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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

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.

2013 oficially start it for the grass doctor


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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:51 PM
Grass Doctor Grass Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: san antonio tx
Posts: 407
Rep Power: 4
Grass Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default 2013 oficially start it for the grass doctor

it was only 80degress, here in south TX, weeds a popping every where, 3 years in business, already getting new clients i pick up 4 during the short winter we had, ready to rock and roll and kill some weeds going for 30 to 50 more clients this year.
10x6 trailer,
turfco riding sprayer or a compost spreader.
ford ranger.
36in use walk behind commercial from craiglist or ebay.


Y QUE NO PARE LA FIESTA.

http://youtu.be/zupeRSW3boY
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 02-06-2013, 06:00 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Where the heck have you been????

I think Cheese and Hedge are still in hybernation.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2013, 09:17 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm so pumped for this year!

I just ordered clear door knob bags from unline.com, 1,000 for $38 shipping included. I plan to put my flyers and cards in there, along with some having pens and others having magnets. It's never been done in my area, so hopefully it will pay off!

Whats everyone else doing?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Grass Doctor Grass Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: san antonio tx
Posts: 407
Rep Power: 4
Grass Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
I'm so pumped for this year!

I just ordered clear door knob bags from unline.com, 1,000 for $38 shipping included. I plan to put my flyers and cards in there, along with some having pens and others having magnets. It's never been done in my area, so hopefully it will pay off!

Whats everyone else doing?
i had 2 calls today i know one i already have one since its a referral from an actual customer (highly recommended) im being modest that's what they said. set it up the other one for tomorrow. dude that's the kind of attitude, i like to see men, post ur flyers. when u get them i want to have them done for this year tier of cutting my owns .
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-07-2013, 09:05 PM
Grass Doctor Grass Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: san antonio tx
Posts: 407
Rep Power: 4
Grass Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
Where the heck have you been????

.
thats fock up( I think Cheese and Hedge are still in hybernation)
81 degrees for today, and rising
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-07-2013, 11:20 PM
Norcal Norcal is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Yuba city Ca.
Posts: 48
Rep Power: 6
Norcal is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
I'm so pumped for this year!

I just ordered clear door knob bags from unline.com, 1,000 for $38 shipping included. I plan to put my flyers and cards in there, along with some having pens and others having magnets. It's never been done in my area, so hopefully it will pay off!

Whats everyone else doing?
I hate getting door hangers so I hope it works for you maybe put some grass seed in it and put a line in there call me when this needs to be cut.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-08-2013, 05:29 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
I hate getting door hangers so I hope it works for you maybe put some grass seed in it and put a line in there call me when this needs to be cut.
I hate them too. Every Tom Dick and Harry puts them out around me. So this year I'm doing something a bit different. I'm trying to get myself away from the typical lawn care door hanger.

Last year I ordered 500 pens and 500 magnets with my name on them. With a postcard that says "Get 25% off your first month" and a pen or magnet, all placed inside a clear bag to hang on the door knob, I'm hoping it will generate some leads. If it doesn't, its fine because I have to get rid of the stuff.

I know by doing this, my approach is far different than anyone else.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-08-2013, 05:32 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grass Doctor View Post
i had 2 calls today i know one i already have one since its a referral from an actual customer (highly recommended) im being modest that's what they said. set it up the other one for tomorrow. dude that's the kind of attitude, i like to see men, post ur flyers. when u get them i want to have them done for this year tier of cutting my owns .
I got 2 calls too! I landed one, the other I'm still waiting on. I have to follow up with a phone call today to make sure she got it.

Hopefully Cheese and Hedge aren't in hybernation in the same cave spooning eachother....
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-08-2013, 09:12 AM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 4
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

Weather down here is heating up. Houston is warming up very well. Weeds are growing here too. Last week we were doing cuts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-08-2013, 11:19 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,460
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am looking forwards to hearing a lot more about your success this year! Make it happen!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
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
my first flyer for 2013 sharplawnsturf Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 28 02-04-2013 11:23 AM
Landscape Ontario Congress 2013 justin_time General Talk 1 01-05-2013 05:10 PM
Plan for 2013 Season xandrew245x Starting a lawn care business. 7 09-06-2012 09:09 PM
the doctor is in!!!! thelawndoctor Introduce Yourself 5 02-20-2010 09:37 AM
If you could ask a Doctor UnitedEnvironment.com General Business Discussions 2 01-04-2006 01:22 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
Today 07:34 PM
by wolfpacker53
5 1,956
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
Today 07:33 PM
by stallman419
12 2,122
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
Today 09:22 AM
Today 03:29 PM
by googus
3 55
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Today 02:53 PM
by American L&T
6 1,899
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
Today 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,103
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
Yesterday 12:40 PM
Today 09:42 AM
by Steve
2 61
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 68
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-01-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,860
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,846
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 67
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,726
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,855
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,710
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,335
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,781
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,782
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,052
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
06-23-2015 06:36 AM
by GreenWorx
7 2,284
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,075
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,802
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,866
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,824
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,836
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,930
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,939
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,864
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,313
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 2,011
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,099
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
06-17-2015 08:38 AM
by burtle
9 3,186
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,294
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,035
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,903
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,626
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,685
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,038
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,921
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 12,013
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,838
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,386
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,279
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 2,974
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,904
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,149
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,307
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,919
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,866
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,031
Laid off oil field...
Mr. Mow
05-30-2015 09:03 AM
06-08-2015 06:20 AM
by Mr. Mow
4 2,146
How do you find one time...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
06-02-2015 09:57 PM
06-05-2015 09:49 PM
by avetslawncare
4 2,066
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills how to husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing push versus ride scripts secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot trailer trailer mate pro tree tree pics trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.

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