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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Bi-weekly customers


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-13-2009, 12:38 PM
MattLuciano MattLuciano is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 8
MattLuciano is on a distinguished road
Default Bi-weekly customers

How do you guys handle customers that only want their lawns serviced every other week? What if they say it only needs it every other week but when you go out there weekly it needs to be cut every week instead of bi-weekly.
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 04-13-2009, 12:44 PM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
My Bi-Weely clients get charged at a premium. Usually 1 1/2 cuts price. So if a lawn costs $40.00 per cut I'll charge $60.00 per cut. That way it allows me to clean up any extra mess or bag the lawn.

People need to understand that it is not a cost saving alternative. Weekly lawn mowing is best. Bi-Weekly cuts usually take too much off the blade and can be detrimental for the turf.

If you are going past every week I would contact the client and let them know of the length of their lawn and let them know of concerns for their turf. If they care about how the lawn looks they should understand.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-2009, 03:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,035
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Usually 1 1/5 cuts price.
Rich do you mean 1 1/2 ?

Also do you try to stay away from bi-weekly customers? If they insist on it, do you ever turn them down and suggest they find another lawn care provider?
__________________
- 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 04-13-2009, 03:29 PM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

see that is where I wish I could edit my posts (can you fix that for me please).

I will never turn down work because of bi-weekly cuts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-13-2009, 06:52 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Just to jump in here, the sign on the back of my trailer. The guy that does his sign, I also do his property bi-weekly. I just keep him in my schedule as if I were to do that area that day and I skip him every other week. His grass doesn't grow as much tough, it's mostly in the sun all day
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-13-2009, 07:00 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Good points

Quote:
Originally Posted by ritchiem View Post
My Bi-Weely clients get charged at a premium. Usually 1 1/2 cuts price. So if a lawn costs $40.00 per cut I'll charge $60.00 per cut. That way it allows me to clean up any extra mess or bag the lawn.

People need to understand that it is not a cost saving alternative. Weekly lawn mowing is best. Bi-Weekly cuts usually take too much off the blade and can be detrimental for the turf.

If you are going past every week I would contact the client and let them know of the length of their lawn and let them know of concerns for their turf. If they care about how the lawn looks they should understand.
Very good points. I'm changing my prices using your 1 and 1/2 formula.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-14-2009, 12:04 AM
outerelements's Avatar
outerelements outerelements is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 8
outerelements is on a distinguished road
Default

As it stands today, I have a total of 34 bi-weekly customers. I never thought about marking up the price by half. I really wish i would have thought of it a month or so ago. My only relief though is the amount of rain that my area is getting. The grass is growing at an unbelievable rate and I will use that in order to convince my customers weekly is the way to go until later in the year.

I dont about all of you, but i am freaking tired!!!! working all day; leaving when its dark and getting home when its dark...goodnite
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
Weekly podcast round table discussions Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 5 04-16-2008 10:30 PM
Converting Seasonal Customers to Annual Customers Greenmind Starting a lawn care business. 4 03-07-2008 12:28 AM
Writing a weekly diy lawn care article? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 01-04-2008 07:22 PM
Calculating Weekly Totals Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 06-16-2005 07:36 PM
Weekly Activitiy Schedule alpine692003 General Business Discussions 2 04-28-2004 07:42 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
Today 02:23 PM
by Andy S.
16 2,029
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
Today 10:09 AM
by joshp
5 319
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
Yesterday 07:52 PM
by Chilehead
3 81
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
Yesterday 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 110
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-21-2016 01:52 PM
by Chilehead
6 114
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 106
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 109
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 93
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 381
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 102
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 364
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 117
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 228
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 360
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,567
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,692
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-07-2016 08:44 AM
by Lawnline
5 1,743
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,193
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 284
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 402
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,744
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,888
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 358
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 662
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 375
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 983
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 356
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 348
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 923
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,841
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.

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