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Forum: General Talk 04-13-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,688
Posted By MattLuciano
Bi-weekly customers

How do you guys handle customers that only want their lawns serviced every other week? What if they say it only needs it every other week but when you go out there weekly it needs to be cut every...
Forum: General Talk 03-30-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By MattLuciano
Im in south Jersey and im planning on starting to...

Im in south Jersey and im planning on starting to cut as soon as all this rain clears out next week.
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 03-25-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By MattLuciano
Thats a great idea....I got a story already to go...

Thats a great idea....I got a story already to go when its all set up
Forum: General Talk 03-22-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585
Posted By MattLuciano
You have been a really big help. I really...

You have been a really big help. I really appreciate the help. I have a question about the software you used. Once purchased is it readily available on my desktop without internet service?
Forum: General Talk 03-22-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585
Posted By MattLuciano
850 sq feet, and also I need to fill an area...

850 sq feet, and also I need to fill an area around an above ground pool. The pool is 25 feet across and the area to be filled is 3-4 feet wide 2 feet deep around 3/4 the circumference of the pool.
Forum: General Talk 03-22-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585
Posted By MattLuciano
probably 6-8 inches is the depth. probably 6-8...

probably 6-8 inches is the depth. probably 6-8 inches in the back of the flower bed tapering down to the front.
Forum: General Talk 03-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585
Posted By MattLuciano
Need help figuring coverage areas???

This has probably been asked before. Approximately how much of an area does a ton of dirt cover? either in SQ FT or CU Yds. Im building an estimate for a customer and for some reason Im having a...
Forum: Promote your products or services 03-20-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,272
Posted By MattLuciano
Most of the time when I am giving estimates no...

Most of the time when I am giving estimates no one is home, they are usually working. By customer request I either leave the estimate in the door or in their mailbox. I think handing the customer...
Forum: Promote your products or services 03-20-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,272
Posted By MattLuciano
The sheet that has the section for mulch is my...

The sheet that has the section for mulch is my "estimate sheet". Thats the form I use when I receive a customer call to come to their property and give them a quote. One problem I am running into...
Forum: Promote your products or services 03-20-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,272
Posted By MattLuciano
I was planning on targeting very large...

I was planning on targeting very large developments and just going door to door either leaving them on the mailboxes, or on the front door. What do you think?
Forum: Promote your products or services 03-19-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,272
Posted By MattLuciano
Hey everyone let me know what you think

I just recently came up with a couple different forms im planning on using. These arent my primary flyers. The one is to stir up new business this year and the other is a pre printed estimate sheet...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 03-19-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,152
Posted By MattLuciano
How to estimate stone work

I was wondering how some of you would estimate doing stone work for a customer. I was thinking its not as easy and doing a mulch job so I was looking for some sort of rule of thumb for estimating a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-28-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,971
Posted By MattLuciano
What kind of ad did you run in the paper? Was it...

What kind of ad did you run in the paper? Was it a classified, or an actualy advertisement with graphice and everything? I am having some of the same problems with the lack of response to my flyers...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 02-28-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,773
Posted By MattLuciano
2004 Ford F350 Mason Dump 16x7 Tanzer enclosed...

2004 Ford F350 Mason Dump
16x7 Tanzer enclosed Trailor
2009 Exmark 52" Lazer Z
2009 Exmark 36" Metro walk-behind w/velkie
Echo Stick edger
Echo String trimmer
Echo back-pack blower
Echo Hedge...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-28-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,605
Posted By MattLuciano
How were you planning on using Facebook to drive...

How were you planning on using Facebook to drive business in your direction? That is a very clever idea.
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,397
Posted By MattLuciano
Its only gonna be me and another guy doing this...

Its only gonna be me and another guy doing this job, I figurd it to take about 10 hours. Im gonna charge $40 per man hour, so that puts my labor cost at $800. I get the mulch for $25 a yard and the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-09-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,397
Posted By MattLuciano
Need Estimate help

I went to a customers home today and shes requesting an estimate for landscape work in the back yard. Shes looking for 2 "L" shape beds to be cut out on the left hand side of her back yard approx 6'...
Forum: Promote your products or services 01-27-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,904
Posted By MattLuciano
Let me know what you think

Let me know what you think.

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Forum: Promote your products or services 01-27-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,904
Posted By MattLuciano
Pic help

How do I put pictures of my flyers and business cards up on a post?? I wanted your opinions on what I have made up. I have the images scanned into my computer, but i cant seem to find the URL
Forum: Promote your products or services 01-26-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,904
Posted By MattLuciano
When to send out the first flyers of the season.

I was wondering when would be the best time to send out my Lawn Cutting flyers. My business is based out of South Jersey and the winter doesnt really break until March 1st sometimes even the second...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,473
Posted By MattLuciano
What would be the best way to go about getting...

What would be the best way to go about getting foreclosure contracts? Im so stoked I just got my new work truck for my company 2004 Ford F350 mason dump sweet!
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-08-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,473
Posted By MattLuciano
I was also thinking about jumping on all the...

I was also thinking about jumping on all the foreclosure properties in the area that the real estate companies cant keep up with the up keep.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-08-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,473
Posted By MattLuciano
Most of them are in retail. So im not sure how...

Most of them are in retail. So im not sure how much help they can really be. I do have connections in automotive and pizza shops in my area. Any ideas?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-08-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,473
Posted By MattLuciano
I was thinking of offering a discount to...

I was thinking of offering a discount to neighbors. And also offering a referral discount to customers who already sign contracts. Most of my family is scattered all over the east coast and out of...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 01-08-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,473
Posted By MattLuciano
I am preparing to make the announcement to the...

I am preparing to make the announcement to the neighbors and near by communities within the next week or 2 at the most. I work for a landscaper about 4 years ago so im going to try to strike up some...
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