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
  #11  
Old 06-06-2008, 11:25 AM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

yea, I would have charged $200 - $300 bucks
how long did it take you from start to finish?
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


  #12  
Old 06-23-2008, 01:27 AM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Am I missing something here? Why didnt you use a gas edger ?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-23-2008, 01:31 AM
EatingEmoKids's Avatar
EatingEmoKids EatingEmoKids is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Age: 24
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 7
EatingEmoKids
Default

didnt know they made a gas edger plus I just started out lawn care this summer to give it a try for myself and see how I liked it.. how expensive and easy to use is a gas edger?
__________________


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
  #14  
Old 06-23-2008, 02:15 AM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EatingEmoKids View Post
didnt know they made a gas edger plus I just started out lawn care this summer to give it a try for myself and see how I liked it.. how expensive and easy to use is a gas edger?
Yea it would cut that job 99% You could did all that about 15 minutes.



Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:10 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,842
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you think knowing this will make you want to go out and get one? Do you have enough edge work to make it worth your while?
__________________
- 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
  #16  
Old 06-24-2008, 12:39 PM
taxsolver71
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Edging

Matt, nice job on the edging. What I might do different if you didnt do it already is to clean the edge with your weedwhacker. Makes the edge that much cleaner to the eye.

Mike
Muldoon's Landscaping Inc
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-24-2008, 09:02 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice work.

$90 is probably a fair price for the work but I agree with PNP...you must get away from using a spade as your primary tool.

Get a gas edger or 2 (stick type that PNP showed and/or a 3hp+ push type) also get the "half-moon" hand edger for detailed work.

Why didn't you sell them on edging? You could have tripled your profit.

No worries...you're learning. Learning is what this forum is for.

Good luck. You're doing great.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-24-2008, 11:31 PM
EatingEmoKids's Avatar
EatingEmoKids EatingEmoKids is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Age: 24
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 7
EatingEmoKids
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pnplawn View Post
Yea it would cut that job 99% You could did all that about 15 minutes.



thanks PNP

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Do you think knowing this will make you want to go out and get one? Do you have enough edge work to make it worth your while?
Yes this is making me very interested.. I do not have many edging jobs but I think I could get a bunch if I advertised it.. I'll let you know if I go through with this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by taxsolver71 View Post
Matt, nice job on the edging. What I might do different if you didnt do it already is to clean the edge with your weedwhacker. Makes the edge that much cleaner to the eye.

Mike
Muldoon's Landscaping Inc
Thanks Mike, The edges in the front by the flower beds could have used this I think in a few places.. I'll be sure to try it out next time!

Quote:
Originally Posted by StartALawnCareBusiness View Post
Nice work.

$90 is probably a fair price for the work but I agree with PNP...you must get away from using a spade as your primary tool.

Get a gas edger or 2 (stick type that PNP showed and/or a 3hp+ push type) also get the "half-moon" hand edger for detailed work.

Why didn't you sell them on edging? You could have tripled your profit.

No worries...you're learning. Learning is what this forum is for.

Good luck. You're doing great.

Keith
Keith, thanks for replying... Could you explain to me what you mean byt why didnt I sell them on edging? I'm interested in what you mean.. Thanks so 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
  #19  
Old 06-25-2008, 01:16 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb Countering your lawn care customer's objections.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EatingEmoKids View Post

Keith, thanks for replying... Could you explain to me what you mean byt why didnt I sell them on edging? I'm interested in what you mean.. Thanks so much!
Sorry I wasn't more clear.

I meant to say: installing landscape edging.

Landscape edging will help make the border permanent. If you are going for a plastic edge, purchase the best quality material you can buy. Metal edge is even better as it won't get chewed up by your weedeater.

It sounds like you tried to sell them a mulching job too? Don't take "no" as an answer.

You should have lots of counters to their objections. Let them know that you buy in bulk so you can get them a better price, tell them that you have a "vision" for their yard which includes color and type of edging and mulch, explain how difficult and dirty it is to haul and install mulch. Always have at least two counters to every objection.

Look at this short article I wrote last year on the art of countering customer objections to always make the sale:

http://www.startalawncarebusiness.co...bjections.html

Additionally, take a look at my main website. It seems like you are off to a great start and this might be very beneficial to you:

http://www.StartALawnCareBusiness.com
Lawn Care Business Program


Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-25-2008, 02:48 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,842
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
tell them that you have a "vision" for their yard which includes color and type of edging and mulch,
Keith,

One of our forum members in the past, Tim, would tell us how he would create a landscape design for his current lawn maintenance customers so he could sell them on his 'vision' of how their yard could be.

Did you ever find yourself doing that or how best would you advise lawn care business owners to sell that 'vision.'
__________________
- 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

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
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
Yesterday 08:57 PM
Today 02:42 PM
by Steve
1 34
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
Yesterday 03:55 PM
Today 02:37 PM
by Steve
1 56
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
Today 02:36 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
1,202 363,863
Just Quit?
ringahding1
Today 06:23 AM
Today 11:41 AM
by rmccutchan
3 58
French gardener owner's...
didgreen
Today 09:10 AM
Today 09:10 AM
by didgreen
0 23
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
Today 08:58 AM
by Chilehead
9 845
Lawn Mowing -...
ringahding1
Today 07:05 AM
Today 07:05 AM
by ringahding1
0 20
Thanks for all the posts
WheatGrass
Today 06:38 AM
Today 06:38 AM
by WheatGrass
0 21
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
01-28-2015 12:13 AM
Today 06:33 AM
by ringahding1
5 155
hows it going.
uppercut
Today 05:01 AM
Today 05:58 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 37
whats this briggs?
uppercut
Today 12:40 AM
Today 12:40 AM
by uppercut
0 32
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
Yesterday 10:54 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
12 708
viking cyclon.
uppercut
Yesterday 09:12 PM
Yesterday 09:12 PM
by uppercut
0 32
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
Yesterday 08:14 PM
by lxarth
8 245
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 09:13 AM
Yesterday 02:29 PM
by Steve
6 181
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
Yesterday 02:21 PM
by Steve
15 456
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
Yesterday 09:11 AM
by ringahding1
7 206
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-28-2015 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,187
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-28-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 16,073
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
01-28-2015 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,459
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-28-2015 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 592
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,336
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 134
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 103
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 699
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 335
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 290
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,616
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 167
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 418
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 177
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 314
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 306
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 364
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 530
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 344
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 680
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 417
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,217
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 579
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,524
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 444
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 504
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 322
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 250
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,848
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 704
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 394
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,890
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,650
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris first truck flyers foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business 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 lawn mowing marketing mr dave mulch past due per hour charge per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride reo running a business seo shell small engine repair square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.

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