Archive for April, 2014

Needing help with a commercial gutter clean out estimate.

When it comes to estimating gutter cleaning, there is no one standard rate that will apply to every situation. Sure we have seen plenty of suggestions on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum of charging $1 per foot on the first floor and $2 a foot on the second level when estimating gutter cleaning. But [...]

Tips when it comes to printing your own lawn care business doorhangers.

You really don’t need to spend a lot of money on your lawn care business marketing. In fact, it can be very beneficial to you to spend minimal amounts of money on small test runs of your different marketing ideas. Certain ideas or services may sell better than others. The only way to find out [...]

New Lawn Care Business Website SEO Book Available.

We have talked for years about the importance of lawn care business website SEO on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. In fact we have an entire section dedicated to discussions and helping you learn how to improve the rankings of your website in search engine results. Even with all that information on the forum, [...]

Needing help pricing a large mulch job.

If you are used to getting small mulch jobs to bid on from time to time and then all of a sudden you get a call for a larger area than you are used to, your ability to estimate the job may be challenging. Here is a great example from the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Should you sanitize your lawn mower between jobs?

Sanitizing your lawn care equipment between mowing jobs tends to be something you don’t normally do unless you are specifically asked by a client to do so or you decide to use it as a way to stand out from competitors. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear a few [...]

What do you eat for lunch on your lawn mowing route?

Working all day mowing lawns is demanding on your body and requires you to eat a healthy amount of calories to make up for all the work you do. But what should you eat when you are out mowing lawns all day? Should you simply stop at the nearest fast food restaurant for a lunch [...]

How to bid commercial lawn care jobs that require a lot of materials.

Bidding some commercial lawn care customer jobs is fairly straight forwards and similar to the way you would bid a residential job. But as the jobs get larger and the amount of materials needed is increased, you can find yourself in a cash crunch. The last thing you want to have happen is finding yourself [...]

Still trying to get more lawn care customers.

Oh it can be so frustrating when you are ready to work and have all your mowing equipment prepared but the phone isn’t ringing and you have no lawn care customers to service. This frustration can cause you to throw your hands up in the air and quit. But before you do that, realize beginnings [...]

My first commercial lawn care bid pricing.

Taking on a larger commercial lawn care customer can be a daunting task when you aren’t used to estimating such properties. Here is an example, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, of what one entrepreneur priced a commercial lawn care bid. Hopefully it will give you some insight as to how others break down [...]

Should you let the lawn care customer choose how low you mow?

You might think in a perfect world, you should let the lawn care customer dictate to you how everything should be done. They should be able to tell you how often they want their lawn cut. At what height their lawn should be mowed. You should customize all that you do to what the customer’s [...]

Lawn care postcard review.

It can be difficult to create a lawn care postcard design. Sometimes what may look good to us, might not look as good to others. Asking for opinions on your graphic design is a good way to figure out which elements of your marketing material may be good or which may not. Here is a [...]

What to do if you are a lawn care business owner with many tattoos?

Mother always warned you about getting tattoos and how they will stick with you for life. So what are you to do when you find yourself wanting to start a lawn care business and are heavily tattooed? You may have some concerns on how being tattooed will effect your ability to go door to door [...]

Lawn care business uniforms and truck signs.

Creating an image your company projects is something that tends to separate the startups from the more veteran businesses. The better your image, the more confident the new customers will be in choosing you to provide them with the services they need. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we get some [...]

Knocking on doors to promote snow removal services works.

No matter what time of year it is, there is always a service you can sell to home owners as maintaining a property can be quite overwhelming for many. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who was able to build up his snow removal [...]