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Old 05-18-2009, 08:55 PM
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I think if you could take your two working models. You could potentially use them as real life results and package the concept into a franchise and sell it to readers of the forum.



That is why I think there is an opportunity to package it and sell it. Maybe they just need a little assistance.
Something I will start working on in January, once the lawn care starts to quiet down in October we are into craft season and once again work around the clock. I don't think we will bother with snow removal this coming season, I need January to March just to get ready for next summer as I plan to double the company again in size which means finding good management people.

I still want to be out on the machinery and if I can find the right people to run this I will, then I can also focus on franchise as it may very well be ready by then.
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I was thinking about a "Lawn School" for organic lawn care. The Icon and Certificate gives even more credibility.

We probably could work out a deal with Nature's Magic where we dropship to those interested for a commission.

What do you think?

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Great idea, the thing is to get these folks to get out of the lawn mowing mold and try some other things, as you know Steve it doesn't cost much to get going in spraying and the learning curve isn't that bad.

Are you using the moss buster product? We have done around 40 places with it and the results are jaw dropping, it's an amazing organic product also as it seems everyone here has a moss issue, not sure what it is like where you are.
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I was thinking about a "Lawn School" for organic lawn care. The Icon and Certificate gives even more credibility.

We probably could work out a deal with Nature's Magic where we dropship to those interested for a commission.

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I almost missed this post. There is so much going on here.

That is a great idea. You could even potentially have them rebrand it too.
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I almost missed this post. There is so much going on here.

That is a great idea. You could even potentially have them rebrand it too.
I think Andy has the right idea for January. Too much going on right now to give it justice. We could start fine tuning the marketing plan for both us and members, develop the training medium, set up a distribution network, etc. without making it a rush job. Plenty of time to cuss and discuss.

We are probably driving other forum members crazy seeing the activity and not being able to post.

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I have got to admit organic lawn care intrigues me.
I definitely see a market for this in my area.
Right now this could be a upsell to separate my business from all the competition in the area. I for the most part sub out my fertilization and weed control. Last year a customers dog ate grass and got sick after a application of weed & feed. I just didn't want to deal with that kind of stuff anymore.
I am going to seriously look into organic.
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I have got to admit organic lawn care intrigues me.
I definitely see a market for this in my area.
Right now this could be a upsell to separate my business from all the competition in the area. I for the most part sub out my fertilization and weed control. Last year a customers dog ate grass and got sick after a application of weed & feed. I just didn't want to deal with that kind of stuff anymore.
I am going to seriously look into organic.
I just started a few weeks ago. I am getting 25-35 website hits a day. Just added Mosquito treatments today. It's easy work, easy to sell, and profitable.

You will need a tow behind sprayer. It saves a lot of time and work and it makes you appear more professional. They are expensive but well worth the investment. I use FIMCO LG-2500 (25 gallon tank). It sprays an 80" swath.

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I just started a few weeks ago. I am getting 25-35 website hits a day. Just added Mosquito treatments today. It's easy work, easy to sell, and profitable.

You will need a tow behind sprayer. It saves a lot of time and work and it makes you appear more professional. They are expensive but well worth the investment. I use FIMCO LG-2500 (25 gallon tank). It sprays an 80" swath.

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So the mosquito spray can be imported from Canada with no problems?
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So the mosquito spray can be imported from Canada with no problems?
Stuart, the owner of Nature's Lawn carries Natures-guard
(http://www.natureslawn.com/insect-guard.php) now and will probably carry what Andy talked about.
I also found Mosquito Barrier http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/
Nature's Guard - quart $17.00, gallon $30.00, 2.5 gallon $70.00
Mosquito Barrier - Gallon $90.00

So even if the spray Andy is using isn't available, in the US, there is product available. If I remember correctly, the spray Andy uses, uses 2 oz per gallon, while both of the above uses 4 oz per gallon.
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I don't see why it couldn't be shipped to the USA as it's 100% Organic, mainly garlic extract.

I worked all day yesterday during the day helping the mulch guys as they are falling behind then late in the afternoon I cut trees with the tree crew as they had some big ones to come down and were not comfortable with them.

Had supper and went spraying until 9, I generated more money spraying this mosquito product in three hours than a crew can in 8, gross. Net you can't compare as the markup is very large.

We are in mosquito and black fly season, the tree crew place was crazy with flies so I talked to the owner yesterday, they were so bad we had to have the conversation in his garage, he hired us to spray so I did their place around 8:30 last night, he came out to pay me after I was finished, took 20 min to do 2 acres, there wasn't a fly to be found.....smelled like a barbacue and would for 5 hours but I know once the word is out we will never keep up.

Have a super day....working with the spray crew today, doing moss on homes as we have some high homes to do and the guys don't like the height with a sprayer attached to them....
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