Archive for May, 2010

Park bench lawn care marketing idea.

There are an infinite number of ways to get your lawn care marketing message out to potential lawn care customers and the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum is chock full of them. When you are considering implementing a new marketing idea you have to make sure the message you are getting your message out to [...]

We fix cheap lawn care cuts.

Marketing should always be about promoting what you have and what others don’t. It should accentuate your positives and eliminate your negatives. We talk about this concept often on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and here is a great real world example of it being implemented.
A lawn care business owner wrote “In my area [...]

Economic bail out plan lawn care marketing campaign.

Are you trying to make your lawn care marketing stand out from your competitors? I am sure you are. A great way to come up with new marketing ideas is to pay attention to current events. One lawn care business owner on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us his new idea of [...]

When should you offer discounts on lawn care?

A great question came up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. It was on the topic of when should you offer lawn care customers, a discount. Should they be offered a discount if they pay in cash? Or what about a discount to seal the deal if they are on the fence?Do discounts help [...]

A great lawn care business upsell service to offer.

Every lawn care business owner is always looking for more services to offer as upsells. There is plenty of money to be made out there and customers are willing to pay you if you are able to suggest to them a service they could use. How about this idea a member of the Gopher Lawn [...]

Why I left the lawn care business.

Entrepreneurs are people and people sometimes just get burned. The get bored. They don’t find the results they were hoping to find or they simply want to try something new. There are many why business owners give up on their businesses. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one business owner shares [...]

How my lawn care business finally found traction.

It seems some lawn care businesses can find traction at a certain point and take off while others continue to flounder. Why is this? A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us how his business finally started to take off and what he did to help.

Think that 1-800 marketing service is a good deal? Think again.

Have you looked around and seen other lawn care businesses that use those vanity numbers like 1-800-lawn-mowing? Most all of them have signed up with a company that has secured a few memorable 1-800 numbers and for a fee will forwards calls that come from a certain zip code, to your phone. You may think [...]

Do I need to bag the grass?

How does bagging grass clippings or leaving them on the lawn effect the lawn’s health? Do most lawn care customers want their grass clippings bagged or do they not care? These are some of the issues you have to take into consideration when you are running a lawn care business and are trying to determine [...]

Lawn care business lessons from a 20 year veteran.

If you have been in the lawn care business for 20 years, you must be doing something right. That is how long a new member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum had been in the business for. I had an opportunity to talk with him and learn some of his secrets that have kept [...]

Stander vs sitting? Which mower is best for you?

When you are looking to buy a new lawn mower and thinking about getting something besides a walk behind, you have a bunch of options you can choose from. Some mowers allow you to stand on a platform while others let you sit down. Which one is better for you? You may think sitting down [...]

Using the customer’s water for pressure washing.

Many lawn care business owners look to offer additional services to supplement their lawn service income. One of the many services they choose to offer is pressure or power washing. If you choose to offer such a service you may be wondering where to get the water. That is what one member of the Gopher [...]