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Old 01-31-2012, 12:37 AM
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Hey Steve

We have about 50 odd regular fortnightly home owner gardens that we do the garden maintenance for and that keeps a team pretty busy and more or less covers the business costs. I want to develop the next team but as you know that's like starting the business again - another bundle of tools, another vehicle - which I have just bought - and another 50 gardens.

So I'm looking to get into more large gardens - complexes, schools, corporate gardens etc. But those seem dominated by the big branded services.

I have also just bought a pressure washer to add that service to the mix. tested it out on my house roof - concrete tiles and cleaned about 80 sq feet in an hour. To be competitive I need to clean 250 sq feet an hour so have to figure out how. Hope I didn't make the wrong move there...

So I'm going through the forum looking for marketing ideas. Found lots and will have some flyers done this week for drop off next week. 7400 homes in my area (lots of other garden service teams though) Figure that should bring in about 20 gardens.

Then maybe run a special with our current gardens and get maybe 5-6 more. Regular advertising probably get's us a couple new gardens a week so maybe a month and up to a full second team.

I was going to juts buy another service that was for sale in the area but decided not to - very difficult to know if the numbers are true.

So that's my plan. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:53 AM
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Hello. I'm James and I own and operate Bailey"s Lawn & Garden. I have been maintaining yards professionally for about 25 yrs. Before that I just cut grass, weed-eat, blow- off debris from drives and did clean-ups for about 11 years. So, I guess I have been doing yard work for most of my life.
Well, I love to just cut yards and do regular maintenance on them. But like everyone else I got rooked into doing other things. I love to hunt Whitetail deer, squirrel, and I'm going to go hunt Turkey for the first time this spring. Love to fish for bass, white perch, catfish. Love the outdoors. LOVE MY LORD and SAVIOR!
I am a full-time firefighter/EMT with the Pearl Fire Dept. where I am a captain of my engine company #3 and have been with them 26 yrs.
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I'm Reghie and i've been doing lawn work for other people for awhile so this year i decided to try doing it for myself it. Hard because i really do know about pricing to well but think this will be an experience to remember
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Well Guys...I have been out of the business for years and got out of the military in September and went out and bought all my equipment....I survived the winter and now it is time to get things kicking again. I have picked up 6 accounts in the last week but still have some ways to go. I need some advice from some people, on a few different topics:

- What is the best way to get commercial accounts

- What changes should I make to my website? www.avetslawncare.com

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

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We have a lot of discussion on the forum about this and on my blog. Check out the section on how to get commercial lawn care customers here. There is a lot of reading in there that should help.

Also check this out for more info. How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers.

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I like your website a lot and LOVE your logo. Fantastic work!
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Thanks! I didn't make it myself but had it professionally made and got all copyrights to it. I did the website myself though.
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Hey gang, my name is Chris
I sarted mowing last year with my father, we were able to get 14 yards last year and we are looking to try to turn this into something good this year. We don't have a company name or anything but we do have what I think is some decent equipment (48" Commercial Snapper zero turn, a residential walk behind, and a couple weed eaters and blowers).

I would love ANY help/advice that any of you are willing to provide. We are located in Ohio. Heck I cant even come up with a good catchy name. I will reply on here and you can also email me at ctussey1@yahoo.com.
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I am the new girl on the block My Husband and I just purchased an existing Lanscaping business and just looking for ideas, good deals and anything that can help our business GROW! Looking forward to all the great things I see. Right now, I am looking for a pre-designed door hanger that is reasonably priced.
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