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Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-18-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,334
Posted By mortonslawn
Thumbs up Well, when I first started cutting, it was only a...

Well, when I first started cutting, it was only a small portion of the entrance, and a 1.75 acre playground area. So I charged the residential price. Then he added that there were other spots people...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10-18-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,444
Posted By mortonslawn
Definately hydro! :)

Definately hydro! :)
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10-14-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,545
Posted By mortonslawn
Try putting a small space heater wherever you got...

Try putting a small space heater wherever you got it (if it's in a garage or shed), and let it run for about a half an hour and then try to start it. Did you have this problem when it wasn't cold?
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10-14-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,444
Posted By mortonslawn
I've been lucky enough working for a lawn care...

I've been lucky enough working for a lawn care company years before we started our business, and I've driven plenty of different mowers, and used lots of small equipment, so I know what's good and...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 10-14-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By mortonslawn
Needing some input on equipment

Hi, I am looking for people who own aerators, overseeders, & dethatchers. I am looking into purchasing these pieces of equipment, and I would like to know if anyone out there has good, bad, ugly on...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-14-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,334
Posted By mortonslawn
Commercial accounts, I try to keep cheaper than...

Commercial accounts, I try to keep cheaper than Residentail accounts, for the simple fact, that commercial properties are USUSALLY bigger than a residential property.

One customer complained about...
Forum: Community Assistance 10-14-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,223
Posted By mortonslawn
You can kindly ask them to have the dog inside on...

You can kindly ask them to have the dog inside on the days you go to mow their lawn. I had a customer that had a dog, and I just charged an extra fee for having to pick up the doggie dirt. They...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 10-09-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,054
Posted By mortonslawn
I'm in the same boat too. I have a 92 Tahoe that...

I'm in the same boat too. I have a 92 Tahoe that has over 240,000 miles on it, and it's been a blessing to me so far. If I had to have a major repair, I'd be riding my mower to where I had to cut....
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 10-08-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,054
Posted By mortonslawn
Hi Matt, Hang in there. Maybe you just need to...

Hi Matt,

Hang in there. Maybe you just need to quit your regular job and go full swing into landscaping. The stress is always going to be there.

I too, have kids (6 yrs & 12 yrs old). My husband...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 10-08-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,334
Posted By mortonslawn
Residential or Commercial???

I was wondering if I get a Homeowner's Association to cut, should I charge them commercial or residential prices? Commercial prices are cheaper. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in...
Forum: Community Assistance 04-22-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,259
Posted By mortonslawn
I won't buy anything other than an echo blower....

I won't buy anything other than an echo blower. If you're purchasing a back pack blower, make sure your (or whoever is using it) hair is tied up good. Your hair WILL get stuck in them, and it's a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-21-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,348
Posted By mortonslawn
The bid sheet was something that was old. I was...

The bid sheet was something that was old. I was told that no one does deep root injections anymore by plenty of landscapers. I was surprised that no one commented on this.

I had already planned on...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-19-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,348
Posted By mortonslawn
I was doing a bid, and the place required a deep...

I was doing a bid, and the place required a deep root injection for their trees for fertilization. I don't provide that service, and many people told me that no one does that anymore. Fortunately, I...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 03-16-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,348
Posted By mortonslawn
Deep Root Fertilization

What are your guy's thoughts about deep root fertilization? I have been told by other landscapers that it isn't done anymore (not very often). I believe we get enough rain, and granular fertilization...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 03-15-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By mortonslawn
I have a sulke wheel (single wheel). It's...

I have a sulke wheel (single wheel). It's awesome! The only way you would put ruts in a lawn is if you're cutting grass and it's too wet to be cut. This would cause grass to build up around the wheel...
Forum: General Talk 03-06-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,995
Posted By mortonslawn
Smile Ha Ha. I'm a heinz 57. Mother is originally...

Ha Ha. I'm a heinz 57.

Mother is originally from Poland - so she's polish.
Dad was adopted so we have no clue. LOL
Forum: General Talk 03-02-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,274
Posted By mortonslawn
Women in thongs.

Women in thongs.
Forum: Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 03-02-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,046
Posted By mortonslawn
FYI: You do need to be careful with graphics....

FYI: You do need to be careful with graphics. People get sued over that. If your logo is the same as one that is trademarked/service marked, you could be sued. I think they will notify you and tell...
Forum: Graphic Design Discussions 03-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,440
Posted By mortonslawn
I'm really into scrapbooking, and do a lot of...

I'm really into scrapbooking, and do a lot of graphics work. I designed my own logo (sorry, can't post yet), but if you need help, I can put the wording on for you. I have photoshop and paintshop,...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-02-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,344
Posted By mortonslawn
I believe that's illegal of spreading a bad rep...

I believe that's illegal of spreading a bad rep about someone, especially a company. Do your customers even know her? I agree with the other guy about sending a warning letter to your customers....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-25-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,559
Posted By mortonslawn
Smile Organic Products

I'm looking for organic products for weeds, plants & trees for my customers. Does anyone know where I can find some organic products that they have actually used or seen being used with good results?...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-22-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,962
Posted By mortonslawn
Good advice on raising prices. Maybe instead of...

Good advice on raising prices.

Maybe instead of raising prices, you should add and offer more services and charge for them. Look around their yards and see what can be done. Do they need...
Forum: General Talk 02-22-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,177
Posted By mortonslawn
Talking Cool! I like the diamond one. That is the one I...

Cool!

I like the diamond one. That is the one I do all the time. Need lots of practice though to get the lines straight. Won't happen overnight.
Forum: Community Assistance 02-11-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,504
Posted By mortonslawn
Well, with 20 inches of snow, a bucket would be...

Well, with 20 inches of snow, a bucket would be better, because then you can pick it up and dump it wherever. With a plow, you have to push it somewhere, which has to usually be close by. So, yes,...
Forum: Community Assistance 02-08-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,504
Posted By mortonslawn
No, it also takes 2 hours to plow out the...

No, it also takes 2 hours to plow out the driveway being careful not to hit the car in the driveway.

2 Hours - plowing driveway with a plow truck.
2 Hours - shoveling steps and patio to front door...
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