Archive for the 'Chipper' Category

Tree removal prices can really vary!

If you thought lawn mowing prices vary, you’d be shocked to see how varied bid prices are for tree removal. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from a group of business owners who all share their thoughts on how much they would charge to remove a 150′ ft pine [...]

How to bid lot clearing jobs.

Making a $100 an hour with your landscaping business is possible with the proper tools. Here in this great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who can make $100 - $150 an hour with lot clearing services. He also does a pretty good job at marketing himself while [...]

Landed a big brush clearing job.

Have you ever been called to give an estimate on clearing a large wooded area of brush? Such projects can appear daunting at first because it’s hard to get a full grasp of what is in front of you and how long the job will take. That is why some lawn care business owners bid [...]

Offering tree climbing helps sell more services.

If you do what everyone else is doing, you can pretty much expect to get the same results. If you experiment though with the services you offer and try different things, you can potentially hit on a service that is needed in your area and can make you quite a bit of profit. In this [...]

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 [...]

Landscaping upsell letter to send to customers.

Things can be pretty busy at times and you can find yourself very short sighted when this happens. Instead of seeing all the additional work you can get from the current lawn care customer you are services, you may be looking to other customers to increase your profits. As we will see from this discussion [...]

Lawn care marketing techniques for post storm cleanups.

When a storm hits, depending on the strength of it, a lot of damage can occur both to property and to structures. How you prepare for such situations can mean the difference between attracting many storm cleanups or not. In this discussion on The Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we get some insight as to [...]

How to find brush clearing and tree removal work.

Most every lawn care and landscape business is constantly on the hunt for more customers, but how do you go about getting them? In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum we hear from one lawn care business owner who was able to go through a new development and pick up a lot [...]

Should I get a chipper/shredder or a vac/shredder?

There are many ways to perform leaf cleanups in the fall. Some lawn care business owners do things a very manual way by raking leaves into a pile and then hauling that pile away. Others utilize more expensive equipment to speed up the process while improving their profits. If you find yourself wondering which equipment [...]

How to bid a brush clearing job when it’s huge.

There are going to be many times you will be confronted with a job to bid on where it seems just too big for you and is outside your level of comfort to bid. When this happens, you may not want to be so quick to pass on a job that could help push your [...]

Getting the landscape customer involved can get you more work.

How important is it to get customers involved with landscape work when they show signs they are interested in doing so? Plenty important as we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Once you get the landscape customer involved at the job site, more work tends to come your way. [...]

How a brush clearing job was bid.

There are many different niche services you can get into as the owner of a lawn care business. Some will make you more money than others. In order to be successful, you need to keep your eyes and ears open for jobs your customers need done. As we will see here in the discussion from [...]

Try the market before you buy the equipment.

If there is a lesson to be learned from this Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum discussion, it’s that you really need to test your marketing before you go out and spend a lot of money on equipment that won’t bring you anything in return. Everyone loves new equipment. The feel of it, the smell of [...]

Should I start with a lawn mower or a tractor?

When you are out driving around town, you will probably see many lawn care businesses mowing properties. Most may appear to only use mowers but some do use lawn tractors. Which piece of equipment is right for you when you get started comes down to a matter of opinion. Here is a great discussion on [...]

Should I expand by getting a wood chipper?

There are plenty of services you can offer in the lawn care and landscaping field. The list of services you can offer is limited only by your imagination. If you ask your customers questions and keep your eyes open for different services they could utilize, you may find certain services could be used more so [...]

What I learned about the lawn care business this year.

I asked the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, what they learned this year about business as they reflected back. The fall and winter are great times to take a moment and sit back to think about the lessons you learned over the past year. What have these lessons taught you and how [...]