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 93
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: legendlawn
Forum: General Talk 03-11-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,441
Posted By legendlawn
You need to get a tank cleaning solution such as...

You need to get a tank cleaning solution such as lesco-sol. This rinsate will ensure that your tank is stripped of previous chemicals, and allow for you to use different chemicals in one tank
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-26-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,548
Posted By legendlawn
Thanks for the feedback. I definitely think it...

Thanks for the feedback. I definitely think it was mostly a communication issue, and the fact the client is uneducated about what it takes for a healthy yard. Obviously that is partly my short...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-25-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,548
Posted By legendlawn
Need Help resolving a client complaint.

I recently received a payment from a client with a note telling us not to return to either of his properties next year, because we had "ruined" his front yard by "excess mowing." When we started...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-31-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,890
Posted By legendlawn
If its a commercial client, and they want the bid...

If its a commercial client, and they want the bid mailed, or whatever, I just do whatever they ask. Commercial bids are so cut throat that you want to do everything under the sun to oblige anything...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-28-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,145
Posted By legendlawn
Yea, we try to stay on our weekly-biweekly,...

Yea, we try to stay on our weekly-biweekly, schedule throughout the leaf season, so everybody gets several cleanups, but there are a few who request that we wait until all the leaves fall. We charge...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,890
Posted By legendlawn
If it is just mowing I give the customer the...

If it is just mowing I give the customer the quote on the spot if they are home. If it is more than mowing, and I need to figure material costs etc. I set up a time to deliver the proposal. The...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-27-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,890
Posted By legendlawn
Yes, I think it is better to send the letter...

Yes, I think it is better to send the letter after you bid, because you don't want the client to feel pressured. This is more of just a simple thank you, for giving us the oppurtunity to bid, with...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-27-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,145
Posted By legendlawn
After the situation with the client I mentioned...

After the situation with the client I mentioned above. I put a bulletin regarding the cleanups in our startup letter last year explaining that all of our customers will receive cleanups and there...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-26-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,145
Posted By legendlawn
No ive never ran into any problems like that, and...

No ive never ran into any problems like that, and I think its because I give them an oppurtunity to contact me before we start. I have had a couple of my weekly mowing customers say lets do...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-26-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,890
Posted By legendlawn
Step 1: Client Contacts us. Thank the client for...

Step 1: Client Contacts us. Thank the client for contacting us Ask the client how they found out about us, so that you can track the cost effectiveness of your current marketing methods. Set up a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,145
Posted By legendlawn
My residentials are not on contract, and yes I...

My residentials are not on contract, and yes I just begin service at the date noted in the letter, but I make sure to have the letters out 2 weeks before the start date, that way the customer has a...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-25-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,890
Posted By legendlawn
The book has many lessons, but I would say the...

The book has many lessons, but I would say the one that stands out the most is to sale on value, not on price. This can be applied to all of his concepts like providing a guarantee in writing, how...
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 01-24-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,890
Posted By legendlawn
I hand out flyers year round... I just handed...

I hand out flyers year round... I just handed out some the other day. There was some snow on the ground, but it was a nice day. I have found that people hang onto them, then call when it gets...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,145
Posted By legendlawn
I am going into my third season.... My first...

I am going into my third season.... My first season I was a little late getting everything going and did not start until the third week in March. Last year I sent a letter out mid February letting...
Forum: General Talk 01-13-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,236
Posted By legendlawn
Both, Do you know of any in the midwest? I am in...

Both, Do you know of any in the midwest? I am in Wichita, KS
Forum: General Talk 01-12-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,236
Posted By legendlawn
Trade Shows

Anybody know of any good trade shows other than the G.I.E. Expo?
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By legendlawn
It took me a long time to get the hang of the...

It took me a long time to get the hang of the Walker, but now used to it I would never use anything else for a residential account
Forum: Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 03-16-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,081
Posted By legendlawn
Tony: Sorry to hear that. Hope you get better...

Tony:

Sorry to hear that. Hope you get better soon. I also, sent some e-mails and tried to call several times. I ended up having to get my truck signs from someone else, because I needed them...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,585
Posted By legendlawn
Do you know about what your competitors are...

Do you know about what your competitors are paying. In my area mine are paying anywhere from 8 to 11 for general labor, with crew leaders making around 12. I have two guys who have been with me...
Forum: General Talk 02-18-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,966
Posted By legendlawn
Mid season last year my aunt started helping me...

Mid season last year my aunt started helping me with my books, and O MY GOD what a relief. The last thing I feel like doing at the end of a 12-14 hour day is work on my books. If you have a family...
Forum: General Talk 02-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,085
Posted By legendlawn
Make sure that you stay profitable while getting...

Make sure that you stay profitable while getting as close as you can to their rate. You can also explain to your customers that you sell on value and not price if they balk to the lower price.
Forum: General Talk 02-17-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,085
Posted By legendlawn
Unfortunately, while its great to support the...

Unfortunately, while its great to support the local economy, we live in a global economy. Competitors can and will come from anywhere. My advice would be to recognize this threat, accept it, and...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-10-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,750
Posted By legendlawn
In Kansas you have to have your numbers visible...

In Kansas you have to have your numbers visible on your truck as well.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-09-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,750
Posted By legendlawn
Yep, I think thats the way to go. at least for...

Yep, I think thats the way to go. at least for now anyways.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-09-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,462
Posted By legendlawn
How many guys on your crew? Lets say you have...

How many guys on your crew? Lets say you have three. I charge $48 per man hour so 3 guys times 12 hours equals 36 man hours so the labor would $1728+cost of mulch+cost of junipers= final cost of job.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 93

 
Forum Jump
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Sprinkler head guards...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-27-2014 04:55 AM
Yesterday 09:05 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 289
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
Yesterday 06:02 PM
Yesterday 06:02 PM
by WesleySnips
0 62
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
Yesterday 04:59 PM
by jrs.landscaping
13 662
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
Yesterday 04:20 PM
by tbtigers03
4 233
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
Yesterday 03:16 PM
by Steve
2 191
hey
sizemorelawncare
09-28-2014 08:12 PM
Yesterday 03:10 PM
by Steve
2 162
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
Yesterday 03:09 PM
by Steve
2 212
Need to figure out how...
tjslawnde
09-28-2014 10:31 AM
Yesterday 03:05 PM
by Steve
4 234
Aerocore Deck?
wdrdoctor
09-26-2014 06:21 PM
Yesterday 02:36 PM
by Steve
3 367
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
09-22-2014 06:07 PM
Yesterday 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 637
How to price lawn mowing.
jack2048
09-24-2014 04:18 PM
Yesterday 02:27 PM
by Steve
4 483
Pricing ????
6295danny
01-14-2013 07:54 PM
Yesterday 02:22 PM
by Steve
35 6,501
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
09-27-2014 04:11 PM
by SGL1
30 7,001
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
09-26-2014 06:08 PM
by jrs.landscaping
23 1,023
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-26-2014 04:16 PM
by stevef1201
5 1,032
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-25-2014 09:18 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 1,058
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-25-2014 08:01 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
124 9,237
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 09:07 PM
09-23-2014 11:13 AM
by Steve
4 733
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
09-22-2014 08:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 1,119
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
09-22-2014 12:10 AM
09-22-2014 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 678
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-22-2014 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 1,011
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
09-21-2014 07:43 AM
09-22-2014 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 751
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-22-2014 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 1,378
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
09-21-2014 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 1,389
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,621
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 2,046
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 7,448
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 854
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 1,039
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,469
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 869
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 1,225
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 982
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,724
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,472
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,654
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 1,372
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 880
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,003
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 926
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,717
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,447
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,517
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 873
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 907
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 2,364
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 1,145
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,894
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,813
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 1,313
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 06:27 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 AM.

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