Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Search Forums

» Welcome to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum
Showing results 1 to 25 of 72
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: lukus223
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-16-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By lukus223
Thanks again for all the thoughts and...

Thanks again for all the thoughts and opinions.

I am starting to question the benefits of a larger mower. Like I mentioned before, lawns here are small. I would say 75% of my accounts take me less...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-14-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By lukus223
Thanks for the responses guys. I do have some...

Thanks for the responses guys. I do have some pretty sharp sloped lawns, but they are pretty small and would probably be easier with my 22". Price is always an issue, but if I am going to by big I...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 07-13-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By lukus223
Walk Behind Vs. Rider (z or otherwise)

Hello All,

I seldom post here, been so busy this year. In my area lawns are pretty small. Most residentals are only .25 to .33 acres. I have got by the last couple of years with commercial 22"...
Forum: Community Assistance 12-28-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,048
Posted By lukus223
Great Discussion!! Ok, to address a couple of...

Great Discussion!!

Ok, to address a couple of questions. I did have a full time job, I got layed off a week ago. I am deciding now whether to take my part time gig to the next level or pound the...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 12-23-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,421
Posted By lukus223
Couple of emails and letters. Phone calls as...

Couple of emails and letters. Phone calls as well.

A couple the phones were disconnected and the other said they just couldn't pay. Lost their job, losing their house. I didn't want to go to...
Forum: Community Assistance 12-23-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,048
Posted By lukus223
I don't know why. Maybe it's only being...

I don't know why. Maybe it's only being part-time that has a lot to do with it. I think an underlying issue is that there is just too many guys out there offering service at that level. It seems...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 12-22-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,421
Posted By lukus223
I think the occaisionaly non-payer is just part...

I think the occaisionaly non-payer is just part of doing business. We had two or three this year. Most were for $50 - $200. We get a signed agreement with all of the work we do. We send a bill at...
Forum: Community Assistance 12-22-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,048
Posted By lukus223
Ah Steve, we can always count on you to respond...

Ah Steve, we can always count on you to respond to each post with a clarifing question. I like that.

At the rate I'm moving, it is going to take years for me to build up a solid book of business...
Forum: Community Assistance 12-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,048
Posted By lukus223
Going fully licensed

Hello All,

I don't post that often, but I am about to make an important business decision and I would appreciate your feedback.

I have been running now for two years part-time. We have a good...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-13-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By lukus223
babysitters are if you have a Dependent savings...

babysitters are if you have a Dependent savings account through your employer.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-13-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,791
Posted By lukus223
Not in Oregon. Maintenance is not a write off. ...

Not in Oregon. Maintenance is not a write off. Now, improvements might be another thing, but you would want your customers to talk to their tax folks about their plans.
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-13-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,388
Posted By lukus223
My stihl dealer steered me away from the system. ...

My stihl dealer steered me away from the system. The recommend getting at FS 90 or 110 and purchasing the attachments that swap off the tip. They say it will hold up longer and deliver more power. ...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-04-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,439
Posted By lukus223
I agree! The best place I found is your states...

I agree! The best place I found is your states Landscaping Contractors Board website. They usually provide guidence about what you can and can not do without a license.

Start with the city you...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-04-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By lukus223
Steve, Is this true with all grasses? In Oregon...

Steve,

Is this true with all grasses? In Oregon we have a perinnial Rye/Fescue mix. This is about ht only grass in this area. Everyone bags here. The local recycling yard will have 50 lawn guys...
Forum: Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 07-04-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,584
Posted By lukus223
You never know! I still go to each and every...

You never know! I still go to each and every lead we get. We have never turned anyone away as sometimes we didn't get the job, but got a referral. Sometimes I have quoted a clean up very high and...
Forum: Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 07-03-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,584
Posted By lukus223
Never had luck with the paper. All of my...

Never had luck with the paper. All of my non-referral leads have come from google maps, google adwords and my websit.

A little CL here and there, but they are mostly crap leads
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 07-03-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,439
Posted By lukus223
I do the same thing. I work full time and do...

I do the same thing. I work full time and do this in the evening, weekends and use vacation days if I have a lot of work scheduled. All you really have to do is register a business name with your...
Forum: Community Assistance 07-03-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By lukus223
We never ask for payment up front. To date, I...

We never ask for payment up front. To date, I have never been burned on getting paid. If someone meets with you face to face and you have an agreement I don't think it's too risky. Plus, my helper...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 06-27-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,452
Posted By lukus223
I really like this. How did you get your CL ad...

I really like this. How did you get your CL ad to look like this? Can you share the code? I promise I won't pouch any of your accounts (I'm in Oregon)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-16-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By lukus223
Hey Steve J. Best of luck out there. We are in...

Hey Steve J. Best of luck out there. We are in the So. Oregon area. Nice to see a fellow Oregonian on here. How up things up north? We are in full swing down here.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-04-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,017
Posted By lukus223
We do it a couple ways. In some areas a "green"...

We do it a couple ways. In some areas a "green" can is offered with your garbage pick up. We discount that amount from the service if the customer will subscribe and let us use it. Saves a lot of...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 04-02-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,017
Posted By lukus223
Always bagging. I depends on the type of grass...

Always bagging. I depends on the type of grass you are mowing. I talked with our mower shop and commercial product supplier and they both agree. In southern Oregon you can not mulch. The grass...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-29-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By lukus223
I can relate! I'm a part-timer and usually do 5...

I can relate! I'm a part-timer and usually do 5 - 6 yards a week. I tend to do a lot of clean ups as well. I have several bids out that exceed 10k annually and am getting a little panicky. The...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-25-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By lukus223
Yes, you can mow w/o the self propel. I don't...

Yes, you can mow w/o the self propel. I don't like it through the turns, but it's a must for the strait a ways.

I started out by buying ramps at lowes. It was a kit with the aluminum ramp heads. ...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-21-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,673
Posted By lukus223
I agree that the 22 seems small, but for only...

I agree that the 22 seems small, but for only light work I was hoping it would be enough. How is the body harness set up? Most of the work we would do with this trimmer would be at a sharp angle,...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 72

 
Forum Jump
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Building credit
Matther777
Yesterday 05:20 PM
Today 05:13 PM
by SGL1
3 66
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
Yesterday 09:46 PM
Today 02:09 PM
by Steve
2 57
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Today 01:36 PM
by Steve
2 92
From Concord NC
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:34 PM
Today 01:30 PM
by Steve
1 48
New from Texas
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:17 AM
Today 01:29 PM
by Steve
3 118
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
07-25-2014 05:28 PM
Today 01:22 PM
by Steve
2 99
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
Today 01:21 PM
by Steve
14 617
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
Today 07:39 AM
by SGL1
15 313
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
Yesterday 10:14 PM
by WesleySnips
5 337
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 01:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
80 4,633
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
Yesterday 08:16 AM
by Just for Cuts
7 183
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-26-2014 04:39 PM
by BLC7
7 322
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
07-25-2014 06:31 PM
by mattthelawnguy
13 490
You know it;s gonna be a...
stevef1201
07-25-2014 08:50 AM
07-25-2014 01:34 PM
by Steve
1 96
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
07-25-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
5 206
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
07-24-2014 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,261
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
07-24-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 383
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
07-24-2014 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 220
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
07-24-2014 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 915
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-24-2014 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 222
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-24-2014 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 275
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 309
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 212
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,412
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 248
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 159
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 294
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 673
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 521
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 301
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 616
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 197
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 191
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 750
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 1,069
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 793
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 719
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 320,658
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,741
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 469
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 382
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 840
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 577
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 591
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,912
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 577
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 235
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 679
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 331
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 813
Read more about these lawn care business marketing categories.
General Business:
GopherHaul, Podcast
How to Estimate - Services To Offer:
Aeration, Apartment / Condo, bed edging, Color Change Plantings, Dethatching, Edging, Fall Leaf Cleanups, Foreclosed Homes, Gutter Cleaning, Hardscaping, Hedge Trimming, Home Safety Inspection, Irrigation, Landscape Project, Lawn Mower Repair, Mowing, Mulch Jobs, Outdoor decoration, Parking Lot Cleanups, Pet Waste Removal, Pressure Washing, Property Management, Snow plowing, Stump Grinding, Tree Removal
How to Estimate Jobs:
Lawn Care Business:
Barter, Bikini Lawn Care, Business Failure, Business loan, Business Plan, Debt, Debt Collection, Estimate or Proposal Form, Franchise, Fuel surcharge, How to sell, Insurance, Job Tracking, Lawn Care Contract, Lawn Care Customer Survey, Lawn Care Uniform, Lawn Care Videos, Operational Costs, Overhead Costs, Prepay, Pricing, Start up, Tiger Time Lawn Care,
Lawn Care Business Books:
Lawn Care Customers:
Buying customers, Commercial Customers, Customer Retention, How to get, Residential Customers
Lawn Care Employees:
1 Man Lawn Crew, Bonus Pay, training, Your First Employee
lawn care equipment:
bed edger, Lawn Care Truck, Leaf Sweeper, Mower, New Arrival, Trailer, UltraVac
Lawn Care Marketing:
Billboard, Brochure, Business Card, Community Projects To Promote Your Business, Coupons, Cross Promotion / Synergy, Direct Mail, Door hanger, door to door, Free Giveaway Contest, Free Lawn Care Flyer Template, Gift or Discount Cards, home show, Internet, Lawn Care Business Sales Letter, Lawn Care Logo, Lawn Care Marketing, Lawn Care Truck & Trailer Signs, Lawn Care Website, Lawn Signs, Magazine Ad, Magnets, Mailing list, Marketing on Craigslist.com, Newspaper Ads, Parade, Postcards, publicity stunt, Referrals, Review My Lawn Care Marketing Material, t-shirt, Welcoming Kit, Word Of Mouth
Seasonal Promotion Ideas:
4th of July, Armed Forces Day, Christmas, Election Day, Fall, Halloween, Memorial Day, Spring, Summer, Valentine's Day, Veteran's Day, Winter:
Software:
Estimation Software, Landscaper Software, Landscaping Business Software, Landscaping Estimate Software, Landscaping Software, Lawn Care Business Software, Lawn Care Estimating Software, Lawn Care Software, Mowing Software
Uncategorized:
Video:
Website:
Search Engine Optimization
» Lawn Care Business Discussion Categories
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy