Archive for January, 2009

FREE Lawn Care Logo Designer - just released!

Having a tough time designing a logo for your lawn care business? Try this new lawn care logo designer program. It’s FREE to use!
Coming up with a logo design for your lawn care business can be a daunting challenge. Not everyone is artistically inclined or has the time to spend trying to create a logo. [...]

Biggest lawn care business start up mistakes.

When you get your lawn care business started there are plenty of things that can go wrong. Are you buying the wrong mower? What about your landscape trailer. How about your lawn care marketing plan? Consider the following problems other lawn care business owners went through and learn from their mistakes. I asked this question [...]

Lawn care business logo collection of free templates.

Lawn care business logos. If you are finding a rough time creating a logo for your lawn care business, you really need to review the hundreds of FREE lawn care business logo templates I have listed in the lawn care logo gallery at the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business forum. The great thing about this collection [...]

Lawn Care Customer Routes - How far should you drive?

How far out of your way should you drive to service a lawn care customer? Is it smart to take on new customers outside of your immediate service area in hopes of expanding your lawn care business or is it going to hurt your lawn care business and drive up your expenses? Let’s take a [...]

Rate your lawn care equipment.

I set up a new page to allow you to rate your lawn care equipment and see how others rate their lawn care equipment. This should help us all grow, especially when we are looking to upgrade and buy new mowers, trimmers or leaf blowers. Are you happy with your current outdoor power equipment or [...]

Why your lawn care business needs to charge more.

Your lawn care business needs to charge more. Check out this discussion I had with a lawn care business owner who just recently restarted his lawn care business after having to previously shut his doors because he was lowballing and not charging his lawn care customers enough.
Ernie wrote “Hey guys you probably remember me “Ernis [...]

Lawn Care Flyers - should you include prices?

Lawn care flyer marketing - should you include prices on your lawn care flyer or should you say free estimates and present the lawn care price in person? Let’s look into question.
We were having a discussion on lawn care business marketing at the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum and there were quite a few viewpoints [...]

How to estimate a bed edging landscaping job.

Are you just starting your lawn care business and wondering what bed edging is and how you should bid such a job? Well we had a great discussion on this topic at the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum and I think you can really benefit from it.
Mike wrote to us about this bed edging job [...]

Compare your lawn care prices and see how you can improve!

How much do you charge to perform lawn care service? This has got to be one of the most common questions I have seen appear on the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum. It is a very important question too. If you don’t know how much the average lawn care business owner is charging for standard [...]

Use your cell phone to access the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Web Tools

You can now use your cell phone to access all the functionality of the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Web Tools. If you haven’t created a user account yet, visit the site and register to create your own account. Then you will be able to unlock the power of the web tools.
Imagine pulling up on site [...]

Snow plow marketing idea.

If you miss reading the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum for a single day, you could miss out on a lot. This idea is sure to make you a favorite amongst your customers and neighbors. To promote your snow plowing services why not use this marketing idea.
Tony wrote us and said “Here is an example [...]

Emailing your estimates with the online GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Estimator

I added a feature to give you the power to email your lawn care customers their lawn care estimate. The great thing about this feature is how it benefits you, the lawn care business owner. You can potentially pull up to a new lawn care customer’s property and enter the specific information into your computer [...]

Free Lawn Care Business Website Template Design.

I was contacted by Matt on the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum and we worked out this great deal to give away one free Lawn care business website makeover. I am really excited about this. Let me turn this over to Matt to tell us what he is offering.
Complete Lawn Care Business Website Makeover
Sponsored by [...]

Entering your lawn care business overhead costs into the GopherHaul estimator.

With the GopherHaul lawn care business software online estimator, you are empowered. In this discussion I will show you how to enter your overhead costs of running your lawn care business so you can create a lawn care estimate which will provide you with a % of profit you desire.
We often talk about how little [...]

GopherHaul Online Lawn Care Business Estimator.

I have been playing around with improving the online lawn care business estimators and if you would like an account to use it, just send me a message through the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum Here.
This new estimator will save your costs to a database and allow you to effortlessly create consistent lawn care estimates [...]

Spend time with your kids lawn care door hanger.

I was having a great discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum with my friend Jeff and he was sharing with me some of his experiences trying to market his lawn care business. You can read more on this lawn care business discussion here on the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum.
Lawn Care Door Hanger

The Pros and Cons of using lawn care contracts.

There are upsides and downsides to using lawn care contracts as we will see in this discussion. The more you know about the up and downsides, the better informed choice you will be able to make about if you should be using them in your lawn care business. Let’s now review a discussion from the [...]

A bad way to start your lawn care business.

I am lucky enough to interact with many new lawn care business owners who are just getting started. Most of the time they seem to ask two questions. How do I get commercial accounts and how do I figure out how much to charge to mow a lawn. Let’s look at this example.