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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Season Starting? A Month Early? YES!


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-18-2012, 09:01 PM
SouthallMowing SouthallMowing is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 122
Rep Power: 4
SouthallMowing is on a distinguished road
Default Season Starting? A Month Early? YES!

Last week, first week of mowing, only got have of my clients in. Cause the rest didn't need cut yet. But this week they will. A extra month of mowing? Not going to complain. Didn't think that it would start this soon, but after a winter of no snow, it's a good thing. I had landscaping jobs set up, and now I have to move those. Nothing like really getting into the business. However, in a way it sucks, Still in high school, then 3 days out of the week I have my EMT Basic class from 6-10. So those 3 days are worthless. BUSY! Plus all my clients want me to roll their lawns, easy money, So I set up a day where I'm going to knock them all out. Gunna be the best day ever, ca-ching! Then on top of all this, I'm on the hunt for an enclosed trailer. At the rate I'm going with this business, I'm going to be a millionaire by age 30. Is anyone else starting way early this year? Also, good dimensions for a trailer to carry 2 trimmers w/ attachments, shovels, rakes, etc, 1 zero turn (38"), 2 push mowers, and some other small equipment. 6x12? 7x14? 8x16?
__________________
[center]CENTER]
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 03-18-2012, 09:14 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,402
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Anything before May will be a month earlier than last year. I lost just about all of April due to the rain and one customer split because I tracked up the wet lawn. She was one I didn't mind losing though. Total hemorrhoid, she was.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2012, 09:36 PM
Liberty Landscaping LLC Liberty Landscaping LLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Woodbridge, NJ
Posts: 243
Rep Power: 5
Liberty Landscaping LLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Southmall. Whete are you located? I would go bigger if you expand no sense needing a new trailer in a year buy a bigger one now.
__________________
Liberty Landscaping LLC
www.libertylndscpng.com
Woodbridge, NJ
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2012, 10:04 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

I cut my own lawn today for the first time, and I expect some calls soon, so yes, it's starting early.
Like Mark said, last year I didn't get my first client cut until the last week of April due to non-stop rains.

Buy bigger than you think you need now if you have the room for it.
I don't have much room to spare in my driveway, so I started with a 5x8 - I should have went with a 10 footer at a minimum.
I just loaded my new walk behind and push mower in the trailer today and they both just fit front to back. Shoulda got a bigger trailer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2012, 09:08 AM
SouthallMowing SouthallMowing is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 122
Rep Power: 4
SouthallMowing is on a distinguished road
Default

Right now I have an open 5x10 trailer that could haul a tank. It's not one of those little toys from tractor supply. But I think 7x14 would be sufficient. And for whoever asked, I'm in Waverly, Ohio. Not a huge mowing market. But of the one we have, I pretty much own it. Theres a couple other companies, but I've stolen most of their properties around my clients.
__________________
[center]CENTER]
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2012, 07:47 PM
mpriester mpriester is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 4
mpriester is on a distinguished road
Default

i bought a 6x12 trailer and wish i would have went with a 16' or a 7x14 minimum, it hauls both push mowers, 3 trimmers, 1 blower, 1 61" zero turn and 1 50" tractor, but its a tight fit. i plan on adding a 36" or a 48" walk behind and when that happens i will be looking for a 16' enclosed trailer. my suggestion is if you need a 12' trailer to haul what you have go a little bigger as you will need it as you expand, and you will expand.
__________________
2005 Chevy 2500hd, 6x12 Mustang trailer
2 push mowers
Cub Cadet sltx1050
3 trimmers(1 Husq. Comm., 1 Ryobi, 1 Stihl)
2 hedge trimmers(1 electric, 1 husqvarna)
Husq. MZ6128ZT
Pressure washer
7.5' meyer plow, western salt spreader, Husq. blower
Husq. 125b leaf blower
1 generator
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2012, 08:08 PM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 651
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Those of us with year round accounts, this early summer actually cost us more money because they have been needing cut so much sooner than normal. Pick your poison I guess, do by the cut and starve in the winter. lol
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2012, 11:08 PM
SouthallMowing SouthallMowing is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 122
Rep Power: 4
SouthallMowing is on a distinguished road
Default

I got a steal of a trailer today. I'm on my phone so I can't post pictures, but I will get them tomorrow. Amazing trailer for the price.
__________________
[center]CENTER]
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
2012 Mowing Season Starting Early? SouthallMowing General Talk 1 02-21-2012 12:46 PM
Second off season, and starting to BOOM. SouthallMowing General Talk 3 01-04-2012 01:41 PM
Starting the new season right. jklawncare Community Assistance 10 02-14-2011 09:16 AM
Spring Season... too early? devuono311 Community Assistance 4 12-11-2009 10:31 PM
Too early to set up work for next season? MJK General Business Discussions 2 05-30-2006 12:35 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
Yesterday 11:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 181
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,646
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Yesterday 06:24 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
22 1,248
This sucks...
Matther777
Yesterday 04:56 PM
Yesterday 04:56 PM
by Matther777
0 34
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
Yesterday 11:19 AM
Yesterday 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 76
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
Yesterday 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 322
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 847
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 162
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 509
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 312
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-16-2014 10:43 PM
by SGL1
6 366
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,142
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,797
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,028
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 721
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 326
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 346
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-15-2014 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 311
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 346
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,044
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 815
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 945
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 315
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 188
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,730
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 555
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,205
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-14-2014 03:06 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 725
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-13-2014 09:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
116 7,968
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,219
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 741
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,471
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 956
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,554
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 443
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,191
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,244
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 650
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 931
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,722
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,018
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 622
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 574
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 665
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 678
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 937
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 1,006
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 912
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
by Steve
5 909
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 825
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex auger birdscaping blades charge christmas lighting collections credit card processing customers decorating ditches exmark ferris first truck fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business holiday lighting how much to charge how to bid husqvarna john deere quik trac kansas city kawasaki 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 seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf leaf removal lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mulch estimate new and restored landscapes new buisness past due podcast promotion pto redmax rotating running a business savannah scag season seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business stihl top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack turfgrass consulting walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 AM.

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