Archive for the 'Winter' Category

New lawn care business e-books available.

I just got two of my lawn care business books available online as e-books which you can read on your portable devices and with the kindle book reader.
Check them out. They are full of great lawn care marketing tips.
How To Get Customers For Your Landscaping And Lawn Care Business All Year Long. Vol 1.

Paperback version.
eBook [...]

Snow plow marketing tips & tricks.

Are you looking to promote your snow plowing services for the winter? Maybe you are considering a bunch of different marketing options but are unsure which option to go with? Here are some snow plow marketing methods that were discussed on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. I hope they will help inspire you in [...]

The do’s and dont’s of lawn care business holiday cards.

Sending out holiday cards to your lawn care customers at the end of the year is a great way to show your appreciation for them. But before you send them out, consider some of the do’s and dont’s from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. You also might want to spread the [...]

Lining up Fall & Winter work.

The average lawn care business tends to find things slow down in the Fall and Winter but that doesn’t have to always be the case. You can go out and drum up business if you want it. Let’s look and see how a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum did this. He wrote [...]

Snow plow marketing idea.

If you miss reading the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Forum for a single day, you could miss out on a lot. This idea is sure to make you a favorite amongst your customers and neighbors. To promote your snow plowing services why not use this marketing idea.
Tony wrote us and said “Here is an example [...]

Marketing your lawn care business outward from the center.

With the economy taking a down turn, there are going to be many new opportunities for entrepreneurs to get started with their own business. A lot of times people will think about starting their own business but if they have a full time job, the job will most likely take priority over starting a business. [...]

How to get started offering holiday decoration and lighting services.

The winter months can be a tough time for a lawn care business. More and more lawn care businesses are getting into offering outdoor holiday lighting and decoration services to help them get through the slow times. Those who have experimented with it seem to be pretty happy with the results but how do you [...]

How to find lawn care clients when business is slow.

The lawn care and landscaping industry is a seasonal business. Each season brings about a change in the environment which effects what services you can or can’t offer. In the winter months, customers will also be looking to spend their money for holiday gifts. So with all this going on, how can you make sales [...]

Holiday cookie lawn care customer retention idea

We have been talking about how to start up different kinds of businesses on here lately and it got me thinking. What if you or your gf/wife always wanted to start a bakery kind of business but wanted to start small at first. Maybe you wanted to start with cookies. You could create a website [...]

End of lawn care season customer letter sample.

I added a great end of the lawn care season letter sample you can download and use for your lawn care business. This is a great way to reach out to your lawn care customers and say thank you.
10 Any Street
Yourcity, STATE 87392
Dear Customer,
I would like to thank you again for choosing Smith Landscaping for [...]

Snow plow and property maintenance letter.

If you are looking to provide snow plowing services or property management services to home owners, here is a great sample letter you can send out in fall to line up potential customers. Tom wrote on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum “I provide property care taking and snow removal service during the non [...]

Outdoor holiday decoration business perfect add on for your lawn care business.

I was reading an article on outdoor decorations and it amazes me more people aren’t doing this. In the article it was talking about this one lawn care business owner who’s first year wasn’t a big deal. He just wanted to get his feet wet with it and marketed it only to his current customer [...]

Are you offering lawn mower repair services this fall and winter?

This fall and winter when things slow down, have you considered offering lawn mower repair services? Join in on this discussion at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum here.
Here are some services you could offer this year and prices you could consider charging.
6-point At-Home push mower service: $55

Change and dispose oil
Replace spark plug
Clean the under [...]

Fall and winter lawn care marketing idea with Poinsettias, mums and a farmer’s market.

When Fall arrives, here is a great lawn care marketing idea. It’s a two part marketing idea. First you order a large amount of Poinsettias or mums to hand out to your customers. Then with the flowers you have left, why not consider setting up a farmer’s market style display in your area. Maybe at [...]

Mark your snow plow customer driveways before it snows to avoid problems.

Rob recently shared with us some of his tips and tricks on how to perform snow plowing for your residential lawn care customer accounts. You can join the conversation further on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. One of his suggestions was this. Do get your snow plow accounts in place before it snows so [...]

Do’s and Dont’s of the snow plowing business.

In a great discussion on running your snow plowing business at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, our friend Rob, shared with us some of his insights.
Here are some of his do’s and dont’s of the snow plowing business.

Do not do one price fits all season. Per push only.
Do not charge less than $25 per [...]

How to estimate a snow plow job.

If you are starting to place bids now for snow plowing driveways and parking lots in your area, you are not alone.
Ron wrote us: “Hi i am getting into commercial accounts and I am not really sure how much to charge for plowing. I was wondering if i could get some ideas about charging for [...]

How to get customers for your lawn care business - New Lawn Care Business Book

One of the top questions asked on the Gopher Forum is how to get new customers. Well I wanted to answer this question as best as possible and I put together two new books. If you are looking to gain more lawn care customers this Summer and who isn’t, check out my brand new books [...]

Is your Lawn Care Business running a Toy Drive this holiday season?

Have you considered running your own lawn care business toy drive?
Here is a flyer to promote your lawn care businesses toy drive for the holidays. Offering to run a toy drive really positions your business as one who cares about your community. It’s a great way to show your community that you care as well [...]

Holiday Decoration Marketing idea & contest

Let’s all get into the spirit of the holidays. I created this flyer you can edit and hand out in your area. The idea of this marketing concept is that you are going to position yourself as the go to lawn care business in your area. You are going to be the one that is [...]

Winter Lawn Care Yard Clean Up Flyer

I put this winter lawn care clean up flyer together based on Keith’s suggestions. You can download it and edit in any way you want. It’s created with which is a free program similar to Microsoft Word.
Download the file here Make sure you logged into the forum to download all files.

You can discuss this [...]