52...
Forum: General Business Discussions 05-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Truck plowing is pretty simple. Rule #1 Do not...

Truck plowing is pretty simple.

Rule #1 Do not hit cars or buildings.

When you give estimates make sure to leave a large profit since stuff will break and need fixing. Try to talk to them about...
Forum: General Talk 05-02-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
I like to use the Ryan commercial aerators.

I like to use the Ryan commercial aerators.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 05-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Congrats! $75 a week is not too shabby!

Congrats!

$75 a week is not too shabby!
Forum: General Talk 05-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
I would have to agree with extreme. Right now I...

I would have to agree with extreme. Right now I have one 2 man crew mowing 3 days a week. They do a great job which means my profit is high because customers are willing to pay more. In the next...
Forum: General Talk 05-01-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
I would buy a bigger walk behind commercial...

I would buy a bigger walk behind commercial aerator. I have been really pushing aeration sales this year and a two man crew can make $900 a day easy!
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 04-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Sweet!! Keep the blades sharp and pretty soon...

Sweet!! Keep the blades sharp and pretty soon everyone will want you mowing their lawn because your lawns look awesome!
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-26-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
I would have charged $900-$1,000 so I think ur...

I would have charged $900-$1,000 so I think ur safe on the pricing. 9 yards of mulch is alot more work than people think.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-25-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
You could also refer to it as "answering the...

You could also refer to it as "answering the customers questions before they ask them" I love when that happens! Back to the topic..I had a call yesterday for someone looking at having a ton of...
Forum: General Talk 04-25-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
How close are you to the start of mowing? We are...

How close are you to the start of mowing? We are going to start mowing next week and the calls for the just mowing accounts really did not start coming in till the end of last week. Last year I...
Forum: General Talk 04-24-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Great job! I landed a 3 day patio job, 2 full...

Great job! I landed a 3 day patio job, 2 full service properties, and 2 more cleanups today! I am also looking to double my mowing accounts this year. We took out our brand new mower (fastcat pro...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 04-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
That looks awesome!!!

That looks awesome!!!
Forum: General Talk 04-22-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Been doing cleanups and small installs for 2-3...

Been doing cleanups and small installs for 2-3 weeks. Some companies have started mowing but they really are only making stripes on the lawns. First cut for us is Monday!
Forum: General Talk 04-20-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Not sure. I make the accounts in quickbooks then...

Not sure. I make the accounts in quickbooks then have all my different services on different excel sheets. When they sign up for a service they get an account and put on the excel sheets for what...
Forum: General Talk 04-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
He is right. I only have a 2 man crew mowing 2-3...

He is right. I only have a 2 man crew mowing 2-3 days a week. They help on the installs the other day. If you only mow one day a week I do not see why you would even offer mowing?
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 04-17-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By BelleCityLawn1
Sounds like you have a plan on attack! Are you...

Sounds like you have a plan on attack! Are you putting them on yourself or having a company do it?
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