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 > Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes
Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.

Learning about Landscaping


Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Yard Elements Yard Elements is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 7
Yard Elements is on a distinguished road
Default Learning about Landscaping

I know quite a bit about Landscaping but would like to extend my knowledge a little, does anyone know of anywhere I can learn about landscaping, mostly the construction aspect of it.?
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 05-03-2010, 12:10 AM
stew6371
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Good question. I would be interested as well
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-03-2010, 12:35 AM
NewLeafca's Avatar
NewLeafca NewLeafca is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 105
Rep Power: 6
NewLeafca is on a distinguished road
Default

I know around here some of the community colleges have some classes and full programs.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-03-2010, 02:37 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,821
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you have any local landscape associations? They should have a list of classes going on in your area.
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 05-04-2010, 12:19 AM
Yard Elements Yard Elements is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 7
Yard Elements is on a distinguished road
Default

yes we do WALP do there classes are few and far between. i will see what I can find though.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-11-2010, 01:01 PM
bushtrimmer10 bushtrimmer10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 6
bushtrimmer10 is on a distinguished road
Default Bush Trimming

I am trying to learn how to quote prices for bush trimming jobs. I am starting a bush trimming service. I think I may be quoting too high however my last job was the job from hell. I way under bid it. I just quoted a job in a very wealthy neighborhood it was a job that would take at least and entire day. Huge property with tons of bushes and trees. She wanted me to do small trees also. I quoted as was quoted to me to do my bushes and she did not give me the job saying she would like other quotes. With all the brush and trees I think this job is and easy grand but quoted her $400.00 to start because she was not there and I did not know what trees she wanted done. Can anyone help?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2010, 08:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,821
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I think I may be quoting too high however my last job was the job from hell. I way under bid it.
Can you tell us a little about this job? What you quoted and how long it took you?

Looking back on that job, what would you have done differently?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 07-12-2010, 10:25 AM
Yard Elements Yard Elements is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 7
Yard Elements is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bushtrimmer10 View Post
I am trying to learn how to quote prices for bush trimming jobs. I am starting a bush trimming service. I think I may be quoting too high however my last job was the job from hell. I way under bid it. I just quoted a job in a very wealthy neighborhood it was a job that would take at least and entire day. Huge property with tons of bushes and trees. She wanted me to do small trees also. I quoted as was quoted to me to do my bushes and she did not give me the job saying she would like other quotes. With all the brush and trees I think this job is and easy grand but quoted her $400.00 to start because she was not there and I did not know what trees she wanted done. Can anyone help?
When I quote tree and bush trimming I always make sure to clarify, which and how much is coming off. Basically what they would like done, then I send them a quote via email so it's concrete and spell everything out pretty clear. Your only quoting too high if you losing all your jobs, from the bids. The best way to tell is have some other people in your area bid your property then use that as a competitive template. Hope that helps.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-12-2010, 10:28 AM
bushtrimmer10 bushtrimmer10 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 6
bushtrimmer10 is on a distinguished road
Default Cindy

The bushes were about 5-6' long and about 5'8" tall. I needed a ladder and at first look thought I would only need a step stool. I guess I was unprepared for the job. I didn't think they were as high as they actually were. I think I was excited to get my first job. So I did learn from this. I was paid $100.00 for the job there were other bushes too but they only took about a half hour to do. The entire job took 3 hours. I bid 85.00 for the job and was given $100.00 he said take it because it was so hot that day. Well the fact is I under bid I think.
I saw a previous post about a pole that has the ability to bend so I could do a high bush without using a ladder. That would be worth the investment.

Now I recently bid on a job in a wealthy area and it was a huge job. I think it would take at least a day. Many bushes and small trees. I had a starting bid of $400.00 and told her I needed her there to show me exactly what trees she wanted done. I don't usually do trees, but would do the small ones for her and it would be a little more in that case. She did not like my bid and wants to get others. Personally I think she will be lucky to get a bid under a grand. It is a huge amount of work.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-13-2010, 01:09 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,821
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I bid 85.00 for the job and was given $100.00 he said take it because it was so hot that day. Well the fact is I under bid I think.
If you could redo this job and rebid it, what would you have been more comfortable bidding it at?
__________________
- 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
Landscaping allmine4you@sbcglobal.net Introduce Yourself 5 06-20-2009 11:20 AM
First Landscaping Job Totally Green Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 32 04-16-2009 03:12 PM
Learning from other industries Steve General Business Discussions 0 05-16-2006 09:39 PM
Learning from JetBlue Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-27-2006 04:57 AM
B&B Landscaping ritchiem Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 8 04-10-2005 11:58 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
02-08-2016 07:53 PM
Today 08:29 AM
by Just for Cuts
10 154
Most requested days for...
Just for Cuts
Today 06:44 AM
Today 06:44 AM
by Just for Cuts
0 13
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
Yesterday 02:04 PM
by Bradcook21
16 419
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
Yesterday 08:19 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
19 1,324
Howdy Yall !!!
B&C
02-10-2016 10:06 AM
Yesterday 01:05 AM
by Steve
1 39
hello
2menandmowers
02-10-2016 07:32 AM
Yesterday 12:53 AM
by Steve
1 41
Hello everyone!!!
1newkirk05
02-09-2016 03:16 PM
02-10-2016 04:05 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 139
Tine Rake Detaching vs...
wigglesworth
02-09-2016 05:32 PM
02-09-2016 07:43 PM
by Steve
1 60
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
02-09-2016 07:11 PM
by Steve
3 134
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 232
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 114
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 178
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 236
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 269
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 145
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,519
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 266
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 123
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 142
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 219
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 278
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 152
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 250
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 144
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 169
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,161
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 382
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 327
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 341
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 265
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 220
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 194
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,708
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 669
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 402
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,114
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 473
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,951
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 314
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,227
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,450
New College Course
Dr. D
01-14-2016 01:45 PM
01-14-2016 05:35 PM
by Steve
1 229
Yelp
Shark1611
01-13-2016 10:00 AM
01-14-2016 05:32 PM
by Steve
4 282
New to the forum from...
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:23 PM
01-14-2016 08:34 AM
by Doug Green
2 269
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
01-13-2016 10:20 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 961
Choosing local business
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:29 PM
01-13-2016 06:12 PM
by Steve
2 431
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 AM.

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