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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-14-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,090
Posted By nickeckes
How Much Do You Charge For Edging?

looking to buy an Edger for sidewalks and driveways ect. ive been having a bunch of clients ask for edging and i do not offer that. . wondering how much you guys charge for that service and how...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-26-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,574
Posted By nickeckes
any fuel you buy for equipment is tax deductible....

any fuel you buy for equipment is tax deductible. . BESIDES your truck (fuel). . you keep track of your miles for that and they deduct off your miles you put on for business. . any thing you buy for...
Forum: General Talk 03-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,156
Posted By nickeckes
yes it must vary by state. but over here in WI,...

yes it must vary by state. but over here in WI, it usually goes to the cheapest bid!! also over here you cant just do 40 houses a week or w/e you want to do, they want you to take all the houses they...
Forum: General Talk 03-26-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,156
Posted By nickeckes
johnny who pays you for this work??? Banks are...

johnny who pays you for this work??? Banks are tight, they dont want to pay for trimming trees and bushes and cleaning gutters???????, all they want is the grass cut so the city dont cut it. . .i...
Forum: General Talk 03-23-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,156
Posted By nickeckes
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. . . I DID IT FOR ONE YEAR....

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. . . I DID IT FOR ONE YEAR. . . THE PICTURE TAKING IS SUCH B.S. . You Spend More Time Taking Pictures Then You Do Cutting. . And All Property Sizes are different remember. . and...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-23-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,605
Posted By nickeckes
how much are you charging them just to cut it?????

how much are you charging them just to cut it?????
Forum: General Talk 03-17-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,390
Posted By nickeckes
what is common seance ?? I THINK YOU MEAN common...

what is common seance ?? I THINK YOU MEAN common sense
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-12-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,325
Posted By nickeckes
it back fires because there is still gas in the...

it back fires because there is still gas in the cylinder. and it has to go someplace so it goes out the exhaust. . . before you shut off your mower, Idle it way down. . let it idle on low for...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-12-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,325
Posted By nickeckes
Well One Time I Was Mowing a Foreclosed House....

Well One Time I Was Mowing a Foreclosed House. The Grass Wasn't That Tall prob. 4-5in.(first time cutting this prop.) which isnt bad for a foreclosed house, i was in the back yard cutting up against...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-11-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,699
Posted By nickeckes
Ducke I really Like that idea!!!! i like the...

Ducke I really Like that idea!!!! i like the raised bed idea too!

Cheese- good idea on the plastic window well. .


if you put mulch down you would have to redo every year, and the dogs could...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-10-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,699
Posted By nickeckes
Need Some Ideas

attached are 2 pictures. . a clients wants me to put some ideas together for her, this is part of her back yard where the dogs run to get into the back yard. . . its full of mud all the way up to the...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-25-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,178
Posted By nickeckes
heres what i got on my trailer. . . . they work...

heres what i got on my trailer. . . . they work great and are out of the way. . they mount on the rails of your trailer. . . and you can literary lift up the rear gate with 2 fingers. . . my 2 year...
Forum: Community Assistance 02-13-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,581
Posted By nickeckes
In WI, i find that the residential (home owners)...

In WI, i find that the residential (home owners) pay on time rather then the commercial company's. . all the business's are the ones with the money. . and there so tight with it to pay you. .
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-13-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,611
Posted By nickeckes
when gas jumped up about 2 years ago, i set out a...

when gas jumped up about 2 years ago, i set out a letter saying there will be a surcharge of fuel added to the invoice due to the rise in the fuel. . no one complained at all besides one old lady....
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,327
Posted By nickeckes
Being U.S. DOT

Does your truck and Trailer have to Be U.S DOT, some guy was trying to tell me if you have "company" Decals on your truck or trailer that you have to register with with u.s DOT and get a DOT # to...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,160
Posted By nickeckes
i had a guy come grind out my stump. theres alot...

i had a guy come grind out my stump. theres alot of work involved. .the stump was about 3ft wide by 3ft(big stump) i got a few quotes . 500 bucks here and 400 here. . finally found a guy that said he...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,210
Posted By nickeckes
We got a business here in WI thats called DOG...

We got a business here in WI thats called DOG GONE CLEAN. . they pick up dog poop and also have a big truck(like a bread truck) to do dog grooming/ dog baths at your house. . i have no clue what they...
Forum: General Talk 01-31-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,287
Posted By nickeckes
what was the problem in the first place?

what was the problem in the first place?
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 12-18-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By nickeckes
Client - Why Do you Cut my neighbors lawn cheaper...

Client - Why Do you Cut my neighbors lawn cheaper then you charge me? If you don't lower mine then i will find someone else.

Me - i told her i could not drop her price and the reason her neighbors...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 12-17-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,022
Posted By nickeckes
what did it sell for?

what did it sell for?
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-15-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,674
Posted By nickeckes
Wont get to use it till next year. . .:mad:

Wont get to use it till next year. . .:mad:
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 12-14-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,136
Posted By nickeckes
STIHL ALL THE WAY... get a 18" bar. . goes for...

STIHL ALL THE WAY... get a 18" bar. . goes for around $350. . if you do a few trees the saw will pay for itself in no time... and im pretty sure the Echos are right around the same price as a...
Forum: General Business Discussions 12-13-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,674
Posted By nickeckes
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Forum: General Talk 12-13-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,451
Posted By nickeckes
first off i think, if you have a good running...

first off i think, if you have a good running truck? why buy a different one?? just for more space???? try to add stuff to your trailer to make space. weather it be a trimmer rack or a gas tank...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12-12-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,389
Posted By nickeckes
just be honest and tell them you dont know how to...

just be honest and tell them you dont know how to do it. you dont want to mess up someones lawn and then have them give your company a negative effect. .
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