Archive for the 'Dethatching' Category

I got my first lawn mowing job, now what?

There is this desire early in your business path to try and offer as many services as you can to experiment with and see what catches. The down side to this is different services require different skill sets and different equipment. Try taking on some jobs that you don’t know how to perform with the [...]

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 [...]

When a customer insists you scalp their lawn.

Some lawn care customers think they know exactly what steps should be taken with their lawn to achieve a healthy and lush lawn. You may find that you can accommodate some of their requests while other requests you may feel are bad or misguided choices. What do you do though when a customer insists you [...]

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 [...]

Don’t let your dethatching job turn the lawn into a warzone.

Lawn care business owners love to offer their customers dethatching services because they are a fairly simple upsell and can improve the health of a lawn. However, they can also make a lawn look like a warzone. This discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum will help you understand the best way to perform [...]

How a freebies or discounts can turn into a nightmare.

There is an old say that goes ‘no good deed shall go unpunished.’ In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we see how one lawn care business, who tried to offer a kind gesture, wound up regretting it later. This should make you pause and think about the interactions you have with [...]

Do I need to bag the grass?

How does bagging grass clippings or leaving them on the lawn effect the lawn’s health? Do most lawn care customers want their grass clippings bagged or do they not care? These are some of the issues you have to take into consideration when you are running a lawn care business and are trying to determine [...]

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 [...]