Archive for June, 2009

The top 20 rules of professional lawn care.

I am always leaning something new on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and today is no exception. I would like to present to you the top 20 rules of professional lawn care the members of the forum have learned and wanted to share with you. Keep these in the back of your head at [...]

Lawn care customer sales funnel.

Have you spent much time thinking about your lawn care customer sales funnel? Many newer lawn care businesses don’t think about this so I thought it would be a good idea to bring it to their attention.
What is a sales funnel? Well think of it as a big scoop. You want to go out there [...]

Using craigslist to promote your lawn care business.

Are you looking for a free way to market your lawn care business? A new lawn care business owner wrote to us and shared his frustration about finding customers. He said “I’m 17 and I mow and landscape with a friend of mine. We are a pretty good team and we do good work but [...]

What if you miss a potential lawn care customers call?

When you are just getting your lawn care business started, missing a potential new lawn care customer’s phone call is a big deal. It’s a big deal when you have been in business for a while too, but it seems especially important when you are just getting started which leads me to this great question [...]

How a new lawn care business landed commercial accounts.

A very popular question many new lawn care business owners ask is how can they land commercial accounts. A business owner on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum was kind enough to share some of his insights with us. He wrote “I start my lawn care business 2 months ago with 5 customers. As [...]

Your lawn care business image is everything.

A new lawn care business owner on the Gopher Lawn Care Business forum is trying to get his business off the ground. He is stationed at a military base and ran into a few problems which he was looking for help on. He wrote “Well I had this feeling I would run into issues and [...]

Creative lawn care business flyer.

I thought this was a very creative lawn care business flyer. One of the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us his creation that he uses on telephone poles and at local stores to promote his lawn care business. As you can seen, the flyer pulls you in to read it [...]

How to charge bi-weekly lawn care customers.

When a lawn care customer decides mid-season they want to save money and only have you mow their property every other week, how should you handle this or even bill this? This was a dilemma that was presented to the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. The member wrote “I’ve had this weekly [...]

How a new lawn care business owner went from 3 to 20 customers in 3 months.

Nothing helps us learn how to be successful than to hear stories from those who have found success and then ask them how they did it. A new lawn care business owner shared with us his story on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum on how he went from 3 to 20 lawn care customers [...]

Should you trim before or after mowing?

Have you experimented much with your different lawn care procedures? Should you mow first or trim? What about edging first? What saves the most time and makes the lawn look the best that it can? This is a great topic that was brought up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Let me share with [...]

Ideal mulch bed thickness.

This is a quickie but still very important article on mulch bed thickness. A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum asked “I am doing a mulching job for an apartment complex. I was trying to decide how thick I should lay it. The landscape has no existing mulch. Should I lay it at [...]

Would you go with the name B.S. Lawn Care?

Here is a really interesting question that was posted on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One of our friends wrote in and he had this idea for his new lawn care business name. His name is Brian S. and he was asking “What do you guys think about naming the business B.S. Lawn Care???? [...]

The secrets of mowing lawn stripes.

Richard posted some great lawn stripe pictures on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and along with the pictures he shared with us many of his secrets on how he gets his lawns to look so great.
Here are some of the questions he was asked. How long does it take to get the lawn to [...]

Mark’s Lawn Care Business Flyer.

I get a chance to see many lawn care business marketing designs and I try to share with you as many as I possibly can. I think they will help you in the creation of your own lawn care marketing material. One of our friends made a post on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum [...]