Today instead of a written post I put together a video on measuring turf with Google earth. This is just a quick demo on how simple it is to measure a lawn from the office which will save you a ton of time and money. Let me know if a more in depth tutorial is something you would be interested in below in the comments. I use to tools in the video plain old Google maps, which is free to use, and the paid tool Google earth pro which allows you to measure the area of polygons without having to do the math yourself.
Turf devastated by moles
A common mole control product I use has come off patent and a competitor has jumped in with a very appealing offering. The product I have been using is Talpirid, and it works great. I have always had good results with Talpirid so it excites me to see a generic putting downward pressure on the market price. Continue reading
Pricing service is the single most deceptive part of running a lawn care business. It is difficult because what seems like a profitable job on the surface occasionally becomes a loss. Overhead costs are too often overlooked. Not pricing services properly can be the downfall of a business and there is no worse feeling than making sales, working long hard days only to find out that in the end you’re losing money, or put more simply paying your customers to do work for them.