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....

first edging job


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 06-02-2008, 10:46 PM
EatingEmoKids's Avatar
EatingEmoKids EatingEmoKids is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Age: 25
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 8
EatingEmoKids
Default

So I worked on my first edging job today, it's going pretty good. I started actually saturday but got put off because of rain. so I went and finished the front yard today and started a little in the back. I dont have a special edging tool just a spade. please feel free to give me your feedback on my job and point out anything I could improve.

I had a number of people walk by and tell me I was doing a good job while I worked on the sidewalks.

after: grass had grown over the side walk 4-8 inches

in the process of edging the driveway

before and during pictures of the front garden



After Pictures:




edit: btw I did not put down new mulch. I think the home owners plan to do that them selfs.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg edge-front-driveway.jpg (134.4 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg edge-front-garden-after01.jpg (177.9 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg edge-front-garden-after02.jpg (166.1 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg edge-front-garden-after03.jpg (160.1 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg edge-front-garden-before01.jpg (178.5 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg edge-front-garden-before02.jpg (184.8 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg edge-front-garden-before03.jpg (205.4 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg edge-front-sidewalk1.jpg (124.2 KB, 5 views)
__________________


Get a free website makeover for your lawn care business!
Go to this thread to learn more:
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?p=44255
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 06-03-2008, 12:24 AM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Looks good...I'd suggest an edging tool or a flat shovel if you're looking to speed things up. It's amazing how much of a difference a clean edge makes to the overall appearance of a yard.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-03-2008, 02:24 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Matt,

Great job! Do you have business cards on you at all times? When people are walking by, complimenting you, you should hand them a business card!

Will you be putting these pictures on your website?

Also, what's your view on using edgeing borders? Plastic or metal?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 06-03-2008, 07:55 AM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

wow, you did all of that with a spade shovel ?That looks great!
how many hrs. did it take to complete ?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-03-2008, 03:43 PM
EatingEmoKids's Avatar
EatingEmoKids EatingEmoKids is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Age: 25
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 8
EatingEmoKids
Default

Thanks Dave. Do you have a link to an edging tool online so I can see what it looks like?

Steve, I actually never have them while I am doing work but I now plan to take them with me all the time. I think I could have gotten at least one more job if I had my cards with me to hand out.

I currently dont have a website :-\ haha it's funny how I help other people set up websites but do not have my own. I'm still not sure how serious I want to get with lawn care tho, my dream job would be website design and optimization.. I just dont have enough clients to keep me busy all the time. When I set up my website I will put these images on there.

I have never used any edger borders, although I have seen a few places that have those black plastic ones. I dont think they look all that great but I think bricks look real nice.

lol thanks Blaine! yeah this couple I know used to do a lot of landscaping but not that much anymore. They showed me how to edge it with a spade and it seems very simple.

it took about 5 and a half hours for the front and 3 and a half for the back. I had an issue with rain in the front which added probably an extra hours worth of work or more..

before and after pictures of the backyard (some of it)





Attached Images
File Type: jpg edge-back-after01.jpg (178.2 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg edge-back-after02.jpg (170.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg edge-back-after03.jpg (190.2 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg edge-back-before01.jpg (171.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg edge-back-before02.jpg (198.8 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg edge-back-before03.jpg (173.2 KB, 0 views)
__________________


Get a free website makeover for your lawn care business!
Go to this thread to learn more:
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?p=44255
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-03-2008, 04:56 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Matt,

I'd say get a website up. It would help you sell web site design services as well because you could use your as an example of what you can do with seo.

Do you have any advice to offer me on seo for this site? I'd love to hear it, even if you wanna start another post to do 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
  #7  
Old 06-04-2008, 12:08 AM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It's basically just a little flat blade kinda thing, they've got them at Home Depot for sure.

Here's a pic of one I found...let me know if the link works

Edger Pic
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-05-2008, 12:25 PM
EatingEmoKids's Avatar
EatingEmoKids EatingEmoKids is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Age: 25
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 8
EatingEmoKids
Default

Steve, I will work on a website and try to have one up within the week to show off my design and seo abilities.

I'd love to give you some feedback, are you tracking your stats for this site with google analytics (or another tracker)? If your already getting search engine traffic I could give you some advice on how to move up in rankings for the phrases your site shows up for.

Thanks Dave, that link works! hmm It looks like you would be able to edge faster with that tool then with a spade.. I might have to go pick one up before my next edging job.

also I need some opinions, for the edging job I just did in the pictures. The total price came out to be $90.. Is that fair or did I low ball my self or charge to much?
__________________


Get a free website makeover for your lawn care business!
Go to this thread to learn more:
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?p=44255
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-05-2008, 05:16 PM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Price seems low...for 9 hours (at the $35 per hour I charge) I would've charged $315
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-05-2008, 09:58 PM
Andrew's Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

That is the type off work that makes everything else in the yard look better.

NICE WORK! Looks GREAT
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
draw a landscape, quick landscape sketch, sell the vision, upsells

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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
Today 11:39 AM
by Just for Cuts
24 8,336
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
Today 06:52 AM
by CurbAppeal1
35 8,959
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
Yesterday 11:23 PM
by biglee
13 296
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
Yesterday 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 431
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
Yesterday 04:40 PM
by mattthelawnguy
6 109
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
Yesterday 04:33 PM
Yesterday 04:33 PM
by mattthelawnguy
0 36
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 03:07 PM
Yesterday 03:07 PM
by Just for Cuts
0 47
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
Yesterday 02:58 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 128
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,690
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 751
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 388,850
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 81
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 167
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 1,928
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 186
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 119
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 240
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 631
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,437
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 268
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 475
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 607
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 473
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
05-12-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
9 546
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,018
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 989
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,016
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 383
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 401
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 321
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 440
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 320
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 3,861
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 996
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 274
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 314
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,058
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 348
How busy are you now?
Steve
05-04-2015 01:10 PM
05-05-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 385
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
05-04-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
1 414
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-04-2015 01:09 PM
by Steve
3 378
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 794
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 681
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 456
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-29-2015 10:55 PM
by Steve
5 556
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
04-29-2015 10:47 PM
by Steve
4 452
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
04-28-2015 05:34 AM
04-29-2015 07:47 AM
by jrs.landscaping
2 415
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
04-28-2015 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 571
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
04-27-2015 04:49 PM
04-27-2015 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 390
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
04-27-2015 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 461
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bob villa collections commercial contract help curb appeal services demonstration design edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook ferris flyers foreman grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic john deere quik trac landscape landscape services lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch ordinance past due patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts secrets to landscaping seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky swzt toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website won't return www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:06 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:06 PM.

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