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Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-12-2012, 07:13 PM
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Views: 2,071
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-09-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Extra topsoil

This may seem like a silly question, but it is one that I want to have answered before I start advertising any kind of walkway; patio installation. What do you guys do with excess topsoil, when you...
Forum: HardcoreUnemployable.com 08-04-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,049
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Most people in my area take care of their own...

Most people in my area take care of their own lawn. I live in kind of a poor, yet touristy area, because of the lakes, and the only people that find me for the most part, are people that live out of...
Forum: HardcoreUnemployable.com 08-03-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,049
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
I have gave out business cards to everyone I...

I have gave out business cards to everyone I know, and only got one account (thats not regular) that was a clean up through my wife, and we know plenty of people, doctors especially. No one really...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-02-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
and do any of you guys offer guarantee lawn seed...

and do any of you guys offer guarantee lawn seed germination or sod installation? Or do you leave that soley up to the homeowner to water it and so on?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-02-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Well, I called and told her that I would not do...

Well, I called and told her that I would not do sod however, but I would still renovate her lawn by seeding. Because she said that was another option. That was Tuesday, and hadn't heard back. Oh...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-31-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Wow, I had no idea, obviously. Well, the thing...

Wow, I had no idea, obviously. Well, the thing is that she is soley holding me responsible for doing everything, and it dies, then I am responsible for replacing it. Including the watering too, she...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-29-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Just me myself and I.

Just me myself and I.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-28-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,001
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Lawn Renovation

I got a call from this woman that needs a lawn renovation basically. She doesn't know whether she wants seed or sod, so she wants quotes for both. The yard is about 7400 sq. ft., real patchy and...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-26-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
You should looking at what your county extension...

You should looking at what your county extension has to offer such as a Master Gardener's program. Normally they go over everything including lawn care, ornamental and fruit trees, and the like.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-24-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,475
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Steve, that sounds fair I think. Give them work...

Steve, that sounds fair I think. Give them work in exchange for my learning. I like that idea, and just work for the experience.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,475
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
I guess you got a point. I could network with my...

I guess you got a point. I could network with my local fellow contractors and pass work their way. Thanks for the help guys.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-21-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,078
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
I hear ya buddy. I have a 6 month old, and...

I hear ya buddy. I have a 6 month old, and finding work in your first year is tough. I almost always advertise in the paper. I will be in the phone book in Sept. so maybe that will bring in some...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-21-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,475
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Brings me back to my second point. Who is going...

Brings me back to my second point. Who is going to be willing to work with you if you already have your name out there as a landscaping company. They would consider you competition in the future,...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 07-20-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,475
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Irrigation Advice

Does anyone know any good irrigation books out there, I would like to add this service to my business in a couple years. I would moonlight with someone, but how would you do this being potential...
Forum: General Talk 07-19-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,001
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
"Want cha come on over and knock on my door boy...

"Want cha come on over and knock on my door boy and blow my gutters" Just kidding.
Forum: General Talk 07-17-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,558
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
This helps me...

This helps me concentrate.

http://youtu.be/WrrcdgogcIA
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-16-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,066
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Don't know what the clover leaf thing is, but I...

Don't know what the clover leaf thing is, but I paid for a 1 year 1/2 inch add that comes out in Sept. Maybe it will give me some leaf clean up calls.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-15-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,066
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Good luck if you ever decide to do fliers up on...

Good luck if you ever decide to do fliers up on push pin boards in hardware stores.(Very specific advertising I know) Every time I put my up in this one hardware store, some A-Hole rips it down...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-15-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,148
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
I actually went and picked one up today. I...

I actually went and picked one up today. I bought one for like 24 bucks, think it was on sale. Only this one is a one zone, but I figure, I could hook up a 3 male in to it, and be set. Of course,...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-15-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
I am thinking about getting rid of my edger all...

I am thinking about getting rid of my edger all together, it's just sitting there in the barn. I am not really good at edging anyway. Thinking about just getting a stick edger and not worry about...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,874
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Back in late Spring, I gave an estimate to a guy...

Back in late Spring, I gave an estimate to a guy for overseeding, but I included the cost for straw. But, I told him the best time is to wait until fall when the air is cooler but soil temps. are at...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-15-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,148
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
This kind of brings me to my next question. ...

This kind of brings me to my next question. Considering that my clients have second homes, after I slice seed there lawn, what is a fair price to charge for watering twice a day for them. Because...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-15-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,874
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Using a slice seeder

I want to rent a slice seeder this fall, and try it on my own lawn before I tackle a customer's. I am overseeding a decent amount of area, and was wondering if I still had to put straw over the...
Forum: General Business Discussions 07-15-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,148
Posted By sunsetlandscaping
Well like I said, most of the mowings I do are...

Well like I said, most of the mowings I do are for people that have second houses, and the soil is really acidic and sandy. Really the only thing I can since I don't know anything about irrigation,...
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