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Forum: General Talk 03-02-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By FloridaBoy
Good software programs that give you all the...

Good software programs that give you all the options you need to provide a real nice proposal is quite an expense if you dont use it very often.
If landscaping is your primary line of work then...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-02-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,831
Posted By FloridaBoy
Welcome Nadia. Glad to have you.

Welcome Nadia. Glad to have you.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-02-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,251
Posted By FloridaBoy
I think Jay nailed it down pretty good with his...

I think Jay nailed it down pretty good with his estimate, depending on area and competition you might need to float it up or down a bit.

Here is what i would ask for this job.....I get around $55.00...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,857
Posted By FloridaBoy
THANK YOU......THANK YOU......THANK...

THANK YOU......THANK YOU......THANK YOU........
Everybody thinks that trying to operate a lawn service is as easy as cutting there own yard....NOT....haha.
You just learned one of the best lessons in...
Forum: General Talk 03-02-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By FloridaBoy
Had my little girl on my tractor while i mowed...

Had my little girl on my tractor while i mowed when she was just a couple months old.
She could operate the machine on her own by the time she was 5.
Had her cutting large lawns on her own when she...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-28-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,857
Posted By FloridaBoy
Welcome Todd. Good luck getting started. Just as...

Welcome Todd.

Good luck getting started. Just as Jimmie stated just ask and we will do are best to put you on the right track.
Key words are to JUST ASK.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-28-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,251
Posted By FloridaBoy
You stated that your cost was going to be $380...

You stated that your cost was going to be $380 labor and materials, is that including your pay? For example purposes lets say it is not.

Holy crap, i just figured out the numbers on the mulch at 3"...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-28-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,385
Posted By FloridaBoy
I offer and do Pressure Washing for my clients. I...

I offer and do Pressure Washing for my clients. I sometimes have the washer on the trailer with me while i am mowing. I have often wondered about mounting a 50 or 100 gallon tank to the trailer ( i...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-27-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,341
Posted By FloridaBoy
I think this is a great idea. I am now reserching...

I think this is a great idea. I am now reserching a few companies to have boxes of cards made up for different occasions, ( birthdays, aniverseries, get well and condolences)

One of the moble home...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-19-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,287
Posted By FloridaBoy
I'm totally in, just went to join, look for me...

I'm totally in, just went to join, look for me LawnMoore.
I think this is an awsome idea.

No offense to the northern LCO's but it is a world of difference way down here in the south and how we...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-19-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,158
Posted By FloridaBoy
To be legal and be a "real" business, treat it...

To be legal and be a "real" business, treat it like one.
Even though you are the owner of the company there is a worker....YOU.
You are the employee. Just like any other business they pay there...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-26-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,196
Posted By FloridaBoy
Lawn Aeration/Dethatching

I had a customer ask me about aeration/dethatching there yard. In 16 years of service, this is the first question and/or request i have had for this.

I am in central Florida, with primarily St....
Forum: General Talk 10-05-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,446
Posted By FloridaBoy
Looks good Dillon. Keep up the good work. You can...

Looks good Dillon. Keep up the good work.
You can use that extra load and unload time to add a new job every day. Maybe in 6 months to a year you will have to expand again. Take that same pride you...
Forum: General Talk 10-03-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,593
Posted By FloridaBoy
I completely understand, we all take pride in...

I completely understand, we all take pride in what we do and how we treat our customers ( I hope we all do ) LOL. But i think somewhere in there you have to seperate your personal feelings from the...
Forum: General Talk 10-03-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,593
Posted By FloridaBoy
well, when the customer decides to make a change...

well, when the customer decides to make a change to another company, your not being allowed to fill a hole in your route, your forced to fill it. HAHA That in itself is a motivator.

In the end, of...
Forum: General Talk 10-01-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,593
Posted By FloridaBoy
I know it may be hard if you dont have a really...

I know it may be hard if you dont have a really good client base, but in my personal opinion quality customers, is way better than a quantity of customers. Then the best is a quantity of quality...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-28-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,362
Posted By FloridaBoy
Something of this nature, you could customize it...

Something of this nature, you could customize it to what ever you might be doing that day.
There are other styles, just the first one i found.
This one listed for $150.00
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 09-28-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,362
Posted By FloridaBoy
That is a great idea. Has anyone seen the hard...

That is a great idea. Has anyone seen the hard plastic style that you can insert your own message, some what like a bulletin board style?
i will see if i can find a pic of one.
Forum: General Talk 09-28-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,837
Posted By FloridaBoy
Am i looking in the wrong place? I clicked on...

Am i looking in the wrong place? I clicked on PODCAST button, top of page and looks like last one was in 2009, or maybe dates messed up?

Also, anyway to get these off of i-tunes to download to...
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-28-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By FloridaBoy
Its mainly just to go and see if there is...

Its mainly just to go and see if there is something i have not seen before.
i have been doing this a long time, and sometimes you just need a good idea, or even a swift kick in the *** to get the...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 09-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,053
Posted By FloridaBoy
Then dont stress finding the heads. Unless she...

Then dont stress finding the heads. Unless she wants to get the system running, the hell with finding them.
Or you tell her that it will be an additional fee to get it up and running in order to...
Forum: General Talk 09-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,837
Posted By FloridaBoy
Podcasts

Hey Steve, did you stop doing your Podcasts and Videos?
Forum: General Business Discussions 09-25-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By FloridaBoy
Industry Trade Shows

i was curious if anybody down here in the south ( Florida) knows of any upcoming trade shows that fit our industry.

I was checking out some national associations online today, ( Ex. PLANET -...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-25-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By FloridaBoy
By all means GET A STAND ON, haha. i love mine,...

By all means GET A STAND ON, haha.
i love mine, i have a Wright Stander, 23 kawasaki, 52" deck.
well, i was going to throw some pics up, but they r to big i will need to go resize them.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 09-25-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,053
Posted By FloridaBoy
Same as Mountainview, not to sound like a smart...

Same as Mountainview, not to sound like a smart ***, but is the system operational?
kick the system on and......well look for the heads.
If it is not operational, theres another hole job to make...
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