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.

How do the pros do it?


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 06-12-2010, 08:39 AM
ttw0513
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default How do the pros do it?

Hi I'm looking to start a landscaping company pretty soon and I just wanted to know what chemical applications landscapers used and basically how they keep the lawns so lush and green.
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 06-12-2010, 09:38 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Nature's Lawn

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
http://www.natureslawn.com

Take some time on the site and educate yourself. The products really work great. In many cases, you can see the improvement overnight.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-12-2010, 01:08 PM
MAKLawnCutter MAKLawnCutter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central FL
Age: 32
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 7
MAKLawnCutter is on a distinguished road
Default

Chemicals - EVIL!

ANY profession you do for a living, and make money at, is a "profession" you can deliver pizzas and be a PROFESSIONAL.

Okay, a good way to keep a lawn so lush, is manual labor. You can DETHATCH a lawn once a year, usually spring, dethaching is the use of a rake looking thing, it pulls the old dead grass from the soil top to naturally aerate the lawn, allowing it to breath more. I do this on most of my lawns that pay for the service. I do all and ONLY organic spraying or hand pulling of weeds and over growth. Prevents grow back dramatically. Organic and hand pulling are both NATURAL, kid and pet safe.



Welcome to the forum.

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2010, 10:32 PM
ttw0513
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks,
I'm totally against using chemicals too I was just generalizing the term. By chemicals I meant like fertilizers etc. But hopefully soon I'll have a quality organic landscaping company that makes lawns green by green methods.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-13-2010, 04:06 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Organic

There are ogranic fertilizers also. What you want to keep away from is chemical or synthetic fertilizers.

Also, when you use pellitized fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, etx you are getting mostly filler. a 16-4-8 fertilizer is 72% filer and many companies use toxic waste for the filler. It's not regulated and an easy way to get rid of them. Some even pay fertilizer companies to take them off their hands.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-14-2010, 06:31 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
72% filer and many companies use toxic waste for the filler. It's not regulated and an easy way to get rid of them. Some even pay fertilizer companies to take them off their hands.
WOW ! I never knew that! Very interesting information.
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 06-14-2010, 11:32 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Toxic waste in fertilizer

Check this report

http://www.pirg.org/toxics/reports/wastelands/

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-14-2010, 06:52 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swstout View Post
There are ogranic fertilizers also. What you want to keep away from is chemical or synthetic fertilizers.

Also, when you use pellitized fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, etx you are getting mostly filler. a 16-4-8 fertilizer is 72% filer and many companies use toxic waste for the filler. It's not regulated and an easy way to get rid of them. Some even pay fertilizer companies to take them off their hands.

Steve
And be careful on the Organics, there are companies that are advertising Organic products but they are synthetic and in some cases just as bad as chemicals, few law suites under way up here with national companies.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-15-2010, 04:46 PM
ttw0513
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swstout View Post
http://www.natureslawn.com

Take some time on the site and educate yourself. The products really work great. In many cases, you can see the improvement overnight.

Steve
Hey just wondering if you use these products on a lot of lawns and if you have any before/after pictures or things like that. thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
green, lush

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
Super Surfer pros and cons??? Recyellow Starting a lawn care business. 9 02-16-2010 03:27 PM
What are the pros / cons of merging companies together? CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 3 10-19-2009 11:53 PM
hello fellow lawn care pros!! nydj81 Introduce Yourself 8 04-27-2009 09:31 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
Today 07:16 AM
by Chilehead
2 55
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-26-2016 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 372
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 51
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 143
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 150
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 169
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 618
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,332
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 522
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,406
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 291
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 921
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 792
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 623
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 749
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 718
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-06-2016 05:25 PM
by Steve
1,255 443,836
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,278
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-30-2016 07:47 PM
by SC93
11 2,119
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,132
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.

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