Archive for October, 2013

What to look out for with a rock and tree removal job.

Every type of landscape job has issues you need to be wary of. So what are some of the things you should be concerned with before you take on a tree and rock removal job? That is what one entrepreneur was interested in knowing when he wrote about an upcoming job he bid on and [...]

Should you use a free logo for your lawn care business?

There are plenty of free lawn care logos and web templates to use if you are getting started and don’t have the time to custom create one from scratch. Are these templates alright to use? What if someone else is using the same template somewhere else? Does it matter? Would it be better to not [...]

Lawn rolling service tips and suggestions.

When was the last time you rolled a lawn with a roller? It’s quite possible you have never considered offering this service. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that talks about the benefits to rolling a lawn. When you should roll a lawn and some of the steps to [...]

What services do you offer to stand out?

Mowing lawns seems to be a service most every new landscaper performs. Many times it’s the only service they perform. It’s easy to put on your blinders and think all you need to be successful is just more mowing customers, but what if you stopped for a moment and looked around you to see what [...]

Can your lawn care sales pitch go too far?

There are many ways you can present your sales presentation to a new potential customer. Maybe your sales style is to keep it simple and give them your best price right away. But what about if you give them a higher price at first to see how they respond? Is this a strategy that could [...]

Leaf collection in comfort.

Sometimes all it takes is an upgrade to your lawn care equipment to really make a change in your ability to perform a job as well as improve profits. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who decided to go bigger this year with his leaf collection [...]

Customer decides to fertilize lawn and it’s now growing out of control.

You’d think that once you initially visit a new customer’s property to calculate your lawn care estimate, the variables you take into consideration when creating the bid, wouldn’t change. However, as we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, such variables can change. What if your customer decides to start [...]

What size lawn mower engine should you go with?

If you are in the market for a new lawn mower, you will soon be faced with a multitude of decisions to make. After choosing on a mower style, you will then need to focus on a brand. Once you have that figured out, you will then need to decide what size engine to go [...]

Put the benefit at the top of your lawn care flyer.

Sometimes it can’t take just a little tweaking of your advertisement to really improve response rates. Here is a great example of that from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One entrepreneur was having no luck with his ads that basically consisted of his contact information when another business owner gave him some advice which [...]

Festival of Christmas Trees marketing idea.

Here is a great way to reach out to your community, build great bonds, and attract new customers. Host a Festival of Trees! This is a great lawn care marketing idea shared on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.

Should you be a jack of all trades or a master of one?

Focusing on a few services or even one service is probably not a wise move when you are starting your business. But as you progress with your company and have some time to experiment, you can find which services you like to perform the most and which make you the most money. From there you [...]

Got the biggest landscape job yet all because I showed up.

You might think in order to win larger mowing accounts than you are used to, it would take some kind of skill only larger companies possess. That couldn’t be any further from the truth. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, sometimes that secret skill is simply being [...]

Organic lawn care services leads to big profits.

Experimenting with different services can really help you find one that you enjoy performing and provides you with the best return on your money. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum we get some insight into the workings of one entrepreneur who found success with focusing on offering organic lawn care applications. [...]

Buy 6 mowings and get one free marketing idea?

Being observant to what other industries are doing to attract new customers can be a great way to get ideas to attract your own customers. Sometimes you can take an idea and use it exactly the same way you saw it used. Other times you can alter the idea a bit to better fit your [...]

How the lawn care business can effect your health.

Think your current physical conditioning may be keeping you from performing lawn care services? Well here are a couple of great insights shared with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about how all the activities running a lawn care business requires can really get you into great shape.

Should you use the phone book to market your lawn care business?

With a limited marketing budget, a small business owner really needs to spend their money wisely. You need the biggest return for your investment. Every ad salesperson out there is going to think their marketing method is the best so it’s up to you to decide which to choose. In this discussion from the Gopher [...]