How To Diagnose Lawn Diseases

How To Diagnose Lawn Diseases

When customers complain about the poor quality of their lawn care, it’s often the lawn care provider who takes the blame. More often than not, though, it’s because there were lawn diseases present before the service even began! If you’re struggling with a lawn that just refuses to shape up, there are a few factors you should consider before trying to find a solution.

 

Many breeds of grass are likely to get a disease when they are subject to extreme temperatures. Warm season grasses will be prone to disease when temperatures are too cold, and cool season grasses are more prone to disease when the weather is too warm. Other risk factors for lawn disease include excessive dryness, overwatering, or lack of sun.

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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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5 Things Lawn Care Providers Wish You Knew

5 Things Lawn Care Providers Wish You Knew

In the age of the internet, everyone is an expert. Social media, magazine articles, and DIY forums can inspire homeowners to achieve the perfect lawn. However, just like a doctor’s input is often more accurate and helpful than self-diagnosing with WebMD, sometimes it’s best to consult a lawn care professional. After all, your lawn is one of the first things people see, and we all know how important first impressions are.

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How & Why To Winterize Your Lawn Equipment

How & Why To Winterize Your Lawn Equipment

Let’s face it; lawn equipment is not cheap. It’s full-fledged power equipment that needs to be maintained just like a car, or any other type of gas-powered machinery, would need to be. When it comes to cold-weather conditions, there are special precautions that need to be taken in order to get the most out of your lawn equipment for years to come. So, when it’s time to put your lawn equipment away for the season, here are some tips on how to—and why to—winterize your lawn equipment.

 

Why you should winterize your lawn equipment:

  • To extend the lifespan of your lawn equipment.
  • To avoid clogging your equipment with gas.
  • So there’s no need for professional, costly cleaning at the start of the next season.
  • To stay protected by your warranty.

Remember, when it comes to winterizing lawn equipment, it is always best to refer to your owner’s manual for instructions designed specifically for your equipment.

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