Fall Leaf Clean Up 2014

 
 
 
Dump Leaf

Purchased a new dump truck for the business! This thing is pretty much everything I have been looking for in one vehicle. The multiple uses:

  • Fall Leaf Clean Up
  • Landscaping
  • Snow Plowing
  • De-Icing

 

The Crew Pleased With New EquipmentLeaf Vaccum2

 

The crew loves the capabilities the Billy Goat Leaf Vacuum provides vacuuming up compost too.

Concerns were also heard about the back pack leaf blowers we were using, so I purchased a few Stihl Magnum 600’s.

The leaf removal process for some properties can be trying to say the least, especially if you do not have the right equipment.

This fall leaf clean up was cut short this year. Mother nature decided to snow earlier Leaf Blowingthan normal this year, but we did complete 80% of our clean ups in nine days.

One Time Lawn Mowing

 
 

One Time Lawn Mowing

There are occasions established lawn care providers will take on “one time lawn mowing” jobs. Most hate to refuse work, but there are times they just have to. Newer lawn care providers may take on these type’s of requests in order to build-up a base of accounts, but soon will realize that they will have a hard time relying on a weekly lawn mowing income.

One time lawn mowing customers may be unaware of a lawn care provider list. List of factors may look like this:

  • Wear & tear on equipment
    Lawn Mower Maintenance

    Weekly Lawn Mower Maintenance

  • Client location
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Scheduling
  • Customer service
  • Fuel
  • Hourly wages
  • Insurance

With a demanding weekly schedule and not losing sight of your beginnings, you have learned from your mistakes. With this in mind, when a potential client should call for a “One time lawn mowing“, you need to let them know that your schedule is set up for weekly lawn care.

 

Owning A Lawn Mowing  Business

Being your own boss comes with much responsibility. There are many aspects that were not thought of in the very beginning. Landscape provider’s must watch the bottom line more accurately and wisely as the cost of living continues to rise.

Basic costs a lawn mowing business cannot overlook:compose_256px

  1. Insurance
  2. Workmen Compensation
  3. Fuel per month
  4. Hourly wages
  5. Part and labor costs
  6. Taxes
  7. Advertising/Marketing
  8. Annual D.O.T. inspection

These are only a few of the most over-looked aspects of this industry.

If you have lost the passion or love for your lawn mowing business don’t just hang it up or quit. Take a step back and start over, YES I said start over. Reevaluate your commitment to yourself, employees and customers.

Operating a lawn mowing business can be scary in any economy. Having the right people in place for your operation will create time for you to market and promote weekly services. If you think your lawn business will run itself after it has grown, forget it. The landscape industry is demanding. Only hard-working and committed individuals will succeed.

 

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My name is Bryan Ring. For over 20 years I have shed blood, sweat, fun & tears in the landscape industry. Making many friends along the way. Ironically I have made a ton of friends via online social platforms.

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