Archive for March, 2009

Free lawn mowing flyer and bid sheet.

Thanks to Matt for posting this great lawn mowing flyer and bid sheet on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. He wrote us “I just recently came up with a couple different forms I’m planning on using. These aren’t my primary flyers. The one is to stir up new business this year and the other [...]

Which lawn care business logo would you choose?

At first glance, you would think choosing a lawn care business logo would be easy. Just pick the one that for whatever reason, stands out to you. Maybe the color, maybe the boldness, maybe the way it looks on your truck. But as we will see in this discussion there is more to choosing a [...]

Top voted lawn care equipment.

Spring is in the air and many lawn care businesses are looking to buy new lawn care equipment. But before you go out and buy it, check the Gopher Forum equipment review section. There you can review what equipment other lawn care business owners are using. What they recommend and what they won’t buy again. [...]

Out of lawn care and into dog waste disposal.

Starting a lawn care business and getting a bunch of commercial grade equipment can be quite expensive. One of my friends from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum wrote and told me how he got out of offering lawn care and now specializes in dog waste disposal. He wrote ” have shot down the lawn [...]

How to bid a hardscape job.

Hopefully this will put some insight on the HOW TO BID HARDSCAPE JOBS. Starting with basic patio’s so you don’t lose your butt. A big job can cause a lot of heart ache and stress for a small company, not only mentally but become financially devastating. More small companies go broke by not bidding the [...]

Recession marketing ideas for your lawn care business.

We had a great conversation on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that I wanted to share with you. Feel free to jump on it and offer your views as well.
Luna joined up on the forum and wrote “Hello! Just joined here and was looking to get opinions on a couple of truck magnets I [...]

Profit markup lesson from an outdoor power equipment dealer.

We are always having great lawn care business discussions in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and to miss a day of the latest posts is to miss a chance at reading some real quality information. This discussion started off on the topic of dealing with customers. From that it morphed into a profit markup [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School. Lecture Title #1: Getting started.

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School
http://www.gopherforum.com Welcome to the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School.
This FREE course the “Class 1 - Lawn Care Business Operator’s Certificate” is designed to give the new lawn care business owner a knowledge base to draw from and build a successful lawn care business. To sign up and enroll, visit the Gopher [...]

Which back pack lawn sprayer do you recommend?

On the Gopher Lawn Car Business Forum, Andy wrote “I am curious what brand of sprayers you guys are using. I have decided to go liquid organic, there are a number of reasons, anything organic sells really well to the client area I am going after, Halifax has the toughest rules in Canada when it [...]

Lawn care business flyer response rates.

Have you been handing out flyers to try and promote your spring lawn care business services and not getting the response you thought you would be getting? There could be many reasons why this happens. Could it be your headline? Or maybe even your offer? Let’s look into this.
A Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum member [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School Now Open!

The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School is now online.
If you look above along the brown bar header on the Gopher Forum, you will see a new section added to the forum. Our FREE online lawn care business school.
This FREE course the “Class 1 - Lawn Care Business Operator’s Certificate” is designed to give the new [...]

Low cost enclosed lawn care trailer rack ideas.

How do you secure your lawn care equipment in your trailer when you are out and about driving around town and servicing your customers? Here are a great bunch of ideas on how to construct a top notch and cheap trailer rack system.
Andy wrote “Some time ago a member posted pictures of racks they had [...]