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? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

Not tooo much to brag about yut but getting there..


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-07-2012, 11:21 PM
usmc3391 usmc3391 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 4
usmc3391 is on a distinguished road
Default Not tooo much to brag about yut but getting there..




Not a lot yet but just started little more than a month ago..have 10 steady clients every week and every 2 weeks ones. Still marketing on craigslist, started a website, handing out flyers, have t-shirts made, and door signs. I was thinking of upgrading a mower next when i get more weeklies. I dont want to do this at the wrong time and i will also need a trailer at that point. Am I at an ok point here as far as equipment or will customers look down upon me.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Steve
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 05-07-2012, 11:33 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

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Most of my clients never see me mow and of those who do, I'd say most wouldn't know the difference between a Murray and an Exmark.

The real reason to get better equipment is better reliability, improved productivity, and better results.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-07-2012, 11:47 PM
usmc3391 usmc3391 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 4
usmc3391 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thats true thats a big factor i was just hesitant to post it on my website since they are only push mowers..didnt want it to turn anyone away.. Im thinking of getting a commercial walk behind next which would mean i need a trailer now too. This would prob be the best course of action.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 AM
hawthornelawncare's Avatar
hawthornelawncare hawthornelawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: saint petersburg, fl
Age: 34
Posts: 112
Rep Power: 7
hawthornelawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by usmc3391 View Post



Not a lot yet but just started little more than a month ago..have 10 steady clients every week and every 2 weeks ones. Still marketing on craigslist, started a website, handing out flyers, have t-shirts made, and door signs. I was thinking of upgrading a mower next when i get more weeklies. I dont want to do this at the wrong time and i will also need a trailer at that point. Am I at an ok point here as far as equipment or will customers look down upon me.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Steve
Hey man set up looks good. When i first started i used a 1994 plymouth sundance and had a push mower and line trimmer and blower to start. So you rolling up with what you got is a step up from what i rolled up in. Some people might have a reserve on you but most others its about quality and how good your service is.. I have a couple clients that i use a push mower on cause they dont want a big mower on there lawn making divits or anything. So dont stress about your equipment right now. If you are happy with what you got going at the moment then stay happy till your ready to buy something bigger and such. And like Hedgemaster said more then likely alot of your clients wont even see you mowing. The ones that do i doubt they are gonna say anything.

I have a friend who does lawns too and he uses nothing but push mowers.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 AM
hawthornelawncare's Avatar
hawthornelawncare hawthornelawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: saint petersburg, fl
Age: 34
Posts: 112
Rep Power: 7
hawthornelawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

oh and i forgot you should post pics of your t shirts and such and website.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-08-2012, 11:57 AM
Von Bobbeh's Avatar
Von Bobbeh Von Bobbeh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 166
Rep Power: 4
Von Bobbeh is on a distinguished road
Default

Sweet rig, Toyota for the win.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,511
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That looks like a fantastic setup! Scale up your equipment as you need it. Don't be too concerned what the consumer thinks of your equipment. They can't tell the difference between mowers. Do a good job and they will be happy.
__________________
- 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 05-08-2012, 04:42 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

Quote:
Originally Posted by usmc3391 View Post
Thats true thats a big factor i was just hesitant to post it on my website since they are only push mowers..didnt want it to turn anyone away.. Im thinking of getting a commercial walk behind next which would mean i need a trailer now too. This would prob be the best course of action.
Constructive criticism:


I'd be more concerned with the lack of grass in that photo if you're talking about using it on your website.

First impressions are important. Unless your clients are all living in the woods and only need you to weed whack the property once in a while, I'd rethink that photo. If I'm looking to have my lawn cut, I wouldn't be inclined to call you - not because of the equipment, but because of the "presentation".
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-08-2012, 10:40 PM
usmc3391 usmc3391 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 4
usmc3391 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks everyone all great advice. Hawthorne Ill post up some more pics of my shirts up. Yea i used to be all Ford but 24 mpg was hard to pass up. I need to calculate my gas tho when hauling my equipment to see how much it changes. Thanks Steve, as I get more customers ill scale up as needed. Thanks hedgemaster you are absolutely right about the picture. I replaced it with a generic lawn care picture on my website. This week when I cut one of the nicer lawns ill have my equipment out and take a picture with actually some grass haha! Thanks again everyone I defiantly feel much better about my equipment now and gained some confidence in it!
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
Brag! The art of tooting your own horn Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-13-2006 06:22 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
Yesterday 10:41 PM
by SC93
7 185
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
Yesterday 03:50 PM
by Bradcook21
8 220
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
Yesterday 12:59 PM
by hopolb33
2 112
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
Yesterday 12:18 PM
Yesterday 12:18 PM
by sanlanct
0 38
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
Yesterday 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 61
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-01-2015 11:27 AM
by mattthelawnguy
10 454
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-31-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
1,227 401,907
Hello Everybody
budspop
07-30-2015 11:42 AM
07-31-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 86
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-31-2015 11:34 AM
by googus
9 646
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 167
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 282
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 262
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 280
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 438
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 251
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 892
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 3,011
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 430
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,547
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,468
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,538
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 353
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 503
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 363
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,792
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,744
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,541
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 388
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 335
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 509
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design edging equipment dealer equipment rental flyers foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to husqvarna hydro increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded snow plowing solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.

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