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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:44 AM
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This is what I have put together, does anyone have any comments on how to make this any better. Does the pricing look competitve for the North Texas area?



“Full Service Landscape Maintenance”
Do you just need your lawn mowed and edged? We can do that, no problem. I can come by and give you a free estimate to do just that.
We also offer a 1 year full service contract that will address all of your properties landscaping needs.

Basic Maintenance Services
• Mowing, edging, weed eating, blowing off all paved surfaces during growing season once per week or as needed. Most residential lots $30.00 to $45.00 Pricing is higher for overgrown or non-standard residential lots. Pricing for large lots ¼ acre to 1 acre starting at $75.00 up to $225.00

Full Service 1 Year Contract – March 2013 thru February 2014
• mowing, edging, weed eating and blowing off paved surfaces
• Trim and shape shrubbery and hedges, clean up trimmings, ($50.00 minimum) $2.50 - $22.50 per shrub or hedge based on size. 2 to 3 times per year as needed.
• Re-Mulch shrub beds once per year. (Price of mulch plus $1.50 per cubic foot for installation. Minimum $50.00 labor)
• Fertilize lawn 4 times per year (3 month cycle) January, March, July, and October (Standard residential lots $35.00 to $65.00 per application)
• Apply Pre-emergent to lawn in March and October. ( Standard residential lots $35.00 to $65.00 per application)
• Check out Sprinkler System for proper operation. Check all pop-up heads and shrub heads for proper flow and spray pattern and adjust as needed. Make recommendations for repairs or replacement heads if needed. ($45.00 once per year)

No Cost items –With 1 year contract
• Keep shrub beds free of weeds and invasive grass
• Check lawn and shrubbery thoroughly each visit for signs of stress, disease, insect problems and general condition. Monthly observances and recommendations given with monthly invoice.

Other Services
• Power washing, wood and concrete decks, driveways and sidewalks
• Spring, Summer and Fall Annual and Perennial Bed Design and Installation
• Shrub Bed Design and Installation
• New Turf Installation
• Fall Clean up, Leave Raking etc.
• Winter Rye Grass Over Seeding
• Small Tree Trimming and Pruning
• Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Installation, - Path Lights, flood lights and spot lights for accent, security, aesthetics, and safety.
• Other services provided upon request

“Our goal is to leave your property looking its very best every time we visit.”
Professionalism, Courtesy and Attention to Detail
Call or e-mail today for a free estimate

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If all of that is going on one flyer, it is going to be way to busy.
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I agree with cashin. How long have you been in business for? Do you have all the required licenses??
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I am starting this spring, my first year.
I have a DBA, a Texas Sale and Use Tax Permit a Federal EIN. I dont know of any license that I would need. You are not required to have a license in Texas to apply fertilizer "Applicators who apply only fertilizer do not need to be licensed by either agency." This quote was taken directly from the Texas Department of Agriculture web site. As far as adjusting and inspecting sprinkler heads, you dont need a license to do general maintenace work on a residential sprinkler system. I am not advertising changing out any heads or anything else that would open the system to atmosphere. You do need a license to do that. Having stated that if I break a customers sprinkler head I will replace it.
What licenses are you referring to?
And as far as the flyer being way too busy..... How do I get all of my services and costs to potential customers if I dont include all of my services and the costs.
I do appreciate the feedback.
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I am starting this spring, my first year.
I have a DBA, a Texas Sale and Use Tax Permit a Federal EIN. I dont know of any license that I would need. You are not required to have a license in Texas to apply fertilizer "Applicators who apply only fertilizer do not need to be licensed by either agency." This quote was taken directly from the Texas Department of Agriculture web site. As far as adjusting and inspecting sprinkler heads, you dont need a license to do general maintenace work on a residential sprinkler system. I am not advertising changing out any heads or anything else that would open the system to atmosphere. You do need a license to do that. Having stated that if I break a customers sprinkler head I will replace it.
What licenses are you referring to?
And as far as the flyer being way too busy..... How do I get all of my services and costs to potential customers if I dont include all of my services and the costs.
I do appreciate the feedback.
I have been under the impression that we are required to have one. Would you mind linking me into were you read that? It would save me a lot of headaches and open me up for bigger profits.

Thanks!!
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This is the link to the Texas Dept. of Agriculture. It is under the prsticides applicators section. It is a little confusing but the first paragrapgh on this page states what I quoted.
Take a look and let me know how you interpret it.
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http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Regu...nsTreesOr.aspx
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This is the link to the Texas Dept. of Agriculture. It is under the prsticides applicators section. It is a little confusing but the first paragrapgh on this page states what I quoted.
Take a look and let me know how you interpret it.
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http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Regu...nsTreesOr.aspx
Interesting, as long as it is not pesticides or restricted use fertilizers we are ok. At lest that is what I am getting off of it. Anybody else?
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Yup, looks like you don't need one for fertilizers. Thats a great thing!
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And as far as the flyer being way too busy..... How do I get all of my services and costs to potential customers if I dont include all of my services and the costs.
I do appreciate the feedback.
Put in key points. Like this:

Michaels Landscape A Full Service Landscape Maintenance Company

Prices start from $30 Includes Mow,trim,edge,blow
“Our goal is to leave your property looking its very best every time we visit.”
Professionalism, Courtesy and Attention to Detail
Call or e-mail today for a free estimate

See our website for a complete list of other services!



You can add a little bit more, but try not to cram in everything you do. You only have seconds to capture someones attention. Usually they look towards the middle of the page, then read the top. The less "clutter" the better.
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This year I am going to hang door hangers in my target areas myself. No fliers. I will knock the doors and hand them a flier. I know I might get some negative feedback but what I am really excited about is the people that answer the door and show an interests. I believe I can sale them. On my fliers in the past I never put my company name at the top, I put it along with my contact information at the bottom. I use the top for services. You can't put to much on a flier or else it looks crowded and to cluttered. This is just how I do it.
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