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.

i Have Two thing

General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-2011, 12:25 AM
atylawncare atylawncare is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Granite City Il
Posts: 32
Rep Power: 5
atylawncare is on a distinguished road
Default i Have Two thing

Heres the first question i have i drive by this church everyday and they cut their own grass but they dont weed trim and its gettin prolly a little over knee high i dont think they have a wee eater should i stop and offer them the service to just weed trim for them i dont have very many accounts right now and i was thinking maybe that could turn into something more and how much should i charge per foot on that ? And the other thing is i made a new site i was wanting to see if i can get some feed back on it its i think this one is more professional than the last one but im looking for some feed back from the outside because your guys feed back has been very helpful.
thank you
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

Old 05-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Tom53 Tom53 is offline
new member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northwest Iowa
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 0
Tom53 is on a distinguished road

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Most churches in our area have someone from the congregation do the mowing and other light lawn maintenance, and even snow removal in the winter. Not sure how other churches do it, but ours uses volunteers who bring their own equipment and the church does not pay for it. It is done on a rotating basis from the members. It is considered as a service to the church.

I would assume that some churches do pay for services if they are big enough, so about all you can do is ask the pastor or priest, or church secretary.

As far as what to charge, well all I can say is,,,, it is a church, and you know who is watching over you, so don't shaft the church on high pricing now and maybe "JUST MAYBE" you wont get the shaft come judgment day! LOL

We dont have that weed and trimming problem at our church, but I am sure if I saw it that bad, I personally would just go do it on a day when I had some down time. In my case, I would even prefer not to have anyone know I had done it for the church. Thats one of them "warm and fuzzy" kind of things you can keep to yourself. But that's just me. Much better that way in my opinion.

But there is also another way you could do this to YOUR advantage....>

I know its a business where you want to make money, but in the end money really isnt everything. And besides, if you "volunteer" that service to the church, maybe the pastor will mention you and your business during services, and some member might need your services, and you could pick up a customer that way if you leave your information with the pastor when you do the job for the church. Maybe even let you put a business card on the church bulletin board. Just ask if that is something the church would do for you in return for you weed eating once a month or so.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2011, 05:05 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,712
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation

I agree with Tom on this one. As I was reading your post, I first off commending you for keeping your eyes open and secondly for figuring out what you could do to help.

Maybe just stop by and do the trimming. Then maybe send a letter to the church and tell them you thought they could use a little help with their lawn care so you did the trimming and will keep an eye on it in the future if it still needs help.

It would be a great experimentation for you to see how you can utilize a kind gesture as a marketing tool.

Now, continue to keep your eyes open for commercial or residential properties with the same problem and look into why their property is not being taken well care of. It's those properties you want to charge to perform your services for.

Keep us posted on your thoughts about this.
- 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


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
FYI for people trying to do the right thing... cwt2112 Starting a lawn care business. 10 10-29-2010 12:59 AM
What is the best thing to be doing now? Watkins_Landscaping Community Assistance 1 10-15-2010 08:04 PM
What's the most generous thing you've done? CHEESE2009 General Talk 2 07-25-2009 12:34 PM
No such thing as over-exposure Steve General Business Discussions 0 03-31-2008 11:49 AM
Such Thing As A Free Lunch? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 04-05-2007 10:02 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
Today 12:31 AM
by SC93
9 1,083
Anti-Ice or De-Icing...
Yesterday 11:04 PM
Yesterday 11:04 PM
by nwgirl
0 19
Hi, new member looking...
11-24-2015 06:03 PM
Yesterday 07:31 PM
by taylorgreen325
2 162
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 07:58 AM
Yesterday 03:13 PM
by Just for Cuts
2 141
ATV Plowing and Services...
11-24-2015 07:55 PM
Yesterday 02:06 PM
by Steve
4 203
Help a Brother Out -...
01-23-2012 05:19 PM
11-23-2015 05:25 PM
by Steve
90 31,802
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 08:34 AM
11-17-2015 11:43 AM
by Steve
20 1,959
First house clean up,...
11-04-2015 06:28 PM
11-14-2015 06:12 AM
by Brian3137
12 1,034
Leaf removal
11-09-2015 01:17 PM
11-13-2015 08:13 PM
by Bradcook21
8 951
Any feedback on Toro...
Ian Lovejoy
11-12-2015 08:46 AM
11-12-2015 02:59 PM
by Steve
1 538
Don't pick up those...
11-11-2015 08:04 AM
11-12-2015 12:06 AM
by Steve
1 752
buying existing company
11-11-2015 10:51 AM
11-11-2015 06:49 PM
by Steve
1 723
Snow Plowing /...
11-06-2015 06:28 AM
11-11-2015 09:15 AM
by kslawn
8 989
Has anyone created an...
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
11-11-2015 07:52 AM
by mark123
0 668
Buying a business
11-01-2015 12:50 PM
11-10-2015 06:54 PM
by Steve
15 2,236
Rocky Newbe
11-06-2015 06:09 AM
11-09-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
3 825
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-09-2015 06:01 PM
by Steve
1,239 423,895
Scored 2 Freebies Tonight
08-07-2009 04:14 AM
11-09-2015 05:52 PM
by Steve
16 6,310
Customers dodging the...
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
11-08-2015 05:36 PM
by Chilehead
4 836
Starting a mowing...
10-23-2015 06:55 PM
11-05-2015 12:47 AM
by Steve
9 4,212
Property Pricing
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
11-04-2015 06:35 PM
by Brian3137
6 2,092
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 04:51 PM
11-02-2015 05:53 PM
by Steve
31 5,610
starting organic...
10-04-2015 01:22 PM
11-02-2015 05:46 PM
by Steve
4 4,194
Mister Joe in...
Mister Joe
10-30-2015 08:40 PM
11-02-2015 05:43 PM
by Steve
6 1,991
Three Year In -...
Ian Lovejoy
10-26-2015 11:21 AM
11-02-2015 05:41 PM
by Steve
9 4,150
Mowing golf course
10-31-2015 07:11 PM
11-02-2015 05:03 PM
by SC93
10 2,091
Just landed a nice...
10-29-2015 02:56 PM
10-30-2015 09:39 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
4 2,064
Credit Cards - What's in...
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
10-30-2015 09:20 PM
by Steve
13 6,796
Hello From Michigans U.P.
09-28-2015 04:48 AM
10-29-2015 11:11 PM
by Steve
6 4,182
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 AM.

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 AM.

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