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Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 05-17-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,615
Posted By edsaws
String trimmer is a back up trimmer my son found...

String trimmer is a back up trimmer my son found at a tag sale he was involved in. The edger, spreader and hedge trimmer are all craigslist finds of equipment I'm stocking my arsenal with. All I...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 05-17-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,615
Posted By edsaws
New to me toys

Echo SRM2100 $5.00 Carb needed to be adjusted runs fine
<a href="http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff16/edsaws/Lawn%20Care/?action=view&amp;current=lawncare028.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-17-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,083
Posted By edsaws
Steve I will be keeping and eye on it. Its...

Steve I will be keeping and eye on it. Its basically a 2 man machine shop and once they get swamped with work I'd put money on him calling.

B2 yes I bid it and I know I was in the ball park. I also...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-16-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,083
Posted By edsaws
Well this job didn't pan out. Chalk one up for...

Well this job didn't pan out. Chalk one up for experience. Says he's going o buy a used commercial mower and do it himself. Whatever, I wished him luck and gave him my card and said to give me a call...
Forum: General Talk 05-10-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,237
Posted By edsaws
No I didn't get any pictures, kicked myself for...

No I didn't get any pictures, kicked myself for not bringing the camera. As for what I'd do different I need to get a picture portfolio of before and after pics for people to lok through also a...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 05-08-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,015
Posted By edsaws
Find some lower back exercises on the web and...

Find some lower back exercises on the web and start doing them if you can. Isn't an instant cure but will help in the long run.
Forum: General Talk 05-08-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,237
Posted By edsaws
Local Contractor and Tradesman fair

Free's for me. I received a postcard in the mail a couple weeks back advertising a local contractors and tradesmen fair in town. So I did a little research and emailed the head of the SBA and...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-01-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,083
Posted By edsaws
B-2 Thanks for the input and ideas on sales pitch...

B-2 Thanks for the input and ideas on sales pitch gives me something to work on.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-01-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,083
Posted By edsaws
B -2 you are right I am pricing as what I would...

B -2 you are right I am pricing as what I would for a residential A lawn is a lawn no? Do you feel I should charge more? What would you charge?:confused: This is strictly a mow and blow job with a...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-29-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,083
Posted By edsaws
$325 will be for mulch install one time deal and...

$325 will be for mulch install one time deal and the mow will be $100 3-4 cuts per month or $300-$400 per month to mow.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-28-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,083
Posted By edsaws
It's just for mow,trim and blow. There are some...

It's just for mow,trim and blow. There are some flower beds around the office area that are in need of mulching that I'm going to propose doing, around 4 yards worth. I will offer a 5% discount for a...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 04-28-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,083
Posted By edsaws
1st bid and its commercial

Got a call yesterday to price a commecial property. I went out and measured and came up with 55,000 sq ft.. I came up with a bid of $100 to mow it. It's basiclly flat minamal obsticales with one area...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-27-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,145
Posted By edsaws
Thanks Steve, that makes a lot of sense. How long...

Thanks Steve, that makes a lot of sense. How long do you think I should give any one design before making some changes? I also have this add running on www.backpage.com another free site to post an ...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-26-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,145
Posted By edsaws
Lets see if this works heres a link...

Lets see if this works heres a link http://newlondon.craigslist.org/biz/2345462842.html

<a href="http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff16/edsaws/Lawn%20Care/?action=view&amp;current=CraigslistAdd.jpg"...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-25-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,145
Posted By edsaws
Ok heres my newest add I deleted the one in 1st...

Ok heres my newest add I deleted the one in 1st post
<a href="http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff16/edsaws/?action=view&amp;current=CraigslistAdd.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-24-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,145
Posted By edsaws
Critique my craigslist add please

Ok this is my 1st craigslist add tell me what you think.
http://newlondon.craigslist.org/hss/2343348817.html



Oh Happy Easter
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 04-01-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,361
Posted By edsaws
I think you may be looking at zoysia grass. Looks...

I think you may be looking at zoysia grass. Looks like my front yard, the zoysia is the 1st to brown in fall and last to turn green in spring.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-22-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,453
Posted By edsaws
Truck Ramps

Just curious what some pros and cons of any particular style. I will be using them to put a 48" walk behind on truck until I can make enough money to buy a trailer. Thanks Ed
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-22-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,185
Posted By edsaws
Hi Steve, I will be getting some signs for the my...

Hi Steve, I will be getting some signs for the my truck. I don't have a trailer yet. Which brings up another question on ramps that I'll post in the starting a lawn care business. As for letting the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-21-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,185
Posted By edsaws
I plan on starting within a couple of weeks. I...

I plan on starting within a couple of weeks. I plan on marketing myself with the use of flyers,door hangers, handing out buisness cards and leaving some at local buisnesses with bulletin boards and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-20-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,185
Posted By edsaws
Getting ready to take the plundge

Hi everyone new guy here. My name is Ed and my company name is going to be Lagasse Lawn Care. I am currently employed in manufacturing. But the future is not pretty. I've been laid off twice in four...
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