Archive for the 'Hardscaping' Category

How to fix this brick patio job?

Have you ever been in a situation where a mowing customer wanted you to perform some hardscaping services yet you were unsure of what to do? Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum on how to repair a brick patio that has been installed improperly. Hopefully this information will broaden [...]

Interlocking retaining walls and crushed stone delivery.

The longer your business is around and operating, the more times you are going to find yourself being asked if you would offer this service or that. Before you brush off a request on a service you have yet to offer, consider this story from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One entrepreneur decided to [...]

What tools do you need to do your first hardscape?

Taking on your first hardscape construction project can seem a little overwhelming when you haven’t had any experience with such work in the past. If you have any interest in expanding your company into offering hardscaping, you should consider slowly buying some basic tools and working on projects in your yard first. Which tools should [...]

How to figure out patio installation costs.

As with any service you perform while running your lawn care business, you will need to figure out your operating costs to know how much you should be charging for your services. Installing patios is no different. Here is a great discussion on the topic from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, where one member [...]

What makes more money, lawn care or hardscaping?

There are up sides and down sides to every choice you make as you run your business. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we get a chance to look into the ups and downs of focusing solely on lawn care versus focusing on hardscaping. Which services you choose to offer can [...]

How to price hardscapes by the sq ft.

After a while of running your lawn care business, you may be interested in expanding to offer landscape and hardscape services. Pricing such jobs can be challenging especially when you have no previous work experience. That is the situation one lawn care business owner ran into when he post his hardscape bidding question on the [...]

Hardscape and irrigation job bidding & marketing tips.

We all wonder what are those successful lawn care business owners doing that makes them so successful? Sometimes a little tip here or there can really help get your business on the right track to make good money. A member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, shared with us some of his secrets and [...]

Promoting a new landscape with a party.

How often have you created a new landscape project or hardscape project and thoughts to yourself, ‘if only the neighbors could see this place, they’d all want me to do this for them.’ This thought may come up especially as the scale of the project increases as well as the amount of profits.
There are plenty [...]

How to bid a hardscape job.

Hopefully this will put some insight on the HOW TO BID HARDSCAPE JOBS. Starting with basic patio’s so you don’t lose your butt. A big job can cause a lot of heart ache and stress for a small company, not only mentally but become financially devastating. More small companies go broke by not bidding the [...]

How to make the transition from landscaper to hardscaper.

Recently I had a great opportunity to talk with Chris, owner of This is a new forum which focuses specifically on hardscaping.
Q: Hi Chris, can you tell us a little bit of background on you and what got you to start this new hardscape forum?
A: “My name is Chris or Cgland as some of [...]