Archive for May, 2009

Which lawn care business logo do you like best?

One of our members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum wrote and said “A friend of mine (who is a graphic designer) is re-doing my lawn care¬† business logo for me. Right now he has 5 different ideas for it and I’m wanting some opinions. My phone number and website will be added to [...]

Stick to your landscaping bid or pass?

When you are out and about giving new landscaping estimates to customers, when should you stick with your bid price and when should you pass the job on to someone else? This is a great topic and it was brought up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum by our friend Tom. He wrote “I [...]

How important are signs on your lawn care truck and trailer?

How important is it to have signs and marketing material on your landscaping truck and trailer? This is a very good question that was asked on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. A member wrote “things are really taking off here this Spring and it has has been crazy in a good way. My question [...]

Mulching or side discharge when mowing a lawn?

When you are mowing a customer’s lawn do you mulch the grass clippings or use your mower’s side discharge? That is a question asked on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and I found the results to be very interesting.
One of our members wrote “I have noticed a lot of local lawn care folks are [...]

Walk the lawn before you bid or this might happen.

With the advent of google maps and other similar services, your lawn care business might feel more inclined now to pull up an overhead map of a new customers home to review their yard. Once you calculate the dimensions of the property, you may even feel compelled to give the new lawn care customer a [...]

Lawn care t-shirt idea that will get attention.

Creating a catchy idea or phrase to stand out with your lawn care business can be very difficult. Unless you are doing creative thinking everyday, when you need to be creative it can be tough to pull these ideas out of nothing. This leads me to a question Kurtis wrote on the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Show us your lawn mowing stripes.

Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and seen some lawns that really strike you as amazing! You look at them and ask yourself how the heck can the lawn care business owner do such a great job. Well I felt that way when Sean posted some of his striped lawn photos in the Gopher [...]

Lawn care business postcard distribution tips.

When you are thinking about marketing your lawn care business, why not consider using postcards? That’s what one of our forum members did and he has been getting great results. He wrote “Hey, I just wanted to share with you my new oversized postcards. I am very happy with them and have been getting great [...]

Lawn care business website search engine optimization tip.

Did you know you can appear on google’s search engine even if you don’t have a website? And if you have a lawn care website, here is a tip that you really need to take advantage of. The best part about all of this, is that it’s FREE. It’s amazing what you can learn when [...]

Liquid organic lawn spraying = big profits.

Are you looking to add another revenue generator to your lawn care business? Do you find your area is highly competitive when it comes to offering lawn mowing services, well how about adding on organic lawn spraying. No license is required. Results will be visible quickly and you can add much needed profit to your [...]

New Lawn Care Business Flyer Template Added

Here is the latest free lawn care business flyer added to our collection. You can download and edit this flyer template with the free word processing program OpenOffice. Edit and alter it to fit your lawn care business needs and start handing them out. To download this lawn mowing flyer or any of our others, [...]

The problem with discounting your landscape projects.

If you think by offering to do a landscape project for cheap will make the customer more appreciative, think again. One of our Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum members offered a customer a really good price on two jobs and he found himself running into problems. Here is what he said.
“I’m about to lose my [...]

Overcoming lawn care business owner newbie syndrome.

“Back in the days when you were starting your lawn care business, did you encounter the ‘Why would I hire you if you’re so new?’ dilemma?
I’d like to have some way of spinning that question into a positive if and when that should arise.”
That’s the question asked to us by Scott, a new lawn care [...]

Free Lawn Mowing Flyer Template - Dug yourself into a hole?

Here is a new FREE lawn mowing flyer template entitled ‘Dug yourself into a hole.?’ The goal of this flyer is to make the reader think of all the lawn care and landscape projects they started and never got finished. Or the all the landscape projects they wanted to do but never got a chance [...]

Lawn Care Customer Questionnaire.

When you run a lawn care business over time you tend to develop a structure for processing new callers into becoming lawn care customers. You create different steps to follow in order to improve productivity. This system you create can then be passed on to new employees with the result of having them easily duplicate [...]

GopherHaul Snow Plow Estimate Calculator now available.

If your lawn care and landscaping business performs snow plowing and is desperately trying to create estimates that bring the same percentage profit on small or large jobs, here is a tool for you. The GopherHaul Snow Plow Estimate Calculator is available for use on your personal computer.