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Moody lawn care customers.

Lawn care customers come in all shapes, sizes, and moods. Some will be pleasant while others will keep an eye on you out their window while you service their property. Then when they see something wrong, they will run outside and jump all over you for it. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Was getting your business going a culture shock?

Starting a new lawn care business is tough, as we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. In it a question was asked that got everyone thinking. When you were getting your business started, did you feel there was a culture shock that you went through at least initially? [...]

Should my next mower be a walk behind or a rider

There are what seems to be an infinite amount of lawn mowers available on the market today. If you are looking to upgrade your current mower to a larger model, don’t just feel you need to scale up to the biggest available. The right mower, as we will see in this discussion from the Gopher [...]

What to do if you are a lawn care business owner with many tattoos?

Mother always warned you about getting tattoos and how they will stick with you for life. So what are you to do when you find yourself wanting to start a lawn care business and are heavily tattooed? You may have some concerns on how being tattooed will effect your ability to go door to door [...]

The pitfalls to mowing a family members lawn.

When you own a lawn care business, you are able to provide a service that many of your family and friends can utilize. With that said, it’s important to figure out how best to handle mowing such lawns if requests come up. Hearing the stories others have dealt with can help you in the crafting [...]

How are we supposed to survive when other lawn care business advertise such cheap rates?

We have all seen ads either in the newspaper or on free internet classified sites that promote lawn care services for next to nothing. What should a legitimate mowing business owner think about such ads and even more so, do about them? Should such competitors be taken on head to head or are there better [...]

Help getting new lawn care customers.

Getting your first 20 or 30 lawn care customers can really seem like a herculean task at first. But once you hit that amount of customers, you may find word of mouth advertising and referrals coming to you in greater numbers. So what tips or hints should a newer lawn care business owner know to [...]

Applying knowledge learned from a previous employer.

If you are looking for a way to learn a bit about the lawn care industry before you start up your own company, you might want to consider working for another lawn care company first. There are many positive and negative lessons you can learn from such an experience. Both will assist you in your [...]

Being obsessed about your own lawn care business.

Are you a stickler for high quality when it comes to lawn care? Do you find you need to perform a perfect mowing each and every time? If a job is not completed up to your standards, do you go back and redo it or do you just pass it by and work on it [...]

3 weeks and no new lawn care customers! Why?

Are you struggling with your lawn care marketing? Do you feel that all your energy put into your marketing is just being wasted? The reason why may be in the methods you are choosing to reach out to new customers. Marketing methods tend to work better when they are focused and personalized as we will [...]

How to deal with wealthy lawn care customers.

Wealthy lawn care customers are unique creatures. They are more capable of paying bigger bucks for mowing their larger properties and will look to be sure they are getting high quality service in return. They will also look for confidence from their service providers. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn [...]

Should I switch from a ZTR to a walk behind mower?

There are many different style of mowers that are manufactured and each have their pluses and minuses. Before you buy one, you really should demo the lawn mower to see if will perform the way you want it to on the landscapes you service. One member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum seemed to [...]

How to improve your lawn care business cash flow.

Every customer will act and behave a little different from others. Many would seem content to just do what ever they want and pay when they feel like it. This, as we know, will be detrimental to your lawn care business. But how do you get everyone on the same page? You can accomplish this [...]

Big money in maintaining foreclosed homes.

As the economy falls deeper into recession, many homeowners are losing their homes for failing to pay their mortgages. As these homes get foreclosed they fall into disrepair. For a lawn care business owner that offers property maintenance services this can mean big bucks! Let’s jump to a post made on the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

How to come up with your lawn care customer base goals for next year?

If you are like most lawn care business owners, you want to see your business grow over time. How are you going to do this though? Do you have a plan? What are your lawn care customer base goals? That is the amount of base customers you want to be servicing weekly.
I asked this question [...]

Fall leaf clean up marketing idea with inflatable halloween decorations.

You could even take this idea one step further and put up an inflatable halloween display on your property and maybe at the home of your family or friends in town too to help promote your services further.
Join this discussion at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
Use a stencil on the inflatable display.

Afterwards, you have [...]

Fall leaf clean up lawn sign ideas.

How cool would it be if you could get a whole bunch of these fall leaf clean up lawn signs? Have them cut into the proper shape and then insert them through out the neighborhoods you service.

It would be a really neat and visual way to offer your fall leaf lawn clean up services.

Here is [...]

A $250,000 lawn care truck?

What does $250,000 buy you when it comes to lawn care equipment? How about this set up? These pictures were sent to us by our friend Brandon. Check out his post here at the Gopher Lawn Care Forum.

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 handle customers who only want their lawn cut every other week.

Most lawn care business owners will want to cut a lawn weekly. It is more profitable and it keeps the lawn from becoming overgrown. Overgrown lawns take more time to cut and wear down equipment faster. Sometimes you might run into a lawn care customer who only wants their lawn cut every other week to [...]

GopherHaul Podcast Directory

I am trying to consolidate all the great content we have created at the Gopher Lawn Care Software site. Here is a great collection of all our lawn care business podcasts.
Check them out here

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 [...]

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