Archive for the 'Lawn Care Truck' Category

Your lawn care business image is everything.

A new lawn care business owner on the Gopher Lawn Care Business forum is trying to get his business off the ground. He is stationed at a military base and ran into a few problems which he was looking for help on. He wrote “Well I had this feeling I would run into issues and [...]

How important are signs on your lawn care truck and trailer?

How important is it to have signs and marketing material on your landscaping truck and trailer? This is a very good question that was asked on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. A member wrote “things are really taking off here this Spring and it has has been crazy in a good way. My question [...]

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 [...]

You don’t need a truck to start a lawn care business.

If you have been waiting to start your lawn care business because you are saving for a truck, you need to reconsider. There are many lawn care businesses started with just a car. Look at what Jason has been able to do.
Jason wrote us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and said “Hi my [...]

Biggest lawn care business start up mistakes.

When you get your lawn care business started there are plenty of things that can go wrong. Are you buying the wrong mower? What about your landscape trailer. How about your lawn care marketing plan? Consider the following problems other lawn care business owners went through and learn from their mistakes. I asked this question [...]

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 [...]

Lawn care business advice from a 15 year old entrepreneur.

I know there are a lot of teenagers who are avid readers of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and I am sure they are constantly looking for inspiration. One of our forum members who is 15 years old has given us some great insight after ending his first full season running his lawn care [...]

The benefits of using synthetic oil in your lawn mowers.

Does your lawn care company mow a property and then roll your hot mowers back into an enclosed landscaping trailer only to be hauled to the next job site and never really get a chance to cool off? Have you considered using a synthetic oil to combat the negative effects of heat on your commercial [...]

How to lower your lawn care business fuel costs.

Gas prices can play a huge factor in the profitability of a lawn care business. If you are looking for ways to lower your fuel costs consider these ideas post on the Gopher Lawn Care Business forum by our friend Joel. If you have ideas on how to lower your fuel costs, please join in [...]

What keeps your lawn care business small?

One of our forum members created a post to show off part of his fleet of lawn care business trucks in this post at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. In the post I had a great opportunity to learn a little about what stops most small lawn care businesses from ever getting themselves up [...]

Who would you hire to cut your lawn?

When you are showing up to meet a new potential customer, how would you rate the first impression you make?
Rob asked this great question on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
“What do you guys drive when you give bids. I am not a huge company so a lot of the time I take my personal [...]

When you start your lawn care business use what you have.

This picture was posted in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. It shows a picture of a lawn care business operated with a lot of lawn care equipment shoehorned into the pack of a small pickup truck.
I wanted to bring this up for two reasons. First off, always be safe when transporting your equipment. You [...]

A $250,000 lawn care truck?

What does $250,000 buy you when it comes to lawn care equipment? How about this set up? These pictures were sent to us by our friend Brandon. Check out his post here at the Gopher Lawn Care Forum.

Lawn Care Customer Referral Idea.

I just read a great post by our new friend Eric on the Gopher Lawn Care Forum. We were talking about how to attract more lawn care customers via referrals from your current lawn care customer base.
Eric wrote: “My contracts were annual with a set monthly price.  Every bill had a stamped self addressed envelope [...]

Richard’s New Arrival! His New Lawn Care Truck!

We all love seeing the recent additions to the forum member’s businesses. Richard shared a few pictures with us of his New Arrival, join the discussion of his truck here in our Gopher Lawn Care Forum.
Richard wrote:
“Its a 2001 Chevy Silverado…great body and runs smooth.  4.8 small V8 so not too bad on fuel.“

Do you [...]