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.

business names & services


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 04-14-2010, 11:04 PM
stew6371
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default business names & services

Tell me what you think:
A-1 LAWN SERVICE - A-1 LAWN and LANDSCAPE SERVICE
QUALITY LAWN SERVICE - QUALITY LAWN and LANDSCAPE SERVICE

I plan to offer packages

1) Basic service includes:
mowing, trimming, edging, & blowing off.
2) Premiem service includes:
basic service, hedge trimming(as needed), keep weeds & grass out flowerbeds, keep mulch turned & smoothed out.
3) Platinum service includes:
premiem service, fertlizing, aerating, dethatching, weed & insect control on flowerbeds and/or lawn.
4) Landscaping service includes:
platinum service minus basic service. For those who want to mow their own lawn, but don't want to do the extras themselves.
5) Lawncare service includes:
ferilizing, aerating, dethatching, and weed & insect control on lawn only. For those who want to mow their own lawn and either don't have flowerbeds or take care of their own beds.

Well what you all think. Am I biting off more than I can chew to start out?
I have to give credit to Xtreme Green. I got some ideas from his website.

Also, my mowing season generally is march thru october. Sometimes a few mowings in feb. and nov. I'm thinking of calculating a service agreement for the season and then dividing it by 12 equal payments. This way the customers bill is a little cheaper each month and I have income coming in every month. Good idea or no?

Last edited by stew6371; 04-14-2010 at 11:12 PM.
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 04-14-2010, 11:58 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 5
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
i have 3 main packages
mow and blow
mow trim blow
and full service - mow trim edge blow
also i offer extras as special services
also
cusomers can create there own packages like
mow trim blow weekly and edge bi weekly as an example..works great
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-15-2010, 07:54 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That sounds good to me!

What steps will you be taking next?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 04-15-2010, 07:42 PM
stew6371
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That sounds good to me!

What steps will you be taking next?
Well I decided on A-1 LAWN SERVICE for a name. So now I will get my business license and insurance. I'm also trying to come up with a cool logo that stands out so I can order my flyers, truck magnets and yard signs. Then its go get some equipment and start advertising. Need to get some uniforms also. Would love to get a website up and running quick but that may have to wait a bit.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-15-2010, 09:05 PM
doug1980
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

One question is are you certified to apply herbicides/pesticides and fertilizer?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-15-2010, 09:44 PM
stew6371
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doug1980 View Post
One question is are you certified to apply herbicides/pesticides and fertilizer?
Not yet. For fertilizer, I just have to pay $50 bucks and get a license. Herbicides/pesticides will require a test.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-16-2010, 08:52 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,603
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Need to get some uniforms also.
I can't wait to see your logo and uniforms.
__________________
- 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 04-18-2010, 01:35 AM
stew6371
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I can't wait to see your logo and uniforms.
This is what I have come up with for uniforms so far. I was thinking about original Dickies pants in hunter green to go with the shirts. Do you think hunter green pants would look ok with this shirt? Also, I think I decided on a different name.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg back.jpg (25.2 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg front.jpg (19.1 KB, 8 views)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-18-2010, 03:47 AM
stew6371
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

My craigslist ad.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg craigslist ad.JPG (122.5 KB, 19 views)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-18-2010, 07:46 AM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 6
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Good selection on the name. Now you won't be thought of as steak sauce. The only thing that looks funny to me is the phone number without the zip code. I don't know where you are located so that may not pose an issue. I am in a military town so I always use my area code because of all the people that are from out of town and have phones in other area codes.
__________________
Pat
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
Business Names & Expansion CHEESE2009 Starting a lawn care business. 9 04-03-2010 04:58 AM
Cheap lawn care business names Steve General Business Discussions 12 01-23-2008 11:32 PM
Business Names Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-23-2006 09:01 PM
customer names Accuscapes Landscaping Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 03-15-2006 02:05 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
Yesterday 07:13 PM
Today 08:39 AM
by acrajchel
3 70
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
Today 08:37 AM
by acrajchel
7 1,283
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Yesterday 07:46 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 2,378
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
Yesterday 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 247
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
Yesterday 11:56 AM
by achri12
15 3,131
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-22-2014 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 500
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
11-22-2014 10:01 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 131
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
11-22-2014 05:56 PM
by AGPS
9 303
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
11-22-2014 02:42 PM
by stevef1201
22 6,142
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
11-21-2014 09:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
174 14,018
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-21-2014 09:33 PM
by TRV
3 158
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
11-21-2014 08:02 PM
by stevef1201
4 320
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-21-2014 07:05 PM
by acrajchel
13 380
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 114
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
11-21-2014 06:32 PM
by Steve
7 221
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-21-2014 06:07 PM
by acrajchel
15 486
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 954
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 490
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,850
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,448
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,195
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 771
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 533
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 471
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 324
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,376
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 254
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 518
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,599
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,715
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,835
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,688
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 426
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 625
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 331
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 384
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,337
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 612
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 513
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
11-10-2014 01:25 PM
by Steve
2 349
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 314
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 327
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 570
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 371
New to the business
jcurr33
11-05-2014 03:21 PM
11-07-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
1 429
Lines
Matther777
11-04-2014 02:19 PM
11-07-2014 12:54 PM
by Steve
1 463
hello, new to this site
tonyorwig
10-31-2014 10:49 PM
11-04-2014 02:24 PM
by tonyorwig
3 651
Aloha from Hawaii.
Gary R
11-02-2014 12:44 AM
11-03-2014 03:02 PM
by Steve
1 561
Pavers
crieg122
10-28-2014 03:49 PM
10-31-2014 01:49 PM
by Steve
6 864
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 02:59 PM
10-31-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
5 1,199
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying article marketing bid billy goat brushcutter blades bush charge decorating deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate exmark ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hiring how much to charge how to how to bid husqvarna hydraulic installation introduction kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing mulch mulch price new business new mower ordinance per hour charge podcast profit on employee redmax reo running a business scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shreaded snow snow plowing starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve toro trailer truck new used landscape walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 PM.

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