Archive for May, 2014

Using a measuring wheel to estimate lawn mowing jobs.

If you want to improve your lawn care profits, you should invest in a surveyors measuring wheel. This simple tool can help you become consistent in your bidding prices. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, this is one of those tricks of the trade most new entrepreneurs [...]

Do you bill your lawn care customers monthly?

When it comes to when you should bill your lawn care customers, there are many variations as we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum but there is one important lesson to learn. The faster you are paid, the better it is for you. If you can get paid before [...]

What’s the best lawn care work truck to buy?

Getting the right landscape truck for your needs is something you may need to fine tune over time. Some trucks tend to be purchased over others for various reasons but if you are looking to just start up your lawn care business and are trying to do it on the cheap, here are a few [...]

Lawn care website seo tips.

How is your lawn care website ranking when you do a search for lawn care services in your town? Are you appearing in the top spot or at least the top three spots? If not, you need to take some time to improve your lawn care website search engine optimization. Here are some tips and [...]

Should you move lawn care customers to make your route more efficient?

Have you taken the time to sit down and think about your lawn care route? Is it an efficient route that allows you to mow customers that live in the same neighborhoods on the same day? Or is your route a mess that causes you to have to drive all around town every day of [...]

Lawn care business improvement tips.

One may think that starting a lawn care business would be quite simple. That it is not too tough to hand out some flyers and go out and mow lawns. Once you are in the mix of things though, it doesn’t take too long to realize that not everyone is right for you and the [...]

Should you buy a mower with suspension?

It seems like a no brainer. Riding any machine is better with suspension than without it. But there are downsides to buying a lawn mower with a suspension system. Some factors that are involved are added costs, added weight, and a riding style you need to get used to. Here is a great discussion from [...]

When to start your spring lawn care marketing.

There are various theories on when you should start your spring lawn care marketing. Knowing the different concepts can help you create one that works best for you. Here is a discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that gives you some more insight into this topic.

How much should your lawn care business grow each year?

There is a range a lawn care business can grow without it having the problem of potentially imploding upon itself. This range tends to be between 10% and 20% growth a year. The first couple of years may not follow this range because you may be functioning with a lot of unused [...]

Lawn care customer handbook.

When you first sign up a new lawn care customer for mowing services, do you give them a welcome kit or a mowing contract? Have you considered giving them a lawn care customer handbook? A handbook can be customized to fit your own needs and help educate and sell your unique services. In this discussion [...]

Lawn care employee manual example.

There is no better way to consistently get a new lawn care employee up to speed with what you expect of them and how they should perform their job than with a lawn care employee manual. One member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum was having a difficult time trying to put such a [...]