Archive for the 'Aerator' Category

Why won’t my bermuda grass germinate?

So many things can go wrong when you are trying to perform a lawn renovation. You are probably starting with a lawn that has weeds or has issues in the first place, Next you have to get rid of the weeds, treat the soil to get it to where you need it to be for [...]

How to sell and charge for aeration services.

There are only so many times you can mow a lawn per year. That amount of mowings will generate a certain amount of money. Now since you are already at these properties and generating income. It makes sense to try and upsell you customer base on additional service, like for instance, aeration. In this discussion [...]

Pulling money out of the ground with aeration.

Anytime you are thinking about buying more lawn care equipment, you need to ask yourself if you can justify the cost. Will you make your money back from the machine and then some? Or will it sit there in your garage and barely ever be used? That is the discussion we had on the Gopher [...]

I got my first lawn mowing job, now what?

There is this desire early in your business path to try and offer as many services as you can to experiment with and see what catches. The down side to this is different services require different skill sets and different equipment. Try taking on some jobs that you don’t know how to perform with the [...]

Spring cleanups, what to do and what to charge?

Spring and fall cleanups are great add on services you can offer your lawn mowing customer. For those customer you have who are on annual property contracts, they are great services to include and increase your profit. But what services should you include in these cleanups and how should customers be billed for them? That [...]

Should you buy that lawn aerator?

Can you make money with your own lawn aerator and power rake? Sure you can, if you have the clients who want those services. If you don’t, you just might find yourself with a shed of equipment you are making payments on that isn’t making you any money. So how should you go about building [...]

Secrets to success with lawn care ads in newspapers.

Sometimes all it takes is fine tuning one or two elements in your lawn care marketing campaign to really hit on something big. In this success story from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who played around with his newspaper ad position and found that it pays to be in [...]

What you need to know before you aerate a lawn.

Spring and fall are great times to make extra money from your lawn care customers by offering them aeration, seeding, and fertilization. But where should you begin? A great and affordable way to do this is to book a bunch of jobs within a day or two. Rent an aeration machine and then get as [...]

Lawn care lowballing lessons learned.

Sometimes lawn care business owners are so focused on getting jobs that they don’t consider they need to be making money with them. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, a landscaper shares with us how this happens, why it happens, and what to do about it. If you catch yourself wanting [...]

How to price an average lawn care aeration service.

Trying to figure out how to charge for lawn care aeration service can be tough especially for those lawn care business owners that don’t perform the service regularly. In this example from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we get to see a break down of expenses, bid price and the amount of time it [...]