Archive for the 'Retaining Walls' Category

I got a call to level out a yard but am unsure as to how.

While performing lawn care services, you are probably going to get a lot of calls for various landscape projects as well. If you haven’t yet worked on any retaining wall or fence projects, here is a relatively simple landscape project that an entrepreneur was called on to perform. Doing the job the right way will [...]

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 [...]

How to price retaining walls.

There are a lot of methods out there one can use to create a price for building a retaining wall however most of them just don’t work. The biggest error done is basing a wall price on it’s total square feet. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we will see why [...]

Should you be a jack of all trades or a master of one?

Focusing on a few services or even one service is probably not a wise move when you are starting your business. But as you progress with your company and have some time to experiment, you can find which services you like to perform the most and which make you the most money. From there you [...]

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 should this retaining wall job be bid?

Learning how to build retaining walls, takes time. Starting off with smaller walls and scaling up the size as you go is the pathway many new landscapers follow to find success. You might even want to experiment with some wall on your property first to see what kind of results you get and learn from [...]

Estimating and bidding timber walls.

Bidding retaining walls, when you are new to landscaping, can be quite an undertaking. It’s always better to work with smaller walls first and scale up your projects as your experience grows. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, estimating and building timber walls can be a little [...]

Before and after landscape retaining wall construction.

Has your lawn care business experimented with designing landscapes on your computer and then using the design as a sales tool? That’s what one of our forum members did and he landed a retaining wall job by doing it. Let’s take a look into his experience. Maybe this will help you with your future landscape [...]

Landscape retaining wall bid example.

I think we all learn better when presented with an example. A lawn care business owner asked a great question on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about how to bid the removal of an old railroad tie retaining wall and replacing it with a new castle stone retaining wall. How long will it [...]