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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-02-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 26,684
Posted By majoe7
Yes I agree; there needs to be some clarity. ...

Yes I agree; there needs to be some clarity. When I get my mulch in bulk, the supplier always seems to give me extra. I measured it one day in bags and figured that I could fill 24-27 bags. BTW, I...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-31-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 26,684
Posted By majoe7
The 10 jobs that you lost, are they from the same...

The 10 jobs that you lost, are they from the same accounts that you bought? If so then maybe the past owner has a friend who is bidding on the job at a lower price or maybe the old owner is doing...
Forum: General Talk 02-26-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,420
Posted By majoe7
Prayers and Thoughts with you and your family

Our Prayers and thoughts with you and your family through this trying time. Good to see you back on here, wishing the circumstances were different though. You can always count on your wife and...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-02-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,803
Posted By majoe7
The homeowner may have thought that when he had...

The homeowner may have thought that when he had his landscape bricks put down the grass area that looks like a "W" wouldn’t get any water on it, hence the pop-ups to get complete coverage.


...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-13-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,536
Posted By majoe7
Mountain, I posted this a while ago about the...

Mountain,
I posted this a while ago about the Kombi system that I use and love it.



I hope this helps. I remember that Justin ( JustINTime) has or had one.

John

Thanks Eli For the post on the...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 07-18-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,149
Posted By majoe7
This is the way to haul your lawn equipment

Today as I was driving home I came upon this van on the road hauling lawn equipment. If you can make it out is was a Plymouth Voyager with a riding lawn mower, trimmer and ramps tucked in the side. I...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-17-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,553
Posted By majoe7
Catchy name for a business.

I ran into this guy yesterday whose company name was "One Man Gang Yard Services". He was wearing a shirt (made from Vista I'm sure) with his name on the front and on the back. It had his name, phone...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-17-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,556
Posted By majoe7
Ford, Check the fuel line tubing going from the...

Ford,

Check the fuel line tubing going from the tank to the primer blub for the leak. That is where they seem to leek first. Look at the tank for small holes in it, but if it’s plastic they seem to...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-16-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By majoe7
I agree with both Extreem & Cheap when it comes...

I agree with both Extreem & Cheap when it comes to taken on overgrown edges. I let the client know that it will take 2-3 visits to get the edges to my standard. I also have a few that I only edge...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,213
Posted By majoe7
Tyler, I'm glad that your day went well. It...

Tyler,

I'm glad that your day went well. It seems that the Judge was in a favorable mood for being a serious crime. Less learned and a BIG savings to your wallet. Do it right and enjoy the rest of...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,392
Posted By majoe7
Will it stay engaged and cut on normal length...

Will it stay engaged and cut on normal length grass, say 3-4 inches? Can you raise the height of the deck? Is there any build up of grass underneath the deck? Are the belts in good shape or worn?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-11-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,392
Posted By majoe7
Is it disengaging or bogging down when you are...

Is it disengaging or bogging down when you are cutting medium grass compared to short grass? Do you have a mulching kit on it or just side discharge? If you are cutting in medium grass and it starts...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,226
Posted By majoe7
Brint, If you were to only service them during...

Brint,
If you were to only service them during your season May - Sept. then you need to charge more for those months rather than having a 12 month billing cycle. You could have them sign a contract...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-10-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,213
Posted By majoe7
"All states have pesticide licensing of some...

"All states have pesticide licensing of some type. California is very strict as is Florida. For the most part they (Fl) aren't looking to fine anybody, just get them licensed. Still, politics play a...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-10-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,213
Posted By majoe7
Mark is right, also if the customers gives you a...

Mark is right, also if the customers gives you a gallon of Weed B Gone, Round Up or Lawn Fert. and asks you to treat their lawn and you don’t charge them for a service then you can get away with it....
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 06-19-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By majoe7
If I have to push mow a lawn I usually charge...

If I have to push mow a lawn I usually charge double or triple the cost it would take me to do it with a walk behind or a rider. Always add in gas, wear and tear as you stated when giving an...
Forum: General Talk 06-19-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,113
Posted By majoe7
EG, You need to know how much you want to make...

EG,
You need to know how much you want to make an hour when doing these simple jobs. I charge $30 an hour to remove or install mulch. If I have to clean the beds or prep them, that is more time and...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 06-19-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,112
Posted By majoe7
Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks Eli for the post. This is Awesome. I do weekly, monthly and 100 hour maintenance to all of my equipment but I am a little laxed when it comes to my trimmer and edger. How often do you remove...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 06-19-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,443
Posted By majoe7
Ok, I gave it a try.

I said letís see and give it a try. I was surprised to see how close the time was to my actual time it takes me to do this one yard. Some of the inputs were estimates but fairly close to what they...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 06-06-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,634
Posted By majoe7
JC I use two types of string for my trimmers....

JC
I use two types of string for my trimmers. Both do their job. I use Echo Orange .095 and a brand I buy from our John Deere Dealer which is made by Rotary, Vortex Professional Nylon line .095"...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 05-18-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,217
Posted By majoe7
Stew, I believe if you add the "Crown of Thorns"...

Stew,
I believe if you add the "Crown of Thorns" to your logo it may offend some. My reason is that if you use the "Thorns", some Christians may reference this to when Jesus was crucified and was...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 05-02-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,991
Posted By majoe7
I have a sulky on my John Deere WB when needed...

I have a sulky on my John Deere WB when needed and it has two wheels and a platform. It just follows the mower and does no damage to the grass. I have seen when a LCO uses a single wheel sulky and...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 05-02-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,991
Posted By majoe7
They are in a hurry and don't really know how to...

They are in a hurry and don't really know how to use or handle their equipment

I have 3 different kinds of mowers that I use on a daily basis.
1. - 21" Self Propelled John Deere Mower
2. - 36"...
Forum: General Talk 04-04-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,785
Posted By majoe7
The only thing I hate are snakes. Here in...

The only thing I hate are snakes.
Here in Florida we see a lot of them. We have every kind of snake, mostly Water Moccasins (deadly) and Racer (Friendly). A lot of people get snakes and have them...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 12-14-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,795
Posted By majoe7
Steve, This particular client I maintain the...

Steve,

This particular client I maintain the shrubs/bushes and palms every 3 months. He is a business owner which suffered greatly this past year, so he asked me if I could maintain the area every...
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