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 > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

LANDSCAPING SOFTWARE please help!!!!!


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-01-2011, 05:32 PM
Jay123 Jay123 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 5
Jay123 is on a distinguished road
Default LANDSCAPING SOFTWARE please help!!!!!

I am looking into buying a landscaping software so i can show a potential customer what the job will look like before i even start i been looking into a couple one was by pro landscape its a little expensive and another one was realtime landscape plus i am having trouble deciding what one to go with just wondering if anyone is using any and which one is a good one thanks for the help i appreciate 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 03-02-2011, 07:15 PM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 40
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 6
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Good software programs that give you all the options you need to provide a real nice proposal is quite an expense if you dont use it very often.
If landscaping is your primary line of work then definately spend the money.if not, you have to ask yourself if the profit from the job is worth purchasing the software.
__________________
Welcome Advise, Incourage comments, and never stop Cutting. Geoff<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1595&d=1253928284">
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-02-2011, 09:59 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

im very skilled in photoshop so i will just be using that

if you want

you could even get an arial shot of there home and plan it out right off of that

it would be as close to acurate as it could get in my opinion. Plus you can use it to design flyers, web pages, etc etc.
__________________
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
  #4  
Old 03-03-2011, 08:52 AM
psparaco psparaco is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rosedale, Maryland
Age: 37
Posts: 199
Rep Power: 6
psparaco is on a distinguished road
Default

Well for landscaping I would suggest using autocad civil 3D. This software costs in the ballpark of $4000-$6000 per license. Another one is Bentley's Microstation Version 8 is the latest i last used about 3 years ago. Nto sure on its price but its about the same as autocad civil 3D.

Since your not a consulting landscape engineering firm. I would highly suggest either using photoshop as JKlawncare mentioned. Me personally I would print out an aerial photo of the person's property on graph paper. That way you can measure things properly.

Most of your potential customer won't care if you use something classy or graph paper. If they wanted something classy and had the extra money. They would first hire a landscaping engineering consultant. Have that firm's design team design their landscape. Then they would select a group of landscapers such as you and I who would then bid on the project. My previous line of work was Mechanical Engineering. I did that for 12 years til i was laid off due to the economy in 2009. I do own a basic copy of autocad. But i dont use it for landscaping. The same amount of time I could layout your front yard. I could have sketched it up by hand and had the work half done.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-04-2011, 01:28 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,516
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How do you find the customers react to hand sketches? Do you feel that holds you back at all or do they appreciate the added craftsmanship of it?
__________________
- 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 software Needed asap onthegreen Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 13 05-02-2008 04:18 AM
What software do I need? kc2006 General Business Discussions 4 02-14-2008 02:19 AM
software pnplawn General Talk 3 12-12-2007 02:49 AM
Looking for software pnplawn General Talk 6 11-25-2007 07:14 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
Yesterday 08:07 AM
Yesterday 11:08 PM
by Chilehead
2 98
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:41 PM
Yesterday 11:06 PM
by Chilehead
9 301
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
Yesterday 01:23 PM
Yesterday 06:56 PM
by Matther777
2 109
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 09:19 PM
Yesterday 06:40 PM
by robert8509
7 198
hey everyone
robert8509
10-22-2014 08:16 PM
Yesterday 06:16 PM
by robert8509
5 150
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
Yesterday 05:55 PM
by biglee
13 409
My Newest Toy (B.P....
Dan Tanner
Yesterday 05:50 PM
Yesterday 05:50 PM
by Dan Tanner
0 65
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Yesterday 03:33 PM
by TNTurf
10 828
Hi from SoCal
Jmoney
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Yesterday 12:51 PM
by Steve
1 76
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
Yesterday 12:33 PM
by Steve
5 529
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
Yesterday 06:12 AM
by ringahding1
4 358
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
10-21-2014 06:20 AM
Yesterday 05:13 AM
by ringahding1
5 248
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
10-22-2014 01:27 PM
by Steve
6 426
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-22-2014 01:23 PM
by Steve
3 400
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
10-21-2014 01:59 PM
10-22-2014 01:19 PM
by Steve
1 175
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-22-2014 08:51 AM
by ringahding1
12 1,541
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-22-2014 07:47 AM
by ringahding1
4 1,358
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
10-21-2014 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 677
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-21-2014 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 528
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
10-21-2014 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,422
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
10-21-2014 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 282
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,836
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,340
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 247
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 320
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 769
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,223
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 504
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 350
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 689
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 992
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,357
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 716
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 340,253
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 436
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,534
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,545
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,633
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 573
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 734
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 574
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 918
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,572
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 884
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,696
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,109
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 1,016
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 656
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 649
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,187
» Popular Tags
2wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying bush charge christmas commercial deliquentaccounts demonstration exmark ferris first truck georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to hydraulic labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business book lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mechanic monthly mowing mulch mulch price new business ordinance patio install podcast property management company push versus ride savannah scag scag v-ride seo snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business stihl sulky toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree walk behind walker won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 AM.

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