Archive for the 'Aeration' Category

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 [...]

What services do you offer that your competitors don’t?

Are you straining your brain trying to come up with services you can perform that your competitors aren’t offering? Well here is a list from a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that should help you out. It’s amazing how some of these ideas are so simple yet so important. Sometimes the key [...]

How I got my first lawn aeration job.

Here is a way you can find lawn care aeration customers. This one member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum shared with us how he gained his first customer of the season via a newspaper ad. It wasn’t just any old newspaper ad, it was something the newspaper calls Daily Deals. This section allows [...]

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 [...]

How to prepare for a sod installation job.

Taking that step from simply offering lawn mowing to offering larger landscaping projects can bring in more money but they might also test your abilities and knowledge base. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about what you need to do if you are hired to install sod on a [...]

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 [...]

A leaf job that just grew.

Knowledge is power and as we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, the more you know, the better you can sell. In this example, one entrepreneur was able to take a basic leaf cleanup on one yard, and turn it into a 3 yard job worth $469 all completed [...]

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 [...]

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of starting your lawn care business?

In the beginning, trying to pull everything you need to do together to get your lawn care business launched can feel overwhelming. Which services should you offer, which should you pass on? Which services are best to start with and which are better to add on later? All these questions can make you feel a [...]

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 [...]

How to use one time mowings as a sales tool.

To develop a long term lawn care customer, you don’t necessarily need to sell them the farm the first time you present them a bid. You might find, starting with small services, in this case, even one time mowings, may help break the ice and give the customer a chance to experience your level of [...]

Free Lawn Care Aeration Flyer

Our friend Tom wrote us on the Gopher Lawn Care Forum and shared with us his lawn care business aeration flyer you can download for free.
Tom wrote “I have tried direct mail targeted to “new Movers” with no luck at all. I have tried this before and also have had no luck but thought that [...]

What is the common cost for lawn dethatching and Aeration?

Tony posted a question on the Gopher Lawn Care Forum. He asked “What is the common cost for lawn dethatching and Aeration?”
Thankfully one of our business veterans, Tim, was there to jump in and give this great response.
“Here in KY I’m getting about $33 per thousand sq ft, so we charge $150 for the first [...]