Archive for December, 2011

Finding happiness in the services your lawn care business offers.

Is your lawn care business going in a direction you want it to go? Are you enjoying the day to day activities of it or does it cause you continuous stress? That is the question one lawn care business owner contemplated when he found he was being handed the family property management company. He shared [...]

Alternate snow plowing services to offer.

What is your lawn care business doing this winter to make additional money? Are you offering snow plowing services? Well, thanks to a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we got some great insight as to how to make your snow plowing season more profitable by offering additional services.

Are you setting up barriers between you and potential lawn care customers?

Different business policies will bring you different types of experiences with your lawn care customers. Different areas will also have an impact on the way your lawn care business is run as well. Some areas will have wealthier homeowners that are able to pay bills on time, while other areas may present more of a [...]

How long should you wait to follow up with your lawn care flyers?

How often should you wait from the time you hand out a lawn care flyer to a prospective lawn care customer until you distribute another flyer to them again? That is a great question that came up on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and it opened up a further discussion which should really help [...]

What spring clean up services should you offer?

It seems the services included in a spring clean up can differ vastly depending on which lawn care company is asked. As we will see here, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, each of these three lawn care business owners differed on what their basic spring clean up services included and what services would [...]

Lawn care website search engine optimization tips.

Do you have a lawn care website that you feel is just not ranking as high as you would like it to for key search words for your geographic location? There are some steps you can take to improve your rankings without having to go out and hire a search engine optimization service. Follow these [...]

Is the pool of lawn care customers in your area technically challenged?

Lawn care customers will react differently to lawn care marketing methods based on many factors. Geographic, financial, and educational levels can play a huge role in what kind of marketing methods work better or work worse in your area. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, you have [...]

It’s just not worth lowering your quality standards.

Every day we are tempted with performing a substandard job for sub standard money. Lawn care customers love to play your price off of competitors in hopes of getting the cheapest job possible. Selling them on quality though and not price should be the path to take. As we will see in this discussion from [...]

When is a large lawn care job out of your league?

A man’s got to know his limitations. So said Clint Eastwood in the movie Magnum Force. Sure there are plenty of lawn care jobs out there of all shapes and sizes, but when are you bidding beyond your capacity to perform the job or even bid it accurately? As we will see in this discussion [...]

Lawn care marketing at the local barber shop.

There are great opportunities all around you to market your lawn care business. To be specific, have you ever thought about marketing your business where you get your hair cut? This is something one lawn care business thought of while he sat back in his local barber chair and struck up a conversation with the [...]

Going from a 2 man partnership to a 20 man lawn care company.

Do you ever wonder what it takes to grow your lawn care business from a one or two man operation up to a 20 man company? There is more to it than you might initially have thought. To grow to that size, it’s not simply a matter of just adding more customers, it’s more a [...]

Winter services your lawn care business can offer.

Are you a lawn care business owner wishing you had more to do on the off season? Maybe you get enough cold weather to get snow and you can offer snow plowing, but if you don’t there are plenty of other services you can perform. Check out what this lawn care business owner does during [...]

New Book - How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers.

I put this new lawn care business book, How To Get Commercial Lawn Care And Snow Plow Customers,  together because I know it can be so very difficult for newer lawn care, landscaping, or snow plow business owners to find out how to gain commercial customers. Do you just go in and knock [...]

The perfect sized start up lawn care business trailer.

What size landscape trailer does your lawn care business need? Do you need a big one that shouts ‘Hey my company is big, and I am successful!’ or could you get away with a smaller one that doesn’t shout at all. When you pull up next to another landscaper at a stop light, do you [...]

Lawn care customer gives me a raise?

You never know how good or bad your lawn service is until you get feedback from your customers. Sometimes you have to ask them for it, sometimes they will give it away unsolicited. Amazingly enough, sometimes they will not only give you a positive unsolicited review, but they will also give you a raise as [...]

Lawn care door hanger discussion.

Here is a lawn care business door hanger design idea that was shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. As you can see, it utilizes the marketing message of what would you rather be doing instead of cutting your lawn? Consider utilizing an attention grabbing headline in your next piece of lawn [...]

Lawn care, snow plowing and leaf cleanup flyer discussion.

Are you stuck trying to come up with some designs for your snow removal, leaf cleanup, or lawn care flyers? Here are some of the designs a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum uses to promote his lawn care business. He has a couple of interesting ways to utilize them in his lawn [...]

How to specifically target an area for lawn care services.

Doing a quality job has got to be one of your best calling cards when it comes to lawn care. Whether you are onsite or not, a lush green and landscaped lawn will grab attention and speak volumes about your lawn care business. In this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one member [...]

GopherHaul Extreme Lawn Care Business Tips hits #1 on Amazon.

GopherHaul Extreme Lawn Care Business Tips hits #1 on Amazon. If you have a kindle, check out the book and utilize the information in it to grow your lawn care business. I also have other books on their site which cover various important topics in the lawn care and landscaping industry too. If your finding [...]

Home owner’s association lawn care bid proposal example.

It can be quite a daunting task to put together your first commercial lawn care property management bid. Finding the right wording and comparing how your bid looks with others can difficult to do because your local competitors are probably not going to want to share this information with you. Well thanks to a member [...]