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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

How do you feel, bro?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
View Poll Results: How do you feel after the first few months of mowing?
Give me all your money you bastard clients, then DISAPPEAR!! 16 48.48%
I'm sick of mowing now, I want it to FCKING SNOW BABY! SNOW ON MY FACE, AWWW YEAHHH! 12 36.36%
No ones interested in hiring us anymore, but I'll KEEP ON TRYING MOTHA FUGGAZ!!! 5 15.15%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-26-2012, 10:04 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default How do you feel, bro?

Early in the season, we're all so enthusiastic to get things started off!

Later on, after a month or two, how do you feel?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 08-26-2012, 11:13 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
For me its the middle of the summer. The heat comes, it slows down and I feel like retiring. Instead I send someone to do all my work for me. You gotta love suckers I mean employees.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-26-2012, 11:32 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
For me its the middle of the summer. The heat comes, it slows down and I feel like retiring. Instead I send someone to do all my work for me. You gotta love suckers I mean employees.

The problem is, it slows down to a point no one wants to hire us, sure I still got all my clients on contract - but no one new coming on board during these times. Considering how slow it's gotten, I've got my second wind to go out and get more business, but nope - no one cares right now and I can't blame them.

When the grass stops growing rapidly = the season is dead.

-

I start Leaf/Snow advertising this week. Should be exciting. I can feel my back getting numb already. I'm also firing my helper at the end of October. That s.o.b became useless once Spring hit! I don't ever want him back, unless he's willing to move is lazy a$$ and apply himself.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2012, 02:42 AM
Simmo Simmo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 4
Simmo is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHEESE2009 View Post
I'm also firing my helper at the end of October. That s.o.b became useless once Spring hit! I don't ever want him back, unless he's willing to move is lazy a$$ and apply himself.
I hope your s.o.b helper doesn't read this forum... If he does he might not be in the next few days and in direct competition next week

Simmo.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-28-2012, 08:38 PM
bluebird bluebird is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 45
Rep Power: 4
bluebird is on a distinguished road
Default

I was dragging in june due to the heat. my endurance improved, felt stronger as time went on. i havent advertised much but the calls are still coming in .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-29-2012, 01:33 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

The results are very interesting!

From what I can tell, we're all a bunch of season hating azzholes!



We're not alone!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-29-2012, 01:37 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

The interesting part is during the off-season we look forward to it. Then once the ball is rolling we're like when will it stop.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-30-2012, 05:22 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 7
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

Around 11 AM I start praying for rain so I can go home
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-30-2012, 05:25 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevef1201 View Post
Around 11 AM I start praying for rain so I can go home
We all do, we pretend to hate it... but we love rain.... just don't tell the clients.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-30-2012, 07:41 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

i say give me all your money and disappear you bastards.

we are just about hitting the final 3 month push for the season with the lovely leaf season coming up and this year has been a very taxing year with help and weather.

this is only the second or third year in 23 years that the season can not end soon enough.
maybe i am getting older or what have you but after 23 years and solid success i think i am on the cusp of making a major change in my business.

even though i have had the success i still feel as though i could be further along and after all these years i finally realized that as long as i am still getting bogged down with being on the job i will never be able to take it to that level of just managing a business.
there are limitations to how far you can go when the owner spends the lion's share of his time on the jobs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just dose not feel right? jasonw Starting a lawn care business. 31 10-05-2012 05:15 AM
Boy, did I feel stupid mark123 General Talk 3 08-07-2009 09:37 PM
Ever feel this way? Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 0 11-29-2006 11:46 AM
Which do you feel will do better? Steve General Business Discussions 2 04-13-2006 02:25 PM
Do you feel more legitimate? Steve General Business Discussions 3 03-24-2006 07:32 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
best way to.....
Wolf4dk
Yesterday 11:35 AM
Today 06:45 AM
by Chilehead
4 65
John Deere 667a
acrajchel
08-30-2015 10:00 AM
Yesterday 07:45 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 119
SCAG Tiger Cat DECK...
rower30
08-24-2013 10:07 AM
Yesterday 07:44 PM
by Just for Cuts
14 4,944
Sample commercial bid
burtle
Yesterday 06:02 PM
Yesterday 06:02 PM
by burtle
0 40
Your 2015 summer review.
Steve
09-01-2015 11:01 AM
Yesterday 05:58 PM
by Chilehead
3 116
Dane Scag
Steve
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 96
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 628
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 429
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 449
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,794
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,502
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,030
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,792
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 137
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,238
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
16 1,634
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 193
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 575
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 438
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 395
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 275
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 1,029
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 476
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 406,311
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 616
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,274
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
08-14-2015 11:08 PM
by scaypa
95 11,527
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 230
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 438
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,109
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 393
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 377
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,841
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 557
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 538
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 534
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 462
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 389
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,774
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 275
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 465
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,173
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
08-04-2015 12:18 PM
08-06-2015 06:20 AM
by sanlanct
2 414
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
08-05-2015 08:17 PM
by SC93
9 649
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
08-05-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 451
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
08-04-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 334
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook flyers free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hiring how to hydro increase customers jobs landscape landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 AM.

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