Archive for the 'Tree Removal' Category

Lessons learned from performing storm cleanups.

When big storms come through your area, there can be a lot of work to come out of them. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, there can be a lot of work, but a lot of it is dangerous. The jobs tend to put you into situations [...]

Tree removal prices can really vary!

If you thought lawn mowing prices vary, you’d be shocked to see how varied bid prices are for tree removal. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from a group of business owners who all share their thoughts on how much they would charge to remove a 150′ ft pine [...]

Should I be looking to expand into tree removal services?

There are plenty of services you can experiment with as a lawn care business owner. Some of them are easier to get into and offer than others. Some have a low financial barrier of entry while others have a higher one. Some have a low technical skill requirement while others require years of training. Which [...]

What to look out for with a rock and tree removal job.

Every type of landscape job has issues you need to be wary of. So what are some of the things you should be concerned with before you take on a tree and rock removal job? That is what one entrepreneur was interested in knowing when he wrote about an upcoming job he bid on and [...]

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 [...]

Apartment complex lawn care bid example.

It’s amazing how we can make concepts so complicated at times. How to find customers? Why does this become such a huge and unobtainable goal? Sometimes it’s as simple as going out and getting them. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, a simple goal to find a [...]

How are my bid prices on this big lawn care account?

Some landscape jobs will come along that might just seem outside your scope to accurately bid. When that happens, it is best to break the job down into smaller sized projects that you can more easily price. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, smaller pieces are a [...]

Door to door tips for the lawn care business owner.

The thought of going door to door to sell your mowing services can strike fear into the hearts of many entrepreneurs. The vast majority of business owners cringe at the idea and simply won’t do it. Here though is a great story, from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, on how you can find success [...]

Lessons learned from under bidding the removal of 6 holly bushes.

Sure it’s great to make as much money as you can but if that means bidding on unfamiliar jobs, you have to be careful not to lose money. That is what happened here with this landscaper when he underbid a bush removal job. When everything was completed, the job ended up taking twice as long [...]

How to bid lot clearing jobs.

Making a $100 an hour with your landscaping business is possible with the proper tools. Here in this great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one entrepreneur who can make $100 - $150 an hour with lot clearing services. He also does a pretty good job at marketing himself while [...]

What’s the best way to remove small trees and shrubs?

A simple landscaping job you may be called on to perform is removing small trees and shrubs. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, you can do things the hard way and make some money, or do things the easy way and make more money. Which option you [...]

Offering tree climbing helps sell more services.

If you do what everyone else is doing, you can pretty much expect to get the same results. If you experiment though with the services you offer and try different things, you can potentially hit on a service that is needed in your area and can make you quite a bit of profit. In this [...]

Where’s the money in the lawn care industry?

Depending how many competitors you have in your area, making serious money in the lawn care business can be tough if you simply try to go out there and stand out on price. Sometimes a better way to go about things is to offer additional services that your competitors don’t. Such upsell services can really [...]

Focusing solely on tree service is feast or famine.

Sometimes due to unforeseeable situations, certain services become more important than others. When this happens, the amount of money one can make for these needed services, during such times can increase, but be forewarned. Such times usually don’t last long and when demand scales back, the part of your business that provides these services will [...]

Lawn care marketing techniques for post storm cleanups.

When a storm hits, depending on the strength of it, a lot of damage can occur both to property and to structures. How you prepare for such situations can mean the difference between attracting many storm cleanups or not. In this discussion on The Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we get some insight as to [...]

How to win an $11,000 apartment lawn care bid.

Have you had the chance yet to submit a lawn care bid for a local apartment complex? If you haven’t because the job seems like it is overwhelming, why not take a moment and break down the job into simple parts. Compare the smaller parts to the lawn care work you are currently providing for [...]

How to find brush clearing and tree removal work.

Most every lawn care and landscape business is constantly on the hunt for more customers, but how do you go about getting them? In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum we hear from one lawn care business owner who was able to go through a new development and pick up a lot [...]

How to charge for tree limb removal, damaged by winter storms.

Winter weather can bring many money making opportunities to the lawn care business owners. You don’t just have to provide snow plowing and salting to make money during snow storms. You can also make money by pruning and removing tree limbs that break off or are damaged by the weight of heavy snow but what [...]

How to bid a brush clearing job when it’s huge.

There are going to be many times you will be confronted with a job to bid on where it seems just too big for you and is outside your level of comfort to bid. When this happens, you may not want to be so quick to pass on a job that could help push your [...]

Getting the landscape customer involved can get you more work.

How important is it to get customers involved with landscape work when they show signs they are interested in doing so? Plenty important as we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Once you get the landscape customer involved at the job site, more work tends to come your way. [...]

Should I expand by getting a wood chipper?

There are plenty of services you can offer in the lawn care and landscaping field. The list of services you can offer is limited only by your imagination. If you ask your customers questions and keep your eyes open for different services they could utilize, you may find certain services could be used more so [...]

Before you consider hiring a sub-contractor, read this.

The world would be such a wonderful place if you could quickly scale your business up or down throughout the different seasons with the help of sub-contractors. What if a customer called up and asked you to snow plow his driveway or trim a tree and you didn’t offer any of those services, you could [...]

Help me price this tree topping bid job.

When you come upon a new type of job you have never performed before but need to submit a bid on, a great way to do that is to make a new post on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum and ask others who have already done such work.

Brush hauling money making tip.

There are many tricks of the trade you simply won’t pick up on until you have spent years experimenting. After much trial and error, you may come across some money and time saving tips but there is a good chance you won’t learn them all. That is why reading is so important. It’s always better [...]

How to bid an uprooted tree removal?

A member on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum talked with us on a job he recently completed that involved a tree which was blown over. How much should you charge to cut up and remove an uprooted tree? Well of course it depends on your expenses but this should give you a little insight [...]

Profiting more on upsells than the original job?

When you are out on a potential job site to perform an estimate,  pointing out issues on a home owners property, do you find you are able to make more profit on the upsells either immediately or soon after, once you get the customer to sign up for what they initially called you for?
I would [...]

When the storm hits, will you be prepared to profit?

When storms come through your area, are you prepared to service your community? Will you be able to remove fallen trees? Board up broken windows? Cover damaged roofs with large tarps? Pump water out of basements? Offer general property clean ups? We had a great discussion on this topic in the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Have you considered offering stump grinding services this fall to your lawn care customers?

This fall when you are looking for more services to offer, why not consider offering your lawn care customers, stump grinding services. Our friend Bob from put together this great flyer concept to help you sell your stump grinding services. Why not get some of these flyers printed up and then hand them out [...]

How much should I charge for a Tree Removal?

A forum member made a post about bidding on a tree removal. I wanted to share this post from the Gopher Lawn Care Forum with you to help broaden your knowledge on creating an estimate for a tree removal.
Abryconlawn: “Hey everybody, I’ve been in the landscaping business for about five years now and just [...]

How to Bid a Tree Removal Job

There have been a bunch of questions lately on the Gopher Lawn Care Forum on how to bid the downing and removal of a tree. I hope some of these examples I post will help you get a better understanding of how to bid on a tree removal job.
Paul wrote in “I had a request [...]