Archive for the 'Lawn Renovation' Category

How to deal with crab grass during the summer.

What do you do when mid-summer, a client calls you and asks you to take care of their crab grass filled yard? Do you rip out the current lawn and re-sod? To you pull the crab grass and reseed? Do you wait until fall to do anything? In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Why won’t my bermuda grass germinate?

So many things can go wrong when you are trying to perform a lawn renovation. You are probably starting with a lawn that has weeds or has issues in the first place, Next you have to get rid of the weeds, treat the soil to get it to where you need it to be for [...]

Lawn rolling service tips and suggestions.

When was the last time you rolled a lawn with a roller? It’s quite possible you have never considered offering this service. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that talks about the benefits to rolling a lawn. When you should roll a lawn and some of the steps to [...]

Got the biggest landscape job yet all because I showed up.

You might think in order to win larger mowing accounts than you are used to, it would take some kind of skill only larger companies possess. That couldn’t be any further from the truth. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, sometimes that secret skill is simply being [...]

How to improve your landscape sales bid presentation.

Do you ever find yourself wishing you landed more lawn care or landscaping accounts? Do you find after putting a lot of energy into your landscaping bid that you get negative feedback from the potential lawn care customer? If you do, you are not alone. Putting together a well oiled landscape sales presentation machine takes [...]

Lawn regrading estimate example.

Have you ever been called to a new lawn care customer’s home to bid on a regrading job but didn’t know what to do or where to begin? Here is a great landscaping estimate example where a customer needed their front lawn regraded to allow rain water to flow smoothly away from the house and [...]

How to estimate and perform a 3,500 sq ft lawn reseeding job.

As a lawn care business owner, you are going to be called to some jobs that are going to be easy where all you need to do is show up and mow. While there are going to be other properties where you totally need to re-do the entire lawn. Starting a lawn from scratch, especially [...]

How to perform a lawn renovation job.

It’s quite the nature of the beast when you run a lawn care business, especially early on, to try and take on as many jobs as you can. There may be times you find yourself taking on lawn care jobs you really have no idea how to perform. With a little research on your part [...]

How to bid a lawn renovation job.

Job costs can play a large part in a lawn care customer’s decision making process when it comes to what services they will hire you to perform. Some customers will want top of the line service and be willing to pay a top of the line price. Others will want the most bang they can [...]