Category: lawn mowing

Double Cutting Your Lawn: Is It Worth It?

Double Cutting Your Lawn: Is It Worth It?

Has your provider ever recommended double cutting your lawn? Double cutting happens when a lawn needs to be cut twice—sometimes in the same session—or maybe a couple of days after a mow. It takes extra time and can be more of an expense than a regular cut, so the big question is… is it worth it?

When To Double Cut Your Lawn

For A Cleaner Cut

Double cutting can help give your lawn a cleaner and higher quality cut. If your grass has grown just a little bit too tall, mowing once—even if you’re following the one-third rule—can rip the blades of grass and cause damage to your lawn. Unless you’re using very sharp blades in your mower, double cutting may be a better option when it comes to lessening the stress on your turfgrass.

For a cleaner cut across your lawn, raise your deck height for the first round of mowing. After that, mow your lawn the second time with your blade lowered to the desired final height.

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Here's How Short To Cut Your Grass In The Spring

Here’s How Short To Cut Your Grass In The Spring

It’s easy to have a year-round lawn care routine when you live in a warmer climate. However, if you live in an area that has long, cold winters, you have to be careful about how short to cut your grass come springtime, especially early spring when the weather is still cold. Rather than waiting for a certain date to start mowing your lawn, it’s best to wait until your grass has reached a certain length.

The optimal length for most cool-season turfgrass is about 2 to 2 ½ inches, so wait until your lawn has grown around 3 inches before mowing. If you’re unsure about which type of grass you have, it’s worth asking your lawn provider what the right height is for your lawn’s specific breed or blend of grass. Just make sure you don’t mow your lawn while it’s still dormant. By monitoring your grass until it reaches a specific height, you’ll know that your grass is growing and ready for mowing!

Advice On Cutting Your Grass Short

Here are a few other things to keep in mind when figuring out how short to cut your grass come spring:

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The Best Brands In Lawn Equipment

The Best Brands In Lawn Equipment

When the average consumer thinks of lawn equipment tools, they might think no further than lawn mowers. After all, lawn mowers are the crux of a successful lawn mowing business! As a lawn care provider, however, you may already know that lawn maintenance is so much more than just mowing a lawn. In addition to mowing lawns, your clients may have other landscaping needs, such as edging, trimming, or leaf cleanup. Keep reading to learn more about the best brands in lawn equipment. 

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Best Ways To Get Lawn Care Customers

Best Ways To Get Lawn Care Customers

Whether you’re just starting your lawn care business or trying to grow your existing one, it’s always a good idea to think of how to get more customers. Letting people know your business exists by utilizing advertising ideas is a great first step, but it might take some more time and effort to gain momentum when it comes to growing your customer base. Keep reading for the best ways to get lawn care customers. 

Four Ways To Get Lawn Care Customers

Invest in Advertising

It’s important to design your marketing material. Whether it’s postcards, business cards, door hangers, or flyers— just make sure the information is easy to read and understand. On whatever you hand out, be sure to include your business name, contact information, services offered, and pricing. If people are second-guessing your advertising they might also second guess your services, so make sure to be clear and concise, without bombarding them with too much info!

With advertising, if you’re targeting a desirable area, you can bet others are, too! So, how do you differentiate your marketing material from everyone else’s? It’s worth putting a little extra time and effort into your marketing designs, and even a little extra money on the type of paper you’re using for your postcards or door hangers. It might seem scary to spend the money, but think of marketing materials as an investment into growing your business.

Focus on Your Customers’ Needs

One of the best ways to get lawn care customers is to hone your business practices, differentiate your business, and continue to strengthen your existing customer base. With lawn care, it can be easy to fall into a routine for the same lawns, but it’s good to take time every so often to re-evaluate what your customers expect to get out of your services. A customer who feels that they are being listened to is a customer for life!

Other Ways To Get Lawn Care Customers

Targeting new markets can be daunting, especially when you’re unsure of what your market is. However, there are other ways to gain customers without thinking of a specific target market. These include:

  • Wear a uniform: Get some shirts made up that have your business name and phone number listed, and wear them when you’re out and about on the job.
  • Advertise to neighbors of your existing customers: there’s no need to go door-to-door or be an aggressive salesman to your clientele’s neighbors, but saying hello and casually offering your services to neighbors when you see them is a great way to gain more customers in areas you’re already working.
  • Work on weekends: Weekend work is a great way to advertise because everyone in the neighborhood can actively see you working! If you’re making your client’s lawn the best in the neighborhood on their schedule, chances are, some of their neighbors will also want your services.

LawnGuru

By far the best way to get new lawn care customers is by signing up to be a LawnGuru provider. LawnGuru is free to join and offers plenty of tools that will help your lawn care business flourish. With LawnGuru, you will always be made available to potential customers. Instead of putting all your time, effort, and money into advertising ideas, or trying to get others to spread the word about your business, LawnGuru lets new customers know that you are ready to go!

In addition to fast payments and daily job requests, LawnGuru’s app allows you to add your existing customers while controlling the locations of new job requests. Now, your customers can also benefit from all the features LawnGuru has to offer. You can book additional jobs that fit into your existing schedule and routes, which means more jobs in the neighborhoods that you’re already working in! Don’t hesitate,


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Lawn Mowing & The Science Behind It

Professional Lawn Care & The Science Behind It

Before modern and professional lawn care, people relied on cows, goats, and other grazing livestock to trim the grass. We’ve come a long way in lawn care, haven’t we? Nowadays, though, lawn mowing isn’t as simple as just cutting grass, dumping fertilizer over your lawn, and calling it a day. Lawn care providers are called professionals for a reason!

 

Lawn mowing goes far behind aesthetics, in fact, there is actually some scientific reasoning for maintaining your lawn. Any lawn care professional will tell you it’s not just about having the best looking house on the block. Lawns are natural air and water filters, which help clean up our environment. According to the Lawn Institute, lawns in the United States annually trap an estimated 12 million tons of dust and dirt from the air! A lawn that has a healthy root system will also fight off weeds, pests, and disease from drought or heat stress.

In order to keep benefitting from our lawns, there are quite a few things lawn mowing professionals and homeowners should keep in mind every day.

Professional Lawn Care As A Science

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