Archive for the 'UltraVac' Category

Have you ever designed your own landscape equipment?

Have you ever thought about how you could make a better tool or device to improve your landscaping business? A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum created a machine to improve the process of collecting leaves. In this discussion he shares with us the steps he took to design, create and ultimately patent [...]

How to speed up the process of picking up acorns and twigs.

Have you ever tried to perform a fall leaf cleanup service on a property with a lot of oak trees? With a leaf blower, you will probably only be able to clear out all the leaves and then you may find yourself still having to deal with acorns, twigs and branches. A member of the [...]

Using a dually pickup for your lawn care business.

Every lawn care business owner seems to have a different ideal rig setup. Some prefer a single pickup. Others like an enclosed landscape trailer. But how many of you have experimented with using a dually pickup as your main truck? That is what this entrepreneur did and he shared with us his insights on the [...]

Offering free leaf cleanups in the fall?

Marketing is always an experimental process. Altering different variables and testing those marketing elements is the only way for sure to know what is working and what isn’t. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who promoted free leaf cleanups and how he made out at the [...]

Leaf collection in comfort.

Sometimes all it takes is an upgrade to your lawn care equipment to really make a change in your ability to perform a job as well as improve profits. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who decided to go bigger this year with his leaf collection [...]

Lessons for your first year leaf removal season.

There are many variables you need to take into account for fall leaf cleanups. Do you wait until all the leaves have fallen or keep up on the property until the last leaf has dropped?  What about equipment? Is it worthwhile simply starting off with a rake and some bags or will you need more [...]

How to get fall leaf clean up customers.

When mowing season starts to slow down, leaf clean up services can pick up. There is quite a bit of money to be made in the fall that can help you get through the slower winter month, but how do you go about getting customers for such services? Also is there a most profitable way [...]

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 leaf cleanup jobs on a steep incline.

A steep incline can really effect the amount of time it takes to mow a property or even collect leaves off of it. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, there are easy ways to perform steep jobs as well as difficult ways. Easier ways allow you to [...]

Lawn winterization marketing plan.

If you are looking for a lawn winterization marketing plan, here is a suggestion from a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. With a little altering, you might be able to make this plan fit perfectly for you.
He wrote “In an effort to re-design my business and for next year I have been [...]

What should you do with your tax refund?

If you paid more taxes last year than you owed, you will be getting a refund. Sometimes it’s a little and sometimes it’s a lot. What should you do with this money? Is there anything you can do to help your lawn care business grow from it? That’s a question a member of the Gopher [...]

How to speed up leaf collection.

When the leaves fall and you are hired to clean them up, a lot of times you are not only fighting with trying to collect wet leaves but with wind! How do you collect the leaves when the wind is blowing them all over? That is a question asked on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

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 [...]

Are leaf sweepers a good option for professional landscapers?

Are you looking for another way to pick up leaves from lawns you service during the fall? One of our forum members made a post in the Gopher Lawn Care Business forum and asked “Anybody using lawn sweepers to pick up leaves? I’m thinking that in some situations, this may the faster way to [...]

How best to use a mower vac to clean up leaves and how to charge for it.

How best to use a mower vac to clean up leaves and how to charge for it. YOu can join in on this discussion at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum here.
Jeremy wrote in “I’m planning on purchasing an ultra vac for my exmark zero turn lawn mower to do leaf cleanup, but I’m not [...]