Archive for May, 2012

Additional ways to make money on your lawn mowing route.

Sometimes just putting a little more effort into something can bring about big differences between you and others who don’t. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who spends his free time between customers, interacting with property owners in his service area. The way he does it [...]

Commercial liability insurance and lawn care mowing contracts.

Having the proper commercial liability insurance is an important step in taking on commercial lawn care customers but there is more to it than that if you want to land these contracts and keep everyone happy. It is fairly simple to know what amount of liability insurance you will need, simply ask them. Follow their [...]

Why bother being a lawn care entrepreneur?

I was talking to a friend yesterday about business and being your own boss and he said ‘why bother with a business? Why bother being an entrepreneur?’ That struck me as odd because I had a feeling, he never had been in a situation where he was his own boss and the idea of having [...]

Lawn mower gets caught on landscape trailer ramp.

Do you have landscape equipment that hangs up on your trailer ramp when you are loading it or unloading it? This can become a real problem because it not only slows down your operations but it can also wreck your equipment. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one lawn care business [...]

Sod bid estimate example.

Are you looking to place a sod bid for a new lawn care customer? Here is a great chance for you to compare how you put together your bid with how this landscaper put together their winning bid to re-sod a home with 750 sq. ft. of new sod. Read through this discussion from the [...]

How to keep your lawn mower carburetors clean.

Professional lawn care business owners really need to be on top of their equipment preventative maintenance. The more they stick to a schedule of checking and replacing parts as needed, the less down time they will have and the more money the will make because of a lack of break downs. Now you may change [...]

Should I price lawn mowing by the sq.ft. of the yard?

How to price a lawn can be a tough question for many new lawn care business owners. Should they be priced based on the size of the property? Maybe even estimate mowing jobs by the amount of time it takes to mow the lawn? That is what this one lawn care business owner was interested [...]

10 tips to improve your lawn care business.

If you think you have had a tough time getting your lawn care business started, imagine trying to do it after you have been involved in a major auto accident and had to quickly learn how to run your business while you were in and out of rehab! That’s what happened to this lawn care [...]

How to deal with lawn care customer yard debris.

What to do with your lawn care customer’s yard debris? That question may not seem like a big deal early on but as you go, you will find it can quickly become a money sucking burden! If you haven’t thought about it or your policy is still undetermined, consider what this lawn care business owner [...]

On the fence about getting a landscape trailer.

It seems like whenever we start something new, we are always trying to copy what we see others doing. Sometimes we do this even when it’s not something that works to our advantage. Take for instance this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. In it, one new lawn care business owner questions if [...]

Should you let your employees see your lawn care invoices?

Do you service commercial lawn care customers and due to contractual requirements, you need to have your crew chief and the property manager both sign a copy of the invoice? This signature is to show proof you were there on location at the time you are scheduled to be there and performed the jobs listed [...]

How to make $450 in a day by offering gutter cleaning services.

There are plenty of services you can offer home owners in your area above and beyond lawn care. Why not also consider offering gutter cleaning services. That is what this one lawn care business owner decided to offer. He spent some time designing a door hanger to promote the service and also created an estimate [...]

Lawn care marketing through goodwill projects.

If you have been scratching your head trying to come up with more lawn care marketing methods to reach out and gain new customers, why not consider what this lawn service business owner did. He got involved with his community and offered some free lawn care to local residents in need and because of this, [...]