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.

Does Lawn Aeration Sell?


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 01-18-2011, 12:53 AM
JessyMathers JessyMathers is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 5
JessyMathers is on a distinguished road
Default Does Lawn Aeration Sell?

New to lawn maintenance have been doing asphalt sealing, crack repairs, and line painting for 1 season so far to pay my way through university. I found this site through YouTube and have used it for marketing ideas even though we are in completely different areas of property maintenance. I have been thinking of purchasing a lawn aerator for the upcoming season and was wondering if there is a good market for it. I live in Belleville, Ontario, Canada so the season is relatively short and I have few working months to make my money for the year. I have no problem with door to door sales or marketing I was just wondering what a realistic figure would be for going door to door selling aeration in a day. I would not be seeding or fertilizing just aeration. I'm trying to decide if this is a worthwhile investment for my upcoming year.
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 01-18-2011, 03:05 PM
JessyMathers JessyMathers is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 5
JessyMathers is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Let me rephrase this I'm just looking for how many customers you can expect to pick up a day just from door to door sales.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2011, 03:13 PM
MountainViewGreenskeeper's Avatar
MountainViewGreenskeeper MountainViewGreenskeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 473
Rep Power: 6
MountainViewGreenskeeper is on a distinguished road
Default

I think the problem is that most of us use nature's lawn products witch has a natural more correct way to go about aerating the soil. So you probably wont find much help on the expectations of door to door sales for lawn aerating.

If you would like more info on the nature's lawn stuff ask or do a search on this site. Lots of info.
__________________
Colton
Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2011, 03:23 PM
wellbiz wellbiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 6
wellbiz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JessyMathers View Post
New to lawn maintenance have been doing asphalt sealing, crack repairs, and line painting for 1 season so far to pay my way through university. I found this site through YouTube and have used it for marketing ideas even though we are in completely different areas of property maintenance. I have been thinking of purchasing a lawn aerator for the upcoming season and was wondering if there is a good market for it. I live in Belleville, Ontario, Canada so the season is relatively short and I have few working months to make my money for the year. I have no problem with door to door sales or marketing I was just wondering what a realistic figure would be for going door to door selling aeration in a day. I would not be seeding or fertilizing just aeration. I'm trying to decide if this is a worthwhile investment for my upcoming year.
I cant quote on your sucess with door to door because everyone and every area is different. In my part of the country aeration is still a popular service, but it is seasonal. Typically I schedule most of my clients for a spring and late summer service. Unless you have a large clientele you are probably better off scheduling them all for the same one or two days and renting a machine. A good new aerator can set you back over $2000. It is on my short list of equipment to buy however.

Door to door marketing works really good the day you are out performing the service. I cant count the number of neighbors who come out and request the service when I am aerating a clients lawn. I like to pick a Friday or Saturday when I do the service as alot of neighbors are home and your chances of picking up additional work is alot easier.

I cant comment on the Natures way products or services as I dont have any first hand experience.

Jay
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-19-2011, 01:07 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,498
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Have you been comparing offering lawn aeration to other services? I'd like to hear what else you are considering besides lawn aeration.

Most of the times it seems this is a very limited service that may be sold once or twice a year to your lawn care customers but I don't think it would be a bg money maker. It would be just one more add on.
__________________
- 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

Tags
aeration, core aeration, lawn aeration

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
Aeration charges F3Nelson Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 13 05-31-2012 11:28 AM
Lawn care packages help you sell more - GopherHaul 55 Lawn Care Customer Show Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 03-15-2010 01:03 PM
Lawn care packages help you sell more - GopherHaul 55 Lawn Care Customer Show Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 03-15-2010 01:02 PM
Interesting way to sell a lawn care business Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 0 09-12-2008 03:25 PM
Lawn aeration - up, down or the same ? Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 0 10-22-2007 09:05 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
Today 07:17 PM
Today 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 23
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Today 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 179
NewVenture
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:38 PM
Today 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 44
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
Today 07:56 PM
Today 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 22
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
Yesterday 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 571
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by mattthelawnguy
5 137
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,740
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:25 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by GreenWorx
1 57
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
Yesterday 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 206
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Yesterday 11:27 AM
by googus
8 405
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,216
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,233
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,297
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 154
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 254
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 172
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 181
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,565
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,508
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,313
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 200
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 144
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 312
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,319
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 242
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,085
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 212
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,920
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 2,090
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental financials flyers foreman free advertising free lawn care growing a lawn care business hiring how to husqvarna hydro increase customers invoicing landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup scag secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 PM.

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