Archive for the 'Irrigation' Category

Considering adding irrigation services.

There are a lot of additional services you can add to your mowing route to make extra money. Some of those jobs involve irrigation. But what jobs are the easiest to get started with? What jobs should you sub-contract out? What methods should you use to learn more about the field? That’s what this discussion [...]

Lawn irrigation troubleshooting.

There are all sorts of issues you can have with lawn irrigation systems over time. Sprinkler heads won’t pop up. They won’t spray correctly. Then sometimes some of the heads spray but others won’t even pop up. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who had a [...]

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 [...]

I need a license for this?

Licenses are created to regulate industries, to train and educated people to operate under the current legal guidelines, and to raise revenue for the state. Regulating too much can lead to over-regulation. When that happens, people either decide not to t comply with the laws or they just avoid getting into industries that they feel [...]

Monthly sprinkler maintenance lawn care contract perk.

Getting lawn care customers to sign up with you for annual lawn care maintenance is good thing. You get steady pay from them all year round and can easily get them to continue having you service them into the next year. But if you find it is difficult to get a customer to actually want [...]

Help with sprinkler system bidding.

Going from lawn care to offering sprinkler system repair can cause a new comer some problems, especially when it comes to diagnosing problems and bidding on jobs. As we will see in this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, there is quite a process that must be taken with new irrigation customers to [...]

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 [...]

How to deal with sprinkler heads when mowing.

There are all sorts of obstacles that can get in your way of mowing a lawn. Some of these you can easily deal with while others may be more difficult. Depending on how you handle the job, sprinkler heads that don’t fully retract can be easy to deal with and make you extra money while [...]

How to make an additional $20,000 during the fall.

There are plenty of ways to make more money during the fall. Mowing tends to slow down and leaf clean ups begin but there is another great and easy way to make some big cash in the fall you might not have even considered performing before. The service is irrigation blowouts. Let’s check out this [...]

An irrigation checklist.

A great upsell to add to your lawn care service is checking the operation of a lawn care customer’s irrigation system. It’s fairly easy to do when you use an irrigation checklist. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, following certain procedures can ensure the customer’s irrigation system [...]

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 [...]

Step by step, how to winterize irrigation systems.

As we have seen in the Gopher Lawn Care Busines Forum, there is quite a bit of money to be made when you offer your clients irrigation system winterization services. But it seems a lot of lawn care business owner just don’t offer it because they don’t know how to do it. Well thank to [...]

Commercial lawn care bid example of an ocean resort.

We all tend to learn best by example so here is a commercial lawn care bid example that was posted on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. If you haven’t gotten into creating lawn care bids for commercial properties, this will at least shed some light on the process.
A member wrote “I tried searching the [...]

Sprinkler head replacement bidding pitfalls.

Replacing sprinkler heads can be very profitable but be wary of potential pitfalls. Know what is involved with the job before you submit your irrigation bid. Let’s take a look at this interesting story from our fellow Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum member who told us about one of his irrigation repair disasters.

How your lawn care business can winterize irrigation systems and make money.

How your lawn care business can winterize irrigation systems and make money.
Winterizing lawn irrigation systems is a great add on service that is easy to do and can bring you in some good money in the fall. John wrote in to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and asked how to do this. You can [...]

Free Lawn Care Irrigation Winterization Postcard Template

A post was recently made on winterizing irrigation systems and I thought maybe I should put together a simple postcard you could use to promote your irrigation winterization services.
I hope this helps. Download the fullsize postcard in the free postcard template section.
If you are trying to figure out how much to charge for such a [...]