Lawn Care profitibale in this economy?

 

 

Ring Lawn Care is all about service. We provide weekly lawn care and snow plowing services to residential and commercial clients. In this industry it is hard to just focus on one aspect of client. We still have 15 of the 20Lake Elmo Residential Lawn Mowing customers since conception in 2002.

Take a look at this residential home after we completed the mowing. No this is not a golf course or Photoshopped. My son cut this to perfection, at first glance his verbalization was “All I see is a golf course.”

Having commercial accounts does help us get through the tough MinneSnowta winters, but we rely on both residential and commercial clients throughout the growing season. (more…)

Roof Snow Removal Stillwater Minnesota

 
 
 

Roof raking and Ice damsRoof Snow Removing

Ice dams building up on your roof? Many times customers will call with minor to major leaking in their homes. Ring Lawn Care provides prompt and caring roof raking service for Stillwater, Minnesota. Don’t wait until you find a LEAK in your bathroom or your living room. (more…)

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.

 

Fall Lawn Care

Fall Leaf Clean Up

 

Fall Lawn Care and Leaf Clean Up

Completing a few fall lawn care projects can save a lot of work before the lilac trees start blooming. A last sprucing of the lawn before winter will benefit your turf come spring.

The gratification of not only being able to look back at your work and see your accomplishment, but when spring does shine on us you will see all your fall lawn care efforts have paid off.

The Leaf Clean Up Process

Ring Lawn Care provides leaf clean up for your landscaping and turf. All debris will be removed and disposed of properly. For instance, in your garden that has already been prepped for winter, to the curb for pick up or in a wooded area are great places you can utilize. The very last lawn mowing (2″ to 2 1/2″ cut) for the year is performed and the grass clippings will be collected as well.

  • Our team will use back pack blowers that blow out debris from landscaping, deck and turf areas
  • We use commercial lawn mowers that are equipped with a leaf vacuum bagging system for leaf and grass collection
  • Leaf truck equipped with a powerful vacuum helps us remove debris from your property (removal fee will incur)

Do you have a wooded lot with a designated compost area? If so, this will result a cost-efficient leaf clean up

I had open heart surgery 2 weeks ago so I was unable to pick up my leaves, sticks and other debris from the yard. Your crew took care of everything and the yard looks great!!! Thank you!!!

Renee Johnson ~ Stillwater, MN

Tips

 

Fall lawn care tips that will benefit your turf

The benefits of a leaf clean up will ultimately prevent thatch build up over the winter months. If fall lawn care has not been performed you will definitely recognize the decline in your turfs health come spring. Over the summer your soil has become compacted or matted either from foot traffic or the lawn mower(see lawn aeration).

Core Aeration

Lawn aeration needs to be performed every season. An aerator plugs three-inch holes into the turf which relieves compaction of the soil. This will allow nutrients, air and fertilizer to find their way to the root zones of the grass plant. You can rent an aerator at your favorite rental outfit, but would suggest hiring a professional, it is more physical than one could imagine. When spring comes you will be patting yourself on the back for performing this action, because the results are amazing.

Fall Fertilitizer

Fertilization early to late fall will benefit your turf and help prevent disease, snow mold and many other unwanted entities. Applying a potassium and nitrogen slow release granular fertilizer will help green up and build a solid root grass when spring arrives. If you have a dog/s, cleaning the feces from the turf will prevent the spreading of many diseases your lawn or possibly you won’t care for.

Core Aerating Residential