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Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Even if someone is moving and doesn't want a...

Even if someone is moving and doesn't want a contract you could still push one and tell them to use it as a selling tool that the purchase of the house comes with a paid season of lawn care. It could...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
We have a small greenhouse. It has been slow so...

We have a small greenhouse. It has been slow so far, because we don't have a lot of traffic exposure where we live. We have been trying to slowly build up on the basic plants that everybody wants,...
Forum: General Talk 04-14-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
There has to be an easier way!

I am one of those poor unfortunate fools still working on taxes. Years past we always used a ledger from office max to record all of our receipts. Which has always made for a few weeks of work to...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-14-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
They do make a pull behind power dethatcher......

They do make a pull behind power dethatcher... How thick are the leaves? Do you have a bagger for your mower? We like to loosen everything up with a dethatcher first and then hit it with the bagger....
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
KS another thing I seen you mention was splitting...

KS another thing I seen you mention was splitting up your EOW's and doing half one week and half the next. That is what I did when I was still allowing it but when you think about it why do in two...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
KS, Let me first say just because we are in a...

KS, Let me first say just because we are in a more remote area you don't have to take EOW accounts to make it. I gave that up a few years back and surprisingly didn't loose very many accounts when I...
Forum: General Talk 04-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
google earth

Does anybody use google earth to look at properties before driving out to them? I just downloaded it but nothing shows up clear when you zoom in. Is there something else I need to do or another...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
I agree that lovely plant is thistle...

I agree that lovely plant is thistle...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly

When I started out I did the more frequent mowing's for the ones that would take it in the spring and slowed down to bi-weekly when the grass slowed down. I noticed two problems with bi-weekly mowing...
Forum: General Talk 04-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
I have found quite a few neat things over the...

I have found quite a few neat things over the years but I think my two best finds which I still have would be a pair of night vision glasses and a letter from wwII if my memory serves me correctly...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-01-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
My biggest thing is I like having the attachments...

My biggest thing is I like having the attachments without having to buy many different pieces of equipment that you don't need all the time. The Echo's sure do cut some grass but they are terrible to...
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
On a side note since we don't have private...

On a side note since we don't have private messages on here anymore, or I can't find it if we do. KS was that your ad I saw on cl offering to barter in Newberry area?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-01-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Sod cutters will cut it like its nobody's...

Sod cutters will cut it like its nobody's business. Its getting all that sod loaded in the dump trailer That will take a huge chunk of time. Personally I would rent a skidsteer for a day or two and...
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
There is one guy around here that has a barn full...

There is one guy around here that has a barn full of stuff. He hits every auction and yard sales he can. Once a year he has a huge 2 day yard sale (fair weekend) to thin out some of his unsold...
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Do you sell on ebay?

I have kicked around the idea for years, but still haven't made the leap. Just wondering if anyone here has a ebay store where they sell stuff for extra cash? I have heard of a few average joes in my...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Yes always make sure you do a good job in the...

Yes always make sure you do a good job in the whole mowing process. Remember cemeteries have lots of visitors, which means there are a lot of people that can see your work. I remember a few years...
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Short, sweet, and fits on the fridge in case they...

Short, sweet, and fits on the fridge in case they don't need you right away :D I might have to look into this sticky note thing. :D
Forum: General Talk 04-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
I think those baffles might even be code now. I...

I think those baffles might even be code now. I know they always get brought up in a home inspection if they are missing. I shoveled off one of the local post offices this winter and was surprised to...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 04-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Stihl vs. Echo

I have been running echo trimmers the last decade and everytime I buy a new one I get less life out of it than I did the last. Sure we do have a lot more work than we did 10 years ago but I bought 2...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-30-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Yes like KS said break it into sections to figure...

Yes like KS said break it into sections to figure a time, and then add a little. I do a couple smaller cemeteries also and we are fortunate to not have to move or take down decorations. We do have to...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-30-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Up north in snow country also. My mowing...

Up north in snow country also. My mowing contracts run from May 1st - Oct 31st. Its more of a full service contract for most customers depending on their needs. If spring and fall cleanups are...
Forum: General Talk 03-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
I don't know about heat tape but there are a lot...

I don't know about heat tape but there are a lot of commercial buildings that have that heating cable on the edge. In my opinion though it is designed for a warmer climate because I always see more...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-29-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
The only thing we use a self propelled push mower...

The only thing we use a self propelled push mower for is hillsides that are to steep for the ztr's. Otherwise if we have to push mow, I try to use a unit that is not self propelling. Self propelled...
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
Didn't ask him. He didn't seem to know much about...

Didn't ask him. He didn't seem to know much about his roof. When I first got there to do the estimate, and asked what he was looking to have done. He said he needed his roof shoveled. I asked if...
Forum: General Talk 03-27-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By CDLAWNCARE
What is the craziest...

What is the craziest thing you have found on a roof? I imagine there is the occasional Frisbee or lawn dart that was lost by the neighbor kids throughout the year. I was scooping the layers of frozen...
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