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Forum: General Business Discussions Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kslawn
You said that you have a credit card, so use it,...

You said that you have a credit card, so use it, but pay it off every month in full. That is one of the best things you can do to build your credit up quickly.

If your looking to get a bank loan...
Forum: General Talk Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By kslawn
I understand that some spin in the clockwise...

I understand that some spin in the clockwise direction and I would try a McCulloch if i had a dealer in my area.

I am partial to Redmax and Shindiawa trimmers, its what I've always used and they...
Forum: General Talk 07-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By kslawn
Also, as you get a lot more experience at...

Also, as you get a lot more experience at trimming, you CAN go around things the other direction and do it with minimal clippings going into the flower beds etc.

If your a righty. As your trimming...
Forum: General Talk 07-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By kslawn
Well if your a natural "righty" like me...its...

Well if your a natural "righty" like me...its easier to go down driveways etc (trimming not edging) but to go around tree's and houses fence lines etc...its easier for a lefty because of the rotation...
Forum: General Talk 07-25-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By kslawn
It would make routing a lot easier for sure. As...

It would make routing a lot easier for sure.

As i get new customers I really talk it over with them about the EW compared to EOW cuttings and if their lawn needs cut every week at least through the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By kslawn
Stop procrastinating....lol

Stop procrastinating....lol
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-24-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By kslawn
I would think that most Lco's that have been in...

I would think that most Lco's that have been in business for a while would be able to look at a lawn and or a lawn clean-up etc and just give a bid without measuring it.

As far as like installs and...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By kslawn
My thought is...I thing it would be a hard sell...

My thought is...I thing it would be a hard sell trying to get customers to "rotate" their lawns every 3-5 years, or re-do there lawns every now and then.

All the customer wants is a green lawn that...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-24-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By kslawn
I think for the most part, people just want a...

I think for the most part, people just want a green lush lawn, but I don't see many people that have a green lawn weather it has mixed grass blends in it or not looking to replace the whole lawn...
Forum: General Talk 07-24-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By kslawn
I'm a natural "righty" but can trim left handed...

I'm a natural "righty" but can trim left handed and one handed but actually never tried to edge left handed...
Forum: General Talk 07-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By kslawn
Steve, I look for efficiency in everything, to...

Steve, I look for efficiency in everything, to try and cut costs, but the EOW customers were getting a little out of control with wanting cut when they wanted cut...for example holidays or the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By kslawn
If the other guy gets the bid for the tree's you...

If the other guy gets the bid for the tree's you may want to wait till he gets the job done before you bid on it, you don't know what kind of mess he will leave, especially if he knows someone else...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-23-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By kslawn
What i try to do every month on a regular basis...

What i try to do every month on a regular basis is to just do a simple profit & loss statement....

When I say simple i mean simple but lets face it..its just Expenses in one column and Income in...
Forum: General Talk 07-23-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By kslawn
Customer letters

Who all rights/sends your customers letters.....

I send my customers a letter in the spring before everything starts for summer lawn service and again in the fall for winter plowing service.

I find...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-23-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By kslawn
I don't or never have measured a property either,...

I don't or never have measured a property either, but been doing this for 27 years now and 13 for myself so it is just easy for me to bid just looking and doing a walk around the property.

And, you...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-23-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By kslawn
googus, Looks like a good set up for what your...

googus, Looks like a good set up for what your doing. You should be able to pick up those extra lawns and hopefully a little less strain on the elbows too!
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By kslawn
Lonnie....Soil compaction is treated by...

Lonnie....Soil compaction is treated by Aeration....
Soil quality and weeds are treated with Fertilizers etc...
Lawns that have various types of grass in them is common at least in my area,...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 07-19-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By kslawn
Lonnie...by crop rotation, you mean putting the...

Lonnie...by crop rotation, you mean putting the carrots 'this year' where the onions used to be 'last year'??? etc, etc....

If so I'm not sure exactly what you mean or how it relates to lawns,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By kslawn
You have to charge the bi-weeklys at least half...

You have to charge the bi-weeklys at least half again what you are charging for a weekly cutting.

No need to charge the same price as you are spending more time on their lawn, less profit and more...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By kslawn
Welcome back! I would check around to see what...

Welcome back!

I would check around to see what mowers are out there before I put money into a broken down mower.

There are plenty of used Ztr's out there for cheap!!!
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By kslawn
In my situation and connections with my customers...

In my situation and connections with my customers that have been with me from year to year...they all know that I offer the pre-pay and monthly payment plans with discounts and it makes no difference...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 07-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By kslawn
Well guys, I would use MY ZTR on that but walk it...

Well guys, I would use MY ZTR on that but walk it off really good make sure there isn't anything thats going to wreck you mower. But my mower is a beast, I would cut it high then lower it, vac if...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By kslawn
LOl...and also, i forgot to mention, that with...

LOl...and also, i forgot to mention, that with being able to take Credit Card payments now, it will make it even easier to get paid on time!!!

They can't hardly get away from you now...."I don't...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 07-15-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By kslawn
Steve, that is a good question... For me, my...

Steve, that is a good question...

For me, my customers have been paying on time for the most part...around 90% pay on time and the other 10% are a little late and or i have to remind them and they...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By kslawn
CD, I have three mowers...1- 60" Bunton ZTR...

CD, I have three mowers...1- 60" Bunton ZTR 28hp.. 2- 61" bunton Wb hydro drive and the 48" Bobcat....and when I sell that I am going to get another ZTR 52" - 60" but I tell ya I could put a 72" to...
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