Archive for the 'bed edger' Category

A lawn edger education.

Using a lawn mower is the first tool that a new lawn care business owner learns about. Next is using a line trimmer to keep the areas you can’t mow, trimmed back. Other tools like hedge trimmers and pole saws then come into play. Lastly it seems the lawn edger is the least used tool [...]

Lessons learned after landscape trailer was stolen.

What would happen to your business if your landscape trailer and equipment were stolen today or tonight? Would you be able to recover fast enough that you wouldn’t lose any customers? Would you be able to recover at all? If not, why not? You need a plan to take effect if this were to happen [...]

Lawn edging tools and which to use.

You can use quite a few tools to edge a lawn. There are stick edgers, walk behind units, and you can even turn your line trimmer on it’s side to trim a lawn. But what is the best method to use for the different lawns and situations you will run into? That is the question [...]

What size line trimmer should you get?

There are many different sized line trimmers manufactured these days that designed to perform different sized jobs. But which size is the right choice for the average lawn care business owner? Should you go with a 22cc engine or a 32cc? What about a 4 stroke versus a 2 stroke? Some are heavy while others [...]

Where’s the money in the lawn care industry?

Depending how many competitors you have in your area, making serious money in the lawn care business can be tough if you simply try to go out there and stand out on price. Sometimes a better way to go about things is to offer additional services that your competitors don’t. Such upsell services can really [...]

How to prepare for a new mulch bed.

When you are out in the field and a customer asks you to create a new mulch bed on a specific area of their property where grass now grows, what is the best way to prepare the area for the mulch bed? That is what one lawn care business owner was curious to know when [...]

Should you use a line trimmer to edge a lawn?

There are many time saving secrets professional lawn mowing crews use to get a property completed in as short of time as possible, but are there any downsides to doing it? With more speed, you may think quality would suffer. But maybe quality doesn’t suffer bad enough to necessitate the purchase of an edger and [...]

Pro tips to minimize time spent edging lawns.

When you take a moment to reflect on where you spend your time while servicing a lawn care customers you may find there are a lot of extra steps you are adding that are not necessary. If you find a way to optimize the time spent at each location the net result will be more [...]

Should I buy a used mower on craigslist?

Getting your lawn care business started can mean scrambling around trying to find a bunch of basic equipment and spending a lot of cash. Some entrepreneurs are able to do this while others need to work within a very tight budget. If this is your situation, have you considered buying your mowers from craigslist? One [...]

How often should you edge a customer’s lawn?

As a new lawn care business owner, you may find you provide some services too often that are just not necessary or on the flip side, you may not be doing enough that is necessary. One of those things you may be curious about is lawn edging. How often should you be providing this service? [...]

Warning: read this before you buy a used mower.

Buying used outdoor power equipment can be a great way to save money but it can also open a can of worms and end up costing if repairs are needed. How do you know if a used lawn mower is going to be a good deal? That’s what one of our forum member’s asked when [...]

Rate your lawn care equipment.

I set up a new page to allow you to rate your lawn care equipment and see how others rate their lawn care equipment. This should help us all grow, especially when we are looking to upgrade and buy new mowers, trimmers or leaf blowers. Are you happy with your current outdoor power equipment or [...]

How to estimate a bed edging landscaping job.

Are you just starting your lawn care business and wondering what bed edging is and how you should bid such a job? Well we had a great discussion on this topic at the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum and I think you can really benefit from it.
Mike wrote to us about this bed edging job [...]