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.

Episode 3 of The Landscaper is now online


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-02-2005, 02:16 PM
UnitedEnvironment.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Well, its been a while since I have had the ability to post here. There was a family emergency in my mother being diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. It shook us all up quite a bit but things are going very well for her now. As for business, The ball is beginning to role in the right direction. Techo-Bloc, a large paver company has expressed a large interest in helping us produce our show. You can check them out on the web at www.techo-bloc.com. They want to use our videos as there main instruction on how to install the techo-bloc products, as well as sell the more variety based shows as well. January they are flying us to Baltmimore to get schooled by a team of experts in Landscape Construction, and then we have to produce the absolute perfect instructional episode. if we deliver than unitedenvironment.com will be merging The Landscaper with Techo-Bloc.

Also, this month, look for two new episodes of The Landscaper
Online now is EZ PAvers, the third installment of our show dealing with a sidewalk installation, and later this month will be our live episode ffrom the garden state exhibit center on building a garden arbor.

The new year will begin our 4 part show entitled "A Healthy Landscaper" so stay tuned

without further delay
here is the link to episode 3, its at the bottom of the page

http://www.unitedenvironment.com/Landscaper.html

please let us know what you think, all comments will help us immensly whith putting together the perfect episode for Techo-Bloc
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 12-02-2005, 10:11 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,454
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi UnitedEnvironment.com,

I was just thinking of you guys and wondering when we would see the latest update. I am very sorry to hear about your mom's situation. I do hope she is able to recover quickly from this.

I think teaming up with www.techo-bloc.com is a great idea. I haven't downloaded the video yet but I will tonight and post a response to it.

Here is my view on the direction of your shows and please only take it as one person's view that's all. I feel your best shows so far have been when they have focused on training the viewer how to do something they don't know and no one would tell them how. If you keep focusing your shows on how to do specific things in the industry that will allow the viewer to profit from this knowledge, you will really have something.
Teaming up with vendors and showing how to use their products is a win win situation.

Great job so far with everything.

Now I will download the show
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 12-06-2005, 06:59 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,454
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Ok I was able to watch the video. Again I say great job to all of you. It was very informative and educational. I hope others will watch it as well.
__________________
- 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 12-06-2005, 07:18 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,454
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Could you give us a little insight as to the behind the scenes of the video?
What's been the toughest thing so far putting them together and building the show?
Where do you see the future of the show going etc..
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 12-06-2005, 07:55 AM
NickN NickN is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 12
NickN
Default

You guys are going to do very well with this.(Still watching the first part,but I'm impressed)I love the fact that you're explaining what,why,and how on these projects.Congratulations also,on what appears to be your first major sponsor.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-06-2005, 08:26 AM
NickN NickN is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 12
NickN
Default

After viewing part two of the paver install,I can't help but notice the lack of safety.(landscapers in general aren't known for safety,I know) One worker isn't wearing safety glasses and neither are wearing dust masks while cutting the pavers,and no hearing protection when the saw is running.No safety glasses when tapping one of the pavers into place either.
Not a big deal to me,but sponsors are going to want you to promote safety with their product.As an added bonus,you'll keep your sight,hearing, and lungs a bit longer
Those are OSHA violations,btw,so I can't see a manufacturer using this video as a training tool.
It's a great video otherwise though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-06-2005, 08:55 AM
NickN NickN is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 12
NickN
Default

Last comment(Just finished the final part)
1.I didn't see the base material get compacted.Was it done?
2.I didn't see the pavers compacted after the stone dust was installed.
3.No water was used to work the stone dust in.
4.A top layer of only play sand is not going to work in the long run.With no edging material,and even with it in this case,sand by itself will wash out.Especially with all those seams lined up as they were. Polymeric Jointing sand is what is needed for fill.
5.As for not using edging material,the reasons given are false.If installed correctly,when the final grading is done,you shouldn't see the edging on the sides of the pavers,much less hit them with a mower.(This is using a high grade metal paver restraint,not the plastic stuff)

All in all,I like it.I don't think anything like this has been done before.Not busting your chops either.Just giving feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-06-2005, 09:19 AM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

is there anywhere you have this available for download? My internet connection at work is not the best for streaming video...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-06-2005, 10:01 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,454
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi ritchiem,

You should be able to save the file and not have to stream it. View the page html source and get the direct link. Then maybe you can save it to your computer.
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 12-06-2005, 04:13 PM
UnitedEnvironment.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

ok, here goes the answers too all the questions

question 1: Could you give us a little insight as to the behind the scenes of the video?
What's been the toughest thing so far putting them together and building the show?
Where do you see the future of the show going etc.

Answer: well, what you probably cant tell is the fact that this episode actually takes place over a period of a few days. We had some major problems filming this one due to mother nature. We actually came across filming this one last minute. The job was completed already once with differnt pavers, and the owner hated the manager who we dealt with's choice of pavers, so he paid us to pick them up and lay the walk again with a differnt type of paver. thats why when the video starts, much of the base is already complete.

In the future the show will get much more professional in quality and standard. The way we install right now works, we where tought the methods we use by contractors and masons who have been in the business for a very long time, most are the grandchilds of the original owners, as am I. So as I said, The methods are correct, but there not industry standard. We use a cement border around are walks and patios like we demonstrated in the show, but techo-bloc for example wants us to use there edging restraints. Things will have to be changed to industry standard if we are to have there support. Its all about sellin more toys.

question 2:After viewing part two of the paver install,I can't help but notice the lack of safety.(landscapers in general aren't known for safety,I know) One worker isn't wearing safety glasses and neither are wearing dust masks while cutting the pavers,and no hearing protection when the saw is running.No safety glasses when tapping one of the pavers into place either.
Not a big deal to me,but sponsors are going to want you to promote safety with their product.As an added bonus,you'll keep your sight,hearing, and lungs a bit longer
Those are OSHA violations,btw,so I can't see a manufacturer using this video as a training tool.
It's a great video otherwise though.

Answer: Safety is a huge issue that we really did unfortunately ignore. After this show however you will see tons of safety in the field. This was actually filmed quite some time ago, we have enough shows to run once a month till may as is. the second one coming before christmas we got on the safety wagon for. we did our own focus group after making this one, and we all slapped ourselves on the head over the lack of safety.

Question 3:Last comment(Just finished the final part)
1.I didn't see the base material get compacted.Was it done?
2.I didn't see the pavers compacted after the stone dust was installed.
3.No water was used to work the stone dust in.
4.A top layer of only play sand is not going to work in the long run.With no edging material,and even with it in this case,sand by itself will wash out.Especially with all those seams lined up as they were. Polymeric Jointing sand is what is needed for fill.
5.As for not using edging material,the reasons given are false.If installed correctly,when the final grading is done,you shouldn't see the edging on the sides of the pavers,much less hit them with a mower.(This is using a high grade metal paver restraint,not the plastic stuff)

All in all,I like it.I don't think anything like this has been done before.Not busting your chops either.Just giving feedback.

Answer: compaction was done plenty of times before the pavers where laid, we compact every 4 inches, and the base is 1 ft deep.

the final compaction was done when the cameras went off. it actually began pooring just as we said the last closing lines of the show that day so the cameras had to go away. I probably should have had that narrated in when it went to editing though.

ithere wasnt really a need to wet it before the final compaction due to the heavy rain.
just for the record, we left that place drenched 4 times.

and as far as the edging, to tell you the truth, i never used anything but the plastic edging, and I know that stuff is crap, and what JJ said about the plastic is true, we pull that stuff up from houses where we do lawn maintenance constantly, not from us hitting it, just from wear and tear. Im sure someting more high impact would hold just fine like you said. I just learned the cement border from day one. Ive used it ever since.

I want to thank you guys for really taking an in depth look into the show. Next up is building an arbor, and then begins the 4 part series of A Healthy Landscaper. Once those are complete, the next show will be the retooled Landscaper with techo-bloc behind us, which means, much larger projects, better equipment for construction and filming, better software for editing, the whole nine yards. The guy who is working hand and hand with our production actually worked on the production of bob villas shows and has contacts with home and garden. We are all looking forward to this retooling. New production begins in February.

Oh, and I love Landscaper TV over there on the left
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
Today 05:22 AM
by Mr. Mow
4 1,701
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
Today 04:52 AM
by Koley Lawn & Landscape
7 1,760
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Yesterday 07:41 PM
by hammr04
5 1,820
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
Yesterday 07:19 PM
Yesterday 07:19 PM
by hammr04
0 28
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
Yesterday 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,695
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,790
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
06-29-2015 02:30 PM
by Mr. Mow
11 2,020
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,629
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,260
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,747
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,749
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,025
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
06-23-2015 06:36 AM
by GreenWorx
7 2,246
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,018
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,774
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,831
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,771
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,809
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,897
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,912
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,837
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
06-19-2015 10:22 AM
by Steve
4 1,904
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,265
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 1,980
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,066
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
06-17-2015 08:38 AM
by burtle
9 3,157
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,117
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,004
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,873
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,583
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,620
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,002
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,885
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 11,952
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,808
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,353
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,225
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
06-11-2015 10:05 AM
by Steve
8 2,026
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 2,942
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,879
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,119
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,280
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,889
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,821
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,005
Laid off oil field...
Mr. Mow
05-30-2015 09:03 AM
06-08-2015 06:20 AM
by Mr. Mow
4 2,113
How do you find one time...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
06-02-2015 09:57 PM
06-05-2015 09:49 PM
by avetslawncare
4 2,034
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
06-04-2015 05:24 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 2,336
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
06-04-2015 11:45 AM
by Steve
9 3,829
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-04-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
1,225 398,558
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills how to husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing push versus ride scripts secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot swzt trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 AM.

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