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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Organic lawn care franchise


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 05-18-2009, 08:55 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I think if you could take your two working models. You could potentially use them as real life results and package the concept into a franchise and sell it to readers of the forum.



That is why I think there is an opportunity to package it and sell it. Maybe they just need a little assistance.
Something I will start working on in January, once the lawn care starts to quiet down in October we are into craft season and once again work around the clock. I don't think we will bother with snow removal this coming season, I need January to March just to get ready for next summer as I plan to double the company again in size which means finding good management people.

I still want to be out on the machinery and if I can find the right people to run this I will, then I can also focus on franchise as it may very well be ready by then.
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


  #12  
Old 05-18-2009, 08:58 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by swstout View Post
I was thinking about a "Lawn School" for organic lawn care. The Icon and Certificate gives even more credibility.

We probably could work out a deal with Nature's Magic where we dropship to those interested for a commission.

What do you think?

Steve
Great idea, the thing is to get these folks to get out of the lawn mowing mold and try some other things, as you know Steve it doesn't cost much to get going in spraying and the learning curve isn't that bad.

Are you using the moss buster product? We have done around 40 places with it and the results are jaw dropping, it's an amazing organic product also as it seems everyone here has a moss issue, not sure what it is like where you are.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-18-2009, 09:04 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I was thinking about a "Lawn School" for organic lawn care. The Icon and Certificate gives even more credibility.

We probably could work out a deal with Nature's Magic where we dropship to those interested for a commission.

What do you think?
I almost missed this post. There is so much going on here.

That is a great idea. You could even potentially have them rebrand it too.
__________________
- 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
  #14  
Old 05-18-2009, 09:17 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I almost missed this post. There is so much going on here.

That is a great idea. You could even potentially have them rebrand it too.
I think Andy has the right idea for January. Too much going on right now to give it justice. We could start fine tuning the marketing plan for both us and members, develop the training medium, set up a distribution network, etc. without making it a rush job. Plenty of time to cuss and discuss.

We are probably driving other forum members crazy seeing the activity and not being able to post.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-19-2009, 10:40 AM
turfmaster's Avatar
turfmaster turfmaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 366
Rep Power: 6
turfmaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I have got to admit organic lawn care intrigues me.
I definitely see a market for this in my area.
Right now this could be a upsell to separate my business from all the competition in the area. I for the most part sub out my fertilization and weed control. Last year a customers dog ate grass and got sick after a application of weed & feed. I just didn't want to deal with that kind of stuff anymore.
I am going to seriously look into organic.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-19-2009, 11:03 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default I just started a few weeks ago

Quote:
Originally Posted by turfmaster View Post
I have got to admit organic lawn care intrigues me.
I definitely see a market for this in my area.
Right now this could be a upsell to separate my business from all the competition in the area. I for the most part sub out my fertilization and weed control. Last year a customers dog ate grass and got sick after a application of weed & feed. I just didn't want to deal with that kind of stuff anymore.
I am going to seriously look into organic.
I just started a few weeks ago. I am getting 25-35 website hits a day. Just added Mosquito treatments today. It's easy work, easy to sell, and profitable.

You will need a tow behind sprayer. It saves a lot of time and work and it makes you appear more professional. They are expensive but well worth the investment. I use FIMCO LG-2500 (25 gallon tank). It sprays an 80" swath.

www.fimcoindustries.com
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-20-2009, 12:12 AM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swstout View Post
I just started a few weeks ago. I am getting 25-35 website hits a day. Just added Mosquito treatments today. It's easy work, easy to sell, and profitable.

You will need a tow behind sprayer. It saves a lot of time and work and it makes you appear more professional. They are expensive but well worth the investment. I use FIMCO LG-2500 (25 gallon tank). It sprays an 80" swath.

www.fimcoindustries.com
So the mosquito spray can be imported from Canada with no problems?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-20-2009, 03:31 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 65
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 7
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Mosquito Spray

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperiorPower View Post
So the mosquito spray can be imported from Canada with no problems?
Stuart, the owner of Nature's Lawn carries Natures-guard
(http://www.natureslawn.com/insect-guard.php) now and will probably carry what Andy talked about.
I also found Mosquito Barrier http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/
Nature's Guard - quart $17.00, gallon $30.00, 2.5 gallon $70.00
Mosquito Barrier - Gallon $90.00

So even if the spray Andy is using isn't available, in the US, there is product available. If I remember correctly, the spray Andy uses, uses 2 oz per gallon, while both of the above uses 4 oz per gallon.
I started Marketing based on the fact that there was something I could get!
Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-20-2009, 05:11 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

I don't see why it couldn't be shipped to the USA as it's 100% Organic, mainly garlic extract.

I worked all day yesterday during the day helping the mulch guys as they are falling behind then late in the afternoon I cut trees with the tree crew as they had some big ones to come down and were not comfortable with them.

Had supper and went spraying until 9, I generated more money spraying this mosquito product in three hours than a crew can in 8, gross. Net you can't compare as the markup is very large.

We are in mosquito and black fly season, the tree crew place was crazy with flies so I talked to the owner yesterday, they were so bad we had to have the conversation in his garage, he hired us to spray so I did their place around 8:30 last night, he came out to pay me after I was finished, took 20 min to do 2 acres, there wasn't a fly to be found.....smelled like a barbacue and would for 5 hours but I know once the word is out we will never keep up.

Have a super day....working with the spray crew today, doing moss on homes as we have some high homes to do and the guys don't like the height with a sprayer attached to them....
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
A motorcycle lawn care franchise Steve Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 20 03-17-2013 12:56 AM
Another organic lawn care source swstout Community Assistance 3 05-07-2009 05:43 PM
Organic Lawn Care Brochure Idea UniversityLandscapers Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 4 04-04-2008 05:30 PM
What's in your organic lawn care tea? Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 07-13-2007 02:08 PM
Organic Lawn Care underhistallit General Business Discussions 2 06-28-2006 11:33 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
Today 11:56 AM
by achri12
15 3,099
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Today 11:08 AM
by achri12
20 2,310
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
Today 10:53 AM
by Just for Cuts
8 180
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
Yesterday 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 480
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 107
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 05:56 PM
by AGPS
9 276
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 02:42 PM
by stevef1201
22 6,093
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-21-2014 09:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
174 13,953
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-21-2014 09:38 PM
by TRV
6 1,254
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-21-2014 09:33 PM
by TRV
3 142
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-21-2014 08:02 PM
by stevef1201
4 304
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-21-2014 07:05 PM
by acrajchel
13 359
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 94
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
11-21-2014 06:32 PM
by Steve
7 200
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-21-2014 06:07 PM
by acrajchel
15 459
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 916
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 468
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,829
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,427
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,175
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 740
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 510
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 451
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 311
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,345
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 235
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 500
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,580
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,686
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,800
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,657
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 408
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 606
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 307
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 365
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,311
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 587
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 497
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 330
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 292
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 306
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 539
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 351
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 404
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 442
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 636
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 542
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 853
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,172
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 10:19 PM
10-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Max Wagner
30 3,285
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment complex bid billy goat brushcutter bush charge christmas deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate exmark ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul gravely holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna hydraulic installation introduction jobs kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch price new business ordinance podcast push versus ride redmax reo savannah scag v-ride seo shreaded small engine repair starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns toro tractor auger trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape walker won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 PM.

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