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 > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Free Landscape for a client


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-04-2010, 03:06 AM
cruzgardening cruzgardening is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 277
Rep Power: 5
cruzgardening is on a distinguished road
Default Free Landscape for a client

Hey guys im expecting this months to be slow for me and since im new to the business i started to offer free landscape services around the area where I work i have several designs where clients can choose from and well tomorrow im going to speak to one of my clients and see if she would allow me to advertise by offering to re-landscape her front lawn, right now she has several flower beds but they are in terrible shape, she has done several projects on her backyard but has not touched the front yard because she ran out of money, I made good money with her so far so if i spend about 400-$500 it wont hurt my pocket and since she has lots of people always visiting and she is in a main street im hoping people will see the job and ask or call the small banner im going to leave in the front. I will update to let you guys know how it goes

Cheers
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 11-04-2010, 06:44 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That is very creative. Take some pictures.

What is your view on doing something like that versus doing something in your community where you are helping someone really in need or maybe doing something to spruce up a park?

Something that you can get media attention for and build goodwill within your community for helping many?
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 11-05-2010, 12:28 AM
cruzgardening cruzgardening is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 277
Rep Power: 5
cruzgardening is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is very creative. Take some pictures.

What is your view on doing something like that versus doing something in your community where you are helping someone really in need or maybe doing something to spruce up a park?

Something that you can get media attention for and build goodwill within your community for helping many?
i talked to the client and she loves the idea of getting something free and she is willing to allow me to place my Banner on the property, lets see how long it can stay on her front lawn before the city takes it down.

i would love to work with my community that way a lot more but sadly they would rather pay me then allow me to work for them for free because they fear me or my worker might get hurt and we might sue them... which i think is a ridiculous excuse for keeping the old landscapers in their books... of course im talking about my city i might look to other cities they might apreciate my work a bit more.

another thing is that i offered a few churches my services for free, so i could use their invoice for taxes and they didn't want it either haha its harder then it seems.

i would do free work for people that need it in a heart beat but its harder to get it around my area.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am so very impressed with your efforts!

Have you been looking around town and finding places where you could simply clean up an area and spruce it up?

What if you just kept it simple and did it. Have a picture taken of your crew doing the cleanup and send it to the paper with a little blurb.

Maybe something like, 'you drive by this one location everyday and you just feel it badly reflected on the town you lived in so you thought there would be no harm in cleaning it up a bit.

If everyone does a little, we can all do a lot.'

You just might get a picture in the paper. I would try it a couple of times. Surely they will print at least one of your submissions or maybe even do an article about it with you.

Maybe you could even form a community volunteer group to help clean areas up?

Keep thinking and experimenting, I think you are onto something.
__________________
- 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 11-06-2010, 02:09 AM
cruzgardening cruzgardening is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 277
Rep Power: 5
cruzgardening is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I am so very impressed with your efforts!

Have you been looking around town and finding places where you could simply clean up an area and spruce it up?
I've looked and wondered how that might work never actually taken the initiative to do so. There is an area i drive by all the time its on the entrance of the freeway, the palm trees look horrible and the whole landscape there has never been kept up and now that our city lost millions of dollars no one has touched that area i might do it after this little project

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What if you just kept it simple and did it. Have a picture taken of your crew doing the cleanup and send it to the paper with a little blurb.

Maybe something like, 'you drive by this one location everyday and you just feel it badly reflected on the town you lived in so you thought there would be no harm in cleaning it up a bit.

If everyone does a little, we can all do a lot.'

You just might get a picture in the paper. I would try it a couple of times. Surely they will print at least one of your submissions or maybe even do an article about it with you.

Maybe you could even form a community volunteer group to help clean areas up?

Keep thinking and experimenting, I think you are onto something.
the picture in the paper sounds like some free publicity that i might need around my area, even though i Do Not have any clients around here i might do some in the area where i am concentrated

thank you for the input u guys always make the ideas better
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-06-2010, 10:50 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

One thing that people can look into for good will is old cemeteries. At least back in Tennessee they were all over the place.Overgrown and falling apart. What about up keeping one of these 2x a month. Get the local news to come out and get before shots and then after shots.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-07-2010, 05:28 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is a great idea with the cemeteries! Did you ever get involved with that or know anyone that did? Did the media ever cover that in the paper?

Quote:
There is an area i drive by all the time its on the entrance of the freeway, the palm trees look horrible and the whole landscape there has never been kept up and now that our city lost millions of dollars no one has touched that area i might do it after this little project
That is great! Make sure you take before and after pictures of the areas you work on too.

Also what about veterans in your area? Would any of them need their property cleaned up?

I would figure all of these things would make for a great story.
__________________
- 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 11-08-2010, 09:50 PM
cruzgardening cruzgardening is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 277
Rep Power: 5
cruzgardening is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Cleaning Doctor View Post
One thing that people can look into for good will is old cemeteries. At least back in Tennessee they were all over the place.Overgrown and falling apart. What about up keeping one of these 2x a month. Get the local news to come out and get before shots and then after shots.
i went looking around the cementaries around my area and they look amazing and well kept No luck there remember i live in the Los Angeles Area

but im sure if i went a bit more south i might find something i will look there on the weekend thanks for the idea
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-08-2010, 09:57 PM
cruzgardening cruzgardening is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 277
Rep Power: 5
cruzgardening is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is a great idea with the cemeteries! Did you ever get involved with that or know anyone that did? Did the media ever cover that in the paper?



That is great! Make sure you take before and after pictures of the areas you work on too.

Also what about veterans in your area? Would any of them need their property cleaned up?

I would figure all of these things would make for a great story.
I will make sure i do take good pictures for all to see, i will be working on the clients yard tomorrow it will likely be a 2 day job so i will load before pictures tomorrow and after pics in a few days

n about the Veterans i will go look at the local veteran center to offer my services for free mayb that can help
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,688
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I look forwards to seeing your pictures and how you harness it to help in your marketing.

Also, you could do things like maybe plant flowers at a senior center? Or something that brightens a group of peoples day.

Maybe at the local hospital? Library?

Places where people will start talking more about you.
__________________
- 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
First comercial client onthegreen Starting a lawn care business. 9 12-28-2009 09:26 AM
Another client request picframer General Talk 3 09-09-2009 10:42 AM
Client rescheduling? jasonw Starting a lawn care business. 4 07-13-2009 03:57 PM
Offer free landscape designs? Steve General Business Discussions 2 07-11-2006 11:49 AM
How Well Do You Know Your Client? Steve General Business Discussions 4 04-26-2006 09:27 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Today 10:02 PM
by mattthelawnguy
29 8,953
Stander Vs. Zt
totalscape
Today 07:57 PM
Today 07:57 PM
by totalscape
0 18
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Today 01:58 PM
by SuperiorPower
6 211
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Yesterday 09:45 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
189 16,646
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
Yesterday 09:36 PM
by Chilehead
2 93
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Yesterday 07:48 PM
by SuperiorPower
9 315
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by homey
5 174
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by stevef1201
7 219
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by stevef1201
3 116
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,982
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,136
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,331
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 298
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 297
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 369
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 267
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 818
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 813
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 287
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,086
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 396
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,382
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 635
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 487
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,814
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 908
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 435
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 433
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,206
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,718
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 982
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,270
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,464
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 611
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 695
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,232
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 865
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,249
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,877
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 713
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,458
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 646
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,534
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,494
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,512
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 715
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,285
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,192
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 622
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,828
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades care charge christmas collections edging employee problems equipment rental estimate foreman four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost 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 website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower ordinance past due per hour service podcast pto push versus ride running a business savannah scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting up sell employee won't return wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.

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