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Forum: General Business Discussions 06-10-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,566
Posted By phouse65
mowers

I would suggest purchasing the Honda mower. It is the only mower that doesn't miss grass when cutting at full speed. I have tried toro, snapper, craftman and nothing compares to the Honda. And the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-12-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Posted By phouse65
I would make sure all your equipment will fit on...

I would make sure all your equipment will fit on a 5x10 or 5x12. For just a small amount more you can get a a 6x12 which gives you a bit more room. My zero turn barely fits in (width) and I have...
Forum: General Talk 04-03-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,433
Posted By phouse65
We take their credit or debit card and charge it...

We take their credit or debit card and charge it monthly. They sign a contract and we go from there. We have not had a problem yet.
Forum: General Talk 04-02-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,433
Posted By phouse65
we do that with customers that want multiple...

we do that with customers that want multiple services. It gives them a chance to do all of the services that they want and be able to afford them. It is a good way to sell more than mowing and helps...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-26-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,547
Posted By phouse65
retaining walls

I charge $20 per square foot on retaining walls. That price includes all my materials except the retaining wall bricks. If it is a small wall in height and the bricks are under $2 a piece, that is...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-26-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,884
Posted By phouse65
Connecticut

I moved to Ohio from Connecticut for the cost of living. What I forgot about was how good Bidwell's Taverns wings are (cajun honey bbq). I hope you have been there, can not beat it.
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By phouse65
I tried to attach one of my recent flyers on the...

I tried to attach one of my recent flyers on the last post.....didn't work. Will try again. This flyer is actually 3 1/2 by 8 1/2. I like to keep them smaller for customers to keep, and I use card...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 03-21-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By phouse65
Flyers

Positives: You are motivated enough to get out and get work and make your own flyer to do it. It seems that you are thinking of different ways to have your flyer noticed over others.

Negatives: At...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-14-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By phouse65
Flyers

Don't get discouraged with flyer call backs. People are still calling me with my first flyers that I have put out three years ago. I would suggest putting more flyers out. It is a numbers game, put...
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 03-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By phouse65
logo design

I design logos. What is the name of your company and where are you from? Any ideas of what you would like?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-12-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By phouse65
Door hangers

I had made my own print on my computer using Microsoft Publisher and sent it to a print shop for mass printing. I fit 6 on one page (11x17) card stock, and had them print 1000 of them, which gave me...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-07-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,987
Posted By phouse65
Gutter Mess

I have made the mistake of charging by the foot and when I got up to do them they were filled to the top with dirt and moss. Every gutter around the whole house. I was there forever and made nothing...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-05-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,700
Posted By phouse65
core aerating

Did they request to core aerate and dethatch? The core aerating is basically taking care of thatch. The only time I would do both is if it is over 1 and a half inches in thatch. If you were...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,715
Posted By phouse65
flyers

I don't know if you will get 50 customers for weekly mowing. You could get 5 or 80, just all depends. To secure 50, I would think that 30,000 flyers would do it. It will all come down to when they...
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 02-15-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,079
Posted By phouse65
looks great

Looks great. What kind of price did you charge to do that?
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-15-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,033
Posted By phouse65
drainage

You could always build a dry well. In your case it would probably have to be a long dry well to cover the property where the water runs down. Type in dry well and the internet will show you how to...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-14-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,740
Posted By phouse65
Tiger Cub

I have a 48 Tiger Cub (2009 they were Cub not Cat), it is the best piece of equipment. Never had a problem and runs awesome. I have the 26HP Briggs and Stratton in mine. I paid $6,200 bran d new. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By phouse65
equipment

I had purchased SCAG zero turn mower and all Stihl power equipment. I have never had a problem with any of my equipment and the performance is unbelievable. SCAG is the only mower I ever had so I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-04-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By phouse65
Business Names

I like the names that are not names (Jimmy's, John's lawn care). There are so many in our neighborhood like that. I like something that stands out from them.....Red Carpet Lawn Care (could make a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-16-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By phouse65
logo design

I use a logo design program that I purchased for $30 at office max. And I also have microsoft publisher that I use for business cards, flyers, pamphlets, etc. I recommend purchasing both. You can...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,216
Posted By phouse65
clay

The soil seems to be a bit clayish
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-11-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,216
Posted By phouse65
Sounds like your on the right track

I have recently moved here to Ohio from Connecticut. I was wondering what part of Ohio? It is always good to know another company in case you need some help. Sounds like you had a great year and...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-12-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,364
Posted By phouse65
We have always bagged the grass. When I have a...

We have always bagged the grass. When I have a new customer to take on for the season, I tell them the price and let them know that we bag everything. I don't tell them I charge extra, I add it into...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 10-10-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,897
Posted By phouse65
I have made the mistake in the past by not...

I have made the mistake in the past by not charging enough. I look at a job and try to figure out how long it will take, then I always add an hour for safe measure. I base my leaf removal on time...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 09-18-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,497
Posted By phouse65
Thank you for all the replies to our issue. For...

Thank you for all the replies to our issue. For those who don't want leaf removal.... we will take off the bags. Easy enough. Thanks again. :D
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